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Upgrade? Maybe You Should Wait

Stand Alone
GPS Navigators vs. GPS Smartphone Apps

Most modern smartphones have built-in maps and GPS units. But those built-in apps don't give turn-by-turn audio directions, like those you may be used to from a dedicated GPS. You can buy apps that give turn by turn directions, but they tend to be expensive, and require up-front costs or monthly subscription fees. (Mapquest is a notable exception; it's free for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android.)

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The Business Of Country Music

Sometimes we forget, but country music is a business... a BIG business. Have you ever thought about how much revenue is generated by a performer like Kenny Chesney or Tim McGraw?

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It’s Summertime!

In case you didn’t know from the 100 degree temperatures, it’s Summer time!! For me that means all 3 of my children are at home, for the most part, 24 hours a day. This can be good and bad.

Some of the things I love about Summer include staying in bed until after 8 a.m. Granted, I usually don’t sleep past 6:30, but I do get to lie in bed and snuggle with my babies and try to catch an extra 10 minutes of sleep while they watch cartoons! I also love going swimming. It’s one of the only ways to let the kids expend some major energy while keeping cool and it also usually also guarantees a really good naptime!

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Tech Thursday: Can’t get your Emails to leave the premises?

If you use Outlook and have been running into the problem of sending emails, such as it goes into the outbox and just sits there.

To get it to "leave the premises," you have to open up the Outbox folder and click Send again. From what I seen and heard this is a rather common problem and can have several different causes. Here are some things to try if your “sent mail” is getting stuck in the outbox (depending on the version of Outlook you're using, these may vary):

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Free Talking Tom App Provides Audio Fun!

How about a talking cat for you or especially your kid to play with?  It's called Talking Tom and trust me you will get a kick out of this...

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Tech Thursday: Tech Gift Ideas for Dads and Grads

Having a rough time getting Dad something for Father’s Day. If you have something in the neighborhood of $1,700 to spend then here you are.

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Stay At Home Mom, Work Abroad Dad

This blog has taken me a really long time to write. I can honestly say that I have spent more time thinking about it and working on it than I have in any other writing assignment I have ever had. The reason for this is that I had some really inspiring women give me their stories. I want to do their stories justice and I want to convey how awesome they are and I started over about 10 times on this blog because I wanted to make sure I was doing just that.

I grew up with a father that was and still is in the oilfield. He was gone all the time. His schedule for as long as I could remember was 8 and 4. That’s 8 days and nights away from home and 4 days home. In theory it doesn’t sound that bad, but 2 of the four days were spent traveling either to or from work.

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Chamber Gives CVB The Boot

Tuesday, May 31, 2011, the Victoria Chamber of Commerce notified the City of Victoria that they will not seek to renew their contract with the city for management of the Victoria Convention and Visitor’s Bureau...

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Click It Or Ticket Or Kick It To The Curb?

Lately I've noticed a huge advertising campaign on radio and television. It's the 'click it or ticket' campaign. This ad campaign explains that Texas law officers are on the lookout for people that fail to wear their seltbelts.

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Parking Etiquette: Six Rules To Drive By
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Parking Etiquette: Six Rules To Drive By

So I went to lunch with my coworker Kristin today and it happened again... a person trying to park as close as they can to me. This *#@&!! parks almost on top of me and then realizes they can’t get out of their own car!

Really? Go ahead and try to open that door! You think you're going to be able to fit in the 12 inches of space you left between our two cars?

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Splashway Family Waterpark – The Daycation Destination

Looking for a place to that says Family all over it head to Splashway Family Waterpark.

Splashway FAMILY Waterpark…Family says it all! Family oriented, family operated and promising you loads of family fun! The park attracts families of all ages throughout south-central Texas.

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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery - Make It Last Longer
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Tech Thursday: iPhone Battery – Make It Last Longer

If your iPhone battery seems to be holding less and less of a charge here are some ideas to help make it last longer.

Push e-mails: If you have a number of emails accounts, your phone could be checking them as often as every fifteen minutes...

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