5 Xbox parental controls you should know about

You might be surprised to know that Xbox has a bunch of solid parental controls to help make video game time a whole lot safer.

Valentine's Day gift idea: Beautiful jewelry that could save her life

You won’t believe what this gorgeous jewelry can do. It’s the Valentine’s Day gift that keeps on giving.

Getting hands-on by going hands-free

Moms have the uncanny ability to multitask like nobody's business. Unlike certain people of the opposite sex (my husband who shall remain nameless), I can be on hold with the doctor's office, respond to an email with one hand, and per my daughter's request, draw an...

Keeping tabs on tech with Digitwirl

Even though I am immersed in the technology industry, it is hard to keep up with the sheer volume of tech-related gadgets, apps and websites that are worth taking a look at. Unless you're sure that the source of information is hip, stylish and in-the-know (kind of...

I love you more than Angry Birds

A sappy card and overpriced flowers are nice and all, but if you're looking for a way to really impress your geeky valentine who shares (or mocks) your obsession for an addicting video game, try an Angry Birds Valentine's Day ecard. If you're already sling-shotting...

Skype for Mac

I really haven't been a big Skype user. I've tried it out from a friend's Mac, and while it definitely worked well, I didn't find it as user friendly as it could have been in comparison with some other chat services I've tried. But now with Skype 5.0 for Mac, fresh...

I love you more than Leia loves Han

The language of geek love? It ain't French, that's for sure. And no one has ever accused Klingon of sounding sappy. No, dear friends, the language of geek love is Galactic Basic, and it makes for a stunning Valentine. Even if you're not the world's biggest Star Wars...

Why you should be playing video games with your kids

Research shows it’s actually good for you to play video games with your kids. 

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Our most popular podcast episodes of 2018

Is your resolution to listen to more Spawned with Kristen and Liz this year? We love you! And hey, we’ve got some popular episodes to help you know where to start.

Spare a tree by carving your Valentine’s initials virtually

Oh, Valentine's Day. The holiday that either elicits heart flutters of anticipation or dread around trying to find something romantic to do. (Yes honey! These red and pink peanut MnMs are for you!) If you'd like to explore something different this year, the Treemail...

Protecting your iPad screen. And probably, your sanity.

Anyone else get a shiny new iPad and then realize that all the little, greasy fingers in the family will also be sharing your new prized possession? (We tried to warn you!) I initially tried to fight my type A "don't touch that" tendencies and let my three boys have...

QR Code cufflinks are 2011’s secret love letter

One of the hot trends in custom jewelry has been engraving or etching a message in a less obvious way. Like with braille letters, or Japanese characters. So it was only a matter of time before someone brilliant discovered how to put QR codes on jewelry. I'm not...

The HP TouchSmart 610: Swivel it, just a little bit

Like so many other families, maybe even yours, I use a web 2.0 time management strategy and put my family calendars and documents online. Forget printing; how great would it be to have a kitchen or family room desktop for displaying our shared calendar, checking out...

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...

Sorry, Mario, but your Princess needs some bling.

A decade before we fell in love, my honey and I were 3 hours apart, planted in front of 20 inch televisions, blissed out on Mario. When I was pregnant with my first kid, we bought a refurbished Nintendo and fell in love all over again as we saved the Princess...

5 picks you might have missed this week

Here are some picks you might have missed this week in the tech world. 1. The 35mm camera is back, better than ever, and cute as a bug. And pink! 2. These Twitter rings put the tweet in sweet. Can you limit yourself to 140 engraved characters? 3. Looking for sheets...

Keychain camera: A mom’s best photo taking friend

Thanks to my iPhone 4, I've been able to take waaaay more photos and videos of my four kids than ever before. But using my phone as my sole camera has its downsides too, like when I actually need to use the phone. That's why I'm thinking the Clover digital camera...

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