Tag: Gadgets

Getting Started with Twitter Spaces

I love my iPads (I have an iPad1, iPad 2 and my 3 is on the way). I think most iPad owners feel the same way. I’ve owned an iPad […]

How Steve Jobs and Apple Changed My Life as a Mom
Posted on October 6, 2011
I was driving home from dinner tonight when I heard on the radio that Steve Jobs had died. This blog post will be one of zillions proclaiming how Apple, under Steve Jobs' leadership, changed lives. My story is simple. My many Apple products made it easy [...]
Another Killer iPad Use: Storing My User Manuals
Posted on September 29, 2011
I have a giant stack of user manuals in my house. Manuals for the stove, the microwave, the gas fireplace, the digital camera, the DVR, the game consoles, yada, yada. Yes, I'm the type of person who actually reads user manuals so I can use my devices better and do [...]
2011 Top Holiday Gifts Ideas from Matrix Group
Posted on December 2, 2010
I have a Christmas app on my iPad. When I checked it today, it reminded me that there are 23 days until Christmas Eve. Yikes! Even though I did a bunch of shopping on Black Friday, I still have a lot of buying to do! As [...]
My GPS Is Making Me Stupid!
Posted on July 14, 2010
I had an early meeting in Hyattsville this morning.  I was armed with my Garmin GPS and printed directions from Google Maps -- I still got lost. I had to call my husband for extra navigational assistance.  He was incredulous on the phone: "Don't you have Jane [...]
What’s So Cool About Cooliris?
Posted on August 18, 2009
I just discovered CoolIris, a browser plug-in that lets me surf images and videos in a cool, new way. Browser plugs-in are small pieces of software that extend the capabilities of your Web browser.  In this case, I downloaded the CoolIris plug-in for Firefox, installed it, restarted, and I was good to go.  So what's so cool about this [...]
How I Became a Cool Kid and Why It’s All About the Platform
Posted on May 12, 2009
Platform What do the iPhone, Facebook, Twitter and Google have in common?  They have great platforms that have contributed greatly to their success!  What's a platform and why does it matter? Wikipedia defines a platform as "a place to launch software. It is an agreement that the platform provider gave to [...]