Friday, February 13: Mobile Shopping



When: TODAY, Friday, February 13, 2015
12:00-1:00 pm PT
3:00-4:00 pm ET

‘Mobile Shopping’

Join @RobynsWorld @theonlinemom @geekbabe and @thetechdad TODAY at 12 noon PT (3 pm ET) as we chat about Mobile Shopping!
Daily deal sites, price comparison tools and custom store apps have turned smartphones and tablets into must-have shopping companions. Join @RobynsWorld and friends as we look at the latest developments in mobile bargain hunting, and explore how major brands are adapting to this all new tech-driven shopping experience!
RSVP and attend the party for a chance to win a $100 Verizon Gift Card and a Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone!
Plus, join @TheOnlineMom on the Video Recap right after the chat for another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S5!

(Click here to learn more about our Twitter chats. You must RSVP and attend the party to be eligible for a prize.)

  1. Email (subject line: VZWBuzz) and include your Twitter ID.
  2. Spread the word and RT this link on your Twitter feed:     
  3. Join us on TweetDeck or HootSuite (#VZWBuzz) today between 12 – 1 pm PT
  4. Tell your Twitter followers!
PRIZE WINNERS will be announced during the Party!

(The Online Mom LLC receives a fee for participating in certain promotional programs for Verizon Wireless.)

Apps to Help with Those New Year Resolutions

By Robyn Wright

Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Often we fail to keep them past the first few weeks, but don’t worry, help is at hand! There are lots of apps to keep you on track and help you achieve your goals. Here are 6 examples:

calorie-counterWeight Loss Resolution
Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal

This is a popular app for those looking to lose weight and eat healthier. You can track your calories using the database of over 4 million different food types and get fit by following the 350+ exercises. If you have other fitness devices, many of them will work in conjunction with the MyFitnessPal suite of apps. Available for iOS and Android.

mintFinancial Wellness Resolution

If your resolution is to get a better handle on your money this year, then Mint is a great tool to use. It is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phones as well as through the web. Link all your accounts, investments, and loans to get the big picture of your finances. Be reminded of when bills are due, create a budget, and even keep track of and improve your credit.

udemyLearn To Resolution

Are you trying to improve yourself in the new year by learning something new? Udemy offers thousands of courses on-demand. You can learn about business, health, hobbies, photography, programming, and so much more. Available for iOS and Android devices.

TEDBe Inspired Resolution
TED Talks

TED Talks can inspire us in both our personal and business lives. They are a series of short talks that cover all kinds of topics. Speakers give thoughtful and entertaining presentations on their chosen topic and often convey ideas in dynamic ways. The app is available for iOS and Android.

everbote-app-100Get Organized Resolution

Chances are you have already heard someone mention Evernote. It is an incredibly popular and useful tool to keep anything and everything organized. Not only are there the original Evernote apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones, but there are a huge number of other apps that help with more specific tasks and work right alongside the main app. Think of it as your desk where you keep everything. It helps you work, write, collect, find and present, all in one easy-to-access place.

trip-advisorTravel More Resolution

If you are planning to see more of the world this year, then TripAdvisor is a great app to help you explore locations, get to your destination, and find the best places to stay. The app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones.

Robyn Wright is a social media specialist and blogs on her own blog,, as well as several other sites. Robyn has a love for family, technology, food and lots of apps!