Tag: calendars

Web Coolness: Aristotle, France’s new after-hour email rule, and a shower you can pre-heat from your smart phone!

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   Coming soon from Mattel, an Amazon Echo type gadget for kids called Aristotle. A geeky engagement announcement for Serena Williams and Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian, of course. The best advice 11 inspiring women in tech would give to their college selves. A worthy Nobel Prize for an amazing female scientist. Interesting piece: If you’re worried about your kid’s screen time, you need to help them with it. These gorgeous 2017 printable calendars are a really good reason...

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14 of the best organizational apps for parents to help keep you sane | Cool Mom Tech Back to School Tech Guide 2016

We love finding the best organizational apps for parents each year because honestly? We need them ourselves! If you’re anything like me, all household organization seems to disappear over the summer as we fully embrace our laid-back, casual schedule while we can. But now that school is in session, I’m all about getting focused. I  our new routine again, and these apps have been a lifesaver for me. From calendars to homework helpers, team communication apps to smart ways to organize all that artwork that’s going to come home with my kindergartener, these are what I think are some of the...

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Calendar apps for a tech house divided? Reader Q&A

We are a house divided.  My husband is an Android user (but I love him anyway), and I am an iPhone user.  We need a calendar app that works with both, allows for the importing of Google calendar an iCal and automatically refreshes it.  Is this a possibility? -Elizabeth Believe me, we hear you, Elizabeth. There’s already enough juggling going on in modern parenthood. Adding two different calendars to the mix often makes things that much more complicated. So we suggest finding one truly great calendar that works for the whole family. Here are 3 of the best calendar apps...

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Finally, the Google Calendar app for iPhone is here!

As a diehard Google calendar user and an iPhone lover, I’ve tried out tons of iPhone calendar apps over the years, none of which were actually made by Google. Until now! Once you download the free Google Calendar app for iPhone, you’ll login with your account (or if you’re me, multiple accounts). The app instantly syncs with your calendar, showing what they call “schedule” view on your screen, which is basically a visual representation of all your calendar events that can fit on your iPhone screen, depending on how busy you are, or course. They’ve even included fun graphics for certain things,...

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Web Coolness: A cool chemistry advent calendar, Google looks to become more kid-friendly, and decorate the White House Christmas tree using code

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.    Teach your kids about a new molecule every day with this cool, interactive chemistry advent calendar. (via Laughing Squid) We love this fun kid-friendly rap video about why kids should get into coding. Tons of awesome tech toys for kids, including one of our favorites of the year. How nice to be included in this thoughtful post about parenting kids in the digital age. Lots of awesome takeaways, parents. So apparently you can use a balloon as...

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10 of the best organizational apps for parents: Back to School Tech Guide 2014

There’s excitement and anxiousness in the air at back to school time, but for many parents, this time of year can also bring about a little dread. As in: Ugh. Here comes the deluge of To-Do lists and classroom paperwork and lunch-packing and scheduling and on and on. So next up in our back to school tech guide, we present you with 10 of the best organizational apps for parents to help start the school year on the right foot. Whether you’re an Android lover, an iPhone addict, or yeah, even a few for you Backberry holdouts.   1. For Better Time...

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Cool newborn app Baby Bundle does everything for new parents but change diapers.

I always love seeing new tech that really benefits parents, and super smart newborn apps are one of those awesome advances I wish had been around 12 years ago when I was getting ready to welcome my first baby. Just out yesterday, the Baby Bundle app is the latest entry, a one stop parenting app that helps new parents in just about every way–except changing diapers. (That job’s always tough to outsource.) Baby Bundle tracks all those basic newborn activities — eating, sleeping, diaper changes — in a clean, attractive interface, all right from your iPhone or iPad. Which I imagine most...

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Replacing iCal reminders with the smarter, speedier Checkmark 2 productivity app for iPhone

First, let me acknowledge that I am an Apple gal and so I’m always looking for a better productivity app for iPhone. Yes, I’m still rocking the 4S — and likely jinxing myself by speaking of it so boldly — but I’m routinely impressed with all that this smart phone pulls off daily. Don’t worry; I haven’t drunk all of the Apple-flavored Kool-Aid; there are one or two things that fall into the Stuff I Like Less category, such as the slow-poke element to adding new events on iCal. Too many times I’ve been that woman, standing at a waiting...

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The Cal Calendar App makes scheduling your crazy life a little more pretty and a lot less crazy.

I need a calendar app that is going to make it easy to schedule multiple kids in different sports, clubs, dance classes, and music lessons, not to mention my work commitments. Oh yeah, and I’d like to have some time left over for fun. Or at least to just sack out on the couch. So I’m excited that the Cal Calendar app, a new calendar from the makers of Any.do, is making it simple to get my life together in one place. What’s special about Cal is that it integrates your social media and GPS info into your calendar. In other words,...

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The 12 best apps for parents of the year: Editors’ Best Tech of 2013

When we look for the best apps for parents all year long, it doesn’t mean we’re only looking for baby journals and monitors. Although we like those too, parents are connecting, organizing, photographing, and sharing digitally like no one else. With that in mind, we present our very favorite apps of 2013 that were either new or had notable upgrades. Considering parents are three times more likely to own an iOS device than the general public, it’s not surprising that app developers are still focusing on iPads and iPhones more. But we’re pleased to see more and more great...

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