Affordable Keyboard for Your iPad: This Thing is the Bomb!


For the first time ever this month, I ordered something off Groupon. Not a restaurant or some sort of coupon deal but an actual product. It was this Aduro Liqua Sheild iPad Keyboard Case and I paid what it's listed for on Amazon. (It retails for $59.99 but Amazon has it listed for $29.99. Should have known Amazon would have it at a great … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Gift for iPad Users: Compose Paintbrush ($39)


What will they think of next?  I'm constantly amazed at the amount of incredible things one can do on an iPad.  My latest cool discovery?  Using a Nomad Brush to "paint" works of art on your iPad. It's a stylus and a paint brush and the reviews are incredible for it.   Nomad's Compose RED dual-tip says "Happy Valentine's Day" on it and can be … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day 11: Pulse News


These days, it's tough to keep up with every blog and every news site you want to.  So many options!  I do love my Pulse News app on my iPad - it consolidates all the blogs and sites I love to read into one program and one visual. It's free and as you can see in the pict on the right you can catch a small photo and snippet of each story before … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day 10: TripAdvisor


I'm kind of surprised at myself that I didn't think to post this one sooner.  I use TripAdvisor all the time.  Pretty much anytime we're on the road, TripAdvisor comes out. As you can probably guess from the title (if you don't already know the website), TripAdvisor is a helpful app for when you are traveling.  It includes reviews and ratings … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day Nine: Tower Town


Did any of you guys play the Sim games when you were younger?  I'll admit, I totally loved SimCity, the Sims and SimTower at various points in college.  (Doesn't that date me?)   But I especially remember one summer playing a lot of SimTower for whatever reason. This iPad app, Tower Town, reminds me of SimTower, although it's not just one Tower … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day Eight: MealBoard Meal & Grocery Planner


One of the things I'm also looking to do in 2012 is get more organized with my meal planning. (In other words, start doing it since I basically do almost zero meal planning right now).  With the kids in various activities, a hubby who is on the road often at night, I find I'm always disorganized and frustrated around that 5 pm hour when I'm staring … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day Seven: My Fitness Pal


This one's apropos to New Years Day as today's the day so many people in the world will be starting in on their New Years Resolutions.  Because of course one of the most common New Years Resolutions?  Losing weight and/or getting healthy.  I have blogged many times about My Fitness Pal, mostly as a website and the success I've found using it.  It's … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day Six: Toca Boca Hair Salon


I have to thank my Twitter buddy @WickedGood for telling me about this one.  My kids and their friends are loving Toca Boca's Hair Salon, a fun little app where you run a hair salon and get to do all sorts of fun things to your customer's hair. It works on the iPad, iPhone and iPod and Toca Boca Hair Salon costs $1.99 in the iTunes store.  Well … [Read more...]

12 Days of iPad Apps, Day Five: Words with Friends


Yah yah probably most of you know about Words with Friends but this app may be used on my iPad more than anything else.  It's basically Scrabble without the name Scrabble.  It's good fun for all ages and you play friends around the world.  I think I currently have a good 12 games going. It's all ages too - Nate (8) has been playing with some … [Read more...]