Capture ALL The Portals

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If you ever see a group like this out in public, don’t worry, they’re just playing Ingress. Several months ago my husband started playing a mobile game called Ingress*. Unbeknownst to me, he signed me up to start playing it as well.  If you’re not familiar with it, Ingress is an augmented reality game (still [...]

How to Maximize Your Social Media

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Social media is more than just Facebook, and social media tools are more than just Hootsuite. Frankly, I always found both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck annoying. Running multiple streams kept me from concentrating on a single stream. Their functionality is amazing, but their dashboards leave a lot to be desired. But as a social media manager [...]

Choosing a Legal Guardian in the Most Irresponsible Way

This is what came up when I just typed "will" into Google. But it's relevant, because on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he's sent to live with his aunt and uncle, who become his legal guardians. BOOM.

“You should do a will,” my sister said to me the other day, trying to sound casual. Usually when someone says that they’re secretly plotting to kill you, but I feel pretty secure seeing as my net worth is actually negative (hello, credit cards!) and no one stands to gain anything from my imminent demise. [...]

This Is What Happens When You Google “Face Bacon”

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It is no secret that we here at Aiming Low are big fans of bacon. Marj wrote an article called “Bacon: Nature’s Greatest Miracle.” Erin is a self-proclaimed bacon-loving Jew. We even teach you how to cook ridiculously delicious things with bacon, like “Cheesy Bacon Ranch Bread.” So imagine my bacon-revelry when I came across [...]

Who Needs a Diary When There’s Google Search History?

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Looking up your Google search history is super fun. This is one of those things that I didn’t know existed because it was off my radar. Much like, are Cool Ranch Doritos kosher? No idea. But. I will after I google it. ::Hold please:: Okay.  Apparently, there’s a debate or something. Something about enzymes being [...]

Use Gmail’s Priority Inbox to Save Time and Do More

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If you’ve read this column before, it’s probably not a surprise to you that I am a hard-core Google fangirl. I love Google Search, Google Reader, Google Apps for Business, Google Plus, Google Books, Google Images, Google’s Android OS … you get the picture. My first love, though, was Gmail. I got my first Gmail [...]

The Father’s Day Conspiracy

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To me, Father’s Day isn’t so much a day of appreciation for our fatherly efforts as much as it is a symbolic reminder of what a revolutionary figure I and millions of other stay-at-home dads (SAHD) are for bucking the standards for this holiday. And just what standards am I referring to? The standards set [...]

ENTER TO WIN a Google TV™: Pretty much the best thing, ever

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Welcome to my new bi-weekly column, MommyGeek explains IT all! Expect to hear from me twice a month here at Aiming Low, writing about technology, the internet, gadgets and all manner of geekery with a vocabulary that you can actually understand. I know that sounds suspiciously like learning, but I like to think of it [...]