Category: Editors’ Picks of the Year

Our 11 coolest new tech toys of 2015: Editors best of the year

Okay, so this is the post in our editors’ top picks of the year series we know a lot of our readers have been waiting for: The coolest tech toys of 2015. There are so many amazing trends we’re seeing here:  Coding is becoming more accessible to even younger kids, interactivity is getting more interactive, and educational toys are blurring the line between education and toy. We can’t wait to see what 2016 brings! – Liz + Kristen       This post is part of of our annual series featuring our Editors’ Best Tech of 2015. No pay-for-play, no contests to...

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The 15 coolest new tech gadgets of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2015

We’re always excited to try out all the new gadgets each year and wow, what a long way we’ve come since Cool Mom Tech launched five years ago. Technology like pressure touch screens, the overwhelming adoption of streaming music and media, the desire for portable everything, and items that have gotten both very very small (Polaroid Cube) and very very large (iPhone 6S Plus) are really changing the game. So we hope you enjoy our picks for the very coolest new gadgets of 2015 And psst…if you’re looking for cool tech toys? They’re coming up in their very own post.   -Liz +...

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The best apps for parents of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2015

Next up in our Editors’ Best of 2015, we’re sharing our picks for the best apps for parents. All of these apps made their debut in 2015 and really do help make our lives as parents a lot easier. Though, the truth is, plenty of these apps are terrific for non-parents too! We hope they help you as much as they’ve helped us. Because hey, we need all the help we can get. -Kristen + Liz     This post is part of of our annual series featuring our Editors’ Best Tech of 2015. No pay-for-play, no contests to enter, no...

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Our editors’ most helpful tech tips of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2015

Over the course of the year on Cool Mom Tech, we’ve put together so many helpful tech tips and tricks, many of which are answers to reader questions we get via email, over Twitter, on Facebook, and heck, even from our friends and family in person! So we’ve combed through our archives and put together 13 of our very favorite tips from 2015 that we think you’ll still find useful in 2016 and beyond.  Because even though tech changes all the time, so many tips for productivity, organization and internet safety are relevant for a lot longer than the latest OS.  -Kristen and Liz     This post...

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The 12 coolest new gadgets of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2014

Last but certainly not least, we conclude our Editors’ Best Tech of 2014 series with our top new gadgets of the year. It was a big year for tablets, for wearable tech, for fitness, for smartphone controlled-everything, and, as you might have guessed, for Apple. Here are 12 stand-out gadgets that really captured our imaginations this year and are setting the stage for a pretty impressive 2015.   This is post is part of of our annual series of Editors’ Best Tech of 2014. No pay-for-play, no contests to enter, no voting. Just the things we’ve loved in 2014 that we...

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The best apps for kids: Editors’ Best Tech of 2014

With our own staff’s kids ranging from wee ones to zomg how did they get so big? we’re always looking for a great range of the best apps for kids of all ages. This year brought us some real winners, from stunning storybook apps to educational games that our kids can’t put down. None of which have anything to do with flinging birds at other animals.  It’s evident our picks lean towards iOS apps–Android still has some catching up to do, especially when it comes to the youngest kids. But we’re happy to see more developers make the effort to...

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The best apps for parents of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2014

Each year, we scour literally hundreds of apps, trying to find the most useful for parents like us. Whether you’re looking to manage your inbox, your social media accounts, your zillions of photographs, your calendar and beyond, here are 11 of the best apps for parents that we discovered in 2014. As always, we look for both iOS and Android apps, but the most stellar apps for parents definitely still lean iOS, considering that parents are more likely to own an iOS device in general. Still, we’re happy to see more and more developers working to do a great...

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The most helpful tech tips of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2014

Over the course of this year, we’ve put together lots of helpful tech tips and tricks, so many of them from your own questions to us. (We love answering reader questions!) Here, 11 of our very favorite tech tips of the year (including lots just for parents or caregivers) that we think you might find most useful for a long time. Or at least until all the technology changes and we start all over again. Sigh. But for now, these are the ones we keep coming back to ourselves.   This is post is part of of our annual series of...

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The coolest tech accessories and stylish gadget cases: Editors’ Best Tech of 2014

We’re so excited to start sharing our Editors Tech Picks of 2014, all week long. Starting with those cool tech accessories we’re all coveting around here. Because as much as we love (as in, love) our tech gadgets, we might just be more excited about the increasing number of cool cases, sleeves and sundry accessories that make them more functional, more stylish, and just more fun. Here, our favorite of the coolest tech accessories we discovered in 2014 that we think any tech fan with great taste will love. We’ve sure come a long way from pager belt clips, baby.   This is...

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The 10 best apps for kids: Editors’ Best Tech of 2013

We see a lot of apps for kids here at Cool Mom Tech. A lot. Which means when we feature an app on our site, we really love it. Great for you, but tough when we’re trying to narrow down our favorite kids’ apps for 2013. Here, the cream of the crop when it comes to the best apps for kids of all ages.   And yes, we realize that most of these are for iOS, which makes sense since parents are much more (like 3x more) likely to carry (and let’s be honest, hand over) an iPhone or...

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