Sponsored Review: Nokia Lumia Icon

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Verizon Wireless. I’ve had Verizon Wireless as my service provider since I first got a cell phone – and that was a very conscious decision. While growing up in Albany, my parents made the choice for me, once I graduated college, the choice was up to me. However, with all of my business and leisure travels, I quickly learned that Verizon had the best service coverage of all – {Read More}

App I Love: Rapportive

I think pretty much everyone has to send emails to people they don’t know on occasion. And it’s never fun when you make the assumption that “Leslie Smith” is a female… and he turns out to be a male. Oops. But I recently learned about a new add-on for Gmail that helps with that problem – and provides a lot of other benefits as well. Ramit Sethi did a short newsletter this week on Rapportive, and I initially figured I’d {Read More}

App I Love: Full Text RSS Feed

Over my Christmas vacation, I intended to get caught up on my blog reading… but that unfortunately didn’t totally happen. Oops! However, I recently discovered an app that has greatly improved my blog reading experience, and wanted to share it with all of you. Have you ever added a blog to your RSS reader and been irritated to discover that the blogger has set up their feed to only show “excerpts?” That is, your reader shows a few sentences or {Read More}

Sponsored: Tablet Shopping and RadioShack’s Name Your Deal Holiday Promo

I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for RadioShack. I will receive a gift card to facilitate a shopping trip and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Recently, the airline industry has been abuzz with the news that the FAA finally agreed to allow electronic devices to be used between taxi and 10,000 feet / 10,000 feet and touchdown. This is huge! I know that there’s a sentiment about “being in the air is {Read More}

Apps I Love: Wappwolf

Every so often, something bad happens to my phone. Sometimes it’s my own fault – like when I run in the rain without protecting it well and it shorts out. Sometimes it’s been someone else’s fault – like when it got stolen from me by a busboy at a restaurant (note: do not ever go to Vynl in Hell’s Kitchen). And sometimes it’s been no one’s fault – like when the SD card mysteriously stopped working just moments after I had {Read More}

Apps I Love: F.lux and Twilight

I’ve been struggling for over a week to get over a stupid cold – and I am finally seeing it break after (spoiler) running a marathon yesterday. Hooray! Running always seems to cure my maladies :) While I’ve been sick, I’ve been trying extra hard to get more sleep… but it’s not always easy. I schedule myself way too thin! Lately, I am trying to take at least one night a week for myself, with nothing scheduled at all. No {Read More}

Apps I Love: Pocketcasts by Shifty Jelly

As I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts, I’ve become a podcast power user in the last six months or so. But since I have an Android phone instead of iPhone, I can’t just use iTunes to get all the latest content. After experimenting with a lot of different apps for my phone, I found one that I absolutely love – Pocketcasts, by Shifty Jelly (available for both IOS and Android, though this rave applies to the Android version). When {Read More}

Apps I Love: SMS Backup

One area in which I struggle from a productivity standpoint is dealing with my multitude of inboxes. There is my company work email, my client work email, my blog email, and my personal email, plus non-traditional inboxes like my voicemail, my to do list, and my text messages. Every productivity expert will advise you that narrowing your focus to one source of tasks is critical – this is why so many email productivity guides start by encouraging you to timebox checking/processing email and {Read More}

Working Out in the Digital World

Today, instead of posting about Absolut fitness, I want to talk about App-solute fitness. (Sorry, I thought that pun was way too funny not to use – I know I’m a huge dork). Lately, it’s come to my attention that there are a lot of great and really cool ways to use my phone – but when I say a lot, I do mean a lot of cool apps. Just when I think I have everything I could ever need, {Read More}