Wait, what? You’re not listening to our Spawned podcast? Well, we’re just going to have to help you change that! We think it’s a wonderful way to spend 30 minutes in your week, and we hope after listening that you think so too. If you’re not familiar with podcasts or why you’d want to start listening to them, we’ve got a simple tutorial to get you set up, complete with our favorite podcasts (and nope, not just ours). For iPhone users, you can subscribe right on iTunes and it will pop right into the podcast app that’s already on...Read More
Just yesterday I was chatting with a couple of my mom friends at my daughter’s track club about podcasts and I was surprised to discover that neither of them knew that they could easily access podcasts right on their iPhone. “Wait, they’re free?” one mom asked. “When would I listen to them?” asked the other. So, after giving them a quick tutorial on how to find podcasts on their iPhone (Yes, they’re free!), and explaining to them that podcasts can be great for commutes, gym, running, making dinner, or just giving your eyeballs a screen break, I figured it would...Read More
Web Coolness: Social media icon Easter eggs, the Facebook color updates, and kids and social media. Ahhhhh!
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Social media icon Easter eggs! The horrifying amount of time people will spend on social media over their lifetime. Important new study about toddler screen time and sleep, parents. Tamagotchi are coming back! Using email as your baby book? Very 2017. Aw, man. Nintendo is ditching the NES Classic. Womp, womp. How to use those color updates that are rolling out all over Facebook. Here’s how GirlsWhoCode is using kids’ robots to teach girls of...Read More
Web Coolness: The new Google Pixel Phone, how to get to inbox zero, and the fanciest iPhone cases ever
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. Fun DIY no-carve Pokémon pumpkins! Is your next favorite TV show going to be written by a bot? A new study says women might be better coders but suffer from gender bias. Hmmmm. Is it ever okay to brag about your kids on social media? Here’s a sneak peek of the new Google Pixel phone. You can now charge your phone with poop. Well, sort of. We found a BB-8 waffle maker! The fanciest iPhone cases ever. Carving...Read More
Web Coolness: Instagram Stories tips, restaurants with no cell connection, and the best make-up tutorial we’ve seen
Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. Star Wars socks for back to school. So cool! 11 Instagram Stories tips you might not know. Cool tongue-in-cheek posters imagine quirky Olympic game ideas. 10 funny tweets that totally explain how kids relate to technology today. Smart light bulbs that might actually help you keep your home safer. A really great reason to stock up on printer ink: These awesome back to school printables! On this week’s Spawned podcast, a cool app we’ve loved, now with awesome...Read More
Web coolness: A texting umbrella, screen time tips from parents, Facebook changes its timeline. Again.
Here are some of the links we’ve been reading around the web this week. Hope you like them too. An umbrella made for texting in the rain? Sure, why not. A warning about what you share on Facebook Messenger. Another Facebook timeline change — this one you might like. Parents share their own best tips for managing screen time. Need to manage your own screen time? Tips for putting away the tech and staying engaged. Virtual reality websites are coming from Google. Ooh, the Tory Burch for Fitbit wrap bracelet now hugely on sale. The first ever tech and...Read More
Web Coolness: Geeky Father’s Day cards, game developer Barbie, and the best food podcasts for families
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too! These funny Father’s Day cards, like this one from Wit and Whistle, are cracking us up. Here’s what to do if you spill liquids on your MacBook. Don’t panic! How Siri is changing parenting. If you use Facebook photo sync, you’ll want to back-up your photos stat. Here’s the scoop on Facebook’s suicide prevention tool. A game developer Barbie! (Here’s hoping she comes in more diverse options soon). A high-tech baby monitor that might just be the biggest thing to happen...Read More
So your friends keep bugging you to listen to Serial (Season 1, trust us), or you’ve heard us keep telling you to download our Spawned with Kristen and Liz podcast but you have absolutely no idea how to get podcasts on your smart phone. Well, we’re here to help with these simple step-by-step tutorials that will have you up and listening to podcasts on your iPhone or Android in no time. Related: 7 great podcasts for parents How to listen to podcasts on your iPhone 1. Find the Podcasts app on your iPhone (or iPad), or download it from...Read More
Web Coolness: New diverse Facebook emojis, the Google cell phone plan, and a math test no one can figure out
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web. We hope you enjoy them too. We’re very happy about Facebook’s new diverse emoji. How to write emails so they get read. (via Pop Sugar Tech) Here comes the Google cell phone plan. Will you switch? Have you subscribed to our Spawned podcast yet? Last week’s episode was a blast (with two of our favorite actors!) Cool gifts for dads under $25, like these clashist cord tacos. A cool DIY tech teacher gift that you can really DIY. You can now post to Instagram directly from your...Read More
Here are some of our favorite links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too. A book vending machine! We love this idea. How tech helped during the UCLA lockdown this past week. With so much guilt about screen time, parents, here’s something that you will make you feel good about it. Here are 11 of the coolest audio Father’s Day gifts for dad. Speaking of Father’s Day gifts, here are some fabulous ideas for turning your favorite photos into awesome Father’s Day gifts. We’re riveted by the Reply All podcast’s “On the Inside”...Read More
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