Tech Tips for Decreasing Holiday Stress from U.S. Cellular & DIY Network's Janna Robinson

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Print Friendly and PDF
3G2S posts may contain commission-yielding affiliate links.


Recently, I was able to email in some questions to Janna Robinson, host of DIY Network’s Hollywood Hi-Tech. She was looking to hand out some much-needed seasonal advice about utilizing technology to make your holidays run smoother. As a tech-savvy person myself, I am always looking for more advice on how to best use my smartphone and tablet to make my life easier and run more smoothly, so I was happy to participate and hear what Janna had to say. As a thank you, Janna sent me a gift basket with several stress-busting items such as a comfy robe, slippers, scented candles, hot tea, and more. In addition, one lucky reader will win the same basket.

Here are the answers to the questions I sent in to Janna Robinson . . .


To find more great tech tips or to find a U.S. Cellular location near you, visit them online at USCellular.com.

    Thank you to U.S. Cellular for providing the information and video above, and the gift basket for our contest prize.  I also received a gift basket as a thank you for taking the time to participate in this campaign.

    Our prize for this contest is a Holiday Gift Basket (ARV $115) containing:
    • Robe
    • Slippers
    • Bath kit or shaving kit
    • Google Play Gift Card
    • Tea or chocolate sampler
    • USB flashdrive
    • Scented candle
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Good luck in the drawing!


    Subscribe by e-mail to 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires

    Published by Karen Coutu
    68 comments
    1. debijackson Said,

      family organizer shopping app sounds like me
      debbie jackson
      djackson1958 at hotmail dot com
      all the cooks dot com app also cool

      Posted on December 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM

       
    2. Karen Said,

      I'd love the family organizer shopping app :)

      ktgonyea at gmail.com

      Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM

       
    3. nickieisis3 Said,

      family organizer shopping app

      Posted on December 13, 2012 at 11:50 PM

       
    4. I think the best tip for me is about using the find and google shopper apps

      (d schmidt in widget)

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 1:21 AM

       
    5. I will be checking out the All The Cooks.com app sounds like something I could use.

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:32 AM

       
    6. I really like the AlltheCooks.com app tip. I will check this one out.

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:17 AM

       
    7. I like the family organizer app, we need organization

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM

       
    8. I liked the tip about Chef Tap for finding recipes.

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 11:21 AM

       
    9. DEBIJOT Said,

      I like the shopping list app the best.

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

       
    10. All The Cooks.com app sounds like what I need the most!

      Posted on December 14, 2012 at 8:45 PM

       
    11. Anonymous Said,

      I would love the AlltheCooks.com app. Sounds really interesting.

      Kimberly D.

      Posted on December 15, 2012 at 12:13 AM

       
    12. karenmed409 Said,

      We need a bit of help with Family Organizing, keeping track of my addresses and phone book. I keep 2, one in my purse and a sheet typed out on the bulletine board and forget to combine the two when I add a new phone number or address when someone moves. The suggestions on the hard to buy person I really like is the Skull Candy ear buds.. all the teens love them

      Posted on December 16, 2012 at 11:20 AM

       
    13. bison61 Said,

      the google shopper app interests me

      tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

      Posted on December 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

       
    14. wigget Said,

      the girl shopper's find app would be helpful

      Posted on December 16, 2012 at 2:38 PM

       
    15. Michele P. Said,

      I actually am a US Cellular (prepaid) customer and think the family organizer would be an awesome app to help me remember things to do and important appts

      micaela6955 atmsn dot com

      Posted on December 16, 2012 at 4:18 PM

       
    16. google shopper app, carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

      Posted on December 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

       
    17. mogrill Said,

      Google shopper app
      Thanks for the chance.
      mogrill12@gmail.com

      Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:20 PM

       
    18. mkjmc Said,

      Ilove the app fro comparison shopping~

      Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:48 PM

       
    19. jakiesmom Said,

      the app the find to compare store/online prices
      nannypanpan@gmail.com

      Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:46 PM

       
    20. 1955nurse Said,

      Since I won't (read SHOULDN'T!) do any more shopping for awhile, I think the ALL THE COOK app sounds great!!!(HollyC) Have to ck it out once I get my iphone straightened out again!!!Thanks for the chance, Happy Holidays!

      Posted on December 20, 2012 at 10:32 AM

       
    21. amweeks Said,

      I like her recommendation for the allthecooks app...it would be so helpful in the kitchen!

      Posted on December 21, 2012 at 7:57 AM

       
    22. Jenn Said,

      I think "All The Cooks.com" app would be best for me. I can use all the help I can get.

      Posted on December 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

       
    23. I really liked the AlltheCooks.com tip! Something I would for sure be interested in

      Posted on December 21, 2012 at 6:48 PM

       
    24. Gianna Said,

      Using a family organizer app.

      Posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:54 AM

       
    25. ape2016 Said,

      Use Google Shopper and The Find to comparison shop from your phone.

      april yedinak

      Posted on December 23, 2012 at 9:43 AM

       
    26. I really liked the AlltheCooks.com tip. I think that would be very useful for me.

      Jennifer Rote
      wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

      Posted on December 24, 2012 at 1:27 AM

       
    27. Being that we're getting our first tablet on christmas, the information about all the apps is helpful to me... I don't know much about apps, so it was all useful!

      Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:16 AM

       
    28. JohnZ Said,

      I could probably use the family organizer shopping app

      Posted on December 24, 2012 at 3:44 PM

       
    29. Tamar Said,

      I think she answered Cheftap, sounds like a cool app!!!

      Posted on December 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM

       
    30. Anonymous Said,

      family organizer shopping app jen gersch intime@myself.com

      Posted on December 25, 2012 at 6:02 AM

       
    31. robyn paris Said,

      i think the google shopping app would be helpful to me

      Posted on December 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM

       
    32. google shopper apps

      Posted on December 26, 2012 at 5:42 PM

       
    33. I like the Chef Tap suggestion in the video

      Posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:36 PM

       
    34. Carla C Said,

      US Celluar Family Organizing app

      Posted on December 28, 2012 at 1:52 AM

       
    35. coriwestphal Said,

      I love her tip of using Google Shopping to comparison shop and find the best deal!

      coriwestphal at msn dot com

      Posted on December 28, 2012 at 2:38 PM

       
    36. Tabathia Said,

      the family organizer app

      tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 1:22 PM

       
    37. Sadie Said,

      family organizer shopping app

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 3:40 PM

       
    38. jewel33 Said,

      I would really go for the first app she mentioned ... the to-do list where I could keep track of sizes, people still to buy for, etc. MUCH better than a slip of notebook paper!

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 7:11 PM

       
    39. Anonymous Said,

      I liked the AlltheCooks.com app tip

      gjsrjs@sbcglobal.net

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM

       
    40. MizVickik Said,

      the family organizing shopping app could be big help!
      Miz Vickik

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 9:43 PM

       
    41. Erica C. Said,

      I like the tip about the shopping list app.
      ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

      Posted on December 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM

       
    42. M.A.D. Said,

      MARY DEBORDE
      zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com


      The Family Organizer app sounds like a great way to keep things running smoothly! :)

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 4:39 AM

       
    43. Robin T Said,

      I like the family organizer app

      rtrexel@gmail.com

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

       
    44. tavernie Said,

      The Cooks.com apps!!
      ptavernie at yahoo dot com

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 2:48 PM

       
    45. Tracy Allen Said,

      I like the Family Organizer App - this looks like it would really help us.
      thebutterbeaneryatyahoodotcom

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

       
    46. ellie Said,

      The All The Cooks app appeals to me.

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 5:12 PM

       
    47. Jessica Said,

      Definately the Google Shopping app!!

      jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

       
    48. degood Said,

      I think the most useful thing I learned was about the allthecooks app.

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:05 PM

       
    49. Angela James Said,

      I love the family organizer app... family of 7 needing organization!!! ;)

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

       
    50. Amy Delong Said,

      the shopping list app
      ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM

       
    51. D. Wood Said,

      Family organizer app

      Posted on December 30, 2012 at 11:16 PM

       
    52. Candice Said,

      I've never heard of the find, I'm a big comparison shopper too so I will have to check it out
      thank you

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:21 AM

       
    53. Sara Wood Said,

      the google shopping app!

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:22 AM

       
    54. carol lewis Said,

      I am very unorganized, do not make lists, etc., so I could use the family organizer app.

      GREAT giveaway!

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:55 AM

       
    55. Christie Said,

      I NEED the family organizer app.

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:31 PM

       
    56. Leenburke Said,

      I like her allthecooks.com app tip
      leenilee(at)att(dot)net

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM

       
    57. susan1215 Said,

      I liked the AlltheCooks.com app tip

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 2:50 PM

       
    58. Dawn Reid Said,

      I like the shopping list app
      mightynaynay(at)cs.com

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM

       
    59. Jo Said,

      The family organizer app would be great for me!
      jofo120 at yahoo dot com

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

       
    60. linda landes Said,

      I like the the family organizer shopping app

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 5:27 PM

       
    61. michedt Said,

      I like the Cook app to find recipes. Wish I had a better phone.

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 7:23 PM

       
    62. Breanne Said,

      google shopper app

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 8:47 PM

       
    63. I think the organizational app would be really helpful to me, I need to get a bit more on the ball.

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 9:30 PM

       
    64. josh808 Said,

      Family organizer shopping app

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 9:46 PM

       
    65. Jim Lipscomb Said,

      Google shopping app

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:01 PM

       
    66. trixx Said,

      The Family Organizer app sounds great. I love that I care share lists and have a central calendar for all my family members.

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:36 PM

       
    67. buckeye614 Said,

      I like the family organizer app

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:58 PM

       
    68. Tylerpants Said,

      I like the allthecooks app for meal management and to find new tasty recipes. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

      Posted on December 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

       

    Post a Comment

    Leave me a note! I'd love to hear from you.

    Also visit me at A Blog of Goodies, my shopping blog.

    Social Media Icons


    Enter your e-mail address:

    Powered by FeedPress



    shopping stories

    Shop and Share

    All about our shopping adventures
    Began August 15th, 2009
    silly stories

    Silly Monkey Stories

    How our children make us laugh
    Began May 30th, 2008
    asperger

    Balance With Aspergers

    Tools for children with autism
    Began July 20th, 2011
    tech tips

    Tech Tips

    Tips from a tech-oriented family
    Began October 5th, 2012
    green product reviews

    Living Green With Jerinda

    Products for a greener lifestyle
    Began May 20th, 2010
    letters to self

    Letters To Karen

    Talking things over with myself
    Began June 16th, 2011
    dad blogger

    Dad's The Word

    Stories about fatherhood
    Began June 30th, 2011
    husband stories

    For Better or For Worse

    Stories about married life
    Began June 13th, 2009
     photo GiveawaysHdrSidebar-MO3_zpsb4729713.png
    $50 Gift Certificate to Like Mother, Like Daughter Jewelry (Ends 9/29) GO ENTER!

    SOL Republic Relays - ARV $79.99 (Ends 9/1) Winner Announced!

    VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - ARV $59.99 (Ends 8/18) Winner Announced!

    Pair of Tickets to King Richard's Faire (MA) - ARV $58 (Ends 8/11) Winner Announced!

    $100 Kohl's Gift Card (Ends 6/30) Winner Announced!
    Photobucket