It's that time of year when it's hard not to let our imaginations run wild and dream of gifts that we may be receiving during the holiday season! We asked our followers what gadgets they are hoping for this year...
@SilverBackWino: iPad 2 for me!!
@KenzieAmick: I am dying for a White iPhone 4s! I love my iPod and it would be so handy not to carry around my phone AND iPod. :)
@CampfireChic: more like what do I want to organize all my gadgets! More GridIts, please!
@emilymayhem: I would *love* an iPad 2! But I am getting a pair of pink Panasonic headphones that I'm very excited for.
@SoFloBoJo: does a super sweet turntable with all the bells and whistles count as a gadget? :)
@WillowWings190: well, I WAS hoping for the new iPhone but my dad already got it for me. Alas, I asked too late so the phone's arriving next week!
( cont) So no new phone under the tree so I'll just have to imagine the box artived early and is hiding there. :D
@Goobernickel: The Nintendo 3ds and the Playstation Vita. I know I'm not getting one but a girl can dream right?
@marisa84: a Kindle Fire!
@Buddy_Steve: A wireless reciever that uses my Xbox controller on PC would be great. It's familiar and no added controler cost!
@FireworkDeLune: I got my Kindle Fire as an early Christmas gift, but I would love to get a new phone! (Droid 4, not yet released.. boo)
Follow us @Gadchick to find out next week’s M@ss Mention question and join in the conversation! Happy #FollowFriday and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
I'm really excited to feature this e-book for Gadchick! I work from home as a freelancer, and I'm constantly asked how I did it, what I do, and how I was able to buy a house sitting in my pj's at home. There really is no secret- it's a lot of hard work the only difference is there is no 9-5. I wish there was a 5pm, because that means I could stop working! Freelancing sometimes entail long and weird hours, but ultimately, we love it and it's freedom from the conventional cubicle.
When my phone took a nasty spill while I was at a concert this week, I just knew you guys would have some phone horror stories! The original tweet that went out to our followers was, "Woops! Just dropped my phone on concrete :x Tell me your WORST dropped/lost/stolen cell phone story!! #MassMentions" and boy did you deliver!
@ourcitylights: (ed note: at Disneyland!!!) dropped in toilet and fished out @ _ @
@tumbleweedsshop: 4 days after I got my droid incredible 2, I went to take a photo and dropped it face first on the sidewalk and insurance hadn't...
(cont) kicked in yet. The screen was shattered, but we found a new screen online, watched a youtube video and replaced it. :)
@TheNerdyKatie: when I had to chose either dropping my iPhone or box of donuts, I dropped my iPhone.
@runningboard: mine was a close call: long ago, standing over a pool i dropped phone #SloMotionScene, but kicked it aside to safety. #MassMention
@lofidelitylove: on my 3rd phone this year. cracked screens, dips in sinks, lost then found only to be stolen on the same day!
@notmiranda: I was crossing a river with my cell phone in my bra. I bent over to rescue my flipflop (floating downstream) & there went my cell.
(cont) It was the second one I lost to water. We held a funeral for it at the river, complete with the playing of Taps.
@emilymayhem: Not a huge deal, but I always forget it's in my lap in the car, so when I get up, my phone hits the concrete.
@laynemarie: At work, my BlackBerry fell in the toilet before the flush. I reached in & grabbed it w/o hesitation. Then WASHED it in the sink.
(cont) I *had* to wash it. It was already submerged anyway. Then I took the battery out, put it on my car dashboard to dry, & it worked!
@tracyleeeee: the moment my mom is in her car w/phone in her lap, right before she fully stands up to exit vehicle. #reasonsnot2givemomaniphone
@ashleegadd: I lost my cell phone in March at Disneyland on Indiana Jones. I HUGGED the woman who found it. Tightly.
@ahoymiss: When I worked on Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean, a gal dropped her phone in the BlueBayou& GOT IN THE WATER to get it.
@FireworkDeLune: I once fell THROUGH a missing stair while texting. My phone fell and survived, but I still have an ankle scar to prove it.
Yikes! Hold onto those phones (especially if you are visiting Disneyland!!). Follow us @Gadchick to find out next week's M@ss Mention question and join in the conversation! Happy #FollowFriday and have a wonderful weekend!
For the iPhone Photographer, we wanted to research the best camera apps for you and save you the frustration of purchasing and downloading yourself. We've done the hard work, all you have to do is decide if the camera is app is right for you! Here is a little snippet of what the book contains...
Ask 10 people what they use their cell phones most for, and, although this is a totally arbitrary number that I've just made up off the top of my head, I'm betting at least seven of them will not list "making phone calls" as their No. 1 use. (I’m definitely one of the seven—since getting an iPhone in November 2010, I’ve spent less than 5 days total on actual calls.)
As a first-time mom, I’ll be the first to admit it: I have no idea what I’m doing. I’ve had more pregnant friends than I can count, and watched enough episodes of A Baby Story to embarrass TLC, but none of that compared to the day I peed on a stick and my life changed forever. There was elation, followed by tears, followed by a kiss, followed by complete and utter panic.
Being that the theme of Issue One was "Going Mobile," we thought that it would be appropriate to ask our Twitter followers, "What is your favorite app and why?" Here is a sample of what Gadchick readers are loving right now!
@WillowWings190: "Games? Tiny Tower & Tiny Village it is! Others? My Kindle & iBooks apps. Can't be w/o my books! (all iOS on my iPad)"
@runningboard: "fav app is Waze: best nav app, compete for points, sorta like 4square, by submitting traffic tips which it uses to calc directions"
@emilymayhem: "I'm loving Pulse, it's a great way to get all my tech news in one place. It's on iOS and Android. I use it several times a day!
@Buddy_Steve: "I'm really liking "Rimshot" app. Mostly because I can make a "womp womp" sound to Xbox kids."
@MarisaChaples: "The Yelp app is one of my favs! Its perfect for finding new places to go when I'm in a new area. It has helped me find great eats!"
@mattcyborgelt: "Audiogalaxy app. I run the client on my server at home and have access to instantly stream songs that won't fit on my phone"
@adollinn: "Loving 'Wreck This App'!"
@FireworkDeLune: "I am loving the flickr app, though I wish I could say Instagram (hint hint.. plz make an android app!!)" EDIT: looks like my wish was granted
Follow us at @Gadchick to find out next week's question and join in the conversation! Happy #FollowFriday, have a great weekend!
We're back with more gift guides to help you shop for your geeks! This time we took to Etsy and found lots of great ideas!
- I want to catch this Pikachu gadget case!
- This NES Advantage iPhone/Pod/Touch charger is pretty darn sweet.
- How fashionable is this Triforce necklace? Only true nerds will be able to spot it!
- This Mega Man beanie is so geeky awesome.
- I don't know about you, but I would sure want a 1up Mushroom LEGO sculpture in my home.
- While we're on the subject of LEGO.. YOU GUYS, these are Harry Potter LEGO earrings!
- I love nerdy cufflinks. I like to picture a man dressed in a tuxedo with a funny twist. These metroid ones are awesome.
- 500 gig, Resident Evil hard drive. I don't even have to say how cool this is.
- I may or may not have bought a pair of these Twitter knee highs for myself.
- Do you know any bloggers? I guarantee she'll love these RSS earrings.
- US history nerds (like myself) will fall for this Declaration of Independence T.
- Xbox fans will love these cool coasters!
- If they're a "PC," they'll love this T!
- I'm a die hard Twitter lover and think it would be real cool to have your fav hashtags or friends on this bracelet.
- BOBA FETT CUFFLINKS!!!!