Women with Tech

We’re intrigued by women who make tech, how women use tech, whether it enriches women’s lives, or makes them want to smash things. We’re particularly curious about mobile apps. Check in here for reviews and our thoughts on a variety of apps.

Share the Meal

ShareTheMeal is an app from the World Food Programme that enables people to ‘share their meals’ with children in need. With a tap on your smartphone you can ‘share the meal’ with a child in need. Read more

YouTube

According to Mandy of MediaMandy, YouTube is the 3rd largest search engine on the interweb. That’s amazing to me. I normally use YouTube to watch SNL skits. Or, when I am too sick to do much else, I fall down YouTube rabbit holes. It begins innocently enough, searching for uplifting TED talks and then three hours later I am watching some guy in Nova Scotia blowing up random shit in his driveway.   Read more

Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder by Magoosh is fun! I really like apps that seem like a game but I am actually learning something. I don’t know why. I do not watch high brow TV, I read mostly genre fiction and I never took a standardized test if I could avoid it. I’ve never taken the SAT or the ACT or even a PSAT. Standardized tests aren’t my thing, I think I might be bad at them. Read more

Notes

I used to have lists everywhere. They mostly lived on the backs of envelopes but ever since I signed up for ebills, the envelopes have dried up. Post it notes are too small for the psychotically detailed lists I make so I finally joined the modern world and started making lists on my cell phone. Read more

YNAB

I bet YNAB (You Need a Budget) is a great app and system. And if I ever get around to using it I bet it will change my life. They just came out with a paper version of the app. That sounds good, too. Read more

Facebook

I am old enough to remember when Facebook was new. I am also old enough to remember when you didn’t have to carefully curate your Facebook feed because everyone hadn’t yet been poisoned by the dumpster fire that was the 2016 election. Read more

Instagram

I have to be honest, I really hate dealing with Instagram. It’s a deeply frustrating experience and I can’t understand why. I am good at complicated. But there is something about Instagram’s entire system that just burns my cheese. It’s as if I am dealing with something that has become something it was never meant to be. Read more

The Great Courses Plus

Alright, nerds. Take this down. You can have access to The Great Course Plus, which is a streaming service full of lectures about everything you have ever wanted to know about, for 10 bucks a month (30 dollars every three months). Read more

Spotify

When I was a kid, there was always music playing in our house. My dad had one of those hilariously complicated stereo systems from the 70’s and since we moved all the time, he and I were constantly taking it apart and hooking it back up. He even had a reel to reel. It was fun to sprawl out on the floor in front of it and watch the wheels turn as the music played. Which, in a roundabout way, brings me to Spotify. Read more

Netflix

I realized that I have been talking about all these tech products that I hardly ever use and ignoring the ones I use every day. No longer! So let’s talk about Netflix. I love Netflix. There is always, always, always something on. I am old enough to remember when TV ended. They called it the end of the broadcast day, played the national anthem and then there was a test pattern and nothing to watch until dawn. Read more