Tag Archives: phone

Become the ultimate #selfie aficionado with this remote shutter [GIVEAWAY]

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#TheSelfie by GabbaGoods has been my fave iPhone accessory and conversation piece this season. The remote shutter release makes it easy to take selfies or group shots by simply plugging it into your audio jack. I’m giving away three of them to FAVES + CO. readers so you can be the envy of all your friends. Although, it’s the holiday season, so you may be inclined to share the wealth.

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Would you keep your kids on a digital leash?

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Earlier this week I met with a young father who said his kids will not get a smartphone until they are 18 years old. Why? Because he wants them to remain little kids as long as possible. He feels that giving them such complete access to the internet, social networks and text messaging could take away their innocence. He wants to protect his children as long as he can. Now there’s a way to have the best of both worlds.

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FAVE SOCIAL NETIQUETTE: The IRL game to keep you off your phone during dinner

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Everyone has a “friend” who is constantly on their cell phone when you’re hanging out or at dinner. You ask them a question and they look up at you with a glazed expression–as if it’s an inconvenience to conversate while hanging out IN PERSON. Well, the time has come to call these people out . No more will groups of people gather only to ignore one another via their mobile devices. The least we can do is set aside a few moments for a relaxing meal with friends and/or family, right? And this is coming from someone who sleeps with both an iPad and iPhone next to the bed.

Today’s FAVE PSA: Friends don’t let friends dine and text (or surf the web).

I’m completely motivated (and incentivized) by gaming. So, this concept works well on me.

Enter: The Phone Stack* game.

What is it? When you arrive to dinner everyone puts their phones in the center of the table (you can also stack them one on top of another). You can choose individually whether to put your phone on silent or vibration. During dinner no one is allowed to touch their phone. If someone can’t stand it and gets their phone they pay for EVERYONE’S meal.

If no one touches their phones then your dinner is free. Just kidding, you would split the bill as per usual.

*Since the original name for this game wasn’t PG enough for my blog, I encourage you to come up with a better name. I don’t know if The Phone Stack does it justice.

(h/t Russel Brandom)

FAVE RESOURCE: For $9.99 you can reverse robocall 88 SOPA supporters

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Send a Robocall to SOPA (HR 3261) Proponents (88 Offices). That’s right, one phone call to reach 88 offices. Record your message and Reverse Robocall delivers it for you.

All you need is your phone and of course a credit or debit card.

Reverse Robocall will call your phone number and let you record your message over the phone. They recommend, as do I, that you write down or plan what you want to say.

Did you use the service? Let me know.

Have a fave you think I should feature? Email me at PRsarahevans [at] gmail [dot] com.

(h/t @mattcutts)