20 Gifts for Social Media Lovers

Gift Ideas for Social Media Lovers

There are some affiliate links in this post.  Fun and trendy gifts aren’t easy to come across. You know, nobody is going to do a Google search for a Facebook Like Oven Mitt. I’ve found some fun gifts over the last few years and wanted to share some of my finds, as well as some of my personal favorites, so you’ll have the perfect gift for that social media lover in your life.   Everything But the Posts ($12.99 paperback,…

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Gift Ideas for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Gift Ideas: Toys for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone

Looking for some fun tech toys this holiday season? Here are some fun toys for iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone that you might love! 1. Plush Pals ($24.95) These adorable plush animals are a must have for any music-loving kid (or adult). Plug Freddy, Manny, or Patch into your iPhone, iPod, or iPad and they’ll sing your favorite song, pretend to narrate a cartoon, or mimic your video game. A bonus? They’re soft and cuddly, apart from the battery area in the bottom. Playing…

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The Otterbox Agility Tablet System allows you to use your tablet in different ways with the click of a magnet.

iPad Case, Dock, and Mount: Otterbox Agility Review and #Giveaway

Every once in a while products are created that make you think, “What would I do without this?” The Agility Tablet System by Otterbox is that product for me. iPads are known for being portable–they’re mobile devices. But pulling your iPad in and out of cases whenever you want to change what you’re using it for can be a pain. Otterbox came up with a pretty awesome solution for us: the Agility Tablet System. With Agility, you can house your iPad in a…

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What is a prepaid hotspot, and how can it help my wireless bill?

NETGEAR Prepaid Hotspot: AT&T Unite for GoPhone #LifeConnected

These days, it’s tough to imagine having no internet connection. For a variety of reasons, we seem to depend on it and are a little lost without it. We use a prepaid hotspot to keep us connected while we are places that don’t have wifi. In the car while on a road trip, while “stuck” in places like the car repair shop or DMV, and even at the coffee shop when you’d like faster speeds or more security than the wifi…

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5 reasons why you need Cox Contour service!

5 Reasons You Need Cox Contour Service #TVJustForMe #CoxContour

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. We recently added the Cox Contour package to our cable services, and we are so bummed that we didn’t do this earlier!   We had no idea what we were missing….

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The Cox Contour experience

Excited for Cox Contour! #CoxContour #TVJustForMe

I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. In just a few short weeks, we will be one of the many Cox Communications customers experiencing the Contour service. Cox’s Contour experience has taken their customer’s tv viewing experience to the…

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Your quick guide to Apple's major announcements - including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus among the huge announcements made by Apple

iOS8 is set to be released September 17, 2014. Visit this post for #iOS8 tips and tricks!   I was over at iPhone Life yesterday live blogging the Apple Event, and I wanted to share some news with you about the new iPhone. I can’t express how excited I am about it all!   The event began with the iPhone 6 launch. The new offerings are a 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus. Here are some details: iPhone 6…

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iOS8 Tips and Tricks #iOS8

Apple iOS8 Tips and Tricks #iOS8

Want more tips? Sign up for my email newsletter or visit my other iPhone posts. I’ve been a part of the Apple Developer program for about a year now and I have to say that the biggest perk is being able to download new operating systems before the public. Apple recently released a version of iOS8 to their developer program, and they’re claiming it’s the “biggest iOS release ever.”  I was able to download iOS8 onto my iPhone about two months early, and I wanted…

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My 5 favorite apps to save money

My 5 Favorite Apps To Save Money #my360independence

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Capital One 360. I’m not a coupon user. There, I’ve said it. I’ve clipped coupons in the past and they were always forgotten on my kitchen counter. I meant well, but in the end I’d just wasted the time it took me to cut them out. One of my very favorite things about smartphones is how easy it is to download coupons and deals–literally the click of a button. I can…

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Online Courtesy: 5 common courtesies to extend to your online family.

Five common courtesies to extend to your online family

Social media has come so, so far in the last few years. Of course the more we use something, the more comfortable we become with it. This can be good and bad. Since social media can be so social (all your friends in one place!) and so isolated (you, alone, behind a computer screen) at the same time, I thought it was a good time to point out a few things that people seem to be forgetting about. Presenting… my list of 5 common courtesies…

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PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker

PowerSound II Personalized Bluetooth Speaker Review and #Giveaway

I received a PowerSound II personalized Bluetooth speaker to help me write this post. Powerstick.com is also providing a personalized PowerSound II to one of my readers! I recently was approached by the folks at PowerStick to check out one of their Bluetooth speakers. Honestly my first thought was, “another Bluetooth speaker?” I review a lot of them for iPhoneLife and didn’t need another one. But then I clicked on the video they sent me–it’s catchy, and it showed that the PowerSound II…

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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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How do I use #AmazonCart?

How to use #AmazonCart to Shop on Twitter #cbias

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. We live fairly far out of the city of Tucson, so “running to the store” isn’t a phrase we often use. We save our trips and run several errands at once, and if we forget something then we go without. Amazon Prime has changed a lot of this for us in the last few…

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Rise&Smile app spreads human kindness

Wake Up With the Rise and Smile App! #hellohumankindness

One thing I feel strongly about is kindness. Treat everyone with kindness and truly, how can that go wrong? Dignity Health is taking this human kindness thing one step further. They created an app so you can start your day with some kindness–from a stranger. I think that an intentional act of kindness is the perfect way to start your day.

In defense of Snapchat: Why I allow my teen to use the controversial app

In Defense of Snapchat

I’ve written about the Snapchat app before. I’ve told you about why you should monitor Snapchat and other apps, and I’ve written about how it could be a dangerous app for kids. In this time of new technology, technology that we didn’t have as kids, it’s important to be flexible. I have no previous experience with teenagers, kids who use iPhones, or even kids who use Snapchat. I’m literally making it up as I go along, as I bet you…

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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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