For ages now I’ve touted the wonderful benefits of Boomerang for Gmail to help me better manage my incoming and outgoing email, and it seems the folks at Google like the feature themselves. Because now Gmail has actually incorporated Boomerang’s technology into a brand new feature called Inbox Pause. And it is awesome. Especially if you struggle with work-life balance. Or email-life balance, as it were. Sigh. Here’s how to activate Inbox Pause Click on the big blue button and you’ll get a quick walk-through that explains basic functions: 1. Stopping email during certain times that you specify. This is...Read More
We’re not huge fans of sending emails on the fly, even with the “Sent from our iPhone and talk-to-text hates us” warning at the bottom. But if we do, there are 3 handy iPhone email tricks we use to make them look as buttoned up as they when we’re sitting at our laptop, well other than deleting that tag line at the end. Related: 2 quick iPhone tricks for sharing texts and voice mails 1. How to insert a photo into iPhone email You don’t have to email someone from a photo. You can insert photos and videos very easily...Read More
Web Coolness: Instagram albums, women in STEM art prints, and why you should skip email in the morning
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. We are loving these awesome women in STEM art prints. Room service robots! Why you should skip reading email in the morning. (But oof, tough habit to break for some of us) In case you missed the Women of NASA LEGO set that’s been blowing up the Internet. This adorable 3rd grader is in the National Google Doodle competition, and he wants your vote. If your favorite kitchen gadget is the Instant Pot, you’ll want...Read More
Web Coolness: The new NASA travel poster, a hot Instagram feature, and why people are leaving Snapchat
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. We’re loving this gorgeous new, free NASA travel poster. (via Laughing Squid) This device lets dads feel the fetus kicking in utero! Whoa. Ooh, wearable tech that’s actually chic and not gimmicky. Here’s how social media might be creating unrealistic parenting standards. Coming soon? Charging devices might be as simple as connecting to WIFI. Here’s everything you need to know about the hot new Instagram feature. 13 email etiquette rules from around the world. Randi Zuckerberg...Read More
Just because January is over doesn’t mean we can’t still clean, organize, declutter and start fresh. Most of us will start (and finish) with the obvious physical objects surrounding us and taking up space. While our editor Christina shared how the KonMari Method works for families, I decided to try it specifically with tech. Here, 10 tech categories in your life that might benefit from the KonMari Method of deciding what to discard, and what to keep and organize. Let’s hope this brings you much joy. -Maria Related: The KonMari app helps you declutter, digitally. 1. Mobile Devices Gather all your phones, iPods, tablets, Blackberries, Sidekicks, Palm...Read More
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too. Oh you know, just a Star Wars light saber umbrella. We hear it slays at the bus stop! You can now address Alexa (Amazon Echo) as “Computer” because Star Trek is real life. How to write emails with military precision. A lovely conversation with our Editor Kristen about how we started Cool Mom Tech and where we hope it’s going. All this hype about The Instant Pot. Do you own one? A YouTube video that’s making us smile. Got iPhone battery issues?...Read More
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...Read More
I am fortunate that my grandmother was a writer, so she took it upon herself to write all her amazing life story down for us before she passed away. Even so, I would have loved to have had StoryWorth, a service that helps you capture your loved ones’ stories and turns them into a beautiful keepsake book. Your purchase of StoryWorth, whether it’s for a special family member or maybe yourself, includes a year’s worth of weekly writing prompts in the form of email questions that your recipient answers, then sends back to StoryWorth (with the option to share...Read More
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Some of the coolest gifts for tween boys (that girls will love too). Those sneakers! This is not a drill. You can now download your Netflix favorite shows and watch them whenever you want, no WiFi required. A fascinating piece about online friendships. Easier to make, but also shallower. Here’s what to delete off your phone to get more space back. A holiday tech gift for kids that you might want to keep for yourself....Read More
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