I switched to T-Mobile and my only regret has been that I didn’t do it sooner. 5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile Breaking up with your phone company can be similar to ending a relationship: you ponder the decision for a while, you reminisce about all the negative traits that get your blood boiling, and you sit there at the end of the day and wonder if there’s maybe a better option available… one that just fits your lifestyle and needs a little better. That was my story when I broke up … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons I Switched to T-Mobile – And You Should Too!
Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 8 and later, has reinvented the family digital life. Now, sharing anything you love in a group has become quicker and easier than ever, without having to deal with Apple ID and password. If you have not set-up one yet, here is a complete guide to create and start using Family Sharing feature on your Apple devices. From, sharing locations to videos, photos, apps, music, even paying for the family purchases and much more, Family Sharing keeps all the members … [Read more...] about A Complete Reference Guide to Set Up Family Sharing in iOS 8
This post has been made possible by a partnership with NurseGrid. It seems like everything in healthcare has been improved by technology. Unfortunately, a few key processes are still stuck in the past. Nurse schedules are still primarily managed on pen and paper. Hospitals require all patient information be documented in an electronic health record (EHR), but for some reason making sure that there are nurses scheduled to care for those patients is a matter that hasn’t, for the most part, … [Read more...] about Nurses: Manage Your Schedule on Your Smartphone with NurseGrid
The Nerdy Nurse's Guide to Technology has been awarded first place in the 2014 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Information Technology/Social Media category. I am sincerely honored and grateful that the American Journal of Nursing has selected my book as one noteworthy in the year 2014. To have my little technology and social media guidebook alongside textbooks and other prestigious nursing publications is mindblowing. I am thankful to all of you who have supported The Nerdy Nurse over the … [Read more...] about First Place in the AJN Book of the Year Awards
The Comcast data cap that has been put in place within the last year is causing serious issues in my household. For the first time in forever (yes, I just quoted Frozen), I am forced to be conscious of my internet usage or else be forced to pay the price (literally). At $10 per extra 50gbs, it can add up fast. To make matters worse, it's leading to disputes between my husband and I over who is entitled to watch Netflix, update our iPhones, or any other data-hogging activities. We are also … [Read more...] about The Comcast Data Cap is Ruining My Life
Guest Blogger: Jerome Stone Isn’t Nursing Stressful Enough? You’re a nurse, and your job is to take care of people, right? So, why does it seem that sometimes you have to spend as much time taking care of your “technological solutions” and EMRs as you do taking care of your patients? As if you don’t have enough stress in your work, do you also need stress over the high-tech of high-touch? Nursing is stressful, that’s agree-upon. In fact, worldwide the main challenge that nurses face is … [Read more...] about Stress and Technology for Nurses: How to Take Your Computer Less Seriously
In this post, we'll review the Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx and Urbanite and discuss whether they are the best ballistic iPhone 6 cases. Let's dig into the world of ballistic iPhone cases. When the new iPhone 6 Plus came on the scene I knew I just had to have one, even though they were the bigfoot of the tech world and nearly impossible to find. But even before I had my hands on the phone itself I was looking for a case to protect it. With the big deal that was made out of #bendgate I knew … [Read more...] about Ballistic iPhone 6 Case Review: Ballistic Tough Jacket Maxx and Urbanite
This Eggtronic Hub-It Sync and Charge Station review has been facilitated by a sample product. Opinions stated are my own. We have a lot of devices in our house. This can often lead to frustration and confusion when the favorite iPhone charger is occupied or my husband doesn’t remember that he put his iPhone on the charger in a different room. We get replacement charges, but they often tend to break, or somehow walk away. They also tend to clutter up a counter top. I like charging … [Read more...] about Eggtronic Hub-It Sync and Charge Station Review
These nerdy gift ideas and novelties will get a chuckle from even the coolest guys and gals. There are some pretty awesome things about being a nerd, and a few not-so-awesome things. The wedgies and bathroom confrontations in middle school are certainly not the high point of any nerds life. But later in life, when we're our former bullies boss it can put the awkward teenage years into perspective. Because nerds are often ahead of their time. In high school, nerds are obsessing … [Read more...] about 9 Nerdy Gift Ideas and Novelties
As a tech blogger I have the opportunity to try out tons of cool tech accessories. I remember coming back from CES one year with no less than 10 iPhone cases. It’s a perk of the job, no doubt, but receiving these “review units” often comes with an obligatory review and scrambling for something positive to say about products that are less than amazing. Fortunately, that is no the case with the STM Grip 2 for iPad Air. I had the pleasure of receiving this fabulous case (in purple) to test out … [Read more...] about STM Grip 2 for iPad Air Review
When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far. Product Description Per Amazon: Wi-Fi Thermostat allows for remote access via smartphone or computer: Free smartphone app for iPhone, iPad and Android operating systems; Voice Control allows you … [Read more...] about Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat
Have you ever been to Etsy.com? It's only like one of the coolest places to shop, like ever. "Why?" You say? Well Esty is basically where you can find almost anything cool and crafty you could ever think of. If you can dream it, then chances are that someone has made it and it's on Etsy. This makes shopping for awesome Christmas items both incredibly awesome, but sometimes very overwhelming. When there's so much awesome handmade stuff to choose from, how on earth do you narrow it down to the … [Read more...] about 12 Nerdy Days of Christmas: Etsy Edition
Most people cook a turkey and all the standard fixin's on Thanksgiving. You have your over-achiever who will bake some decadent desert creation, or maybe even get adventurous and deep fry a turkey. Then you have those die-hard holiday-folk who really go all out on their holiday feasts. These are the guys and gals that have a special industrial-sized deep fryer that only use to deep fry holiday birds. They're kitchen's are stock with all the essentials and then some. Heck, they might even have … [Read more...] about Top 10 Turkey Tech
While we love Apple TV, we wanted to explore new technologies and help answer the question: Is the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player worth it? Admittedly, I am not as gushing as many of the Apple fan girls and boys, but I totally dig my iPhone, iPad, and even my Apple TV. But these are just a few examples of how much we full on Nerdgasm over all things Apple. So when a product is released that throws a beat down on one our Apple products we figured we owe it to you to let you … [Read more...] about Is the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player Worth it?
I’m so excited to share with you that an amazing project I have been working on for quite some time now is nearly complete. You guessed it: My book! The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology provides the tools nurses need to improve their practices, further their careers, and solidify themselves as assets to their employers. Written with humor and easily digestible sections of information, this reference guide supplies nurses with the practical application tools they need to embrace technology … [Read more...] about The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology: The Book