Category: Consumer Electronics

Built-in Wifi Camera Selections from Best Buy

[ 5 ] December 20, 2014 |

Built-in Wifi Cameras enable you to Connect your Memories this Holiday Season!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Built-in Wifi Cameras Best Buy

Built-in Wifi Cameras allow you to SHARE with ease!

I have a camera with built-in Wifi (the Samsung Galaxy featured below). There is never a single person that I show my camera to, that doesn’t want one. Everyone just instantly understands how great it is to have a connected camera! I take a photo with a beautiful high quaility camera (ie. no more crappy cell phone photos) and then link right up to Facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. all from my camera.

3 Built-in Wifi Camera Selections from Best Buy

Best Buy is the ultimate destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your high-stakes memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share amazing photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture precious holiday memories.

Built-in Wifi Camera #1 — Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

Built-in Wifi Camera DI multi Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 back


Built-in Wifi Cameras DI multi Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

The Samsung Galaxy 2 (currently $313 from Best Buy) is the built-in wifi camera that I own. It’s a digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps. It’s like a Samsung phone (that you can’t call on) paired with a really great camera. Not only can you upgrade to a wifi enabled camera, you get all the functionality of a Samsung tablet/smart phone. You can easily replace your tablet/ipad with this camera.The Samsung Galaxy 2 does everything a Samsung smart phone can do!

  • This Samsung Galaxy 2  digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

Built-in Wifi Camera #2 — Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens

Built-in Wifi Camera DI multi Nikon D5300


Built-in Wifi Camera DI multi Nikon D5300


Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens (currently $799.99 at Best Buy), a DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and built-in Wi-Fi lets you wireless connect to compatible mobile devices, so you can easily share captured footage with friends, relatives, clients and more.

·         This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity

·         Also available in red or gray

Built-in Wifi Camera #3 — Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Built-in Wifi Camera DI Multi Sony a6000


Built-in Wifi Camera DI Multi Sony a6000


Sony α6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera (currently $599.99 from Best Buy) can capture realistic images and HD video footage for yourself or your clients. The camera features a 24.3-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor and comes with a 16–50mm lens that’s lightweight for easy transport. When you’re all set, just connect your devices via the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi to share photos with loved ones.

·         A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus

·         This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.

·         Also available in White or silver

Never miss a moment. #CamerasatBestBuy

The three featured cameras above from Nikon, Sony and Samsung will ensure you never miss a moment this holiday and all your family and friends can easily share in the fun. Visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.


Pay with My Phone? EEK! Is that Safe?

[ 33 ] September 23, 2014 |

Paying with my phone…the newest trend, but safe?

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Verizon Wireless and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The Softcard related content is provided by Verizon Wireless. The opinions on this blog are my own.

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What your mom used to say about your money

When I was growing up, my mom and dad taught me many things about money. One topic which got a LOT of attention was safety of your money. I can still hear them:

  • Put your wallet in your front pocket in a crowd!
  • Don’t let anyone see your IDs!
  • Are you sure it’s safe to have a credit card?
  • Do you think paying that bill online is okay?
  • Don’t take all your money with you!
  • Did you photo copy those credit cards in case that get stolen?

I am pretty sure today that they’d be asking me “Pay with your phone? Is that safe?”

Introducing Softcard from Verizon, a safer way to pay

Softcard  is a new safer and better “Pay with my Phone” app. Use your smart phone enabled with the Softcard app from Verizon to  shop, pay and save. What’s cool is you can use the free Softcard app to store payment cards, offers and loyalty cards in your compatible phone and transmits payment information to a contactless payment terminal at checkout using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. When you add eligible payment cards (like credit cards, debit cards, etc) to pay for purchases, YOU STILL get all the benefits and protections you would with your physical card. Psst…your buying information is not tracked by Softcard or Verizon.

Did you hear that Mom and Dad? I can leave my cards and cash at home and still get all the benefits and protections of the physical cards. But can’t you hear mom now…

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Relax Mom! I am 53! And even if I DO lose my phone Softcard is PIN-protected to limit unauthorized access. My payment card credentials are stored in a special chip known as the Secure Element contained within my compatible smartphone. If the phone or it’s Secure Element is lost or stolen, I can protect my information by calling Verizon immediately to freeze the app and stop wireless service to the phone, and contacting the banks that issued your payment cards.

And look at how easy the Softcard app is to use! No more FAT WALLET!

Pay with my phone

 Can you imagine not carring around all those darn loyalty cards?

Pay with my phone

Here’s are some of the great deals that are available with the Softcard app:

  •  Spend $40 and Get $20: Verizon customers with an American Express Serve Account on Softcard from Verizon can get a $20 credit after you spend $40 or more on one purchase with your Serve Account through September 30, 2014. Terms Apply.
  •   $1 back on purchases: Tap to pay with an American Express Serve Account in Softcard and get $1 back on each purchase of $1 or more. Up to $50 per month with the Serve credit through December 12, 2014. Terms apply.
  •  First 3 Coca-Cola® drinks are FREE. After the first three free drinks, if you buy 10 more, you get another 1 FREE through December 31, 2014. You must sign up for the “My Coke Rewards” loyalty card within Softcard to take advantage of this.

Have enough information? Just want to start to “Pay with My Card”?

The Softcard by Verizon app is a free downloadable app from your phone’s app store. Data and messaging rates may apply.

Want more information of the Softcard app? Attend a Twitter Party!

Verizon softcard Twitter party

RVSP HERE  and attend the party from 12-1pm EST via #PaywithMyPhone and you could have the chance to win one of the following prizes:

  • 1 of 2 $75 Amex Serve Cards
  • 1 $200 Amex Serve Card

Will you be paying with your phone? Is this a passing phase or a new era? How do you feel about the safety?

How do I Protect my Family from Computer Viruses?

[ 14 ] August 15, 2014 |

How do I protect my computer and all my mobile devices?

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How do I protect my family from computer Viruses

Hackers and Viruses in the Headlines

You have read the most recent news reports:

  • Russian criminals steal 1.2 billion passwords
  • Insight Publishes Back to School Guidelines as Classrooms Brace for Tech Influx
  • Hacker worms his way into WSJ computer systems

The world is a scary scary place these days. I don’t have the know how or tools to deal by myself with this kind of evil threats on my devices, do you? I sure can’t afford to hire a tech person to deal with all the threats to all the devices in my home either!

How do I protect my family from computer viruses

How do I protect my family from computer viruses?

With multiple devices, some mobile, some home based what’s the best way to protect your family from viruses, hackers, password theft, while all the time repeling online invaders?  How do you make sure that your kids returning to college have the solutions they need against online threats?  A multi-device solution like Norton 360 Multi-Device might just be just the protection that you seek.

Why Multi-Device Protection?

Multi-device Protection covers all your devices – Norton 360™ for PCs, Norton™ Internet Security 5 for Mac® and Norton Mobile Security for iPhones®, iPads® and Android™ smartphones and tablets. For a mere $70 a year, you can get 1 year of protection on up to 5 devices. That should get your kids back to school with less worry right?

Operating from one screen you can quickly add all your devices, activating protection for all your devices. You will appreciate that if you child loses their phone while away at college Norton 360 Multi-Device has loss-prevention tools that let you locate missing phones and tablets, while backing up files and contacts to protect them. I like that the program updates silently constantly protecting my family–you know those darn viruses and hackers never sleep!

Extra Bonuses!

Norton 360 offers 24×7 online and phone support, because you know you or your children will have questions. Also, you can check out Norton by Symantec coupons from Coupons .com where you will currently find Norton by Symantec offers including 2 coupon codes, and 11 sales.

What is a Fonblet? What should my next Smartphone be? Women over 45

[ 12 ] January 5, 2014 |

Fonblet?  Phablet? Should a Fonblet be my Next Smartphone?

This Verizon Voices WHAT IS A FONBLET post is presented in conjunction with my participation in the Verizon Voices Boomer program and I have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. 

Samsung Glaxaxy Note 3 Fonblet Phablet

Pictured left to right: Samsung Basic Phone, Mototola Droid HD MAXX Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Note3 Fonblet 

What is a Fonblet?

A Fonblet is a phrase coined by Samsung in early 2013, and further highlighted at a Samsung hosted analyst day, to describe the market it created in 2011 with the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note.

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A Fonblet as defined by Samsung, or the more common term of Phablet, blends the words Phone and Tablet. Fonblet describes a device with a larger display (5-7 in) that can blends the advantages of a smartphone and a tablet while eliminating the need for both!  A Fonblet (Phablet) becomes the one device you need to text/make phone calls/take hand written notes/and surf the web.

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a Fonblet (Phablet)

Samsung Galaxay Note 3 fonblet Phablet

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is a Fonblet. It has a 5.7 inch full HD screen. While there is never any need to use the enclosed S Pen to enjoy this device, you can use the S Pen to activate Air Command to perform tasks faster and easier. You can also use the S Pen to write yourself action memos. The phone can operate as a phone (DUH), TV remote, a camera, a video camera, serve as a hotspot to connect your other devices and seamlessly surf the web.

Why I recommend that you get a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Fonblet as your next smartphone

Samsung Glaxaxy Note 3 Fonblet Phablet recommendation


The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 should be your next smartphone (IMHO)!

I am crazy about this phone. It’s the perfect phone for Women over 45. While I loved my first smartphone, the Motorola Droid HD MAXX which I reviewed here: Top 10 Smartphone Features for Women over 45 , I must say the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is even better. It’s wonderful to be able to have the bigger display and bigger keyboard. I adore that I can have two window open at once when I am web surfing. Although not billed as having an extensive battery life, I found this phone came close to my Motorola Droid HD MAXX. I loved how I could control the phone with my voice (something else to boss around).

Compared to the Motorola Droid HD MAXX, I just found the Fonbelt (Phablet) Note 3 to be so much more…exactly as it was billed.  I no longer need a tablet and a smartphone, I just need my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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