The mixtape will just not go away, and that’s just fine by me. In this case, the beloved cassette of the days of yore now comes in form of a new MP3 player called the Mixxtape, courtesy of wildly popular Kickstarter campaign that blew away its funding goals faster than you can say don’t stop believin’. Order now and by the end of the year or so, you’ll be ready to start transferring your music library onto this sweet Bluetooth device that has a built-in LCD display and touch controls, a headphone jack, streaming capabilities, and an internal rechargeable...Read More
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If you missed the boat on photo gifts for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day…no, wait! You didn’t! We all live in the land of the smartphone cam, after all, and if you’ve got a camera — especially that dandy iPhone 7S — and a place to print a photo, you’ve got what it takes for a creative kid portrait idea, that makes a wonderful surprise Father’s Day gift. Well, you’ll need the kids too, of course. Here are just a few creative kid portrait ideas for Father’s Day that we’ve seen found from incredibly talented parents around the web that...Read More
We love finding cool custom photo gift, because hello, we’re moms! We’re sentimental like that. But also, they make great gifts because they demonstrate that some real thought and love went into creating it, even if it doesn’t cost a fortune. Next up in our 2016 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve got 17 really creative, cool ideas for personalized photo gifts. Just order soon! Personalized gifts do take a little longer than others. And hey, as great as it is to put your kids all over everything, open your mind beyond family photos. Think about a great photo of your home or neighborhood, favorite travel...Read More
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means I get to create a list of fun tech items that I (uh, I mean mothers everywhere) may have on their wish lists. Even if they don’t know it yet. So while I love all the handprints in cement and DIY gifts from the kids, if you’ve got a mom in your life who would love a little extra something, here are a handful of fun tech gift ideas for Mother’s Day in every price range. Because yes, Apple Watches are awesome, but no you don’t have to spend a fortune...Read More
Next up in our 2015 Holiday Tech Gift Guide series, we’ve put together 14 really cool custom photo gifts for anyone on your list We’re talking sleek photo books, unique prints, amazing keepsakes, even a tasty photo treat or two — basically, more reasons to finally do something with those favorite digital pics still taking up space on your phone! We’re super pleased to share this guide on behalf of our sponsor, the Tile Bluetooth tracker. If you’ve ever lost your keys, misplaced your camera bag, or been asked “Where’s the charger?” for your kid’s favorite tech toy well, you need to meet Tile. You won’t regret it. And of course,...Read More
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Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. Calling all Star Wars fans. Now this is one Halloween lawn decoration you need. Great news! HBO NOW is now on Roku. Whoo! Instead of the highly-anticipated dislike button, Facebook is going to give us emoji instead. A very good reason not to share photos of your boarding pass online. Did you catch Kristen on The Today Show on Friday? She shared one of our all-time favorite ways to manage screen time for kids. Leaving this here without...Read More
So, you have tons of photos on your iOS Camera Roll, right? Yeah, same. Now, how would you like to preserve those memories — with audio — forever and a day? Yeah, that’s what I said. Bring it! That’s why I was happy to discover the everyStory app. Related: 5 of the coolest new photo apps for iPhone and Android out now This new, cloud-based, interactive photo album lets you also record audio narration to help tell the story of the moments capture in photographs. As you flip through your digi pics, you can narrate along (think, the director’s commentary included in...Read More
Last minute gift idea: 6 great video editing apps that let you easily send something more sentimental than a card
One of our favorite last-minute suggestions for sentimental Father’s Day gifts (and any gift really) has been to make a short, shareable video that you can create easily. While video editing used to reserved for professionals with zillions of dollars worth of equipment, now there are a growing number of of great video editing apps that make it so simple to create your own professional-looking home movies. Mix video and pictures straight from your phone, layer on a filter to give it a cool look, and even add sound before you share it with your friends and family. But don’t panic! None of these...Read More
For the dad who has everything, you can’t go wrong with Father’s Day photo gifts, especially when they come from the kids. Lately I’ve gotten completely hooked on photo wall decals as the best new way to display my photos, because they don’t hang wonky when my kids slam the front door behind them. And they couldn’t be easier to hang: just peel and stick. No more rummaging through the tool box for a hammer and nail — and then moving the nail three times because it wasn’t in exactly the right spot. There are lots of options out there...Read More
Nothing says I love you like, please don’t let your phone die when I’m trying to reach you because it really freaks me out. Which is why I think it’s so clever that Shutterfly has launched the first personalized battery chargers that I’ve seen. Upload a photo or design using one of a dozen templates — you can even connect right to Facebook, Instagram and more — then add text if you want, though I’m a bit of a purist that way and tend to stick with photos. You’ll have a very cool Mother’s Day gift for the tablet or phone-loving mom on the...Read More
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