Kristin Brandt
I'm working mom, full-time marketing professional (Sundin Associates), part-time podcaster (Manic Mommies), and Family Life blogger (Real Simple). You can find everything at kristin-sundin-brandt.com

Recent Posts By Kristin Brandt

Do you want to be a Geek Girl?

It used to be that to be a geek and a girl was an unusual thing. At least that's how it felt to me, a teenager in the late 80's/early 90's who wrote her book reports on an Apple IIc, joined the "programming in basic" club in high school so she could create her own Zork-type video game, and enjoyed […]

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Can I make an iMovie from my iPhone?

After upgrading to the iPhone 4 I decided to "splurge" on the iMovie app (at $4.99 it was the most expensive app I had ever purchased). According to Apple, I could use the app to "Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app designed for Multi-Touch. Create a video postcard of your day at the […]

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Can the Genius Bar help my business?

Last week, on my flight home from a business trip to Texas, a funny thing started to happen. My MacBook Pro started to falter. With the colorful ball spinning every time I tried to open a file, or type a sentence, I found myself beginning to panic. Despite it's hot pink exterior, my laptop is a business tool I rely […]

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Can I play Angry Birds on my TV?

During my recent visit to the Consumer Electronics Show, I had the opportunity to find out how the way we will be engaging with our televisions will be changing. http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/_8khjSrXqvQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0 Click on the links for more information about each product shown in this video: Hisense Android TV Samsung 3D Active Glasses Toshiba Glasses-Free 3D About Passive 3D TVs Logitech Revue […]

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Do my appliances need to be high tech?

Upstairs, in a hall closet on the second floor of our home, sit my washer and dryer. While we rely on them heavily, they aren't very exciting to look at it and certainly aren't what I would consider high tech. One washes. The other dries.   And, if I remember to do those things in a timely manner, our belongings […]

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How “smart” is a smart phone?

A friend of mine recently confessed that she was embarrassed by her cellphone, a Motorola Razr she got in 2006, because it doesn't do much more than make calls and send text messages. She can't use it to surf the internet, check into Foursquare, update her status on Facebook or take useable photos. Why hasn't she upgraded? Because  it costs […]

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Has technology ruined snow days?

For the third time in less than two weeks, a major snow storm is bearing down on New England (my husband, a Syracuse-native, confirms that major is, in fact, the correct term and we New Englanders aren't simply over-reacting to a few flakes). I will confess that I'm actually hoping there won't be any school tomorrow so I can take […]

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Found ring around the Xbox game?

During a recent marathon Rock Band 3 game with friends, we broke the disc without removing it from the Xbox.   How, you may ask, did we accomplish this feat of magic? While I'd like to tell you it was because our stellar head banging skills caused the disc to spontaneously combust, the real cause is much more mundane. . […]

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Can I find a cute bag for my 17″ laptop?

As the owner of a 17" Apple Macbook Pro, I suffer from cute laptop bag envy. One doesn't have to look further than Cool Mom Tech, one of my new favorite tech sites, to find several laptop bags – such as the Sum Women's Laptop Purse from Sumo –  that make my inner fashionista smile. Until she realizes that most […]

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You asked – Kindle, nook or iPad?

As a tech blogger and mom-geek, there are two questions that I'm asked most often – Wii or Xbox, and Kindle, nook or iPad? As I've written in the past, I have had a Kindle since last January, and this summer I bought an iPad (less than a month after I convinced myself I didn't need one), so it's a […]

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