Hey there, fellow productivity seekers and digital list-lovers! Are you ready to meet the digital equivalent of a personal assistant, life coach, and fairy godparent all rolled into one? Let’s talk about Trello—the super cool, visually appealing, and ridiculously user-friendly project management tool that’s about to flip your world right side up. Welcome to the Land of Organized Zen Picture this: a virtual corkboard (but way prettier) where you can pin all your tasks, dreams, and even your wildest work projects. Trello lets you create boards for literally anything, from planning your friend’s wedding to launching a rocket (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but if you’reRead More →

Calling all tech lovers and gadget geeks! Are you ready to transform your tech experience from “meh” to “woah”? You’ve got these shiny devices at your fingertips, but are you really squeezing all the juicy goodness out of them? Probably not, but no worries—I’ve got some tips to rev up your digital life! Future-Proof Your Gadgets: When you’re eyeing that alluring piece of tech, pause and think—will it still make you swoon next year? Choose gear that grows with you! Password Managers are BFFs: Remembering passwords is so last year. Get a password manager to keep your secrets safe and make logins a breeze. BackRead More →

Every time I wander aimlessly through Best Buy perusing all the fun techie gadgets, I always linger a bit longer when passing by the Philips Hue Lighting System display.  The pretty colors, the dimmable mood lighting, the endless possibilities…it was definitely on my “wish list” of cool gadgets.  Although we inevitably did not go the Philips Hue Lighting route, we did try out the Wink Hub 2.  And it’s awesome! Yes, home automation has been around for quite a while now and yes you may be thinking, “Ok, get with the times already.”  BUT…for someone who has never experienced the amazingness of home automation, it’sRead More →

Apparently, Siri is a little more human than we thought.  After living with Siri for many years now, turns out I know very little about her (or him, if you change the voice style…and now you can select accents, too! Just go to Settings > General > Siri).  Fortunately, as with human relationships, it just takes a few questions to learn more! For example, did you know you could ask Siri to “flip a coin”?  Or “roll the dice”?  And you can decide how many sides there are to the dice that Siri rolls!  Want to know what the latest tweets are from your favoriteRead More →

Every birthday, Christmas, anniversary or Valentine’s Day, I try to give my husband the “best gift ever”…well, that is until the next gift-giving day rolls around.  And then I’ve got to top myself with an even best-er gift ever, which then creates the vicious cycle I’ve been in for years now!  And I’ve loved every minute of it.  I’m always thinking, planning, brainstorming, researching on what the next crazy awesome gift might be.  And this past Christmas, I was once again successful.  Because what’s the one thing a man in his 30’s would want more than anything else for Christmas??  That’s right, video games!! ButRead More →

I just climbed El Capitan mountain in Yosemite…from my couch!  Not possible, you say?  Google says otherwise. Starting today, Google Map users can “climb” The Nose and Dawn Wall routes of El Capitan right from their computer.  Just head on over to Google Maps and use the Street View to scale the mighty mountain without breaking a sweat (well, unless you look at it from your Texas apartment in the dead heat of summer while your A/C is broken…then it’s just Sweat City 24/7 regardless of Google’s attempts at convenience). And check out the cool video below of the people that did the actual climbing of the mountain whileRead More →

Well, ok, maybe Google can’t cook up a seven-course meal complete with a nice bottle of red wine and a flaming chocolate soufflé…yet. But they did just add quite the list of new commands. Up until now, we’ve been able to command Google to do a lot of other things in the same Google family of apps. Now they’ve opened it up to developers of other third-party apps. Here’s a great list compiled by Tech Crunch of some of the new apps and command options available: Flixster: “Show me Inception on Flixster.” Instacart: “Show instacart availability.” Lincoln: “Start my Lincoln MKZ.” NPR One: “Listen to NPR.”Read More →