Category Archives: Tech

Make the Most of Your Amazon Prime Membership

I am addicted to Amazon–frankly, a bit too much! I do a good amount of our shopping through Amazon (the subscribe and save option is especially awesome!), I’m an affiliate member through my other blog, we regularly listen to Prime music, we have an Echo and two Dots (read about them here), we watch movies […]
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Don’t Lose Your Files, Use Cloud Storage

Many years ago, our desktop computer crashed. Despite our best efforts to salvage anything from it, we lost everything on it. That included not only the computer’s hardware and software but also all of our music, pictures, videos, and other files. Very little of it had been backed up. Honestly, I had just never taken the time […]
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Cozi: The BEST Family Organization App

I am a tech geek. I love devices and apps! My friends and family members often ask for my advice when they’re looking to get a new phone or when they need an app to solve problem X. I just love tinkering with new apps to see if they’re something I can incorporate into my […]
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Improve Your PowerPoint Presentations with 3 Simple Tips

Some folks think PowerPoint is outdated or overused. While I might partially agree, I can say one thing for sure–it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. When I say I “partially agree,” I just mean there are tons of alternatives out there now to PowerPoint. If you’re tasked with putting together a multimedia presentation, you have […]
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My Honest Review of Amazon Echo

Several years ago, I saw a Kickstarter campaign for Jibo, a personal robot assistant for your home. I was instantly in love and thought I had to have one. Prior to seeing this campaign, I had almost no experience with AI or personal assistants. I am of course a HUGE Iron Man fan, so I […]
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Join ibotta for Cash Back on Daily Purchases

Last week, I joined ibotta. Have you heard of it? It’s one of those cash-back apps that gets you some green just for shopping! You can get cash back on your groceries, Target and Walmart trips, Best Buy purchases, and more! It’s FREE, and it’s easy! Sign up for an account, download the app to […]
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Snapchat Basics

For many (millennials especially), Snapchat is the go-to app for messaging and photo sending. When you first get started with it, though, it can be a bit tricky to navigate. In the screenshot above, you can see a picture in the Snapchat app ready to be edited for sending. If you don’t have a photo […]
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Instagram to Facebook

Does your business post photos on Facebook? Are you on Instagram? Did you know Facebook now owns Instagram? Why does that matter? It matters because Facebook uses an algorithm (much like Google does to rank search results) to rank posts in Facebook users’ news feeds. Again you’re thinking, why does that matter? Since Facebook owns […]
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The Oregon Trail Microgeneration

I’ve never felt like a millennial, but I’ve also never felt like a gen-Xer. Being raised by boomers, I always considered myself more of a gen-Xer, but then a few of the millennial traits fit me well too. The thing that never made sense? Millennials don’t remember life without the internet while gen-Xers grew up […]
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Tech Can Help Us and Hurt Us

I recently gave a presentation at a local nonprofit event. It was titled, “Finding Focus and Nixing Distractions.” I talked about getting organized, prioritizing for better time management, and using tech to our advantage. That last one always seems to really get people’s attention. I’m a self-proclaimed tech geek. I love everything about it, including the […]
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