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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Samsung Tab 3 10.1 Android Tablet Review

My Supertool: The Samsung Tab 3 Android Tablet #IntelTablets

I recently went to Best Buy and checked out their tablet selection. My laptop is getting a little old and slow, and I’d love to have something lightweight to take on road trips with me. The boys in blue (shirts) showed me around and pointed me towards one tablet in particular: the Samsung Tab 3 Android tablet, which runs off of a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Z2560 running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. What the heck does that mean? I asked my Best…

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The Best Family Game Apps!

Heads Up Is A Fun Family Game App!

Hey there! Welcome to Tween and Teen Tuesday at My Crazy Good Life! Today I’m sharing our favorite new family game app that you can play with an iPhone or iPad–it’s called Heads Up! I’m thinking of sharing some apps that are great for tweens and teens here every month, so let me know if this is something that interests you, and if you have any great apps you would like me to feature! Have you played Heads Up yet?…

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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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Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office In The Cloud? Yes! And A Microsoft Office Giveaway

I was provided with a copy of Microsoft Office 365 in exchange for this review and giveaway. All opinions, as always, are my own.  Microsoft Word. Excel. Powerpoint. You know these names, right? They’re staples of any computer user. They’re staples of this house–we have been keeping our bills in an Excel spreadsheet for the past ten years and I just finished writing my book in Word! Microsoft Office 365 has upped their game by adding cloud access and applications such as OneNote:…

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