The eReader, a device even a casual reader can learn to love »

Before I start, I must confess that I don’t consider myself in the know when it comes to the latest technology, and by “technology” I mean anything more sophisticated than my Blackberry. So when I received an Amazon Kindle last Christmas, I wasn’t sure how it was going to fit into my stubbornly device-free lifestyle.

Read more...

Amazon’s Audible makes audio book buying easy and affordable »

In a perfect world I would end every day with a good book, accompanied by a hot cup of Sleepytime tea. I wish I could read more, but I have the same excuse as most – I just don’t have the time.

Read more...

LEGO Universe: an MMOG for the whole family »

Online safety for kids. Of course, if your child is playing a game where they interact with strangers, even virtually, a parent will have concerns. I spoke with the game developers about the safety measures they have put in place to ensure our children are safe from virtual harm. If players want to "chat" they can only use approved words and word combinations. Inappropriate language simply is not allowed to be typed into the conversation and is monitored immediately in a pop-up chat window.

Read more...

Social media for good »

For many users, social media provides a great way to kill time, and with three percent of Twitter’s servers dedicated to Justin Bieber and sites like Perez Hilton and Texts From Last Night, you can easily understand how.

Read more...

The ban on texting while driving »

How is it going? I’m happy to report that since the ban went into effect last week, I have completely changed the way I spend my time in the car. My phone no longer rests in may lap waiting for that cursory glance every few minutes. I make sure to put it well out of my reach to even stop me from making unnecessary phone calls.

Read more...

Steve Jobs vs. the college student – would you buy from a company with a cranky CEO? »

I want to start this post off by saying, I love Apple products. Our family has five MacBooks (yes five!), three iPhones, two iPods, an iPod Shuffle and an Apple wireless router. And we are only a family of four with an infant baby girl who hasn’t learned to use such technology yet. Not only that, but in the offices of Mom Central, we all use MacBook Pro laptops.

Read more...

Encouraging your child’s online creativity with Weebly »

There are many perks to being a work-from-home mom. The 15 more minutes I have in the morning since I don’t have to apply the makeup. The ability to juggle the morning and afternoon bus stop regime. The money I save on my very own brewed coffee, breakfast and lunch. The list can certainly go on, and for this post, I will spare you the drawbacks. However, as I have been working in this capacity for almost eight years, the most rewarding part of working from home is how astute my children have become in understanding adult responsibility and a strong work ethic.

Read more...

Upgrading the family TV into movie streaming and gaming system »

I have fond memories of childhood sleepovers, where a few of my best girl friends and I would pack ourselves into my family’s living room and spend hours giggling over crushes while munching on popcorn and ice cream. These nights were never complete without a visit to our local video store. Accompanied by a parent, we’d pace the isles and debate the merits of each possible selection – Home Alone, The Sandlot or Beauty and the Beast?!

Read more...

Smaller is better with the Pro Pack Mini Controller and giveaway »

One size does not fit all. In the past, when playing on a Wii gaming system, you couldn't choose a big or small controller. Players used the only size available and those with smaller hands had to manage, until Power A created the Pro Pack Mini remote.

Read more...

Big Fork Little Fork, a Kraft Foods app for the iPad »

Next time the kids ask what’s for dinner, just hand them your iPad and tell them it’s their turn to decide. Thanks to Kraft Food’s new iPad app, Big Fork Little Fork, you can do just that.

Read more...

ZipShot tripods for photography on the go »

Since I decided to get serious with my photography and use my DSLR more, I’ve been interested in getting a new tripod. But which one to choose? It seems like there’s a tripod for every type of photography from table top to lightweight to professional.

Read more...