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.

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

Food Delivery Apps

I am cheap. In my family we like to call it ‘careful with money’ except when we are talking about one of my cousins. Him we just call Scott.

Just kidding. Scott throws really nice parties and never skimps on the booze. And his wife is super nice. I never get to see her because she has kids and a job and I think there’s a dog in there somewhere. Read more

FedEx Small Business Grant Persistiny

FedEx Small Business Grant

We entered the FedEx Small Business Grant contest! What is that, you say? It’s a contest sponsored each year by FedEx. Qualifying companies can enter by filling out a short application starting February 1st through March 25th. Friends, family and fans of your business can vote once a day from February 27th through April 1st. The top 100 finalists are announced on April 5th. From those finalists, FedEx selects 10 winners, 1 gold who receives $50,000, 1 silver who receives $30,000 and 8 bronze winners who receive $15,000. Read more

Yousician, now with ukulele!

Ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Magically found the hours upon hours needed to do it? Well, lucky for you there is Yousician, now with ukulele!

There is a free version, so you can try it to see if it is the right fit for you. There are lessons for guitar, bass, piano, ukulele and voice. And you can use it on iphone, android and PC. So it isn’t all just on your phone.

Good luck and let me know how it goes.

Barbara Wawas Instagram

Barbara WaWa’s Instagram

Older son has set up an instagram account for Barbara Wawa! It’s possible he did it so I would stop asking for pictures. No matter. Follow @realbarbarawalters and enjoy!

Ink, Mountains and Mystery

Ink, Mountains and Mystery is a beautiful game you can play on your phone, both iphone and android. It is a puzzle solving game with a storyline, two things I really like in a game. I attempted to play the game on my phone this week. I failed miserably. Not because the game was no good but because it has rained all week and I have been home which means my phone has spent most of its time in my purse or in the drawer of my nightstand. Read more