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Websites for Cyber Monday and Beyond

Posted on 12/2/2013 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyIf you want to ease your holiday stress this year, join me by shopping online. Since sales occur daily, you can compare prices and visit multiple stores in your comfy clothes. Enjoy the experience at home or even on the beach using your computer or tablet. Here are some of my favorite websites to help you send gifts to everyone on your list — including yourself. For the Techie BuyVia — If you’re buying a tech or electronic item this …

Shopping With Credit-Card Readers Attached to Smartphones

Posted on 11/12/2013 by | Technology | Comments

Money & Savings | TechnologyIf my friend Beth’s recent holiday buying is any indication, shoppers are in for a more-connected experience. Last week, my 82-year-old buddy wanted to buy a platter at her church bazaar. She was met with a “newfangled credit-card” gadget. “The salesgirl told me to slide my credit card through a little square thing attached to her phone,” Beth told me.  “She said it was safe, I did it, I hope it was ok.” That small device called Square is a …

Digifit: An Integrated Exercise App

Posted on 04/4/2013 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyI’m hooked on health and fitness digital devices. I’ve become a fitness gadget slave in my quest to burn the most calories possible during daily exercise and now, with the Digifit App, all my stats are in one place. I’m in love. Digifit has rocked my workout world. The free app works on the Android and iPhone and does all the basics like track your workouts, record times and analyze results. But the real wonders come when you pay $7.99 …

I Hate Doctor’s Office Forms. (There’s An App for That.)

Posted on 03/20/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyBy Suzie Mitchell How many times do you find yourself in waiting room of the doctor’s office filling out forms that ask you for the list of medicines you take regularly? If you are like me, you say to yourself, there’s the cholesterol one, what’s that called again?  How many milligrams?  It’s pink, I know that.  Then there is the three that make up the cocktail for migraine prevention…hmm.  There’s the little white one I take twice a day, and …

My Son Fixes My Computer from Israel (Here’s How!)

Posted on 02/23/2012 by | Technology | Comments

TechnologyThe following is a guest post from Suzie Mitchell.  My 29-year-old son has lived in a different state than me since he graduated college six years ago. When he lived in New York, once or twice a week, he’d call me on his five minute walk from the subway station to his apartment—me savoring those minutes. Occassionally, he would return home to Michigan, and during his visit, he would complete various home repairs and check on my computer to be …