Category: Tech CMP-Style

5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite transformative tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. See that gorgeous Epiphanie bag? It is going right onto your want list, especially if you’re a shutterbug. Plus you have the chance to win your own! 2. You won’t want to miss this essential tutorial on how to make your kid’s iPod Touch safe. 3. We still can’t believe what this $17 gadget can do to your iPhone. Kids will love it too. 4. This geeky Valentine’s day card is cracking us up. Enjoy the giggle. 5. We...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. The latest Facebook announcement has sent us straight back to our privacy settings. We’ve got the need-to-know scoop on the new Facebook Graph Search. 2. Turn your smartphone into funky camera with this hip mod case. Or check out this crazy new photography gadget, if you’re a little more retro. 3. Feeling iffy about Instagram? Here are some fabulous, free photo apps that will give it a run for its money. 4. We’re beyond excited about this technology for those...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

With both of our Cool Mom Tech editors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past week, we’ve gotten some exciting sneak peeks at the coolest gadgets for 2013. Check out our favorite picks from the last week if you want to be in the know! 1. Talk to the hand. No, really. Just like James Bond. 2. Thinking of ditching your landline? This new hot gadget might make you change your mind. 3. Why was nail art one of the most popular booths at CES? You won’t believe what the next trend in manicures could be. 4....

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You know that book you keep meaning to read? You might now.

The idea of a bucket list of sorts is wonderful, although the name itself has always been a little morbid. Still, I’ve been really like the idea of making lists for myself that don’t include things like “lose weight.” And now there’s a new website made exclusively to help you find the things you want to do, and cross off the ones you have. As the name might tell you. Done | Not Done is such a fun idea, and very nicely executed. It’s essentially like social bucket-list-making. You sign up for a free account, connect through Facebook or Twitter, and...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Happy New Year, tech-fabulous moms! Here are a few of our favorite finds from the last week, just in case you missed them while engrossed in that e-book. 1. Don’t we all wish we had more time to read? We can help you read more in 2013 thanks to tech. Possibly for free! 2. Want to go paperless in 2013? It’s easier than you think, and we can show you how. 3. This amazing app can help you chronicle the little moments of every day, easily and beautifully. A parent’s dream. 4. If your New Year’s Resolution involves losing weight,...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Whether you’re curled up in bed with a new gadget or outside taking pics of snow angels, we’re excited to bring you our favorite picks from the last week, including our Editors’ Best tech picks of the year! 1. If you take oodles of photos with your iPhone, this free app will be an organizational lifesaver. 2. Did your kid get a tablet for Christmas? Here’s how to get peace of mind and make sure they’re safe while using it. 3. Check out the gadget cases our editors are coveting. Shiny and pretty! 4. We have all the best apps...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Whether you need last-minute gifts or a way to make the tech under the tree extra special, here are some of our favorite picks from the past week. 1. Giving the gift of a fancy tech gadget? Take this extra step to make a tech gift truly special and unique. 2. Want a personalized visit from Santa in your own home? You won’t believe what this app can do, and the website version is free! 3. Maybe the best ever free holiday tag printables we’ve seen. Seriously. 4. When is a Silent Night not actually silent? We have three...

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6 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Unless you’re willing to pay for overnight shipping, the clock is counting down for Santa’s little tech helpers. Here are several of our favorite picks from the last week, many of which would make fantastic presents. Hint, hint! 1. With one brilliant little change, a boring holiday gift suddenly becomes pure genius for the fashionable laptop addict in your life. 2. We were so charmed by this hot celebrity dad that we could barely ask him to share his favorite photography app. Now we know why his photos are so fabulous! 3. If our own children’s reaction to this...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

We’ve been busy at Cool Mom Tech featuring some of the best holiday tech picks around. Here’s what you might have missed on our site this week. 1. Got a pet? You’ve got to see this hilarious gadget made just for them. 2. Got a Kindle Fire? You need this awesome new service from Amazon that’s perfect for parents. 3. Got kids? We strongly suggest taking a look at this scary app for teens and tweens, and talking about it with them, stat. 4. Got a camera? You (or that lucky shutterbug in your life) will love these pretty...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Forget the sugarplums. We’ve got iPhones dancing in our heads. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Customize this with your sweetest baby photos, and Santa will have to give you an iPhone 5 to go with it. Right? 2. You know the most painful part of holiday shopping, the part we all dread? Well, here’s a clever app to make it easier. 3. Every baby deserves to chew on this fancy new iPhone 5. 4. You (and your kids!) can star in the most popular video ever...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Tech gets pretty and geography gets fun. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. A brilliant, easy way to get your photos off your iPhone and into a photo book, finally. 2. Need a butler? This one is gorgeous, innovative, and will even help you find your keys. 3. Honk if you think this iPhone case is groovy. 4. An educational app that’s so cool, we’re playing it as much as our kids. Plus, we’re giving away a free download! 5. We found the app that will...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

It’s beginning to look a lot like Black Friday, and we have the lead on great gifts for the techie in your life–not to mention some easy ways to keep track of wishlists. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. You won’t believe what this high-tech baby gadget can do! Hint: helping you get more sleep is just the beginning. 2. Want to enjoy your music without the help of batteries, electricity, or wires? No problem! Looking for something more high-tech? We’ve got that, too. 3. We just love...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. This free kids’ app is so amazingly simple, which is exactly why we (and our kids) love it. 2. Which app does Angela from The Office use to keep her daughter entertained on the plane? Hint: it’s not a cat calendar. 3. One of our favorite apps goes to the web, finally. Whoo! 4. If you’re already holiday shopping for gadgets, this site is going to save you plenty of money and trouble. 5. Like we needed another reason to...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Whether you’re reading this email from your regular laptop or you’ve got your smartphone plugged into an ATM in NYC after Sandy, we’re so glad you’re here and that tech is keeping us all connected. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Turn your texts and emails into designer digital notes. Even Emily Post would approve. 2. One of the most addictive video games ever is now available in toy form. Your kids will flip. 3. This app is perfect for crafters or wanna-be DIYers like us....

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them (while drooling over the next round of Apple releases, of course). 1. Is the new iPad Mini good for kids? You might be surprised by our answer. 2. Such an awesome, easy way to create a baby book or document your family history with all your photos. Brilliant! 3. If you’ve got kids who love to read at bedtime, we’ve got the perfect gadget for you— and for less than $12! 4. This cool, free app is perfect for road trippers, homeschoolers, or just anyone who loves...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From everyone’s favorite droid to the only phone compatible with LEGOs, here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Would you give your preschooler a cell phone? We never thought we’d say yes until we saw this. 2. It was tough, but we tracked down the four best Halloween apps for kids. All treats, no tricks! 3. Star Wars geeks, you don’t have to bargain with Jawas to get your hands on the cutest droid this Halloween. 4. Turn your Instagram and smart phone photos into holiday gifts...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Don’t lick your screen, mama–that chocolate bar is more than it seems. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you have a smartphone and only two hands, you’re going to freak out over this brilliant new gadget. 2. Keep track of birthday wish lists? Find new music? Birthday party plan like a boss? All three are easy and fun, with this free resource. 3. We knew Maya Rudolph was hip, but now that we know her favorite app, we’re even bigger fans. 4. These fun and...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

We’re all about laps, apps, and yapping with the stars–at least, according to some of our favorite picks from the last week. 1. Want a happier lap? We’ve got the perfect bedroom accessory. (Get your mind out of the gutter–it’s a tech gadget!) 2. This retro-cool app for the little dudes will tickle everyone’s funny bone better than Tickle Me Elmo. Hint: it involves tickling. 3. If you like movies, food, and apps–and who doesn’t?–then you’re going to squee for our favorite Springpad notebooks of the week. 4. Kelly Bundy–er, Christina Applegate–told us all about her favorite app, and...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

What is that pagoda of power in the photo? What’s even better than Pinterest? Where the heck is my iPhone? To answer these questions, we present some of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. If you’re in the market for a kid-friendly Android tablet, we’ve got four new ones you’ll want to check out. Or 5 if you count this new big NOOK! 2. Miss the instant fun of shaking an actual Polaroid picture? Click here and prepare to freak out. 3. What’s like Pinterest and Evernote but… better? It’s Springpad...

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A brilliant way to get more organized in minutes. Thanks Springpad.

We love finding new ways to help get our lives more organized, and that’s exactly what has happened since we shared Springpad, a free website and mobile app, with our Cool Mom Tech audience a few months back. Just take a peek at what our Editor Liz’s smart notebooks have helped her do.  So we’re pretty geeked out to be teaming up with them over the next month at Cool Mom Tech to share our favorite Springpad smart notebooks that we think you’ll love as much as we do, starting with our first three picks (okay, four…we couldn’t resist) up...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From saving your gadgets to saving your sanity, here are a few of our favorite picks from the past week, just in case you missed them. 1. Our very favorite developer is back with a brilliant new kids’ app that rocks. Literally. 2. If you need a good laugh, we’ve rounded up 7 funny parenting videos that actually are funny. In fact, none of them contains poop jokes or swagger wagons. 3. This fantastic science app will turn any kid into a budding mad scientist. You wanted Alien Monster Eggs in your kitchen, right? 4. This gorgeous camera won’t...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

We’ve got tech in the bag–get it?–with a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. And of course, we’re serving up the big iPhone 5 news! 1. These stylish bags are utterly amazing. Wait till you read how they’re going to make your life easier and keep you from missing magic moments. It doesn’t hurt that they’re gorgeous, either. 2. What does Pam from The Office–er, Jenna Fischer–use to calm her one-year-old on the plane? Click here to find out! Hint: it’s not her Dundie award. 3. We’ve got the scoop on...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From pretty clever to pretty washable to just plain pretty, here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, in case you missed them. 1. Want to know about the big tech news this week? We’ve got the details on the upcoming iPhone 5 launch here. 2. Which would you rather have: the prettiest vintage charging station ever or the most delicious iPhone case? Eh, you can always get both. 3.  Go ahead and stick this brilliant gadget in the sink. It may be the “I wish I had thought of that” gadget of the...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

From retro to oh-so-new, we’ve got the tech for you. Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1.Even little babies can get in on Instagram, thanks to this adorable handmade toy. 2. Store your kids’ artwork using your smart phone! Just hurry and snatch up these awesome apps while they’re still free. 3. Our readers are going nuts for this smart tech-fabulous notebook developed by Moleskine and Evernote together. Trust us, you’ll want this. 4. Check out the stylish, tech-savvy laptop bag that goes with everything– and we...

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WhyTripIt is keeping me sane when I travel

Exactly a year ago I discovered the genius that is TripIt, a super simple organization and travel management app for pretty much any smartphone you’ve got. And we’re talking simple. If you’re a frequent traveler like I am, it is nothing less than a lifesaver. Including right now this very second–in fact, I’m waving hi to all of you from sunny Copenhagen. Hej! Here, I’m going to show you how I’ve been using it this week so far to keep me from going insane, and just why I love it so much. It’s also why I’ve been so happy...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them.   1. This super fun app lets you create professional-looking posters using your own Instagram photos. Keep Calm and Cool Mom? 2. You’re going to love this fun, free way to build with LEGOs that doesn’t involve stepping on them in the dark. 3. If you’ve got a tween or teen ready to explore the world of responsible cell phone usage, we recommend this affordable “cell phone with training wheels.” Complete with 20% off discount code! 4. Which app does cool mom...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them.  1. Lovely, handmade gadget covers that are so nice we can’t decide which one we like best. 2. As if we needed another reason to love IKEA. Look at what they’re doing now! 3. We’re completely addicted to this new app that’s like Scrabble but with numbers. 4. If you’re picky about printing your photos, then you need picplum. (Or maybe you need to start printing your photos?) 5. We’re gushing over this new free app that organizes all your...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them.  1. Would you use an ultrasound machine that attaches to your smart phone? Boy, our Facebook fans had a lot to say about that! 2. Awesome news for iPad owners, especially if you’re an Amazon Prime member.  3. We always knew geeks were sexy, but the NASA mohawk guy seals the deal. Have you seen him?  4. Our kids are loving the newest app from the makers of Angry Birds. We bet yours will too.  5. This new website is...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

Here are a few of our favorite tech picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. And no, that’s not a giant, delicious donut. Sorry. 1. If you’ve got kids and own a camera, you need this book! 2. Sending paper thank-you cards through the mail without lifting a pen? There’s (finally!) an app for that. 3. Use these stylish and nifty freebies to jazz up your iPhone. 4. A Kate Spade iPad case for $85 or a similar one for $3? Hmm… 5. We’ve seen portable speakers made out of pretty much everything, but not...

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5 tech picks you won’t want to miss this week

It’s summertime, and the tech is easy! Here are a few of our favorite picks from the last week, just in case you missed them. 1. Your iPhone wants to look like the gorgeous camera it is. This cool iPhone case can help. 2. Need a free educational app to keep the kids busy on a road trip? Ding! We found it. 3. Why parents with far away families should be on Google Plus. Hint: Bond through doodling and weird caterpillars. 4. This gooooorgeous camera bag multitasks as much as you do. 5. We’re giggliing at these clever outlet...

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