The Loss of Innocence

In Family, General, Opinion, Parenting by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Innocence was lost today, not just in Connecticut but across the world. Our future was tragically and horrifically gunned down in yet another act of senseless violence. After 9/11, our nation changed. We became paranoid, more careful and we thought, safer. Today’s events prove otherwise. Violence can come from anywhere, from strangers or from people that we know. It can be directed at a nation or at an individual. Tragically, the people who are most affected are usually the innocent, the bystanders and at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the children and those people developing these young minds into our future …

10 Tips & Some Security & Privacy Tools for Setting Up Your Child’s First Smartphone

In Application, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, HTD Tech Tip, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Software, Trend Micro by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

As part of The Digital Joneses study that I’m working on with other bloggers and with Trend Micro, one of our challenges is “Staying Connected on the Go.” The study itself is one of online protection, privacy and security, using a variety of tools and software as well as tips and best practices provided by Trend Micro. This is the 4th challenge that we are undertaking and you can see some of my other articles from the challenges here. This current challenge outlined some tasks that we needed to do during a 24-hour period but the over-arching theme was to essentially …

Old Fashioned Content Delivery About New Fashioned Technology – Scholastic Discover More “Technology” Book

In Book, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I usually write about technology and gadgets. Anything bright and shiny really gets my attention, so much so, that I have little to no time to read books as most of my reading is confined to trade publications and articles. My children, however, especially my youngest daughter seem to LOVE reading, which is exciting. However, I just got my hands on an advanced copy of new book coming out soon by Scholastic as part of a new series called “Scholastic Discover More.” The book that caught my attention in particular was one called “Technology – How today’s technology really works” …

How to Become a Kid Again – Get a New Gadget!

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

People have been searching for the Fountain of Youth for ever, the magic elixir that will keep them perpetually young. I hate to disappoint them, there really is no such thing. Youth comes from within, from your soul, your heart and your mind. If you want to be young, you will be. Conversely, you want to be old, your body and brain will act as such. Some people are born as old souls, like my middle daughter. Even as a baby, she would stare at you with a look that said, I already know everything about you. Me, I’m a …