HP Sprocket Versus Polaroid Zip

HP Sprocket Versus Polaroid Zip

How fun is portable printing! Relive the 70’s in a new way with your very own portable printer. Check out this video review about the HP Sprocket and The Polaroid Zip. Both are great little printers designed for traveling fun! Don’t think you are going to get top quality photos. But for a fun way to do a visual travel journal, a photo booth at your next party, or a way to create other memories, these devices are great. And, the price is reasonable as they both come in around $130….

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Win a $50 Starbucks E-Giftcard! (Seriously!)

Win a $50 Starbucks E-Giftcard! (Seriously!)

Introducing: SHEables NEWSables. Once a week, SHEables sends out a brief newsletter filled with snippets of important stuff in tech. Grab a cup of coffee and quickly get caught up on tech news from a woman’s point of view. Win a $50 Starbucks E-Gift Card! Speaking of coffee, when you sign-up, you will be entered to win a $50 Starbucks e-giftcard! Winners will be announced on May 16th. If you change your mind and don’t want our emails anymore, you can always unsubscribe. (But we hope you will love it!)…

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Apple Sells New Apple Watch Bands And Models. Are Third Part Bands Better?

Apple Sells New Apple Watch Bands And Models. Are Third Part Bands Better?

Apple just released several new watch bands to adorn their Apple Watch. The sport band now comes in several colors and they are introducing a new woven band. This is all in an attempt to make the Apple Watch more customizable for wearers. The sport bands are especially colorful, as they introduced bright yellow, pink, orange and several other colors. At $50 each, they are still a little spendy to have one that matches every outfit. I own two colors in the sport band, and  they are high quality and…

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Two Trackers One Decision. Garmin Vivosmart HR or Fitbit Alta?

Two Trackers One Decision. Garmin Vivosmart HR or Fitbit Alta?

I am on a quest to determine which activity tracker I like better: The Garmin Vivosmart HR or the Fitbit Alta? Both of these activity trackers are in the same price range. But, one is more attractive, and one is more functional. The Garmin Vivosmart HR has a few more features than the Fitbit Alta, including heart rate, floors, music controls, the weather, it’s waterproof and it has a larger touchscreen. Because of all this, the device is also bigger. I am now on a quest to see how the…

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Major Update to Amazon’s Kindle – Meet Oasis.

Major Update to Amazon’s Kindle – Meet Oasis.

The Kindle has not been updated for some time now, and the new Kindle Oasis brings a huge update to the best selling e-reader. I adore my Kindle. It sits on my nightstand and I love knowing that a world of escape and relaxation sits in the palm of my hand. The Kindle Oasis had a major design upgrade, and the palm of your hand is the primary focus. It is designed to feel more comfortable while you hold it, so you can read for hours. The biggest visual difference is…

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Police May Examine Your Phone With New Textalyzer

Police May Examine Your Phone With New Textalyzer

We all know texting and driving is a big issue and concern with law enforcement. But now, there is a potential bill in New York State that would allow police to examine your phone, to see what you were doing moments before the incident. Cellebrite, the company working on this technology said, “A key part of the legislation involves new ‘Textalyzer’ technology that will allow officers to detect whether or not the device was being used around the time of a crash, but will not provide access to any content—keeping…

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Snob

Snob

Snob. That is the one word that kept popping in my head while spending a weekend in New Orleans. Not because that is what I saw in others, but because it is what I saw in myself. On a recent journey to the Big Easy to do some work for the upcoming ELCA Youth Gathering, there were no hotels available because of Jazz Fest, which is almost as crazy as Mardi Gras. So, with nowhere to go, we stayed a local community center. Comfort was not part of this experience….

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Charlie

Charlie

Other than Charlie Sheen, there are not a lot of “Charlie’s” I don’t like. It is a great name, which means, “free man.” One of my recent favorites is Charlie Skinner, the president of the news division in HBO’s series “The Newsroom.” He is witty, admired by his co-workers, and exhibits a gentle spirit. I recently met another Charlie- a blonde, curly-haired, bike riding, glasses wearing kid, who lives in Plymouth. He is another Charlie that is hard to not like, and the meaning “free man” may be rather appropriate….

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Ruach

Ruach

I have always been fascinated with the Hebrew word “ruach”, and I am reminded of this each year on Ash Wednesday. The Hebrew translation for ruach is breath, spirit or wind. The same one word in Hebrew represents different words in English. In the Old Testament, it says in the second creation account “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being.” -Genesis 2:7. “Ruach” is present in this story and…

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Fitbit Blaze, Big, Bold and NOT Sassy

Fitbit Blaze, Big, Bold and NOT Sassy

The Fitbit Blaze Is on the shelves, and it is trying to compete in the smart watch arena. However, it is more of an activity tracker, than a smart watch. There are limited bells and whistles, even though it has a smart watch design. But as an activity tracker, it is top notch in its functioning. Features include: Steps Calories Burned Distance Active Minutes floors Sleep Heart rate Phone notifications Various sport modes And the ability to track exercise   Essentially, this device is similar to the Fitbit Charge HR,…

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Fitbit Alta, Simple and Sleek

Fitbit Alta, Simple and Sleek

The Fitbit Alta is one of the latest activity trackers from Fitbit. It is a basic tracker with the functions similar to the Fitbit Flex. The update this device received was style. The device itself has a small touch screen, and the band is a little sleeker and fashionable than the older FitBit Flex. The activity tracking includes: Steps Calories Burned Distance Active Minutes Sleep Phone notifications And the ability to track exercise   It does not count floors and it is not waterproof. Fitbit says it is splash proof,…

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Online Harassment Is A Tough Crime To Solve

Online Harassment Is A Tough Crime To Solve

The Guardian put out a great article about several different women who have been harassed, abused and threatened online. Online crime is harder for police to follow, and many victims end up having to do most of the criminal investigations own work to uncover their abusers. The Guardian wrote about a woman in England named Chlo Winfield. She met a guy online when she was a teen, and over the years he continued to watch her every move and send her hundreds of messages a day. He called her abusive names,…

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