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Best SmartPhones 2019

 

This year’s best smartphones are one of the things on my list to learn what are the best and new features, along  with a  reasonable price.  It looks like the Pixel 4 is a contender.
Here are some links to what people are saying.

♦ thestreet.com

Tom’s Guide has a listing of the 10 best smartphones and the features that make them good choices.
https://www.tomsguide.com/us/best-smartphones,review-2223.html

♥ And don’t forget that Black Friday will be here before we know it.

November 29, 2019 — Read more here: https://blackfriday.com/news/when-is-black-friday-2019

Cyber Monday is December 2, 2019 — Read more here: https://www.techradar.com/cyber-monday/cyber-monday-2019

https://www.calendardate.com/cyber_monday_2019.htm

 

Last Minute Tech Gift List for Christmas & Kwanzaa

We can all use a little help with last-minute shopping.  It turns out that there are still many deals out there, and if you order from Amazon, they may guarantee delivery before Christmas.  And, if you celebrate Kwanzaa, you just might be early !

Here are some of my favorites – just click the link.

Sources:
https://www.businessinsider.com

https://mashable.com

 

2017 Cyber Holiday Deals

Where are you with your holiday shopping?  Already December is one-third gone, and before you know it, the time will be upon you to give out the wonderful deals you managed to find.  Or, is it the case that you don’t have any idea where to get the Cyber deals?

I searched around, and I think some of the deals I found you will be pleased with. What if I told you, there are deals for as little as $20.00!  Tom’s Guide had a few links I think are worth exploring.  Click the sale pic to find them.

PC Magazine has the best deals for laptops.  You can click the pic below to find the best deal for your holiday dollars.

Happy Holidays!

Best Tech Gift Ideas

canstockphoto7515092 You don’t have to spend a fortune on a cool tech gift. We have some real deals for less than $50.
Source: 13 Must-Have Tech Gifts Under $50 – Slideshow from PCMag.com

Shopping for a gadget-obsessed friend or family member? Tech gifts are some of the most popular and sought-after gifts out there, yet many electronic gifts come along with a big price tag. But if you’ve written off any and all devices this year because of the fear of sticker shock, you might think twice after seeing our editors’ creative picks.
Source: Cool Gifts for Tech-Lovers | Real Simple

♦ With holiday approaching, everyone is getting into the holiday spirit.  While you are busy getting everything ready for the holiday, here are 8 free Christmas apps for kids. Most apps are good for all ages to enjoy, hope they bring joys to your home in this busy holiday season. Source: 8 Christmas Apps for Kids That Cost Nothing | iGameMom

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Happy Holidays !

Christmas Cheer with the ElfYourself APP

canstockphoto23581046One excellent way to entertain friends and get yourself into the holiday mood is to download the ElfYourself app. To use it, snap photos of as many as five faces — yours and those of friends and family. Then center the faces in a special frame, add a custom text message and press “O.K.” ElfYourself pastes the faces onto animated dancing elves in a short, funny musical cartoon — for example, a Christmas countdown song that includes kittens popping up in unexpected places. You can share the resulting video on Facebook, Twitter or elsewhere. Be prepared for giggles. The app is free on iOS and Android, but comes with just one video — the kitten one. Unlocking more video themes costs $6, for which you get different music styles like hip-hop or an “Oh Hanukkah” video.

Source: Video Feature: Apps, Like Elves, Help Make the Season Bright – The New York Times

 

Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Gifts for Kids…

canstockphoto7515092How many of you are still struggling with Christmas gift ideas for the little people in your lives?  It’s hard to know what to buy with so much to choose from.  Not to mention that often board games do not seem to get as much publicity as the tech toys.  How can we come up with something that not only the younger generation will like, but will please us, the parents of the children?  I thought I might check with what some of the ‘experts’ for ideas to help you in choosing those last-minute gifts.  Here is what I found:

Little PassPorts: Little Passports is the creative, fun, and award-winning subscription that kids love. Inspire kids to learn about the world with a gift subscription to Little Passports! We offer two gift subscription packages: the World Edition and the USA Edition: via Gift Subscription Ideas & Subscriptions For Kids | Little Passports.

 APPS of the week:  If you are planning to give your kids a new phone or tablet check out these Apps to download: via eSchool News | Apps | eSchool News.

♦ The Top Tablets for Your Kids: Considering that children are our future—and our future tech consumers—the computer industry hardly caters to tykes. Just a handful of computers and tablets out there are specifically designed for kids and their little hands.via The Top Tablets for Your Kids – Slideshow from PCMag.com.

 Tablets for 2 year olds: Most kids’ tablets are generally aimed at kids from around 4 years upwards. But if you’re looking to expose your 2-year-old to tablets, then there are products available. via Best Tablets for 2 Year Old Kids for Christmas 2013.

♦ Check out what Consumer Reports has to say about how to choose the best tablet for your child. Look at this list of what to consider before you buy. via Buying A Kids Tablet | Best Kids Tablets – Consumer Reports news.

Happy Holidays!

Celebrating Christmas & Kwanzaa with Technology!

Well,  it’s down to the wire. December 25th is just around the corner.   Apple wants you to get in the mood. Here is a sample of what they’ve made available for FREE!

Christmas!!

Christmas!! [iTunes link] is an iPhone-specific app with all sorts of goodies packed into one little app. With a Christmas countdown, an Advent Calendar filled with surprises that you can unlock each day, including iPhone wallpapers, jokes and a gift list. The app is the perfect companion to get you into the Christmas spirit as you count down the days to Christmas Eve.

christmas iphone apps

Christmas Tale

An interactive Christmas story for kids of all ages, Christmas Tale is available in both iPad [iTunes link] and iPhone versions [iTunes link]- although it really comes to life on the iPad screen. Have the story read to your kids, or have them read it themselves, while also discovering little gems hidden in the gorgeous pictures on each page of the story from a Christmas wish list to helping Santa get the presents under the tree. via: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-free-christmas-iphoneipad-apps-festive-mood/

Kwanzaa Starts December 26th

Kwanzaa is a week long celebration held in the United States honoring universal African-American heritage and culture, observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It features activities such as lighting a candle holder with seven candles[1] and culminates in a feast and gift giving. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first celebrated in 1966–1967. via Kwanzaa – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

CHECK out this Free App from Apple!

Kwanzaa

By Stephen Jones

Don’t forget to view more by this developer 🙂

♦ Open iTunes to buy and download apps.

iPhone Screenshots

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For those of you with Android phones, check out this free app:

Countdown to Kwanzaa 2011 is a FREE app that will help you keep track of how much time is left to Kwanzaa. Make sure to check out our other apps for cool content, movies, TV shows, Football and other counters…

Click the link to see the app via Countdown to Kwanzaa 2011 – Android app on AppBrain.

♦ Here’s another Free App from Apple!

Kwanzaa Puzzles

By RGA Creations, Inc.

Don’t forget to view more by this developer 🙂

Open iTunes to buy and download apps.

iPhone Screenshots

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I hope this is enjoyable!  Happy Holidays!
See you at the next Post 🙂
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