Best Stylus for the iPad

Best Stylus for the iPad

the best ipad stylus

Of all the styluses I’ve tried the best stylus for the iPad would have to be the BoxWave Capacitive Stylus.

3 Things That Make the BoxWave Capacitive Stylus the Best iPad Stylus

1. Stylus Width

The grip of it, feels like a pen.

2. Stylus Length

The short stylus’ are handy for storing, they also are easy to lose. When drawing the short ipad styluses just don’t do it for me.

3. The Headphone Jack Adapter

Having a headphone jack adapter will help keep you from losing your stylus.

You can purchase at Amazon – currently only $8.00!

Product Features

  • Works on all capacitive touch screens
  • Conveniently designed in pen form, perfect for carrying around
  • Durable construction
  • Perfect for cold days when you don’t want to remove your gloves

Not Just for the iPad!

The BoxWave Capacitive Stylus can be used with any touch screen, such as the iPhone or Amazon Kindle Fire or an Android tablet.

Improve Your Game

I swear, the stylus has upped my Draw Something game!

Purchase at Amazon

 

Doodle 4 Google – Contest for Kids

Doodle 4 Google – Contest for Kids

doodle 4 google

Doodle 4 Google

Have your kids get their pencils, crayons, markers or graphic software ready – it’s time for the Doodle for Google contest.

Doodle 4 Google deadline – all entries must be received by March 23, 2012 (note entries must be mailed – see below for details on how to enter!)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I9QjmU7AOk&feature=youtu.be

The Doodle 4 Google competition is now open to all K-12 students in U.S. schools (including homeschoolers). Parents, teachers, or after school programs may submit doodles on behalf of their child or student as long as they are accompanied by a completed and signed entry form. Like last year, we do not have a cap on number of submissions from one school, family, or after school program but we still require that only one doodle is submitted per child. In the case of duplicate submissions by a single child, we will accept the submission that arrives first as determined by the “received by” date. Completed entry forms must be received by March 23rd.

Prizes

One (1) National Winner

The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. Google.com homepage. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We’ll also award the winner’s full time school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming.

Four (4) National Finalists

Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.

Fifty (50) State Winners

Each of the other 50 State Winners will win a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the New York Public Library.

Two Hundred and Fifty (250) State Finalists

Each of the other State Finalists will receive an official winner’s certificate and be featured on the Doodle 4 Google contest web site.

How to Enter

The first requirement is to get an entry form. Click here to request a Google 4 Doodle entry form.

Page 1: This page needs to be completed and signed by the parent or guardian of the child entering the contest.
Page 2: The entrant’s artwork needs to be drawn on the second page of the entry form. We have provided three options for page 2 of the entry form (two with the Google logo and one with a blank entry space). All are equally acceptable but only one may be submitted together with Page 1. We limit only one doodle per child. Duplicates are disqualified.

PLEASE DO NOT PRINT THIS FORM DOUBLE SIDED AS OUR SCANNERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ IT.

Design Guidelines

  • The doodle should be completed on page two of the entry form available at the top of this page.
  • The Google logo in the student doodle should be clearly visible and recognizable.
  • The student doodle should be done in pencil, crayon, felt tip, paint or by using computer drawing or design software.
  • We do not accept entries that use additional materials to create 3D effects.
  • While we encourage your students or children to use the previous doodle artists and winners as inspiration, we remind participants not to recreate or plagiarize previous designs. They cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity, privacy or intellectual property rights.
  • We keep all the original artwork and do not send it back. If you’d like to retain a copy of your student’s or child’s doodle, please make a color copy of it before you mail it in.

Where to Send Submissions

Doodles are due on March 23, 2012 and must be postmarked no later than March 20, 2012.

All submissions should be sent to the P.O. box (regular mail) or courier service address (e.g., UPS or FedEx, etc.) listed below.Please note that you cannot submit artwork via courier service to the PO box below. If you use USPS you must use the top address and if you use a courier service you must use the bottom address.

P.O. Box Address
Doodle for Google
PO Box 9112
Plainview, NY 11803-9112

Courier Service Address
Doodle for Google
c/o Tenthwave
35 Pinelawn Road Suite 207W
Melville, NY 11747

Get full details on the contest at google.com/doodle4google

Social Media Explained

Social Media Explained

social media explained

Social Media Explained by Someone Who Pees

  • Twitter: I need to pee
  • Facebook: I peed
  • Foursquare: This is where I pee
  • Quora: Why am I peeing?
  • YouTube: Look at this pee!
  • LinkedIn: I’m good at peeing
  • MySpace: Why did everyone pee and leave?
  • Google+: Let’s all pee together!

A hilarious way to explain the what and why of each of the social networks!

What’s missing? PINTEREST!

  • Pinterest: Look at all these PRETTY PEES!

Another find due to a Pinterest Addiction.

Image: Found on Pinterest via Failbook

Which Social Network Do You Most Frequent?

Google Gives Back

Google Gives Back

Google Gives Back

 

While we all love to laugh about how much money Google makes and what their stock is valued at – then cry and wish that we worked there. Something that isn’t too publicized is how much Google gives back.

At Google, philanthropy is a core value. This year we gave more than $100 million to various organizations around the world — including $40 million in grants that celebrate the giving season by supporting four causes that we consider particularly important: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; girls’ education; empowerment through technology; and fighting human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

We invite you to celebrate the giving season along with us by learning about these organizations, the great work they’re doing, and how you can support them.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BsNPmJ8QL58#at=37

Learn more about Google Gives Back 

Best Workplaces in Silicon Valley

Best Workplaces in Silicon Valley

So you’ve heard the great perks of tech companies, but what are the best workplaces in Silicon Valley?

Oh the joys and perks of the dot com era. Remember the days of free beer, ping pong tables, hopes of IPO, awesome vacation packages, paid medical insurance and video games in the work place? Well some companies still have fat perks – well at least at Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tagged, Eventbrite, GAIA Online and Twitter.

From FREE chlid care to catered lunches – prepared to be jealous. VERY jealous. If you want a fat job with amazing perks – these are the companies!

Best Workplaces in Silicon Valley

working for google

 

Amenities in the Office

How about a little yoga to de-stress, while your car is getting washed, photos processed and laundry done. Oh and this would be while at work. Check out these perks in the office at these companies!

Perks at Google’s Offices:

  • Yoga
  • Onsite Gym
  • Car Washes
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Drycleaning service
  • Fitness classes
  • Running trails
  • Haircuts
  • Bike Repair
  • Subsidized massages
  • FREE laundry machines

Perks at Facebook’s Offices:

  • 50% reimbursement of most monthly gym fees
  • Photo processing
  • Laundry service
  • Leather repaid
  • Weekly lectures by entrepreneurs such as Arianna Huffington and Craig Newmark

Perks at Linked In’s Offices:

  • Running trails
  • 24/7 Onsite gym
  • Morning boot camp
  • Beanbag lounge
  • Afternoon yoga/pilates
  • Chair massages
  • Weekly lectures from entrepreneurs such as Thomas Friedman, Cory Booker

Perks at Twitter’s Offices:

  • Free gym
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Yoga and pilates classes
  • Laundry services

Perks at Tagged’s Offices:

  • Free gym membership
  • Yoga room
  • Wellness allowance
  • Regular massage days
  • Quiet room

Perks at Eventbrite’s Offices:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Zen room

Perks at Gaia Online’s Offices:

  • Onsite gym

Food Perks

Food. FREE food. At the work place? YES at these companies!

Google’s Food Perks:

  • Lunch and dinner provided by in-house gourmet chefs
  • FREE snacks
  • Bar
  • Cafes

Facebook’s Food Perks:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner options include: salads cuisines from countries such as Belize and India and Pizza
  • FREE snacks
  • Microkitchens
  • Cafe

Linked In’s Food Perks:

  • Catered lunch
  • FREE snacks
  • Full ice cream freeze
  • Cafe

Twitter’s Food Perks:

  • Catered breakfast and lunch
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Happy hour Friday once a month

Tagged’s Food Perks:

  • On-site Breakfast
  • Catered lunch and dinner by top restaurants in the area
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen
  • Happy hour Friday weekly

Eventbrite’s Food Perks:

  • Catered Meals
  • FREE snacks
  • Stocked kitchen

Gaia Online’s Food Perks:

  • Restaurant catered lunch
  • FREE snacks

 

Games and Activities

Linked In’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Guitar Hero
  • Rock Band
  • Ping Pong
  • Foosball
  • Softball Team
  • Soccer
  • Hackday
  • Basketball

Google’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Pingpong
  • Frisbee golf course
  • Office RAZR scooters
  • Company bicycles
  • Video games

Tagged’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Hacknight
  • Billiards
  • Foosball
  • Field trips
  • Ping pong
  • Video games
  • Monthly wine tastings

Eventbrite’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Ping pong
  • Bike rides
  • Regularly planned outings
  • Trips to trampoline park

Gaia Online’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Video games
  • Foosball

 

Twitter’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Soccer team
  • Winemaking for charity
  • Foosball
  • Video games
  • Ping pong

Facebook’s Games and Activities at the Workplace

  • Foosball
  • Annual Game day
  • Ping pong

Flexibility and Time Off

How would you love UNLIMITED sick days? How about unlimited paid time off (PTO)? Check out these perks!

Google
PTO: 1st year: 15 days  off 4th year: 20 days off 6th year: 25 days off
12 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Engineers can devote 20% of their time to projects of their own choice.

Facebook:
PTO: 21 days off
11 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days

Linked In:
PTO: 15 DAYS
13 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: One Friday a month allotted to personal side projects. Telecommuting allowed.

Twitter:
PTO: FLEXIBLE
FLEXIBLE HOLIDAYS
UNLIMITED sick days

Tagged:
PTO: UNLIMITED!
13 Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Telecommuting allowed

Eventbrite:
PTO: FLEXIBLE
FLEXIBLE Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Telecommuting allowed

GAIA Online:
PTO: Flexible
FLEXIBLE Holidays
UNLIMITED sick days
Flexibility: Flexible schedules. Days allotted for developing skills in other areas

Medical and Retirement Benefits:

Google offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance.
Other perks: Business travel accident insurance, onsite doctors, onsite physical therapy, onsite chiropractor, dependent care assistance plan.
401K

Facebook Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Employee assistance program
401K

Linked In Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Matches 50% of the first 3% of employee contributions
401K + ROTH 401K

Twitter Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Employee assistance program and flex spending
401K

Tagged Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
Other perks: Flex spending with company contributions
401K

Eventbrite Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental
Other perks: See any doctor in the world with $10 co-pay, accupuncture, chiropractor
401K

GAIA Online Offers:
Health insurance, vision, dental, disability, life insurance
401K

Stipends and Reimbursements

Google
Paternity and maternity: 3 months paid maternity leave, $500 credit and extra month after 1 year of employment.
Childcare: FREE onsite childcare
Pets: Dogs welcome. Pet care referrals
Transportation: Free shuttle to and from several locations in and around San Francisco

Facebook:
Paternity and maternity: 4 months paid parental leave $4000 credit.
Childcare: $3000 reimbursement for childcare when child is <5 and born after employee’s start date
Transportation: Free shuttle service to and from San Fran. Free unlimited cal train pass. $50 reimbursement for those who take the metro at least 10x a month (round trip)

Linked In:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: Free van pools and shuttles

Twitter:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: Commuter program

Tagged:
Paternity and maternity leave: 4 months paid parental leave
Pets: dogs welcome, pet insurance
Transportation: Commuter checks. Walking distance to Bart and Muni in San Francisco

Eventbrite:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: monthly stipend

GAIA Online:
Paternity and maternity leave (not listed)
Transportation: monthly stipend

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