The Unplugged Life: Enlightening or Reckless?

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: I recently read an article in Sunset Magazine that featured a San Francisco family that chooses to live life almost completely unplugged. The Mission District home of Donovan Corliss and Laura Jo Wegman is almost suspiciously devoid of most of the modern conveniences one would associate…

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Voxer Walkie-Talkie PTT {iOS App of the Week}

Today's app is a fun one! I loved my old Nextel cell phone that offered walkie-talkie features, and Voxer is bringing that feature back with a walkie-talkie app for your iPhone (or Android). With this app you can: Send live audio Listen to messages live or play them later Communicate with friends who have iPhones…

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Dropbox {iOS App of the Week}

I'm a huge fan of Dropbox, which lets you backup your documents, photos and other files automatically to the cloud and access them from any computer or device. I love the security of knowing my files are backed up in real time (and I can even access archived versions for when I accidentally save over…

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Android Tip: Welcome to Google Now!

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: From appointments to restaurant reviews to hotel reservations, smart phones mean that all the information you need for your day to day life is available at just the swipe of a finger. Google Now takes your information step further and gives you your information when you…

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CamScanner {iOS App of the Week}

I've started using the CamScanner app for everything from old photos from my dad to signed documents for business associates, and it's amazing. Simply take a picture of the document or photo, crop the edges and adjust the lighting and color and then save it as an image or PDF file. You can then email,…

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Ambiance {iOS App of the Week}

This week's app has been one of my favorite since we got our iPad two years ago. Whether you're looking for background noise while you work, write, exercise or sleep, Ambiance is the best I've found, with over 2,500 high-quality sounds to choose from! Ambiance lets you: Download only the sounds you want to save…

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iOS or Android: Things to Consider

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: If you're new to smartphones -- or are considering switching from an iPhone to an Android phone (or vice versa) -- you may be wondering which is better for you -- an iPhone or an Android? The truth is that the iPhone 5 and higher end…

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iPhone Users: Update or Upgrade?

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Earlier this month, the much anticipated iPhone 5 was announced with much fanfare and excitement over the improved hardware, larger screen and other innovations. Last week, on September 20th, Apple released the iOS 6 update to its current devices, followed the next day by the official…

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Amazon Announces New Kindle & Kindle Fire Models

Amazon announced their soon-to-be-released Kindle models yesterday, with an impressive list of upgrades to both the Kindle and Kindle Fire. I'm pretty excited about the Kindle Paperwhite myself, which offers e-ink for daytime reading and a built-in light for night! Kindle Fire Choose from four all-new Kindle Fire models: Kindle Fire, $159 The original Kindle…

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5 Free Travel Helper Apps for iOS & Android

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures I am a big advocate for going tech-lite while you are on vacation, especially if your gadgets tend to be more of a distraction than a help. But with the right apps, your mobile device can be an indispensable tool during your family vacation. Here are…

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