Tablet video quality for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) #VZWbuzz

With all the advancements in tablet technology, I’ve often wondered if folks holding up their giant devices at events are actually getting decent pictures and video. Thanks to being a member of the #VZWbuzz lifestyle team*, I was able to find out for myself when I filmed my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video this afternoon using my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1″ tablet (2014 edition). In the spirit of the Ice Bucket Challenge, this is a one-take, non-edited, in-the-moment video. Mykl {Read More}

Technology makes me hate flying less #VZWbuzz

Thank goodness for technology. It makes flying so much more tolerable! I’m not sure about y’all, but I love traveling. I’m just not a huge fan of the actual transportation part that goes with it. Take my recent trip to Chicago for the Verizon Midwest bloggers* summit. The trip itself was awesome. I learned a lot about their current initiatives, got training on some of the devices I’m testing out, and even got to tour the new Motorola headquarters and {Read More}

Bonding over technology: Teaching dad how the tablet works #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. Jason (Levi’s dad) was over the other day and Levi taught him how to use apps on my tablet. It might have been one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen. Part of the reason it was so adorable is because Levi totally has this tablet thing figured out. I have all of his {Read More}

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…

Netflix Obsession Conquered: Orange Is The New Black #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. It all started about two and a half weeks ago. I came home from the office with a fever and wanted nothing more than to curl up in bed with a million blankets and some hot soup and some mindless TV. Jason was nice and took Levi for the night so I could get {Read More}

4 Preschool Apps Worth Paying For #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions.     Last week I shared some of the free apps I’ve been downloading for Levi on my Verizon Galaxy Tab 2 tablet. This week I want to share a couple of the paid app gems I’ve discovered in the Google Play store. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox – $1.99 This is probably my #1 favorite {Read More}

Giveaway: Acer Iconia 32GB Tablet ($299 Value)

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these reader reward giveaways. Up for grabs is a fancy new tablet so you geek out to your heart’s content. The Acer Iconia tablet comes complete with an 8.1″ touch screen, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013. You’ll be able to get in plenty of web surfing and work with an 8 hour battery life. I can totally vouch for how awesome tablets are for mobile entertainment and to {Read More}

6 Free Google Play Apps For Preschool Kids #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 for a couple months, and it recently dawned on my that I have no apps on it for Levi. I’ve let him use it to Skype with Mykl’s kids, but that’s about it. He’s preschool age, and apparently there are some awesome apps in the Google Play {Read More}

Levi’s First Skype With Mr Grey’s Kids #VZWVoices #Mom

I’m currently participating in the Verizon Moms Voices blogging program. I received a complimentary device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions. A couple weeks ago, Levi and I both met Mr. Grey’s (Mykl’s) kids Tillie & Lucy for the first time. We met at Subway for dinner, then took all of them to the Eagle’s Nest indoor playground. It was great to meet in a low-key setting where the kids could run around and play. The {Read More}