My Radio Shack last minute gift list #GiftSmart

My Radio Shack Last Minute Gift List #GiftSmart

This post is sponsored by Radio Shack and Find Your Influence. Gift choices are mine, of course. Last minute gifts are stressful–not only do you have to quickly decide what to get, you have to find somewhere to purchase it too! A lot of the stress goes away when shopping at a one-stop store like Radio Shack, where you can find gifts for people of all ages.   Shopping for gifts this year was a little tough–tweens and teens want…

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Surface Pro 3 Pen Tips and Tricks

Surface Pro 3 Pen Tips #Intel2in1

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between My Crazy Good Life and Intel. This could include Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. We have been playing with our Intel 2 in 1 and are loving it! One of the most useful things about the Surface Pro 3 is the Surface pen. It took us a while to get the hang of it, and I wanted to share our favorite ways to use the Surface Pen…

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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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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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Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

Pantech Vybe and Printable Tween Cell Phone Contract

This post is sponsored by Pantech. As always, all opinions and ideas are my own!  Michael received his first cell phone when he was 10 years old. It wasn’t a necessity, like it is for most kids that age. He wasn’t walking home or staying by himself at home after school. He wanted one more than we had ever seen him want something, and we decided that it was good for our family for different reasons: he could text and…

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SMS Audio announces new Sport headphone line

SMS Audio Announces Sport Headphones

It’s no secret that I love SMS Audio Headphones. I have reviewed them here on my blog as a sturdy and better-sounding alternative to other headphones for teens and have added them to every gift guide I’ve put together both here and over at iPhoneLife.com. SMS Audio makes an amazing set of headphones, and I was pretty excited to see this addition in a press release last week. I love working out with music playing and the only downfall of the SMS…

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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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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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Rock your Facebook Page with these three tips

Rock Your Facebook Page With These Three Tips

With Facebook always changing, there are a few things you can do to make the most out of your business page. Here are instructions for making three quick changes that will give you an edge on the competition, whatever your field may be! 1. Add link to your website in About section: Always have a link in your About section! This makes it easy for people to find your website right from your Facebook page.   a. Edit page >…

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How to set up MailChimp like a Boss.

How to set up MailChimp like a Boss.

Looking for more blogging tips? Everything But the Posts, my new book, gives tips about setting up a blog, connecting with your community, and monetizing. It’s available in paperback, on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks. ___________ There are two ways to subscribe to someone’s blog–RSS and email (which is through RSS). When dealing with RSS feeds, it can get very confusing very quickly. I’m going to try and help make it all clear for you! Every website that’s routinely updated has a feed. It’s usually found…

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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

Win Digital Downloads For A Year from The Pixel Boutique

iPhone, Tablet, And Desktop Wallpaper And A Style Me Digital Giveaway

Look around for a second. Yup, at my blog. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s all because of my dear friend Nicole at The Pixel Boutique. Nicole makes pretty things. Right now, she’s making my desktop prettier with desktop wallpaper. Nicole has come up with a great idea for making us all own something pretty with her monthly Style Me Digital monthly design packs. Here’s the deal: Every month, get new beautiful digital wallpapers. Specifically, you’ll receive: Desktop Organizer Background (different screen…

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Best 3 Android at CES

Best Of Android At CES #CES2014

Becca and I had a great week at the International CES; given that she has always been an iEverything fan and I have been devoted to Android, it was fun to walk the show floors together. We had some good laughs over what felt to me like an abundance of products for Apple devices. Thankfully, I was able to find some really amazing products at CES for Android fans – and hopefully there are a few of you over here…

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