Google Wallet Now Lets You Manage Gift Cards On Your Smartphone

I want to leave my wallet at home and just carry my smartphone SO BAD. At the very least, I want to only carry my Drivers License and let my smartphone do the heavy lifting of carrying my medical card, credit cards, and even loyalty/gift cards. Looks like Google Wallet is making my wish [almost] a reality. The recently updated iOS and Android app now lets users add and redeem gift cards right from the app....

6 Free and Essential College Apps

A Babble Joint Six free and essential college apps to help make the transition less stressful and more enjoyable My 5 year old (Lil' Tech) is starting kindergarten this week. My 3-year old (Tech 2.0) is going to Pre-K, but we wanted to make her feel special as well, so Mrs. Tech and I printed up cute little back to school signs for both of them. Now my kids are right around the corner, so while this is a new experience for all of us, I can only imagine how it must...

Double B’s – BrothaTech and Babble

Just wanted to drop a line to let you all know that I just signed on to be a Babble tech contributor. For those who don't know, Babble is a Disney property (Yeah, Walt cuts a Brotha a check) and is a premier online destination for parents looking for all kinds of resources from lifestyle, parenting, love & relationships, entertainment...

Effortless Videos With The BlackBerry Z10 and the Story Maker App

“I am participating in the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program and have been provided with a wireless device and three months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.” I'll be honest, I haven't spent a ton of time messing with my BlackBerry Z10's camera/video capabilities. So I took it to the Mashable Social Media Day 2013 event in Atlanta and made a quick video with no effort using BlackBerry Story Maker. I've heard folks rant and rave about how easy it is to make videos with the Story Maker...

Mobile Garage Sale: App Picks To Easily Sell Your Stuff

I have racks on racks on racks of gadgets that are taking up space in my office. Just recently, I decided to try to get rid of some of if, but I didn't feel like going through the long process of "listing" items on traditional sites. I know I'm not the only one who has junk treasures that could use a new home, so I did a quick search a dug up some mobile apps that can help you quickly and easily sell your stuff. Sold If you're not really sure how...

Popular Video-Sharing App Vine Hits Android Today

It was crazy that Vine didn't have a dual iOS and Android release considering the fact that Twitter is Vine's Daddy (or Momma). Nevertheless, Vine will be rolling out its Android app for the popular video sharing/mobile social platform starting today. Vine was released on iOS back in January and it was immediately pounced on to the tune of over 13 million users to date. If you're not familiar, the app lets users record 6-second video clips to share on its own network, in addition to Twitter or Facebook. Similar to...

App Picks To Help You Enjoy Memorial Day and Beyond

You are probably getting ready to head out to enjoy the unofficial start of summer. I'm positive you will have your smartphone by your side to share your holiday experiences, as well as find out what other folks are doing. Here are some of my app picks to help you get the most out of your smartphone this Memorial Day. Eventbrite - Finding local events New "Discover" Tab suggests local events based on you and your Facebook friends past activity "Around Me" & "This Weekend" Sections to help pinpoint events in your area...

AppRoundup: BlackBerry Apps You Should Download

I've had my BlackBerry Z10 for almost a month now, and while there are some apps not available in BlackBerry World I currently take for granted on other platforms, there are some apps that I've grown to appreciate more since they do have a BlackBerry-native version....