Can iOS 8 Help Save Your Life? With Medical ID, Yes It Can!

Every time Apple releases a new iOS, I find something to geek out on a little bit. One time I fawned over the DND function. This time I am surprising even myself and not marking the new and native camera timer as my #1 feature for iOS 8. Nope. That title belongs to the Medical ID functionality found within Apple's new Health App dashboard. If you run, walk, bike, travel, drive, sit on the couch all day playing Frozen Free Fall, or walk to your mailbox with your phone, this could help save your life in an accident. ...more
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Everything You Need to Know about the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch

Despite a fairly disastrous livestream of today's Apple event (broken video and lots of time staring at colourful bars), we're here to tell you about the new Apple products coming out this fall.  The new iPhone will launch on September 19th (with preorders starting on the 12th), and with it comes a new operating system, iOS8. Here's everything you need to know about the new iPhones... yes, plural... as well as the new product, the Apple Watch. ...more
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DIY Investigative Journalism: How Bloggers Became Watchdogs in the LAUSD iPad Boondoggle

“If you don’t like the news,” an old saying goes, “make your own.”Doubly so when you’re an education news blogger and parent of a school-aged child....more
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Can iOS 8 Help Save Your Life? With Medical ID, Yes It Can!

Every time Apple releases a new iOS, I find something to geek out on a little bit. One time I fawned over the DND function. This time I am surprising even myself and not marking the new and native camera timer as my #1 feature for iOS 8. Nope. That title belongs to the Medical ID functionality found within Apple's new Health App dashboard. If you run, walk, bike, travel, drive, sit on the couch all day playing Frozen Free Fall, or walk to your mailbox with your phone, this could help save your life in an accident. ...more
FireMom It makes me feel a lot more confident going out running on my own.more

Is private NSA proof E-mail possible?

You can buy encryption tools to prevent people from reading the contents of your e-mails should they intercept them. But what about those who have NSA-caliber resources and skills?The problem is that encryption services usually leave wide open the e-mail’s metadata: e.g., sender, recipient, subject line and timestamp....more

5 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting the iPhone 6+

5 Reasons I Won’t Be Getting the iPhone 6+ Let’s talk about a first world problem that many of us are debating: Should I Get the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+? As many Apple heads know, last week was the big announcement of the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6+. ...more

How to Restrict YouTube in iPod touch and iPad

[Updated from original post in May 2012] There used to be a YouTube app on every Apple device. ...more

FREE How to be a Productivity Ninja – FREE SAMPLER: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do eBook

Even though this FREE How to be a Productivity Ninja – FREE SAMPLER: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do eBook is just a sampler it is still a great resource (based on the reviews)! In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless, pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: The Way of the Productivity Ninja ....more

After 7 Years, I Learned How to Use My DSLR in 7 Hours

After 7 Years, I Learned How to Use My DSLR in 7 Hours I have owned a Canon DSLR for the last 7 years. There was the original Canon Rebel, Canon Rebel XT, Canon 40D, Canon 60D and now the Canon 70D. (Yes, I like Canon… a lot.) Despite owning so many, it wasn’t until this last Spring that I really felt like I actually LEARNED how to […] Digital Mom Blog ...more

Tools of the Trade for Selling on eBay

If you ask anyone who sells on eBay they can give you a list of their ‘tools of the trade’ or favorite products to enhance their selling experience. Each individuals list will look a little different but there are some core products or tools that most sellers prefer. Here are a few of the necessary tools required of eBay sellers: Computer with internet access ....more

6 Clever Things You Can Do With Your Tablet

Tablets have come a long way even since the introduction of the Apple iPad in 2010. Though they we’re initially introduced as another mobile computing device, tablets have quickly become versatile products that have implications in everyday life. Tablets have gone beyond reading, writing and surfing the Web, and can now be used in many ways to make life just a little bit easier (or safer). ...more
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Malware and Phishing Warnings in Chrome Browser to be changed by Google

Google normally displays a malware and phishing warning in the Chrome browser. There are plans, though, to alter the display. Currently it’s a white warning against a red background. The new display will be an entirely red page, with a big X at the display’s top. These warnings tell the user that the site they’re about to visit may try to install malware or con you into giving up personal information....more

Tech-Life Balance and the Modern Mom Entrepreneur Wrap-Up

“I love you more than my iPhone.”There, I said it. And it's true too.But I may have separation-anxiety if you take my iPhone away from me. Why, you ask? It connects me to family, work, news, email, texts, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and an occasional phone call.But is that healthy or counter-productive?...more