Tag: smartphones

Who gloves you, baby?

Nothing says I love you like, “here’s a new upgraded router honey!” Ah, I kid. In truth, there are plenty of tech-centric gifts that might suit your love on Valentine’s Day. Still, I’m a fan of the pretty and romantic, not the practical and the functional. Unless you’re talking these gloves which are a little of both. The I-Heart Fingerless Gloves are a lovely option for a text-happy sweetheart. They’re hand-knit of baby alpaca meaning they’re warm and cozy. The white heart on red–or red heart on white–means they’re sweet and romantic. And yet? The fact that you can...

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Who’s going to stay up all night for a Verizon iPhone? Raise your hand.

A few weeks ago we brought you the joyous news that the iPhone 4 was finally (finally!) coming to Verizon. Today, we bring you the not-so-joyous news that Verizon’s going to make its customers pull an all-nighter in order to get their mitts on one. Here’s the scoop: If you’re an existing Verizon customer, you can snag one of the limited number of iPhones that they’ve held for you in appreciation of your loyalty. Isn’t that awesome of them? Then you realize–they’ll start taking orders online tonight at 3 AM ET. Or is that tomorrow? We think that’s pretty...

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The iPhone is coming to Verizon. For real!

I’ve been coveting an iPhone ever since their launch, but as a Verizon wireless customer, I didn’t want to switch providers. Every year I held my breath and crossed my fingers that this would be the year that my device of choice would come to my provider of choice. Well, this is it. It’s happening next month! Just a little while ago in New York, Apple and Verizon made my dreams come true with a big announcement: The iPhone 4 is officially coming to Verizon. Whoo! The Verizon iPhone 4 will have the same features as the original–5-megapixel camera,...

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Reduce, reuse, resell your old cell phones with ReCellular

I have always been a gadget girl. When I got my Motorola Razr more than a decade ago, the “it” phone of the early 2000s mind you, I thought I was pretty hot stuff. But as with everything else, technology advances, and the once cutting-edge Razr is now the cell phone for my daughter’s favorite dolly. (Every doll needs a cell phone, right?) With so many people getting new phones for the holidays, I thought it would be a good idea to figure out what to do with our old ones. Luckily, I came across ReCellular, an online site...

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No glove, no love

It’s freezing outside, and you want to use your Smartphone to tweet about how incredibly freezing it is outside, but to do that you’d need to remove your warm gloves. Drat. If only there were a way to keep your hands warm and use a touch screen device. Ta da!! Check out Agloves, gloves that allow you to do just that. I didn’t pay much attention in science class, but apparently silver is a fabulous conductor and these knit gloves have it woven all through them. But, since the silver threads are coated in nylon, the gloves are soft...

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Free smart phones at Best Buy. Oh yes they did.

With all the smart phone choices out there these days, deciding on the right one can be a bit overwhelming. And as busy moms, we don’t have enough time (or lollipops) to lug our kids from store to store, especially this time of year. It just so happens that Best Buy Mobile has a fantastic selection, covering all different carriers.  And they’ll be giving away some of that fantastic selection absolutely free. Seriously. [don’t miss a seriously amazing offer after the jump] Throughout December, Best Buy is giving away a free smart phone to customers with the purchase of...

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To download or not to download, that is the question

In addition to my kids, sunglasses and sugarless gum, I never leave the house without my phone. I love my iPhone. I really love my iPhone. I’m lucky that as part of my job, I’m able to test out apps and speak with developers about new features and benefits. But even with that level of exposure, I barely scratch the surface of the breadth and depth that the world of apps offers. Trying to decipher the good from the bad apps can leave you feeling like you did when you had your first baby – completely dazed and confused....

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Deck your phone with a festive case

Because I’m really not a fan of snowman sweaters, light-up earrings, and all that holiday jazz, apparently some people think I’m an Ebenezer Scrooge. I say it’s because I’ve yet to find the right festive accessory. That is, until I spotted the holiday CandyShell cases at Speck. The festive colors combined with the adorable graphics, like snowmen or Old Saint Nick himself have stolen my heart. And underneath that hard shell exterior is a very practical rubbery, shock-absorbing lining. It’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday season. And let’s be honest – way less annoying than a Jingle...

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Getting more shopping bang for less buck online

We’re so thrilled to be part of the launch of the brand new Windows Phone which is helping people, including moms like us, do more with less.     We here at Cool Mom Tech live by the technology of online shopping. (Boy, do our credit cards know that.) But thankfully, shopping online can actually help you do more with less in the literal sense–like when we’re all trying to watch our pennies with the holidays right around the corner. With that in mind, here are three easy ways that you can stretch that dollar, and still score fantastic,...

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Web Coolness: Angry Birds costumes, toddler + iPhones, and a new app that really is scary

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. The hottest get-up for Halloween this year? Either Snooki…or Angry Birds costume. The NY Times talks about toddlers and iphones. This one brings out some strong opinions! Unplgged has smart tips for decluttering your technology. FourSquare’s voting badge is here. For those who just don’t feel the same sense of accomplishment from a Starbucks badge. On Mashable, the average number of texts a teen sends each month might blow you away. Do you use public Wi-Fi, or do you have a school-aged...

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