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12 posts from December 2010

December 04, 2010

TechMama Trends: Are Smartphones The New Camera?

TechMama Trends is a new category I added to TechMamas.com to discuss family technology trends. Cool Mom Tech also shares techie trend tidbits, click over to our friday roundup to see the most recent links.

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Today I read an article in the New York Times called "Point (Phone) and Shoot." by Sam Grobart. The article discusses a trend I have seen with many parents: using smartphone cameras as the new family camera. They key reason families are using smartphones as cameras are because it is one less gadget to carry around (or remember as you walk out the door) and wireless access to share photos saves the step of uploading to a computer. The article does bring up the key reasons a real point and shoot camera is still relevant: image stabilization, larger lenses and sensors. Other advantages are zoom features and scene modes on digital cameras.

So for now, I still carry a digital camera for important photos and a DSLR for my professional events. For photos on the move where quality is not an issue, my smartphone camera works just fine. But over time, I have a feeling that smartphone cameras will be adding new features so it will be interesting to see what the future holds.

 

December 03, 2010

Whats Happening

While many that follow me know that I update my many rants on Twitter, Facebook and curating on Pearltrees each day, I also enjoy blogging. Recently I had some noteworthy changes.

1. Technorati aquired Silicon Valley Moms Group: We worked long and hard over the summer to find the right home for Silicon Valley Moms Group, and are happy to announce it is on the Technorati Womens Channel.

2. I am excited to join on as Managing Editor of a sister site to the fabulous shopping site Cool Mom Picks - called Cool Mom Tech. Cool Mom Tech is the intersection of tech and style, of parenting, practicality and fabulosity. Here is a link to my post on Cool Mom Tech.

3. I am honored to be one of the hosts of MommytoMommyTV, a new online show about moms produced by the fabulous vlogger Kimberley Clayton Blaine. The show I hosted is titled "TechMama Goes HotMama". Yes, I got a hair extension and a spray on tan just for the show. I mean, it was shot in LA!

There is so much fun stuff going on in the family tech world, I can hardly wait to share it. For now, I just wanted to get back to my personal techie rants as well on TechMamas.com! I have many posts on the queue, but I thought I should start with a quick update.

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