Saving Time & Staying Safe With Mobile Banking

I finally jumped on the mobile banking bandwagon. When it comes to technology, I’m usually an early adopter of devices and social networks, but mobile banking was something I held off on. I started looking into mobile banking options at the beginning of the year when I opened a checking account for my content strategy consulting business. I love my credit union, so naturally I went to them to find out more about their business checking accounts. When compared with the {Read More}

Quick Tech Tip to Fall Asleep Faster

Like many people, I tend to lay awake in bed at the end of the night, scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook or checking my email one last time. I am a card-carrying blogger & part of the Verizon influencer team, after all. Or maybe I’m just addicted to social media. Maybe both. In an age where our mobile devices are almost always within arms’ reach, it’s hard to resist the temptation to check your cell phone one last time before {Read More}

Are phone conversations dead?

I remember when I first discovered the magical awesomeness of talking to my friends on the phone. I want to say it was right around the beginning of middle school, when I found my circle of friends expanding to people outside a one-block radius of my house. That’s how it works, right? In elementary school, you have your best friend or friends in your class that you see all day, every day at school. But the kids you play with {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}

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}

Backup & Access Your Phone Photos From Anywhere Using Dropbox #VZWBuzz

As part of the VZWBuzz influencer team, I take a ton of photos with my phone. One of the things I used to struggle with on a daily basis is how to backup and access those photo photos. Especially when I need them for a blog post. Image: GotCredit on Flickr Enter Dropbox. This free app works on your phone, tablet, and computer to backup & sync your pictures and files so you can access them from anywhere. (FYI – {Read More}

How Keeping In Touch With Grandma Really Works #VZWBuzz

Levi’s Grandma Joanne (my mom) lives in FL. She’s lived there since my parents split up when I was in Kindergarten, so I’m no stranger to long-distance communication. Having a grandparent in another state means Levi has grown up using technology to keep in touch with her. Technology these days makes it super easy to keep in touch with relatives and friends that live far away. I’m part of the influencer team for Verizon, one of best mobile service providers out there {Read More}

3 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts You Can MAKE With Your Smartphone #VZWBuzz

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For the procrastinators out there (like me!), here are some great last-minute gifts you can actually MAKE with your smartphone. These last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts are perfect for craft-challenged folks (again, like me) that want to give a personalized gift without the glitter & goop mess that often accompanies craft projects. Since I’m part of a really cool team of influencers for Verizon, I thought it would be fun to find gifts that {Read More}

Set a Santa Command on the Droid Turbo #DroidHolidays #VZWBuzz

One of my favorite features of the Droid Turbo is the ability to set a custom voice prompt using Moto Voice. Since Christmas is less than 2 days away and Levi is finally old enough to “get” the whole Santa thing, I thought it would be fun to set up a fun Santa surprise for the next time he tries to grab my phone without asking. How to set a Santa Voice Command on the Droid Turbo In the video {Read More}