Archive for June, 2011

Swim with Mighty Fin on the iPhone

by on June 30th, 2011

Mighty Fin could be the next must have game on your iOS device. You only need one finger, a quick eye and a few minutes to play. Maya and I really enjoy this game and find it as addictive as Angry Birds.

Mighty Fin is a fashionable fish who is zooming along the sea floor through obstacles and predators consuming bubbles as he goes. The touch of a finger causes him to dive and letting go will cause him to surface and jump as he continues along his trajectory avoiding boats, crabs, icebergs and being eaten by seagulls. Collecting bubbles increase your score while collecting the costume accessories like bunny ears, dreadlocks and baseball caps hidden throughout add to Mighty Fins wardrobes.

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Intel’s Education Service Corps & the Classmate PC…a Story I Want to Tell…

by on June 29th, 2011

Intel Inside…that’s what you think when you hear the name Intel, that chip that just keeps getting faster and faster, powering our computing at lightening speed. Well, Intel is not just inside… Intel is out there in the world empowering children worldwide and preparing them for the 21st century through the Intel Learning Series, a unprecedented display of corporate citizenship and dedication to educating global youth…

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Gazelle Will Give You $$$ for Your Gadgets

by on June 29th, 2011

You just bought a new laptop, received a new camera for your birthday or won an MP3 player through a giveaway. What about your old one, or your broken one…are you really ever going to use it or is it going to sit in a drawer and collect dust?

Gazelle believes “your gadgets are worth more than you think” and they will put their money where their mouth is. Gazelle purchases your used electronics and resells them on their eBay store or recycle them. They have a database of over 250,000 products they repurchases and depending on the condition of your gear and its accessories, cables, etc. the website quotes you a price and you can accept or decline. Through July 15th,Gazelle will give you an additional 5% on your next trade in if you enter code GDGTNY at check-out.

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It Is the Most Dreaded Time of the Year, Ladies… Bikini Time!

by on June 29th, 2011

And how does a CuteGeek get into shape? With the help of her phone, of course! No matter if you are looking to download these from Apple’s App Store or Android’s Market, even Windows Marketplace, there is something for you.

SoftwareX Ltd. has five apps that will have you strutting your stuff poolside: Two Hundred Sit-Ups, Two Hundred Squats, One Fifty Dips, Hundred Push-Ups, and Fifty Pull-Ups. Even though they specialize in Apple development, their sit-up app also is available on the Android Market and their push up-app is available for the Android Market as well as the Windows Marketplace.

Rittr Labs has created three apps for the Android Market that will help you tone up for summer: Push Ups, Sit Ups, and Squats. The concept is the same as the apps from SoftwareX Ltd. but these are free, where SoftwareX Ltd. sells their for $0.99-$2.99, and Ritter Labs design their apps with more visual appeal the number of reps completed are “written” on notebook paper that is attached to a clip board, a very cute way to log your info. Another positive thing about Rittr Lab’s is that their apps are not set with a specific amount; you are able to choose from four different goals.

All of these apps follow the same theme. They start by giving you a number of reps you need to perform, once you have completed them you click the “Done” tab, and then you are given a certain amount of time to rest before the clock reaches zero and you do another set of reps. The idea is that you gradually work your way to your goal by shortening the amount of time between reps as you progress.

Download them today and tone-up this summer!

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New to the Team

by on June 29th, 2011

Landon and I video chatting with Grandma

 

Just wanted to take a moment to say hi and tell everyone a bit about myself!

I love all things design and technology. As a web designer during the day I specialize in front end development, and in the evening I am glued to the computer with freelance work. While I have a degree in Visual Communications I am now working towards a degree in Computer Science.

I have a handsome son, Landon, who is turning two in September. He keeps me on my toes and his laugh can turn my worst day around in a second! When I am not busy working or chasing Landon around I like to run (I am the organizer of a local women’s running group), learn more about photography, and try new things. I am also addicted to anything Adobe, online tutorials, my EVO, dark chocolate, and shopping 🙂

On CuteGeek I would like to bring some tech insight and recommendations for moms, fitness junkies, and designers!

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Thank You Leap Frog!

by on June 28th, 2011

Leap Frog invited our cutegeek team to check out the new LeapPad which is available for pre-order starting tomorrow, June 29th at Leapfrog.com and other online retailers. It was cool to see so many toys that I have and that I share with my brother…and some, like the LeapPad, that are totally new. This is my Thank You to Leap Frog…


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Maya Discusses Computer Safety and Care

by on June 27th, 2011

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Maya shares her knowledge of computer safety and how to care for a computer properly…

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Maya Powers On The Toshiba Satellite L635 Kids Laptop

by on June 27th, 2011

Maya, with her little brother Elijah at her side, powers on her new laptop…

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Win an iPad for You, LeapPad for Kids…

by on June 27th, 2011

Parents…you say you want an iPad? Well Leapfrog wants to give you one….and give your kids a LeapPad too. Just go to the Leapfrog Facebook page and follow the easy instructions by July 15th.

Tell Leapfrog about your tech-toddler travesties and the three best stories will win. Did your son flush your phone because you said ‘it was dead’ when the battery drained? Did your daughter try to share her breakfast with grandma via a Face Time conversation by placing your new iPhone 4 in her Cheerios? Or do you have a heart wrenching ‘shattered screen’ story of comforting your child from the ‘oops it broke, mommy’ after the slip of your new tablet onto the kitchen floor.

Share your technology tales-of-woe. Laugh, cry and commiserate with other parents who have been there with you…you have nothing to lose and an iPad and LeapPad to win!

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Incipio’s Smart Feather Case for the half-dressed iPad2

by on June 26th, 2011

Tablets, unlike smart phones, tend to be heavily shared devices and they need a ‘wardrobe’ to meet the habits and hazards of their users. I purchased an iPad2 in March of this year and was shocked to find that the only cover I could purchase at the Apple Store was the Smart Cover which only protected the screen. I left the store thrilled with my new tablet but weary of carrying it outside the home because it was under-dressed and vulnerable. At home, I only allowed the children to use it while sitting on my bed or on bean bags in an attempt to keep it safe until I could find the right case. I wasn’t the only iConsumer in this bind.

Incipio designed its ultra thin Smart Feather iPad2 case ($35) to fit with the Smart Cover and even created it in the same colors, so my tablet is lime green all around. It is thin, lightweight, durable, scratch resistant and I don’t have to forego the benefits and investment in the Smart Cover to get the ‘back end’ well dressed. Cudos Incipio!

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