Apple's iOS 8 Features (in terms that make sense to non-developers)

Apple iOS 8 Features In Terms That Make Sense #iOS8

iOS8 is set to be released September 17, 2014. Visit this post for #iOS8 tips and tricks!   Apple’s iPhone Operating System iOS7 was a big update. Even so, there were pretty large improvements to be made. I watched the live stream Worldwide Developers Conference this morning and sifted through the jargon to bring you what you want to know about the newest Operation System, iOS8.   Consumer iPhone iOS 8 Features   Refined Notification Center The Notification Center is pretty cool, but it did have a…

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The best portable battery chargers for your phones and tablets

The Best Portable Battery Chargers

In a few short weeks my family will be heading to Disneyland for the Disney Social Media Moms Conference! We are beyond excited to be included in this prestigious event and I’m looking forward to some fun family time, the opportunity to sit in and listen to a few amazing speakers, and a chance to hug all of my blogging friends. Whenever I head out away from an outlet, I have a portable charger on hand. While writing at iPhone…

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How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded onto an iPhone or iPad

How to prevent apps from being deleted or downloaded on an iPhone

As parents, we try to protect our kids. With the technology out right now, it’s not an easy job. It seems that all the kids have smartphones and iPads. When kids have access to things like the internet, parents should never be far away. We have to teach them to use technology safely just as we would teach them to ride a bike safely. Sometimes this means preventing access to something, like a private messaging app. Sometimes it means adding…

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iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

iOS7.1 Fixes Everything You Hate About iOS7

iOS 7.1 fixes include wallpaper sizing, calendar options, and iOS in the car

Best Day Of My Life iPhone Wallpaper

Best Day Of My Life Lyrics Wallpapers

Have you heard it? The catchy, make-me-smile song that’s all over the radio these days? The one that makes me smile every time I hear it? American Authors: Best Day Of My Life The only thing I don’t love is that you can’t take the song with you. Eventually, you have to leave the car or the house and go about your daily business. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a reminder in your pocket? I created these fun wallpapers…

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How To Fix iOS7 Common Issues (and other stuff you don't like)

How To Fix iOS7 Common Issues #iOS7

Struggling to love the new Apple iOS7 operating system? You’re not alone-I promise. As I found out after publishing my iOS7 Tips and Tricks post, people are having some issues–especially with the wallpaper resizing, calendar app and iMessage. I an going to tell you how to fix iOS7 common issues. iOS made my wallpaper too big. How do I resize my background? You can use one of the iOS7 default wallpapers (shown below) or choose one of your own. The…

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Should I Upgrade To iOS7?

Should I Upgrade To iOS7? #iOS7

Of course, my first thought was to upgrade right away! That’s me, though, and I understand that some of you are not looking forward to the change–you’re asking “Should I upgrade to iOS7?” Once you upgrade to iOS7, there is no Apple-endorsed way to downgrade to iOS6 – so I understand wanting to be sure about the upgrade. Here are some reasons you should go ahead and upgrade your iPhone to iOS7: 1. You can take advantage of new app…

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iOS7 Tips and Tricks

Apple iOS7 Tips and Tricks

Want more tips? Sign up for my email newsletter or visit my other iPhone posts. iOS8 is set to be released the week of September 8, 2014. Visit this post for #iOS8 tips and tricks! Update: At the end of this post are answers I’ve found to the most asked questions about the new iOS7 including pictures and wallpaper automatically resizing and losing the post to twitter and Facebook in the notification center. As someone in the Apple Developer program, I…

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30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot

30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot With Your Phone

How To Take A Screenshot With Your iPhone Push the round home button on the front of your phone and the power on/off button (on the top right side of your phone) quickly at the same time. How To Take A Screenshot With An Android Phone I don’t know :) But here’s a link to someone who does! 30 Reasons To Take A Screenshot With Your Phone 1. Avoid going back and forth between multiple recipes – screenshot and swipe!…

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Picture to video app Picdeo

Having A Ball With The Picture To Video App Picdeo!

I was compensated for this review and provided with codes to give away. As always, my opinion of the product is truthful.  We have been playing with the picture to video app Picdeo this week – it lets you narrate your photos – essentially turning them into videos! Picdeo is limitless! I’ve been thinking about what it could do, and these are just a few ideas I have come up with: Capture first baby babbles with a photo  Parents can help their…

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iCarrier-360x360

New Trent iCarrier: A Portable Phone Charger And A Blogger’s Dream

    I love my iPhone. Really. Love. But the battery life? Meh. Being a Mom is one thing, but as a blogger and a community manager for several small businesses, I am always on. I turn my phone on at 6am (fully charged) and by noon I am ready to plug it in again. Unfortunately, this isn’t always convenient – I’m not always near an outlet. When I am at a blogging or business event updating my social media…

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DayCase

@TheDayCase Is My Favorite iPhone Case!

Congratulations, Kellyn! Check your email!  I have a confession… I tend to be an iPhone case hoarder. I *might* have 4 cases that I am cycling through right now. Well, maybe not right now – since I received the DayCase in the mail about 2 weeks ago, it hasn’t left my phone. DayCase has changeable inserts that work with their clear iPhone case – it’s not a bumper, it’s an actual case with a clear back.     The inserts…

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Tween-Teen-Tuesday

NewTrent Phone Chargers Are Great Gifts For iPhone Users! Tween/Teen Tuesday

Welcome to a special holiday gift guide edition of Tween/Teen Tuesday at OurCrazyBoys.com! I’m reviewing some of the best gifts for your teens so you’ll have no problem being the coolest mom (or dad) on the block this holiday season! Up this week… iPod and iPhone chargers!    Michael definitely takes after his Mom… we always have our phone chargers close by. We love our iPhones, but they don’t have the best battery life. These products from NewTrent are my favorites…

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SMS Audio Headphones

Teen Gift Guide | SMS Audio STREET by 50 Headphones

In our house, we usually have one big gift and several smaller ones under the tree on Christmas morning. When the boys were little, big gift usually meant just that – large in size. Now that the boys are older, they  are starting to ask for more expensive items – and our “big gift” is synonymous with expensive gift. I’m always worried about spending a lot of money on something that the boys won’t love after a couple of months, so in…

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Must-Have Apps For Blogging Conferences

My Must-Have Apps For Blog Conferences (or anywhere!)

My iPhone has been a life-changer. I check my email, manage my bank account, shop online, and edit photos from wherever I am. The camera in my phone takes amazing photos, and I have actually toyed around with the idea of not carrying my DSLR to Blissdom with me and using my iPhone camera instead. While at a blogging conference, I imagine I’ll get a ton of use out of my iPhone. Besides facebook, twitter, and WordPress, the five apps…

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Text Signatures For Tweens

Text Signatures: The Tween Thing To Do

You may remember that Michael got a cell phone for Christmas 2010. After all of the stress I had over the decision, I’m glad that we decided to get him one. I feel better about letting him go places (like the park) without me and we get to interact in a different way, which is interesting fun. The one thing I don’t understand about kids and phones are the need to use text signatures. It probably has something to do…

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