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Smackdown: Instant Photo Printers

Instant Photo Printers

I love the instant gratification of Smartphone photos. Especially for someone who grew up with analog cameras and film, it’s a thrill to grab that once-in-a-lifetime shot of a kid’s first cannonball, or a Jenny bounding around at the dog park, or those chocolate macarons that were almost too pretty to eat. But digital shots have a way of staying… digital. They fill up my phone or go into Cloud storage. They can even accidentally get deleted. And they’re just not the same…

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Family Gear

I’m a Mac… my daughter’s an Android?

Verizon Google Pixel vs. iPhone

Once upon a time, Apple was the epitome of cool. The booming tech company (led by a turtleneck-wearing genius) released one innovative product after another. Computers, phones, watches, and more, it seemed as though Apple could do no wrong. But then, things started to change. Apple maintained its reputable approach, but other companies started to catch up. Attitudes changed. Suddenly, the once nerdy Android was a clear competitor to cool-kid Apple. Plus, a new generation of users came of age,…

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Gear Work + Travel

Do You Still Need a Computer?

Computer alternatives

If you use a massive program like Logic or Avid to get your work done, then you need a computer. If you’re a programmer, no question, you’re married to that machine. And if you’re regularly filling up memory cards, then a computer is a must. But what if you mainly check email, do a li’l word processing and read a li’l Buzzfeed? Is a computer still your one-and-only? Let’s play a digital dating game. You might find that one of these (less…

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Gear

Vegas, Baby! What I’m Most Excited to see at CES 2017

Las Vegas: CES 2017

This post is sponsored by Moen, but all words, designs and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the partners that support us creating quality content for you. Just a mere 10 days after Christmas, while you’re still loving that new tablet or drone you got, the Consumer Electronics Show begins (AKA CES 2017), and blows all that stuff out of the water with exciting announcements, new products and a glimpse at the future of technology. I…

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Gear

Smackdown: Instant Cameras

Best Instant Cameras

Trigger-happy with my smartphone camera? Guilty. I’m always ready to grab an action shot of my dog, my kids, my lunch… but I can’t help but feel that there’s something lost with all these pictures that only exist in digital space. As much as physical pictures were a bear to store, keep organized (and safe from basement floods), I do miss the the visceral nature of flipping through photos.  Naturally, the resurgence of instant cameras really appeals to me. Not only do they offer…

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Gear Saving + Shopping

Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Headphones

Finding the perfect headphones

Finding the perfect headphones has become as complicated as car shopping in terms of the countless models, brands, features, and designs to choose from. Earbuds or over-ear? Wired or wireless? Noise cancelling or volume limiting? The bottom line is that you need to choose a pair (or pairs) that work for your unique lifestyle and needs. Just like suburban parents need minivans to ferry around children and city dwellers need compact cars to make parallel parking easier, you’ve got to think…

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