Category: Tips and Tricks

7 Tips and Tricks for a High-Tech Halloween

Yesterday, our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner, along with GeekDad editor Ken Denmead, shared some fabulous ways to make your Halloween high tech with 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 to get all the details, just in time for Halloween this Sunday....

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2 Tech tips for keeping in touch with military parents or family out of town

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...

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iPads as toddler babysitters: Is technology ever too much?

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...

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3 tips for new iPad owners of the parent variety

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...

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How to Get to Inbox Zero: A girl can dream, right?

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:...

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Ultimate Birthday Party Gift Guide

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