Do you remember The Mother of All Celebrity Selfies? You know, the one Ellen DeGeneres took at the 2014 Academy Awards surrounded by A-list nominees? Well, Richie Sambora remembers it too, especially that the photo ran all over social media for free (reports say it could have garnered $1 billion in revenue). And so he thought, what if that money had gone to charity? So the rocker became a techpreneur, co-founded Csnaps, a free celebrity selfie app that raises money for meaningful causes when fans take pictures with stars. Related: Cases and flashes that make your selfies even prettier. Related: 8 smart tips for taking selfies with other people....Read More
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I’ve figured out that I’m the type of person who needs a quick but effective workout that I can do from my home, without expensive equipment (that takes up space I don’t have). So, my new obsession has been the free 8fit app (iOS and Android). It’s a collection of 10-minute full-body exercises that require no equipment. Related: Here’s what happened when we tried the Whole30 diet Related: 3 fitness apps for the not-so-fit. No judgment here. Once you’re in the app, you’ll customize your fitness goals — anything from “gain muscle mass” to “lose fat” — as well as setting your...Read More
If you’re looking to cut down your grocery bill (who isn’t?), clipping coupons and checking the grocery store circular are smart ways to make it happen. But these days, you can do so much of that online, right from your smart phone, thanks to these 4 coupon apps. From tracking your loyalty savings to giving you deals on organic and natural foods, these coupon apps could save you a whole lot of money on items already on your list. And if you’re looking for a few more grocery shopping tips and tricks, we’ve got them. We’re all for anything to...Read More
If your stress hormones have spiking lately, here are 3 meditation apps we’ve personally tried that can really help you reclaim your thoughts and cultivate a sense of calm and well-being. Because doesn’t that sound great right now? Stop, Breathe & Think Related: 8 ways to make your iPhone less distracting Our editor Kristen recommended this one on a Today show segment about the best apps for keeping your New Year’s resolutions, and I can totally see why. Stop, Breathe & Think begins with a very brief check-in, asking you how you’re feeling physically and emotionally. Based on your answers,...Read More
If you’ve been wanting to try meal planning but feel a little overwhelmed, these 4 meal planning apps could really help take the stress out of getting started. Sure, there are lots of meal planning websites, but we’ve found that using apps makes it a whole lot easier, especially when you’re at the store and forgot your list. Plus, they’ll save you time, and hey, even money when you’re no longer just wandering aimlessly through the grocery store grabbing things that you think might work. Or is that just us? ...Read More
The free QuickTrip app saves you time planning your day, and who doesn’t need more time? | Sponsored Message
This is a sponsored message from Allstate. With the holiday season here and to-do lists getting longer, everyone’s time is a precious commodity right now. That’s where the new, free QuickTrip app from Allstate comes in. It helps you plan your day by finding the smartest, quickest routes for all your daily to-dos, so you can spend your time on things you’d rather be doing, like enjoying your family instead of sitting in traffic. Just download the app and sign up, then simply enter your tasks for the day (grocery store, dry cleaners, dentist, soccer practice, grocery store again) along with locations and the time each task needs...Read More
Tech trend: The new Uber-for-Kids type services that play chauffeur for your kids so you don’t have to
When I first heard about apps describing themselves as uber for kids, I was dubious. Calling a random driver to pick my kids up from school just didn’t feel safe, and I thought I’d probably be a nervous wreck the entire time my kids were being transported. Then again, plenty of moms I know hire teens from our school to drive their kids home, and the experienced, background-checked childcare providers who work for these companies are probably much safer than they are (sorry, teens). Now, these apps are really only available in a few select cities right now (and none yet in mine), so...Read More
Don’t you hate when a sitter cancels last-minute on a much-needed date night, or when you can’t find one for that important parent meeting at school (the night when everyone else in your social network also needs a sitter)? I’ve seen friends frantically posting to Facebook or our neighborhood community sites, begging for a sitter for their kids at the last minute. Well, parents in NYC don’t have to stress anymore, thanks to the free Hello Sitter babysitting app. You can book trusted sitters, even at the last minute, right in your phone. So easy. To be honest, there are times I’ve been so desperate for...Read More
With back-to-school in full swing for most of us, the grind of managing a schedule with after school activities and homework is picking back up again. But after late nights and lazy summer mornings, the hurdle for these first few weeks is getting everyone out of bed in the morning. From mobile options to hardware options, here are 6 smart ways to get kids up on time that you might not know about that might finally work to getting kids out of bed, and even better, without you nagging them. Great Alarm Clocks on Mobile Devices Hey Siri If your kids are iOS users,...Read More
Editor: This article has been updated with more current information since publication If you keep tabs on your teen on apps like Instagram and SnapChat, you’re going to want to add another one to your list, parents. VSCO (pronounced vis-ko), which was originally launched as a photography app (that we love, by the way), now has a huge social network feature, and a fast growing one, with over 40 million users and counting. Given it’s popularity with young girls and the lack of privacy settings, well, let’s just say you’ll want to have this on your radar. Related: What parents need to...Read More
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