My New Water Bottle

April 11th, 2017

If a product has a mobile app that works with it, I will probably buy it. Smoke detectors, doorbells, board games, watches -- I have them all and love interacting with them through my phone. The latest device-plus-app in my life is the Hidrate Spark water bottle. This water bottle tracks how much water you drink each day and syncs it with an app on…

Stop Freaking Out About Instagram Changes

March 30th, 2016

Was your Instagram feed flooded with people and brands begging you to "turn on notifications" so you don't miss a single post when Instagram implements an algorithm to determine what images to show and when? You were not alone. Monday evening and all day Tuesday, most of the posts I viewed were related to this impending change that people said would start today. It was an unsubstantiated…

Alexa: My New Best Friend

January 25th, 2016

One evening, admittedly after a few glasses of wine, my husband and I saw a commercial for the Amazon Echo. We were so intrigued, I purchased it from my phone right then and promptly forgot about it. By the time we received it a few weeks later, I wasn't even that anxious to plug it in because I couldn't imagine what we would really do…

Reddit 101

January 7th, 2016

Earlier this week, I visited with KATV about Reddit, what it is, how to use and whether your kids should use it. Key Things To Know About Reddit It is an online community forum: anyone can post anything. Before you post, know your Reddiquette! The site is against censorship, but there are rules the community expects you to follow. Use sub-Reddits to narrow down the…

The Phone Will Rule Black Friday

November 25th, 2015

Fighting to get in the door of a large retailer on Black Friday is no longer necessary to get the best deals. Now shopping happens in micro-moments on mobile devices in between physical locations and shopping activities. This holiday season, shopping will be all about the mobile phone -- for pre-shopping, for price comparisons in store and for shopping online. Though more than 60% of shoppers say…

The iPhone Case I Have Used Longest

August 14th, 2015

I used to change iPhone cases to match my outfits each day. Until I found this one. It does not stand out and is not too flashy; instead I think it adds subtle style and personality to my phone. I love every phone case that Rifle Paper Co. makes (really, I like everything they make). My case has a few scratches and scrapes, but instead of…