13 creative ways to help teens connect with friends

Are they getting bored with Facetime and Zoom? We’ve got some creative ideas that are teen-tested and approved! 

The 6 apps we use all the time

Beyond Twitter, that is. 

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...

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...

Tech Tips & Tricks to Make Life (Way!) Easier

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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...

Because power is an aphrodisiac

Buying Valentine's gifts for women is kind of a no-brainer. Romantic and feminine are a natural match. But it's pretty tough to find a definitively masculine Valentine's gift that's still got that "awwww..." factor. So I'm totally swooning over these power icon...

Im in ur museum, ogling ur artz

I'm up way past my bedtime as I write this because I think the internet has finally produced the perfect marriage of art and tech and I can't stop ogling. Big surprise--it's from Google. The new Google Art Project uses Google's groundbreaking street view technology to...

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is sweet on tablets

We're hearing our readers loud and clear: Quite a few of you have PCs with the Android operating system and want to know everything that's new and hot in the Android world. As luck would have it, yesterday Google released big news on the new Android 3.0 called...

The adorable scourge of the internet kingdom

He's faster than the Code Harpy and more more deadly than the Technotroll, yet he also manages to be cuter than your average Linux Lizard. He's the dreaded Pixel Dragon, and he's coming to a nursery wall near you--and at a great price too. This handsome Pixel Dragon...

The future of tablets: Not just iPads

A few weeks ago I reported on all the CES discoveries made just for moms. But if there was one thing that really struck me at the show, it's that tablets are here, they're not going away, and boy do moms love them. Honestly, the majority of tablets that I saw did not...

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