Moto Z Force Droid – AKA The Battery That Lasts Forever

When it comes to cell phones, I get giddy every time I get my hands on a new one, especially when it’s something I’ve had my eye on like the Moto Z Force Droid. And to be honest, it wasn’t the phone that first caught my eye. It was a movie playing on the wall behind the Verizon table at MN Blogger Conference. That’s what got me interested, so I wandered over to see why they were playing a movie {Read More}

How Young Is Too Young for a Cell Phone? #VZWBuzz

How young is too young for a cell phone? If you had asked me this question a couple months ago, I would have said Levi is DEFINITELY too young to have his own cell phone. He’s not quite 5 – who needs a cell phone when they’re not even in Kindergarten yet? Not my kid, that’s for sure. But oh how things change. As part of the Verizon team of lifestyle influences, I was able to learn all about one {Read More}

HTC One M9 vs HTC One M8: Is it worth the upgrade? #VZWBuzz

This year, HTC released the HTC One M9, an improved version of 2014’s HTC One M8. The big question many people have wondered is about to be answered – is it worth the upgrade? As part of Verizon’s team of influencers, I’ve had the pleasure of personally using both the HTC One M8 and the HTC One M9 cell phones. Since I own both, I figure I’m decently qualified to compare the two. So compare them I shall, judging if {Read More}

What to do when your dog (or kid) breaks your tech #VZWBuzz

I have 3 kids and a dog. I’m clumsy. Mykl doesn’t function well before coffee. It’s the kind of combination where even on the best days, sh*t gets broken around our house. Take, for instance, Levi’s new Gizmopal I recently received from Verizon to test out. I’m part of their awesome team of influencers, so they periodically provide me with new devices and a line of service. This is one I was really looking forward to reviewing.   #techtuesday – {Read More}

10 Tips for Switching to a New Cell Phone

I love trying out new tech, but sometimes switching to a new cell phone can suck. New phones don’t come pre-loaded with all your apps or contacts in the same place as your old phone, and if you’re switching models, the buttons are probably in different places and there are new features to learn, too. Since I switch cell phones often as part of the Verizon influencer team, I thought I’d share some of my tips to ease the transition {Read More}

How to make a YouTube photo collage video with your cell phone #VZWVoices #Mom

It’s amazing how easy it is to make a YouTube photo collage video with your cell phone these days. My neighbor Lisa made one of holiday lights around our town with her Galaxy S4.

Read more for Lisa’s story about a run-in with the cops & a step-by-step tutorial of how to make your own video like hers.

Checking out Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores + Coupon

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card . Getting my new Galaxy Note 3 phablet recently meant I needed to make a visit to a Best Buy Mobile Specialty Stores for some accessories. What Is Best Buy Mobile™? Best Buy Mobile™ stores are the awesome little sisters of the bigger Best Buy retail stores most people are familiar with, but with a more specialized inventory. They focus on mobile devices (like cell phones and {Read More}

What does the phablet say? #VZWVoices #Mom

Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard the word phablet before (pronounce fab-let). What the heck is a phablet and what does it do? The easy answer is…

A Practical Review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 From Sprint

Just before Christmas, I managed to break my camera. I didn’t get a chance to replace it before I went on my cruise, so instead I just brought along my Samsung Galaxy S III (Sprint version) hoping it would be good enough. I think it did a pretty good job snapping this photo of the cruise ship when we were in port. I’ve actually been testing the phone for several months, and I love it. It has a large touch {Read More}