Category Archives: Technology

The Best (Indestructible) Phones for Kids

The Best (Indestructible) Phones for Kids

By Jeremy Cleland for Tech Connect

The Best (Indestructible) Phones for Kids

If you’ve ever had to replace a tablet screen after your toddler threw a fit, then you can imagine what might happen when your tween or teen starts to have a smartphone attached at the hip.

If only these phones could talk.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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The Safest Tech Products for Kids On the Market

The Safest Tech Products for Kids On the Market

By Jessica Baker for Tech Connect

The Safest Tech Products for Kids On the Market

My nephew recently turned 10, and there is no doubt he’s what the experts call a “digital native” — screen time is a big part of his life. I want him to be safe, but also encourage his curiosity and learning as he explores these gadgets that will be so much a part of his life as he grows up.

To help you in your own quest for kid-safe goodies, here are some of the products I found that are fun, and also will allow him to enjoy his technology safely:

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

Make a Smarter Upgrade

Make a Smarter Upgrade

By Bev Bachel for Tech Connect

Make a Smarter Upgrade

Not long ago, we used our mobile phones soley to make and receive calls. But now our phones are the nerve center of our busy lives, enabling us to text, tweet, take photos, watch movies, listen to music and audiobooks, get directions, surf the Web and use millions of apps for finding everything from cheap airfare to learning deep-breathing exercises.

That’s why Gary Braley, a Twin Cities writer and speaker who prides himself on using plain English to explain mobile technology, never makes a recommendation regarding which phone someone should buy without first understanding the person’s needs.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

The Most Fun Phone Add-Ons for Your Buck

The Most Fun Phone Add-Ons for Your Buck

By Jessica Baker for Tech Connect

The Most Fun Phone Add-Ons for Your Buck

In my personal life, I’m not much for accessories. But when it comes to my smartphone that’s a different story. After upgrading my phone recently, I found a ton of options to increase my phone’s usefulness and stylishness.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

4 Apps to Manage Your Contacts

Every Day Connected: Socialize

By Tara Swords for Every Day Connected

Whether you run a small business out of your house like I do, have a powerful professional network you don’t want to lose track of, or just have lots of friends and family, you might benefit from managing your contacts better. I’ve found plenty of options, ranging from basic apps that keep everything synced to sophisticated apps that bring new features to your phone’s built-in address book. Here’s a quick overview of how the cloud can make it easier to organize — and make better use of — your contacts:

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.

The App Guide: Apps for Healthier Living

Every Day Connected: Shop

From the Editors of Every Day Connected

 

If you are thinking about healthier living, look no further than your smartphone. There are apps that can help you eat healthier food, lose weight, exercise more often, sleep better and inject some peace into your hectic day. And because your phone goes everywhere with you, these apps help you stand a better chance of sticking to your healthier habits.

Is a mom of two daughters, ages 12 and 13, we live in the Metro Detroit area here in Michigan. Employed at a local school district in the kitchen Michelle talks with parents and kids on a daily basis.
We know life is crazy and hectic for families so …
In the end if I find something to make life easier I share it!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
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I love to hear from my readers, so please leave a comment.