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8 Apps to Stop Your Teen from Texting while Driving

Thumbnail image for 8 Apps to Stop Your Teen from Texting while Driving by Barbara J. Feldman May 16, 2013

We know it’s dangerous. They probably even know it’s dangerous. But hearing the little ding-ding-ding of a text message or Facebook status update is an irresistible attraction to a teen, even one’s that driving. According to a recent article in Mashable, the “National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 ‘most-wanted list’ […]

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What is Qi Wireless Charging?

Thumbnail image for What is Qi Wireless Charging? by Barbara J. Feldman March 13, 2013

Qi (pronounced “chee”) wireless (or inductive) charging is a new standard in charging mobile devices without plugging them in (hence, it’s wireless.) Instead, the phone or tablet device is laid on a mat, and is charged via induction. Not being an electrical engineer, I’m not sure exactly what induction is, but it does have something […]

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My Favorite Phone Apps (Part Two)

Thumbnail image for My Favorite Phone Apps (Part Two) by Barbara J. Feldman August 21, 2012

Here is Part Two of My Favorite Phone Apps post. You can read Part One here. After each review, I list the platforms for which each app is available:  Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry. 5) PicSay Pro. Editing and uploading camera pics directly from your phone saves oodles of time, compared to the alternative method […]

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My Favorite Phone Apps (Part One)

Thumbnail image for My Favorite Phone Apps (Part One) by Barbara J. Feldman August 14, 2012

Since my brother-in-law asked for my favorite phone apps (hat tip to Paul),  I thought I’d share my list here with you too.  After each app, I list the platforms for which the app is available:  Android, iOS, Windows or Blackberry. 1)  Evernote is a cross-platform, cloud-based  “remember everything” application.   To call it a […]

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How to Find Your Favorite Artists With Songkick

by Barbara J. Feldman June 19, 2012

Live music fans rejoice! Songkick is an iPhone and Android app that will scan your local music collection and let you know when your favorite artists are going to be performing in your town. In addition, at their website, you can integrate Songkick with Spotify and Facebook or manually add groups you want to track.

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How to Send Photos to Dropbox from Your Phone

by Barbara J. Feldman June 12, 2012

Does the photo gallery on your smart phone just grow and grow and never make it your desktop computer? Android phone users can make use of the easy-as-pie photo sync feature of the

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