Cleaning Your Touchscreen Devices

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Whether you've got a smartphone or a tablet, chances are you use it a lot. And even if you have a good cover and a screen protector on it, it probably gets a little greasy and gunky. Spring cleaning time is a great time to get…

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Monkey Preschool Lunchbox {iOS App of the Week}

While most of the apps I've shared this year have been for adults, this app is hands down our favorite for preschoolers! Our youngest has been playing it for more than a year and still loves the matching, counting and puzzles. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is one of a suite of educational yet fun apps from…

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Parent Controls for Young Kids on iPad and iPhone

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: If you are one of those parents that lets your kids use your iPhone or iPad (I am), I am sure you have run into one of these problems: 1. Photomania One of your kids goes into the Camera app and proceeds to take…

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MapQuest {iOS App of the Week}

Despite their popularity and usefulness, we've never had a GPS for our cars (although we have at times borrowed them from family members). It was just one of those things we could never bring ourselves to pay for when we were so used to printing out directions from MapQuest. Later, we began pulling up directions…

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Android 101: Flavors of Android

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: There's no question that Apple's iPhone and iPad are the iconic smartphone and tablet, but frugally-minded consumers have often found themselves priced out. Google's open source source mobile operating system Android helped to open up the market to a plethora of new smartphones, and later tablets,…

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Instant Heart Rate {iOS App of the Week}

Back in December when I had the flu, I took Sudafed one night to try to clear my nose so I could finally sleep. Unfortunately, I reacted badly to it (most likely because I took it after 2 days without food), and my heart raced all night, to the point that I almost woke my…

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3 Quick Tips for Your Android 4.2 JellyBean Device

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: When it comes to smartphones, I am a real fan of the Android platform, particularly the latest version which is JellyBean 4.2.  JellyBean 4.2 is slick, easy to use with lots of great features. Here are my top 3 tips for anyone running an Android 4.2…

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Big Lens {iOS App of the Week}

Amanda mentioned Big Lens on Instagram a couple of weeks ago when it was free, and I fell in love on my first use! I take a LOT of photos with my iPhone -- most of my photos these days are iPhone photos, honestly, even here on the blog -- and this app makes it so…

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Pandora {iOS App of the Week}

We're huge fans of music around here, and while Spotify is gaining popularity among many music enthusiasts (my husband included), I still prefer Pandora and almost always have it playing on my computer or phone. Basically, Pandora creates custom radio stations just for you. Simply enter your favorite song, artist or genre, and the Music…

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Fooducate {iOS App of the Week}

Hillary recently introduced me to this great FREE app, which lets you scan the barcodes of grocery products to get information about their ingredients. What I love about Fooducate is that it doesn't focus on the "nutrition" of an item but on really providing information about the ingredients used. For example, it knows all of…

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