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Buying A Tablet Gift This Year? Discover What’s Inside Your Tablet That Really Matters [Infographic]

November 26th, 2014 by Tech Staff

Black Friday Shopping is upon us!  When shopping for tablets, screen size is important, but it’s what’s inside that really matters, especially in the way you plan to use the tablet. Not all tablets are created equal.  Most tablets are great for work and play on the go, but when it comes to finding out which tablet is really suited best for your specific needs, there’s a lot more than price and size that you need to consider.  Check out the four things you should carefully consider before deciding on the perfect tablet for you.

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Since Black Friday Shopping is single-handedly the biggest shopping day of the year, now is the perfect time to find the best tablet for you!  It’s no wonder why major retailers are doing their best to wrangle shoppers in with tempting deals available as early as Thanksgiving day.  We’ve searched countless circulars, frequent shopper emails and my favorite destination for all things Black Friday Shopping and found some of the best Black Friday shopping deals from Best Buy, Target and more worth every moment of camping out and waiting in line for HERE.

Now that you’re aware of many options and features that most tablets provide, you can easily shop the best Black Friday Deals in search for the perfect tablet for you (or that special person on your gift list) and make an educated shopping decision.  

Score Freebies From Amazon, Apple TODAY With Verizon’s Connection Day

November 26th, 2014 by Tech Staff

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is infamous as one of the worst travel days of the year, and Verizon has partnered with several companies to create a mobile package of services intended to make travel a bit more enjoyable.  Verizon plans to kick off the holiday season this year with “Connection Day” on Nov. 26. Verizon is offering additional data to customers, and teaming up with Amazon, Apple, Boingo Wireless, Condé Nast, Gogo Technologies, JetBlue and Pandora to offer entertainment, connectivity and more.  The company is giving 1 gigabyte of data to its customers on the “MORE Everything” plan, after they register at verizon.com/connectionday. Those customers will also receive another gigabyte on their next billing cycle.

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Any consumer who registers at the site, even if they are not a Verizon customer, can receive:

 

  • Special mobile access to popular movies and TV shows on Nov. 26, compliments of Verizon FiOS, by downloading the free FiOS Preview app.
  • A selection of 10 free/discounted apps on Amazon, plus two free Audible book downloads (new members) or $10 Audible credit (current members)
  • A special offer from Apple iTunes to be revealed on Nov. 26
  • Free Digital Edition downloads of 17 Condé Nast Publications, including Wired, Vanity Fair and GQ.
  • 30-minute complimentary Internet sessions through Boingo Wireless (at airports) and Gogo Technologies (in-flight)
  • Free in-flight Fly-Fi (Wi-Fi) for flights between Nov. 26 and Dec. 24
  • A free seven-day trial of Pandora One

 

Verizon customers who register immediately will get the gigabyte on their phone plans; non-customers are able to sign up for a reminder to return on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

 

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Thankful for NewVember Moments With Walmart Family Mobile #Thankful4Savings

November 25th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

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Tis the season to discover new holiday moments this NewVember…

Tis the season for thoughts of gratitude, spending time with family and making unforgettable moments before the year passes you by.  It’s also the season to be thankful for NewVember moments too!  What are NewVemeber moments?  It’s the moments of all things new and exciting that only the Thanksgiving holiday can bring.  Whether it’s Black Friday shopping for new gifts or fawning over the new addition to your family, NewVember moments are upon us and there’s no better time to appreciate them than now.

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NewVember moments are here!  From Harvest parties, Thanksgiving dinners and more!  What are you thankful for this season?

How do you capture your NewVember moments? If you’re like me, then you’re constantly snapping photos on your smartphone – (I mean, snapping photos is the best way to capture memories nowadays, Right?)  As a Walmart Family Mobile Ambassador, I’ve been afforded the opportunity to use my Samsung Galaxy S4 to capture everyday sightseeing moments, search for holiday meal recipes and more!  (If we’re talking WalMart, then you know I’m getting the lowest priced unlimited plans - just in time to save me some holiday cash!)

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[Must Read:  Save Money On Smartphones This Season With Walmart Family Mobile]

Only at Walmart can you find deals like $34.88/month for Unlimited Talk, Text, and Web paired with a smartphone for under $100 – it’s the perfect plan and phone combination for those who want to stay connected during the holidays!

Looking for a new tablet to get you through the holidays? Walmart has plenty of rollbacks all season long, including the ZTE ZMAX for $179.88 (now on rollback from $199.88).

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Additional rollbacks include:
Alcatel Evolve 2- $49.88 (was $59.88)
Samsung Exhibit- $79.88 (was $99.88)
Nokia Lumia 635- $99.88 (was $129.88)
*NEW*  Samsung Galaxy Avant- $199.88

With plenty of holiday memories just waiting to be captured this season, don’t trust your memories to just any smartphone. Capture your memories smart, and save your holiday cash today with Walmart Family Mobile!

Want to learn more?  Check out all the great deals and available devices on rollback at Walmart.com and connect with Walmart Family Mobile online today! Walmart Family Mobile is now on Twitter! Follow @FamilyMobile for up to the minute sales, news and more! #Thankful4Savings #CollectiveBias

Kitchen Technology: How Modern Parents Use Mobile Devices For Hassle-Free Meals

November 25th, 2014 by Tech Staff

Between managing careers, navigating the rigors of parenthood, handling the daily to-do list, and finding time to stay in touch with friends, it’s no wonder modern moms and dads are always on the lookout for simple solutions to make life a little less hectic. Luckily, the age of mobile technology brings ultra-convenient apps and Bluetooth-connected devices for everything from shopping to banking and, of course, cooking.  Discover the kitchen technology that you can put to good use this Thanksgiving below.

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Today, more people than ever before are diving into their smartphones and tablets fingertips-first to remove a bit of stress from their day-to-day routines, according to recent study from Flurry Analytics. Findings indicate that, in 2013, the use of apps for productive purposes such as managing finances and other family needs increased 149 percent compared to 2012. Only messaging programs and social networking apps saw a more significant jump.

Cooking is the focus of many apps that help people increase productivity. Any parent who has rushed home from work and raced against the clock to put dinner on the table will appreciate the unique ways in which mobile devices have made preparing nutritious meals for their loved ones a bit more simple.

Mobile technology makes magic in the kitchen

Planning and cooking family meals presents an ideal opportunity to pick up a smartphone or tablet and remove some stress from what can be a complicated part of each day. New for 2014, iDevices’ smart cooking thermometers – the iDevices Kitchen Thermometer and Kitchen Thermometer mini- are two of the most innovative examples of cooking accessories in the ever-expanding mobile market.

Sure to become a staple in any cook’s kitchen toolkit, iDevices Kitchen Thermometers pair with the iDevices Connected app to allow users to monitor the temperature of food from up to 150 feet away through the use of Bluetooth wireless technology, removing the need to hover near the oven or grill to ensure poultry, meat and seafood always turns out tender and tasting great.

Perhaps the biggest benefit of these high-tech cooking accessories is that they take the guesswork out the important food safety practice of cooking foods to the recommended temperature, a simple step that not only ensures a safe meal, but also makes it easy to put delicious, never-dry poultry on the table time and time again.

Smart cooking thermometers make poultry perfection easy for busy cooks

When it comes to preparing poultry, many cooks may rely on the color or texture of their meat to determine if it’s cooked thoroughly enough to serve. Some may even choose to overcook poultry to ensure it’s completely done, a decision that can result in a dry, disappointing meal. However, iDevices Kitchen Thermometers make it simple to determine when poultry is fully cooked to the proper temperature.

Recently, iDevices took the convenience of its smart thermometers to a new level by partnering with Jennie-O, a brand on a mission to show the world how easy it is to eat well with the great taste of turkey, to make it easier than ever for busy cooks to prepare delicious turkey meals.

By selecting the “Turkey” preset in the free iDevices Connected app, users can overcome any worries they have about under- or over-cooking poultry simply by monitoring their iDevices Kitchen Thermometer via any iOS or Android compatible mobile device from wherever they may be in the home or yard. Once turkey is fully cooked to a safe 165 F, the app sends an alert letting the user know their poultry is ready to serve. The iDevices Connected app even comes complete with a variety of simple, yet creative JENNIE-O turkey recipes, giving busy parents a collection of great ideas sure to please even the pickiest eater.

With a world of groundbreaking smart mobile apps and accessories now available, the sky is the limit for busy parents with a penchant for trying exciting new lifestyle tools. Visit the iTunes app store or Google Play store to download the iDevices Connected app and explore all the great new cooking resources out there. The iDevices Kitchen Thermometers are available for purchase online at iDevicesInc.com.

Watches, Bracelets, Pendants and More – Wearables For The Entire Family Gift Guide

November 24th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Are you looking for a trendy tech gift that is as stylish as it is useful for the entire family? As more and more wearables make their way onto retail shelves this season, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when looking for the right wearable for that special person on your list.  From smart watches, to fitness bands and even fashionable accessories like pendants and rings – you can find almost every type of wearable device on the internet these days, but lucky for you, we did the work so you don’t have to.  Discover the best in watches, pendants (even onesies) and more wearable gifts for the entire family below!

 

 

Kid-friendly Wearables

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Mimo Smart Onsies (babies)

The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor is designed for today’s new parents. It connects with your smart devices, it’s accessible from anywhere in the world, it’s shareable, it’s interactable, it’s safe for your baby, and it’s easy to use.  The Mimo Smart Infant Monitor sends your baby’s sleep, body position, and breathing data in real-time to your smartphone or tablet. Sensors on the kimono pick up your baby’s breathing patterns, and the snap-on Turtle senses movement, body position, and skin temperature. Earlier this year, I got the chance to check it out in action – check out my experience here.

 

[Must Read:  The Tech Best Bets At CES 2014: (Wearables) Mimo Baby Monitor]

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LeapFrog LeapBand (Kids)

Discover the only activity tracker made for kids that encourages active play and healthy habits with 50 fun challenges and a free Petathlon Games™ app. Available in Pink, Blue and Green, this Discover the only activity tracker allows kids to have a good time getting active with a customizable pet pal as they play games and complete challenges together. Children can earn points and unlock rewards for being active, caring for a pet pal and completing challenges. It’s fit made fun-just for kids!

 

HereO Smartwatch for Kids

The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time connected GPS tracking device, created specifically for children three years and up. For the first time, tracking technology has been miniaturized to fit in a trendy kids watch.  Check out the video and pre-order today at hereofamily.com

 

 

Wearables For Women

 

 

TB2Tory Birch Fit Bit Pendant Necklace

The Tory Burch for FitBit collection adds a little style and flair to the normally bland fitness band.  In case wearing the bracelet on your wrist isn’t your thing, Tory Burch has options for you!  You can also transform your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with the Fret Pendant Necklace.  Check out more from the designer collection collection here.

 

[Must Read:  Bringing Style To Your Fitness Band – Meet ToryBurch For FitBit]

 

Tory Birch Fit Bit Bracelet

The Tory Burch for FitBit collaboration is one step closer to bring fashionable fitness integration to women everywhere.  The exclusive collaboration between Tory Burch and Fitbit transforms your tracker into a super-chic accessory for work or weekend, day or evening, with a designer Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, it’s based on the decorative, open fretwork that’s a signature of the Tory Burch design — complete with a secure, easy-access latch on the back.

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Mica Luxe Smart Cuff

 

Opening Ceremony and Intel debuted the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) earlier this year as the first bracelet to fuse luxury jewelry with wearable tech. Featuring semi-precious stones as well as a 1.6-inch sapphire touch screen, the eye-catching yet subtle piece is a world away from bulky, athletic-inspired wearables. MICA is connected by AT&T’s mobile broadband network and includes two years of wireless service with the device purchase.
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Ringly Smart Cocktail Ring for Women

The rings, made from semi precious stones set on gold-plated metal, look like something you might find in your great aunt’s box of custom jewelry. They’re clearly feminine, and stylish in a way that says the company is gunning for Barney’s, not Best Buy.  Forget cluncky plastic, this startup is bringing bling to wearables. Pre-Order yours today for $195 at Ringly.com.

 

 

Wearables For Men

 

 

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Dalys Smart Cufflinks

 

Dalys 1895 Sterling Silver Cufflinks with a 16 gigabyte USB drive inside. These beautiful cufflinks are hand made by Texan silversmiths and are ideal for having your man’s personal monogram engraved. Each pair of cufflinks has one cufflink that slides open with a 16 gigabyte USB flash drive inside ready to install in your computer.  The favorite man in your life can share everything from professional presentation on stage to personal photo albums along with his favorite music play list. Order today for $199 at Dalys1895.com.

 

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Ephiphany Eyewear

 

Designed with a modern take on the classic thick-framed style, Epiphany Eyewear are the only smart glasses with a design asthetic chosen to walk the runway at the highly exclusive  NY Fashion Week. The Epiphany design asthetic is current for today and timeless for the future. Capture interest and turn heads when you walk by wearing the most clean-lined, high-quality pair of smart-glasses on the market. The power of technology meets the refinement of stylish design with Epiphany Eyewear.

 

 

 

Discover more tech gifts and more for the entire by checking out other pages of our Big Holiday Gift Guide HERE.  Have you begun shopping for the people on your holiday lists this year?  What’s on your wish list? Share your holiday wish list hints below!

 

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Holiday Curls Preview With The TULIP InStyler Auto Curler

November 20th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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[Hanging out with my good "curl"friends Kéla and Ty...]

Who doesn’t want big, buxom and bold curls for the next huge holiday party or family gathering?  There’s just something that screams holiday festive when a girl is wearing beautiful, round ringlets of curls.  This week, the InStyler creators introduced the NEW TULIP Auto Curler to beauty bloggers, editors and more.  With live demos within the SOHO Cutler Studio salon, guests received complementary demonstrations and styling services using the new hair tool innovation.

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[Say Hello to the New TULIP InStyler Auto Curler]

 

With never before seen technology the TULIP gives you perfect curls and waves in seconds.  It’s lightweight, ergonomic, open barrel design and groundbreaking dual rotating, ceramic barrel create natural, long=lasting beautiful curls and waves for hair of all types.

Women can achieve a multitude of looks with this new heat styling tool.  Beachy waves, soft curls, and even tight curls are sculpted within seconds.  The open design and space surrounding the barrel keep hair visible at all times to prevent unwanted tangling.

 

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[The New TULiP InStyler Auto Curler is easy to use and leaves you with big, beautiful curls]

 

 

During my initial experience using the TULIP InStyler, I first noticed how light-weight and easy it was to maneuver while positioning it to curl my hair.  Since the TULIP InStyler Auto Curler has 3 different rotation settings, it can easily switch the barrel right, left or to auto which alternations rotation left to right after each completed curl.  That means, matter if you’re a lefty or a righty – you can get perfectly luxe curls no matter what!

 

Check out the TULIP InStyler Auto Curler demo below:

 


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The TULIP’s revolutionary features include:

2-Way Heated Rotating Barrel – It smoothes hair as it creates frizz-free shiny curls without pulling or tugging, reducing breaking and damage.

Open Barrel design – Leaves hair visible and exposed at all times, protecting it from tangling or jamming in the unit, and allowing you to curl long and thick hair.

Cool Tough Safety Guard – Prevents contact with the hot barrel and allows you to place the tool directly against your head without burning yourself

Timer Switch – 3 timer settings to select 3, 8 or 12 secs to creat your desired curl style

Heat Settings – Allow you to select the perfect heat setting for fine, medium or thick hair up to 430 degrees.

 

Want to learn more about the auto curler, check it out and pre-order your own online at TryTulip.com.

 

5 Easy Ways To Shop For Tech Gifts For The Holidays

November 20th, 2014 by Tech Staff

Shop For Tech Gifts

Today’s holiday wish lists certainly have a lot more digital items than they used to. Whether it’s for school, work or personal use, everyone wants the latest technology. If you’ve started your shopping search already, you know the market is full of different types of devices. So how do you know which technology is the right option for the loved one on your list? It can be confusing, but don’t worry; the information below can help you make a wise choice and ensure your gift is the star of the holiday season.

 

 

Tablets

Available in various designs, sizes and operating systems, tablets offer users all-day battery life, lightning-fast Web browsing and performance, and responsive applications. These devices are good for multitaskers of all ages, especially kids and teens. The KurioTab, for example, is ideal for children because it is packed with popular apps, games and e-books not to mention equipped with a protective covering for accidental slips. This tablet also makes it easy for parents to apply Web browser filters to ensure their kids enjoy a safe browsing experience.

 

 

Portable All-in-Ones

Portable all-in-one systems like the Dell XPS 18 combine the performance of a PC with the flexibility of a tablet, meaning your loved one will be able to enjoy the device throughout the home thanks to the battery housed behind the screen. Equipped with fun apps like Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy, these devices can redefine family and friend game night, or their flat screen can be used to watch a movie at home or in a college dorm.

 

 

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[MUST READ:  The Gifts We All Want! The BIG Holiday Gift Guide Is Here!]

 

 

2 in 1s

2 in 1 devices, which are a laptop and tablet in one device, are perfect for people who like to keep their options open. A 2 in 1 device can function as a tablet when you want to relax and be entertained or it can be used as a laptop when a project must be finished. With a longer battery life, 2 in 1s are a great option for busy teens, college students or adults who are always on-the-go. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is built for productivity and has a great detachable keyboard so it’s ideal for any age that needs a computing device for daily school or work assignments.

 

 

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are perfect for students and educators. Offering a smooth, efficient and affordable Web browsing experience to consumers, Chromebook boots up in seconds and updates automatically. That means you’ll always enjoy a first-rate Internet experience and you don’t have to worry about your machine slowing you down.

 

 

Smartphones

Let’s face it: Most people are addicted to their tablets and smartphones. So how can you go wrong by giving one that is the best of both worlds to your loved one this holiday season? The ASUS PadFone X mini is the first smartphone in the U.S. with an Intel processor and LTE solution that transforms from a 4.5-inch smartphone into a 7-inch tablet when docked into the tablet docking station, offering consumers the benefits of two devices for less than $200. When looking for a smartphone for a holiday gift, look for one that is blazing fast and has a long battery life like the ASUS PadFone X mini, which also runs on Android with thousands of apps that can meet just about anyone’s needs.

One thing that makes new technology so exciting is the numerous options that become available every single year. But with so many options this can be overwhelming. If you’re looking to make the right technology purchase this holiday season, check out Intel’s Holiday Buyers Guide to learn more about the technology options available for you.

 

 

What tech gifts are you looking forward to buying for that special person on your gift list this season?  Share how you shop for tech gifts for family and friends below.

 

 

Discover How Simple Tech Tools Can Help Reduce Holiday Stress

November 19th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

Reduce Holiday Stress

 

The chaos of the holiday season can leave even the most organized person feeling a little hassled. You have to balance your schedule that’s filling up with holiday activities, your to-do lists of gift shopping and getting ready for guests, and your budget that’s struggling with added seasonal expenses. It all makes these last few weeks of the calendar year feel a bit overwhelming.

Fortunately, technology offers a few tools that can help simplify the chaos, allowing you to stress less, and focus on enjoying the festivities even more. So this holiday season, take advantage of these tips to reduce holiday stress, and get ready to celebrate with your friends and family!

 

Simplify your holiday greeting

Getting all members of the family together, dressed nicely and smiling for a holiday photo, just to create that perfect card, is enough stress for one season. Not to mention addressing dozens of envelops and waiting in line at the post office. Instead, simply put together a beautiful digital letter and send it via email. Microsoft’s People app makes it easy to keep your contacts up-to-date and in one location, so you won’t have to search your phone and multiple email lists.

 

Stay in touch without the drive time

The roads will be crammed with everyone trying to get to their in-laws house, so why not eliminate the drive time and get together on Skype with your loved ones instead? Share the holiday spirit over a Skype video call. Open presents from afar, wish each other happy holidays face-to-face, or plan a future visit when traveling isn’t as hectic.

 

Track discounts and remove clutter

One of the biggest projects of the holiday season is shopping for gifts, and it can be one of the most expensive projects as well. The good news, your email inbox will likely be flooded with discounts, online coupons and in-store specials from your favorite brands. In fact, email volume from retailers is up by 26 percent season this season, according to Experian Marketing Services’ shopping analysis. These promotional emails are great, but can quickly turn to clutter if not looked after. Outlook.com has a Sweep feature that allows you to keep just the latest emails from senders, automatically sweeping older – and probably outdated – messages into your trash, or a designated folder of your choice. You’ll no longer have to search through your email to find those deals when you need them.

 

Schedule your time appropriately

From baking cookies to company parties, your holiday schedule can fill up fast. Keep your digital calendar updated and with you at all times so you can confirm – or decline – commitments in real time. This will allow you to prevent your family from double-booking events and ensure that you won’t be up at midnight baking cookies for your kids to take to school the next day. Plus, you can review your schedule to see if you might need to add a little time for yourself, so you can recharge and enjoy the events you want to attend.

With these chaos-cutting tech tools, this holiday season can be an enjoyable time for you and your family. So put your technology to good use and ring in the new year stress-free!

How do you plan on enjoying a stress-free holiday season?  What tech tools are you looking to put to good use for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday?  Share you favorite stress-free tech tips below.

 

Discover Hidden Discounts At Places You Love With Marriott Rewards

November 18th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

During one of the busiest travel and spending time of the year, wouldn’t it be nice to find discounts that fall right into your lap?  With Marriott Rewards LocalPerks program, you can find the best deals on food, services and freebies — no coupon clipping required.

Recently, I got the chance to experience the Marriott Rewards Local Perks program for myself at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa and the groundbreaking technology is just what every traveler needs to make their travel experience a personal one! Marriott Rewards is a leader in the hospitality industry as the first major hotel loyalty program to adopt geo-targeted offers using beacon technology with LocalPerks. It joins notable brands that are using the groundbreaking technology in retail, tech, and entertainment, reaching their consumer in a new way with geo-targeted, mobile offers that utilize Bluetooth and are delivered via push notifications on their mobile device. It’s changing how brands interact with consumers.

 

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Marriott Rewards’ LocalPerks sends guests exclusive, localized (geo-targeted) experiences using beacon technology as they pass by beacons located in the hotel via push notification. Offers range from food & beverage and golf to spa deals.

Marriott Rewards is leading the charge for the future of hotel loyalty programs through its mobile offerings and the launch of LocalPerks.  Whether it is for work or play, the next generation of travelers maintains an almost-constant interaction with their mobile device, and this behavior is continuing to grow.

 

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Download Marriott’s app and accept notifications to receive geo-targeted deals straight to your smartphone.

 

If you are an iPhone user: Make sure your Bluetooth is turned on. Download Marriott’s Marriott Guest Services application and accept push notifications. When prompted, accept location services and opt into receiving LocalPerks. Walk past a beacon and you will receive a LocalPerks push notification inviting you to an on-property deal.

With beacon technology, Marriott Rewards’ LocalPerks sends guests exclusive, localized experiences as they pass by beacons located in the hotel via push notification. Offers, include food & beverage, golf, and spa deals, will change as they move to the corresponding locations across the property.

 

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 During a walk around, I received a Marriott Rewards push notification for a free drink with purchase at Pazzi’s Restaurant.

 

Marriott Rewards loyalty program is undergoing an evolution by introducing industry-first enhancements designed to engage with members through their preferred technologies.  Marriott has listened to guests and are now connecting with them in a way that makes the Marriott Rewards experience more tailored, instantaneous and convenient.  With 16 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide participating in Marriott Rewards, the potential opportunities are the broadest of its kind.

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Marriott Rewards’ is embarking on a revolution to reshape the way consumers engage with loyalty programs, to make it modern, easy and meaningful. Through this revolution, Marriott is providing guests with additional options to earn and spend points beyond the hotel stay. LocalPerks is a way to give them more immediate benefits while on-property, making each stay more personalized, memorable and loved by all.

 

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LocalPerks also offers unexpected perks during our guests’ trip that is enabled through mobile technology that is part of their daily habits.  Want to experience Marriott Rewards LocalPerks soon?  Discover great deals and freebies of your own at one of the 14 properties all within the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand below.

 

    • Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa
    • San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina
    • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
    • New York Marriott Downtown
    • Denver Marriott West
    • Charleston Marriott
    • Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park
    • Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
    • Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
    • Cincinnati Marriott North
    • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
    • San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
    • Irvine Marriott
    • Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

 

For more details on Marriott Rewards LocalPerks and to discover what dining and spa deals await your next Marriott experience, visit Marriott.com

 

 

Upgrade A Home Theatre For The Holidays With Best Buy

November 18th, 2014 by Christen Rochon

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Have you begun dropping holiday hints for gifts this year?  Sure you could write a list or share little notes, but now that holiday gift “Hinting Season” is officially here, why not point friends and family in the right direction with home theatre gift hints from Best Buy?

Not all televisions are the same.  If you’re looking for the Bentley of TVs, the golden goose of home entertainment and the ultimate in home watching experience, then it’s time to step your game up with an LG OLED from Best Buy.  Discover LG OLED TV, the ultimate display television that will upgrade any home theatre room, family room and take your home viewing experience to the next level!

 

 

What is OLED TV?

The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21″ thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors.

Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.  After watching on an LG OLED TV you’ll never want to watch entertainment on anything else!

 

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OLED self-lighting pixels are able to switch on and off individually, offering the first infinite contrast ratio. Contrast ratio measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. These deep blacks seem to melt away, for a greater sense of realism and depth on all content. Higher is better, and infinite has been impossible… until now.

LG’s 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors (red, green and blue) that enhances both color range and accuracy. This considerably improves the OLED pixels’ ability to express realistic colors and represents a giant step ahead of conventional RGB displays. The 4 Color Pixel is LG’s exclusive innovation for the next-generation OLED TV.

 

 

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· Infinite contrast ratio and stunning color – delivers more natural, lifelike viewing.

· 4 Color Pixel technology enhances color range and accuracy.

· Super thin design (consider how to show visually)

· Find content faster with webOS

LG Smart TV with the new webOS* platform is quick to learn and fun to use. The intuitive webOS user interface features a redesigned Launcher menu that pulls together all of your entertainment choices. webOS serves up entertainment** options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what’s on live TV, and what you might like to watch next, while the integrated LG Store is ready to deliver the latest movies, TV shows and apps.

Access premium content from providers like Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube directly through your LG Smart TV. Stream your favorite movies and TV shows, enjoy the latest games, apps and more. LG connects you to the content that you and your family want.

 

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Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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