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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Device Roundup: Nokia and Motorola Announce New Phones

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Yesterday was a big day for smartphones! Nokia unveiled the new Lumia 920 and Motorola introduced new DROID RZRs, sweetening the device market. Here’s the breakdown of the new features of these devices. Continue reading

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10 Mother’s Day Gifts For the Gadget Mama

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Last week, we posted our Mother’s Day gift guide for the Travel Mama. Now, we bring you ten gift recommendations for the Gadget Mama this Mother’s Day. If your mama enjoys both travel and tech — lucky you! You’ll definitely find something among our suggestions that will bring a sweet smile to her face. 1. Gadget charger: make sure Mom never runs out of juice on her gadget! Check out these super-duper chargers: a) Brookstone 4-in1 Power Charger ($39.95): works with iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Samsung, Motorola Droid, Nokia, digital cameras and other micro/mini USB powered devices. Mom has a choice of four power sources: a standard wall plug, car power socket, computer USB port or 9-volt battery (battery sold separately). b) iGo Charge Anywhere ($39.99):  works with multiple devices, including mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS devices and more. This is a portable charger/battery with two USB outputs for charging devices anywhere. c) Powermat Portable Mat with Powercube ($59.99): compatible with most mobile devices and simultaneously charges up to three devices. 2. Extended gadget battery: perfect for those situations (e.g., conferences) when Mom doesn’t have access to a power outlet. All she has to do is install an extended battery, and she’s

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10 Mobile Apps You Won’t Abandon

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Is your smartphone filling up with applications you rarely (never) use? Welcome to the club. According to various studies, “smartphone users download many more apps than they actually use,” and “consumers stop using the vast majority of iPhone apps almost immediately.” If you’re looking for applications you will cherish and use daily, check out Fierce Wireless’ list of top ten mobile apps designed to be part of your everyday life: Aha (free): “…connects iPhone users from across major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Seattle and Washington, D.C., to share real-time information on traffic conditions.” MotionX GPS ($2.99): “…premium location app optimized for the iPhone 3GS, complete with accelerometric-assisted GPS for improved accuracy…indicates and tracks the user’s position wherever they go–not just on street maps, but also topographic and satellite maps, which explains why the software is so popular with runners, hikers, skiers and boaters.” Put Things Off ($2.99): ” …expressly targets procrastinators… encourages users to focus on what’s important each day and ‘put off stuff that’s not’–its touch-based filing system incorporates a series of virtual trays that separate tasks according to priority level, with completed chores disappearing in a puff of smoke.” Available for iPhone. Sherpa (free): “..local discovery

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Nokia Enters PC Market


Nokia issued a press release today announcing their foray into the PC market. The Nokia 3G Booklet, “a mini laptop,” features the following functionality: Intel Atom processor 12 hours of battery life 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi A-GPS for navigation and geotagging Sounds like a compelling device! It’s interesting that a handset manufacturer is crossing over to the laptop market, and clearly the reverse strategy is also in effect. In a related article, Lorraine Luk of the Wall Street Journal discusses how PC-makers such as Dell, HP, Acer, and of course Apple have recently forayed into the smartphone market. Nothing like a down economy to spur innovation and more choices for consumers! Let’s sit back, relax, and enjoy the mobile computing race!

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3 Months of Free Boingo on the N97, Oh My!

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It’s no joke! Check out a Nokia N97 and see for yourself: Boingo is pre-loaded on N97s all over the world, from Sitka to Mumbai. Activating your three COMPLIMENTARY months of Boingo is easy: locate Boingo in the Applications folder, enter your information, and you’re ready to ride the Internet wave!