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Family-Friendly Apps at CES 2013

Posted on 01/11/2013 by | Aging, Home & Family Expert | Comments

CaregivingI’m fired up about some of the family-friendly apps I discovered at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)! My goal was to find tech products that are user-friendly, help us enjoy and manage our lives, enhance our families and connect us. Here are two I’ve fallen in love with: Magisto: If you’re like me, you have a string of videos in your phone, computer, tablet or other device. You love capturing these moments, but once taken they just sit there. Here’s …

The Best Apps of 2012 (50+ Edition)

Posted on 12/26/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyMy life has become app centered.  In fact, I probably spend more time on my smartphone testing apps than most 20-somethings. I ask my friends, I ask the Internet, I ask my Twitter followers … and I download, tap and swipe away. All in the service of this blog. I must admit, I download a lot of toads before I find a prince.  So I offer these suggestions for my favorite apps of 2012 after extensive personal research. What apps …

Catch Up On the Olympics With a Few Apps

Posted on 08/2/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyHey, Olympics fans. Not around a TV? NBC isn’t broadcasting live? Have I found an app for you: the Reuters Olympics app. I’ve tried all of the apps made for the Olympics. This one outshines the others—by far.  It is full of the best live photos and magic moments captured by the Reuters photographers. I prefer using this on my iPad rather than on my smartphone because it is a bit easier to navigate and the picture resolution  is so …

App of the Week: Words with Friends

Posted on 06/7/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyI admit, I was hesitant about trying.  I get a little scared with competition.  But everyone I know is talking about it, so I pushed the button.  I downloaded the Words with Friends game app. Words with Friends is best described as a SCRABBLE ™type game that is played on your Android or iPhone, iPad or Facebook.  You can play the game at your leisure with people from all over the world. But I’m not good at word games.  Even …

App of the Week: DVR Your Reading List

Posted on 05/31/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyMy husband and I usually watch TV together for about an hour each night.   Or, should I say, I watch – and he reads articles on his iPad. A few nights ago, he complained that he couldn’t find a news story he saw earlier in the day, but didn’t have time to read. Cursing, frustrated, he searched through his emails unable to find the sender’s email who sent him the article attached. “This really makes me mad,” he uttered.  “I …

App of the Week: Stop Waiting On Hold, Have ‘Em Call You

Posted on 05/18/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyDo you hate waiting on hold for a customer service rep to answer the phone?   How about that phone tree navigation system that nearly every company uses?  Don’t you just want to scream “representative” to the recorded voice that isn’t listening? Oh yeah, there’s an app for that too. It’s called fastcustomer.com. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire and Chrome.  As long as you have an internet connection and a phone, you are in business. …