Tag: Gmail

Inbox Pause: The new amazing new Gmail feature that can get you more work-life balance.

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...

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How to use the KonMari Method with the tech in your life

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...

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Web Coolness: Kid inventors, Hidden Figures, and a cool geeky vending machine

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy too.   We had a blast meeting cool kid inventors this past week, including Alexis Lewis (above). Check out our Facebook Live to see them talk all about their amazing inventions. The only thing missing from this Super Mario Bros. made from Legos is a tiny plumber. Why this writer told his friends to stop using WhatsApp. Here’s why so many people are crowd funding Hidden Figures screenings. How should to fix a waterlogged phone with silica packets. Whoa! Watch out for...

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Web Coolness: The mini NES Classic, Instagram Live, and the best Alexa hack ever

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   Okay, this new mini NES classic console is the best holiday gift ever. We are loving the new mannequin challenge. This one takes the cake! Would you have recognized this man’s voice if he was your uber driver? So cool! This man hacked Alexa into a wall-mounted singing fish and it’s the best thing ever. Someone hacked the Google Pixel in 60 seconds. Oops.   Very cool new emojis are on the way. (Image via emojipedia) Will Instagram be adding...

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Web Coolness: Why your kids love Snapchat, Gmail auto reply, and a complete guide to the new emojis

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too.   We’re loving The Monster Project, where kids draw monsters and artists around the world recreate them to help teach kids the importance of creativity and imagination. Why your kids love Snapchat and why you should let them. (Psst: We love it too! We’re CoolMomPicks on the app. Clever, huh?). This graphic novel makes the iTunes terms and conditions much more entertaining to read. The newest, tiniest camera you’ll want to add to your holiday wish list. Would you let Gmail auto reply to...

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Web Coolness: It’s iPhone day! Plus, how fake Instagram can be, and a selfie spoon. Seriously.

Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you like them too.   Today’s the day! Who’s snatching up a new iPhone 6S or 6S plus today? As if we needed a reason to love GoPro anymore than we already do, they launch GoPro for a Cause. Awesome! This smart app helps keeps you and your family members safe when they’re walking home alone. We love that Cards Against Humanity has launched a STEM scholarship for women. You might not believe how many more users Instagram has than Twitter. Wow.   Speaking...

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Web Coolness: 4th of July fireworks photo tips, Apple Music is here, and tech keeping kids safe at the pool

  Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. A huge round-up of tips, tricks, and helpful hints for taking the best fireworks photos with your smart phone or point and shoot. Apple Music is here! Here’s everything you need to know about it. We found fireworks that are safe for kids. Because they’re on a fun app. On our SPAWNED with Kristen and Liz podcast this week, we talk about whether the “best” email sign-off is actually the worst, plus other email pet...

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Finally, Gmail Undo Send has been gifted to all. Pack it in, typos!

Think about the last email you sent off in haste. Maybe it had a ridiculous typo. Or, worse, you spilled out all your anger or hurt feelings across the QWERTY instead of taking a breath — or a night’s sleep — before hitting send. Ugh. The worst. Basically, we’ve all yearned for a “take-back” button on our email accounts at least 10 times in our tech lives. Which is why people were cheering in the streets (in theory) when Google formally released the Unsend Email feature in Gmail that we introduced to you a while back as a Google Labs feature we...

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Web Coolness: Kids and screen time, undo send on Gmail, hooray!, and lots more tech news

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.   This cool little gadget alerts you of your calendar events with a bubble. Funny! (via swiss miss) Love this: Valedictorian dedicates an anonymous Instagram feed to his classmates for an entire year. Interesting thoughts on kids and screen time. Are we stressing too much about it? And on the flip side, Kristen asks why kids need to have gadgets in their hands all the time.   We’re even more excited about the Qwerkywriter after watching their product...

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Setting up email for kids: 11 essential things to teach them first — that you probably haven’t thought about.

When I finally broke down and got my daughter an email account (all my friends have one! actually does work sometimes) we had the long, requisite discussions about safety, etiquette, and responsibility. But wow, it turns out there’s so much more than that. Especially because most of her friends seem to have been given accounts without any tips or tutorials at all. No judgments there; it’s just that I think email seems so everyday to all of us, and some of the protocol is now so intuitive, it hasn’t even crossed most parents’ minds. I mean, I still remember learning how to...

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