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Fitbit Blaze Sweepstakes: Smart Fitness Has Never Looked Better #vzwbuzz #FitbitBlaze

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of Verizon and OM Media. A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. ~ Chinese Proverb As a reluctant exerciser, this phrase motivates me daily. And while I’m just working toward 10,000 steps each day, meeting that goal begins with just one step. Whether it’s walking […]

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Save Your Sanity with the Tile Bluetooth Tracker

Not too long ago I was traveling and when I got off the plane at home I couldn’t find my car keys. They were no where to be found. I retraced my trip and the only thing I could figure out is that maybe the fell out of my purse. Maybe on the plane or […]

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Parental Controls and Alternatives to Monitoring Kids Online

As a Gen-Xer my digital footprint didn’t begin until I was well into adulthood. Initially there was a sense of anonymity because we were able to use screen names. Quickly, though, we came to realize that we could be identified. Even in the early days of the internet there were ways to find out who […]

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Teens, Tweens, Tech Safety and Making Mistakes

June is Internet Safety Month. Not a day goes by that BabyGirl isn’t online in some fashion. The interesting thing is that I’ve also seen October designated as Online Safety Month. As the parent of a tween, though, every month is Internet and Online Safety Month. Tech minefields are discovered every day and we can’t wait […]

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Take Sound On The Go With Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

I grew up in the era of the boom box. If you don’t know what that is, it’s that giant portable stereo John Cusack held up in the movie Say Anything. If you’ve never seen Say Anything, you really should. Not just for the boom box scene, but it’s a really great movie. Anyway, teens […]

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5 Low Tech Tips For Monitoring Your Kid’s High Tech Life

For those of us in our 40s with kids who are on the cusp of becoming teens, when it comes to social media and the online world of teens we are, in some ways, our parents. All those times we said we’d do things differently, and tried really hard not to hear the words of […]

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What To Do With Your Old Phone When You Upgrade

I’m very lucky that I get to test out many different mobile devices. I’m the dork who usually has 3 phones with me. Not because I’m so important, but because I want to use the new phones like you’d use them. But most people aren’t like that and when they upgrade to a new phone […]

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Kids, Smartphones, and Emergency Preparedness

September is National Emergency Preparedness month. I didn’t know there was a month dedicated to this. And because I didn’t know and I consider myself to be well-informed I figured you may not know either. As part of the Verizon Influencers group I participate in the weekly #vzwbuzz chat on Twitter (Friday at 3pm ET […]

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6 Ways A Tablet Makes You and Your Kids More Productive

I’m a Mac girl. Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad. But I gave up my iPhone exclusivity and added an Android smartphone to my purse. And I’ve been tech driving the Nokia Lumia WindowsPhone to stretch my familiarity with another OS. At a Verizon Insiders Summit, I was given a Nokia 2520 tablet and asked to see […]

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You Only Lose Your Hard Drive Once

When was the last time you backed up your phone and computer? If you opened up your computer and couldn’t access your hard drive would you panic and freak out or calmly remind yourself that you have everything on a backup? If you turned on your phone to find it has mysteriously reset itself, would […]

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