The HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

The HTC One M9 Smartphone Review

Recently I received the new HTC One M9 smartphone as part of the Verizon #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Ambassador team. Prior to this I was using both a Lumia Icon (Windows Phone) and a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Android). I’ve been using just the HTC One M9 for a few days now so I really get the feel of it. Like to see the packaging? Here is my quick HTC One M9 unboxing Vine video. For those that like to see the technical statistics on a phone…. Now for my actual thoughts on the HTC One M9 for Verizon…Great Feel This may … Continue Reading →
Win Robyn’s Droid Turbo Smartphone

Win Robyn’s Droid Turbo Smartphone

It is time for me to pass along one of the smartphones I have been able to try out thanks to being a Verizon #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Ambassador. This time it is the Droid Turbo by Motorola for Verizon. It had been some time since I used a Motorola smartphone and I was really pleased with the new Droid Turbo. Years ago I remember my Motorola RAZR phone but this is nothing like that. The Droid Turbo is an Android based phone that does just about anything you can imagine. The screen is gorgeous, the speed is amazing, and it has … Continue Reading →
Smartphone Apps for April Fools’ Day Fun

Smartphone Apps for April Fools’ Day Fun

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and I thought I would share some fun apps that you can use to play pranks on your friends. These are just some silly little things you might enjoy. I’ve got some for Android and Windows Phones. They all have ads, but they are free apps. I tested all of the apps myself on either my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android or my Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone. Fake-A-Call Android. This app lets you make a fake call instantly or schedule it for later. I love that you can leave the caller unknown or pick … Continue Reading →
8 Reasons To Take Your Smartphone On Vacation

8 Reasons To Take Your Smartphone On Vacation

Summer is on its way and that means time for vacation! Now as much as I am connected to the world I do like to unplug sometimes. However, when I am traveling that is not a time I want to totally unplug. I plan on taking my smartphone on vacation with me. Yes, the phone will have to work a bit, but I promise I will still put it away some of the time for both of us to enjoy some down time. I rely on my Verizon 4G LTE data around the country as I travel as one of … Continue Reading →
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Tips and Tricks

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Tips and Tricks

Accessing Your Settings and Menus You can reach the settings by going into your list of all apps or an easier method is to swipe down from the top of the phone and then tap the gear icon towards the top right. Once you tap the gear icon the list of settings will come up. If you tap the icon with the little squares next to the gear icon instead you will get a larger selection of options to quickly turn on and off. If you would like to change the options and order of them, on the second larger … Continue Reading →
5 Smartphone Security Essentials

5 Smartphone Security Essentials

I am asked about security for smartphones often. A few years ago the answers were easier as there were not as many different devices and they did far less than they do now. With the advancement of options and ability also comes risk. There are a few things that everyone can do with their smartphone though to help protect it. Keep Operating System, Device, and Apps Updated Because smartphone technology is in constant change there are lots of updates to be done on a regular basis. By default, most smartphones will check regularly for operating system updates and device updates. … Continue Reading →
Word Game Apps for Android Devices

Word Game Apps for Android Devices

Word games have always been a favorite of mine. Today I am sharing four of my latest finds of word games for Android devices. I play all of these on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. These are all free games, but all have advertisements in them. Luckily the advertisements are not too annoying. The last three games are not the prettiest of games to look at but I like that they have multiple challenge levels and I enjoy the type of game they are so I can overlook the design. Pressed for Words This game gives you a set of … Continue Reading →
The Smartphones My Family Uses

The Smartphones My Family Uses

Everyone in our home uses a different smartphone. There are plenty of them too. I thought I would share which phones we all use and what each person likes about their phone. As you know, I am a Verizon #VZWBuzz Lifestyle Ambassador and I have gotten all of these phones from Verizon to try out. Even though I work with them, I am actually a paying customer for all of our accounts. I love the Verizon More Everything plan for our family, it saves us money being all on one account and we have lots of data to share! Hubby: … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Microsoft Store Holiday Gift Picks

Robyn’s Microsoft Store Holiday Gift Picks

Disclosure – I am a Microsoft Blogger and receive certain benefits for being part of their team. I am also a huge Microsoft fan and user. This post is all personal opinion about these products. Photos are from Microsoft. Today I am sharing with you some of my favorite ideas for holiday gifts available from the Microsoft Store. I either own these myself already or have had my hands on them to know that they are cool devices. Before we get started make sure you are watching the 12 Days of Deals thru December 19 for really great deals each … Continue Reading →
How Much Wireless Data Do I Really Need?

How Much Wireless Data Do I Really Need?

For folks just getting a smartphone they are often confused about how much data they will need each month. For those who have had a smartphone for a while who are on “unlimited data” they are afraid to let go of that because they do not understand how much data they actually use either. Today I am sharing some information to help you understand how much data you need and what actually counts towards your data plan. Disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and am compensated, however I am also personally a Verizon customer. Opinions are my own. What … Continue Reading →