Alcatel One Touch Idol 3

idol 3

Last week, hubby wrote up a review on the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 phone. My favourite quote that he shared was that it was like a “family room in your pocket” thanks to its impressive stereo speakers and high definition display. I’m so excited to share a giveaway with you where you have a chance to win your very own! Here’s a question for you: at what age do you feel it is appropriate (in your opinion) for a child to have their own cell phone that works out of the home? This is an ongoing debate among parents … Continue reading

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3: A Family Room in Your Pocket

idol 3

Recently, I was provided with an Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 for review. The Idol 3 is available in both a 4.7″ and 5.5″ configuration. Since I was provided with a 5.5″ model, that’s what I will focus on. At this point I should probably tell you that a) I’m not my “mommyblogger” wife and b) I’m an electrical engineer and c) my daily driver is an iPhone 6+. (In other words, what you’re reading right now has most likely been passed through an editor’s filter with the “people don’t want to get that technical honey” setting turned on.) The … Continue reading

Is Smartphone Etiquette a Life Skill? #FirstPhoneEtiquette

Lumia 830 Infographic

OK, perhaps I should start at the beginning…. At what age do you think a child should have a smartphone, if at all? AND If children do have a smartphone, where do you think they get their smartphone etiquette from? I’m not sure where I stand on this. With children aged 6 and 9, I still find it rather easy for me to say that my children are much too young and that they will not own a smartphone for a LONG time to come, but it seems like trends are changing! And with changing trends comes new challenges like … Continue reading

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

Nokia Lumia 830

Last Christmas, I purchased my first personal computer in a number of years. (Working as an engineer, I have a work-issued laptop that I can take home whenever I want. For personal use, I had an iPad, but found myself wanting more of a full PC experience, so I sold the iPad and purchased a Dell XPS 18.) It ran Windows 8.1 Professional, and it was my first experience with the new tile (or modern, as Microsoft would like you to call it) interface. Within days, I was in love: I could jump to desktop mode and work like I … Continue reading