Sony Xperia Unlocked Mobile Phones Available Only at Best Buy

Sony Xperia Unlocked Mobile Phones Available Only at Best Buy

Is it time for a new smartphone? Did you know that Best Buy (The reviewer, that’s me, has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free) carries unlocked Sony Xperia phones? An unlocked phone means it is not tied to one specific carrier. Both of these amazing Sony smartphones are only available right now at Best Buy. The in store staff is amazingly helpful if you need a little more help deciding which of the Sony Xperia phones are right for your needs. Plus, they have tons of great … Continue Reading →
Google Chromecast AUDIO – Stream without WiFi – PLUS GIVEAWAY

Google Chromecast AUDIO – Stream without WiFi – PLUS GIVEAWAY

Want a new way to stream audio on the speakers you already own? The new Google Chromecast Audio, available at Best Buy, uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth which lets you easily plug in to the auxiliary port (aux/line input, RCA or optical input) on your current speakers and devices. The sound quality will be even better with the Google Chromecast Audio than with Bluetooth streaming. In my home we have a lot of different speakers and audio equipment, especially in the man cave, because Hubby is a musician. These speakers and such are really great quality, but most do not … Continue Reading →
Helpful Thanksgiving Apps

Helpful Thanksgiving Apps

Less than a week to go until Thanksgiving and whether we are cooking, traveling, enjoying the games, or just eating and eating, there are lots of helpful Thanksgiving apps for your smartphone, tablets, and computers. If you missed last years Thanksgiving apps be sure to check them out as well. I use these apps on my Moto Z Smartphone from Verizon right now (I’m a #VZWBuzz Ambassador). Apps for Thanksgiving Food & Drink (both cooking and eating) BigOven A huge and great app for recipes, grocery lists and menu apps. Apps for multiple formats (scroll to bottom of page for … Continue Reading →
Tips to Get Organized for the Holiday Season Using Tech You Already Own

Tips to Get Organized for the Holiday Season Using Tech You Already Own

So I know Halloween just happened, but for most of us the next two months will be filled with major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Whether you are hosting any holidays or parties or just attending them, it can get a bit hectic this time of the year. Because of that I thought I would offer up some ideas to help you get organized for the holiday season by using the technology and devices you already own. Tips to Get Organized for the Holiday Season Spreadsheets These wonderful tools, like Excel spreadsheets and others, are so amazing for … Continue Reading →
Halloween Fun for Your Smartphone or Tablet #VZWBuzz

Halloween Fun for Your Smartphone or Tablet #VZWBuzz

It is Halloween season which means lots of parties, festivals, and of course, trick-or-treating. Most of us are using our smartphones these days as our primary camera, but there is so much more you can do for Halloween fun with your smartphones and tablets. I will be using my Moto Z smartphone and mods from Verizon (I’m a #VZWBuzz ambassador) on Halloween this year. Here are a few ideas to get you started! Spooky Music Playlist Create a fun playlist of spooky and Halloween music from your favorite music streaming site. Many of the services like Microsoft Groove (my favorite), … Continue Reading →
Technology and the Business of Blogging #BizOfBlogging

Technology and the Business of Blogging #BizOfBlogging

Blogging can be a hobby or a business or something in between. I have made it my full-time business and know many others that have as well. However, I know plenty of people who are somewhere in the middle and also plenty who just do it for fun. Regardless of why you are blogging and engaging in social media, we all can use technology tips to make our work easier. I’ve been working with @domainME for quite some time now  (disclosure: this post was inspired and sponsored by Domain.ME, the provider of the personal domains that end in .ME. As a … Continue Reading →
Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Fall is on the way and that means the new school year begins. Schools are getting better about using technology not only in the classroom, but also to share information and stay in touch with parents during the school year. This means that parents need to know more about using tech also. Here is a list of tech things parents of students need to know as school starts again. If you are unsure how to do these things make sure you learn. Ask friends and family, school, or leave a question below and I will try to help. Access Grades … Continue Reading →
Noke Bluetooth Padlock – Perfect for Back to School PLUS GIVEAWAY

Noke Bluetooth Padlock – Perfect for Back to School PLUS GIVEAWAY

For those of you with teens who are headed back to school and who love technology I have an amazing new product to share with you today. Disclosure: This is part of my work as a Verizon #VZWBuzz Ambassador, opinions are my own. If they had this when I was in high school I would be all over it! The Noke, pronounced as no-key (get-it), is a padlock but instead of using a key or turning a dial for the combination on the lock you use your phone connected via Bluetooth to open the lock! Even if you aren’t into technology … Continue Reading →
Cell Phone Courtesy Month and Infographic

Cell Phone Courtesy Month and Infographic

July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month. So many of us are using smartphones on a regular basis that sometimes we forget our manners and annoy others. This week’s infographic shares some of those phone faux pas that maybe you have forgotten about. Remember too that different generations have different feelings about these manners. Generally, the older generations are far less lenient than the younger generations. What is your biggest pet peeve or annoyance with others using their cell phones? Continue Reading →
Lost and Found – A guide to finding your devices and other valuables

Lost and Found – A guide to finding your devices and other valuables

During the summer months it seems many of lose things more often than the rest of the year. Searching through the lost and found usually doesn’t help either since the “good stuff” doesn’t often get turned in. There are things you can do to help find your smartphones, find your tablets, find your keys, find your family, find your pets, and so much more. The most important step in all of these though is preparing ahead of time, before you lose an item, so that you can easily find it. Disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and talk about … Continue Reading →