Author: Cool Mom Staff

Hipstamatic is a photography blast from the past

I’m far from a photography expert, and admittedly, the only camera I use anymore is my iPhone.  While every now and then I get a great picture with it, I often feel bad that the only pictures of my kids are taken with the sub-par quality of a camera phone. That is, until I discovered Hipstamatic. I first stumbled upon Hipstamatic while admiring photos on blogs, thinking they were taken with some fancy pants camera. But when I found out they were from a simple iPhone photo app, I definitely had to check it out. This super cool iPhone photography app adds a filter to...

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Twitter handle necklaces = Status symbols for the uber geek. Oh yeah.

Previously posted at Cool Mom Picks I shrieked with joy when friend of Cool Mom Picks and kids band The Jimmies lead singer Ashley Albert turned us onto her new collaborative project with Phoebe Jonas, Survival of the Hippest. And by hippest we mean techiest, geekiest, and 2.0-iest, of course. The shop launched these personalized nameplate ID necklaces, keychains, bracelets and pins in the Social St@tus collection – the first of anyone to come out with such a thing. Since then there have been copycats, but sign me up for the original. They’re made from your choice of sterling...

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Gentlemen, start your Roku

Previously posted on Cool Mom Picks We’re always on the look out for the perfect Father’s Day gift, or heck, any occasion gift for the men in our lives who are often hard to shop for. And selfishly, we kind of like gifts that we can get some use out of too. If you’ve got a movie junkie in the house, take a look at the Roku Video player, which I love because I’ve got the kind of SigOth who thinks that dropping an envelope in the mail to return a DVD is hard work. Basically for a very...

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Photo effects like they used to be: blurry, too blue, and very very cool

Originally posted on Cool Mom Picks I am a Photoshop spaz, so I love finding programs that let me do cool things with my photos with little to no mental anguish. It’s not just a great tool as a blogger, it’s cool when I’m uploading them into e-invitations or videos or keepsake photo books. The new Rollip site is made to do just that.  Rollip can give your snaps any number of neato old school Polaroid effects, as you can see here in with a pic of my daughter that I uploaded. There are 40 now, with more to...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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