Posts Tagged ‘PC’

With PimpMyNews, My Blog Can Talk!

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008


I feel like a proud mom with a big announcement: My blog said its first words yesterday! Seriously. Now it just won't shut up, and I couldn't be happier.

I met the good folks at PimpMyNews on Twitter recently, and before I could say "Hey, pimp my blog!" CEO John Atkinson was talking with me about all the cool things Parent Talk Today could do when it could talk.

PimpMyNews offers your favorite blogs in audio form. And I'm not talking about just blogs that feature podcasting or video blogging. PimpMyNews translates the written text to audio. (And it sounds surprisingly less mechanical than I thought it would. This technology has come a long way recently.)

It also converts the audio to MP3 files, which you can
listen to with any MP3 player or from your iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC.

Yep, now you can download and listen to Parent Talk Today on your iPod while you go for a walk, cook dinner, wait for your kids at soccer practice or hit the gym.

How cool is that?

To check it out (and I hope you will — this is amazing stuff), just click on the "listen to my blog" button at the top of the right sidebar.

P.S. You can read more about PimpMyNews below.

Smilebox Makes Scrapooking, Greeting Cards, Invitations Easy and Fun

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Image representing Smilebox as depicted in Cru...I recently discovered a cool new way to create scrapbooks, cards and blog posts with music, movement and more. Check out Smilebox.com. Here's a sample of what I made today. (And it took a whopping 10 minutes, including importing the photo and choosing music.) Thought it would be a kick to share it with you and to tell you how easy it is to create these projects.

If you're like me, you have tons of photos sitting on your computer, and you'd like to have an easy way to share them with family and friends. Smilebox works with Mac or PC and it lets you easily import photos and music. Check it out:

Click to play Happy Fall!
Create your own greeting - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox greeting