Judging from comments on the posts here, and pithy reports from our Facebook fans, I’m not the only Mac fan that frequents these here pages. And this week, at last, you’ve finally got a central spot to download all those excellent apps in the brand new Apple App Store. There are more than 1000 apps at the Apple App Store, both free and paid, just like you find when you’re downloading apps from iTunes. In fact, it works just like the one on your iPhone; you just download the app to your computer and launch it right from your...Read More
Category: Tips and Tricks
Since so many of us add “get organized” to those (sometimes pointless) New Year’s Resolution lists, we’ve found a few great tools and apps to help you out. On our weekly column on Momformation, the Babycenter blog, this week Kristen has rounded up 5 cool ways that tech can get you organized if you’re a parent. Hope it helps! [photo: Intuition...Read More
Here’s the next fun installment as part of our Best Buy Wish List video series featuring our co-founder Kristen. This time she’s getting a few last minute shopping tips from a friendly Blue Shirt who’s got the inside scoop on things like the last possible moment you can order online and still pick up your gifts at your local Best Buy store; to their extremely handy Store Pick Up Plus that’s the next best thing to a drive-thru. It kind of takes any hassle out of getting those final gifts under the tree. Sometimes waiting until the last minute...Read More
This post is sponsored by Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Live which let you do all sorts of cool things with the cloud. I am a busy mom. If you are a mom, you’re likely one too. (Is there even such a thing as a not busy mom? I tend to doubt it.) So of course I’m always looking for ways to streamline pretty much everything in my life, from media to organization of our family info. And I realize there’s so much I take for granted that we can do these days thanks to the cloud. Basically everyone...Read More
We’re so thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new Windows Phone which is helping people, including moms like us, do more with less. We here at Cool Mom Tech live by the technology of online shopping. (Boy, do our credit cards know that.) But thankfully, shopping online can actually help you do more with less in the literal sense–like when we’re all trying to watch our pennies with the holidays right around the corner. With that in mind, here are three easy ways that you can stretch that dollar, and still score fantastic,...Read More
Yesterday, our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner, along with GeekDad editor Ken Denmead, shared some fabulous ways to make your Halloween high tech with ABCNews.com. Unfortunately, we’re not talking about a mechanical arm to give out your candy, or a way to suck all the calories out of those chocolate bars. Just some cool kid-friendly apps, an addictive Halloween game (Angry Birds, anyone?), and even some ways to use technology to bring new life to your kids’ costumes and save some money for next Halloween. Click over to ABCNews.com to get all the details, just in time for Halloween this Sunday....Read More
Whether you live far away from family or have a traveling spouse (or travel a lot yourself), technology is a fantastic way to make everyone seem closer than they really are. Today over at CafeMom’s The Stir, Cool Mom Tech COO Kristen Chase offers her two favorite tech ideas for keeping kids connected to parents out of town–which she knows a little something about. Especially with a husband who’s a commercial pilot and United States Reserves officer. So tell us – how do you use technology to connect with your loved ones? We’d love to know any of your...Read More
This past week, Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner talked to the NY Post about iPads as toddler babysitters, one of the hot topics in the parenting world these days. Computer World has even nominated the iPad as the children’s toy of the year. Where do you stand on children and technology? Does your preschooler have free reign over your iPhone apps? Do you set limits? We’d love to hear your thoughts![photo: ny...Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I took the plunge and purchased an iPad. I’m far from what I would call a gadget geek, but given my husband’s traveling schedule and my new job as “homeschool educator,” I figured that it would come in handy for our family. And since finally getting it set up last week, I can assure you that it’s already been worth the big jump in my phone bill. As a busy mom of four, I wanted to pass along a few quick tips especially keeping newbie iPad parents in mind. 1. Holy Fingerprints, Batman! It...Read More
I have more problems managing my inbox flow than you can imagine. Seriously, you don’t want to know how old some of the emails in my inbox are. (Okay, 4 years. Just in Gmail. My other account goes back to 2002.) So after much urging by kindred spirits on Twitter, and as a last ditch effort before declaring total email bankruptcy, I finally gave the new beta of Gmail Priority Inbox a shot. And wouldn’t you know it? It’s a major major help. If you’ve noticed that little tab at the top of your Gmail that says “Priority Inbox:...Read More
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