How to spring clean your desk in 15 minutes or less

We’ve got the most fantastic tips to help you get that desk clean and springtime fresh in virtually no time at all. Because we may have more daylight, but we definitely don’t have extra time!

Speakers that are music to a mom’s ears

My son is really into music and I can usually hear it blasting from his room, but the other day I was screaming and screaming...I mean requesting that he make his presence known.No response. I swung open his door and there he was, rocking out with his iPod, headphones...

A math app for ninjas

After hours of coaxing without success, I gave up begging my 7 year-old sons to practice math drills on a worksheet and I headed to my iPad. I knew there must be a math app that played like a video game to keep him engaged. And wouldn't you know it, I found it. Math...

Bring your laptop. Leave your charger.

I am almost ashamed to admit the number laptop cords I've gone through over the last few years, but suffice it to say I'm on the lookout for better options. What's really cool is those cords may be obsolete sometime soon. Especially with innovations like solar laptop...

7 of the best shopping sites go mobile

Ever tried to go clothes shopping for yourself with kid(s) in tow? Between toting a toddler while carrying unwieldy hangers, and then attempting to catch a mannequin in mid-air because your little one has pulled its skirt down therefore making it fall over (yes, it...

The stylish stylus

Having always been a gadget girl, I remember experiencing sheer joy in getting my first business-oriented electronic device - a Palm Pilot. The black and white pixilated screen, the cradle you'd rest it in every night to sync, and who could forget the stylus pen. It...

The cat in the app

For the past few months, my kids have been obsessed with an app that has them yelling, singing and -- yes -- screaming at a cat who then repeats everything back to them in his own weird voice. Harmless fun but no redeeming educational value. Or so I thought.Then, at...

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Spring clean your tech: Here's how!

From degermifying your screens to organizing your inbox, fixing up that home office, and tossing or recycling those 2006 Blackberries, we’ve got all the tips and resources to help.

The Best of the Best Educational Apps

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An app to help you remember whats-his-name

I know all the tricks that are supposed to help you remember people's names: Say it within 10 seconds of meeting someone, come up with a mnemonic, or what I most often resort to, never, ever use their name in conversation.Well here's one more trick: A new iPhone app...

Avoiding homework excuses with a cool lap desk

Not sure if it is procrastination or truth, but my tween son says he can hear his younger brothers' voices through the walls. Their bedrooms do share a wall, so I tend to think he has a point. To eliminate this loud distraction--or at minimum the excuse--while he...

Geek? Chic.

Halloween is just barely behind us which means at Cool Mom Tech, we're already on the lookout for the most fabulous holiday gifts for the tech-inclined. Of course we're not limiting the search to the electronics department of major stores; not when there are so many...

The futuristic world of streaming movies on demand

Imagine...you put the kids to bed, pour some wine and watch the movie of your choice without having to listen to the guy behind you smack his lips on Sour Patch Kids. The line between TV and PC is becoming blurred and the newest gadgets and services aim to make each...

7 Tips and Tricks for a High-Tech Halloween

Yesterday, our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner, along with GeekDad editor Ken Denmead, shared some fabulous ways to make your Halloween high tech with ABCNews.com.Unfortunately, we're not talking about a mechanical arm to give out your candy, or a way to suck all the...

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