Collect memories, not photographs.

I started a little something on Twitter the other day. I ran a poll asking whether people think it’s acceptable to use their phones to take photographs in schools and childcare settings.

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A dad takes a photograph of a school play. Do us parents really need to take photographs in school settings, or should we collect memories instead?
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Improved home security with Philips Hue lighting

A short while ago we experienced an attempted break-in. Luckily it was foiled by our secure back doors, but I think part of the reason our house looked so tempting was because we had no working security lights. With winter getting ever closer, and the nights getting longer, I have looked at the Philips Hue lighting system to see how it could help make our home more secure.

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The Philips Hue lighting system. Could it help improve your home security?

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Our #ScreeningSunday with My Cloud Home

I want you to think for a second about how you look at photographs. I’ll bet when you were a child, you looked at photograph albums but these days you look at images you have saved on devices such as your phone, tablet, home computer and so on.

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Helen and Izzy and I enjoy our #ScreeningSunday session.

 

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Bringing back the family album with My Cloud Home

In my mother’s house is a book shelf. On that shelf are rows and rows of photograph albums with lovingly presented images going back decades. Although we do have photograph albums in our household, I haven’t put one together in years and we certainly haven’t put one together since Helen and Izzy were born. I’m ashamed to admit that even our wedding photographs never made it into an album.

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Izzy and I discover a particularly amusing photograph in an old family album. My Cloud Home helps you store all such imagery securely in one place on your own, personal, cloud storage device.

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The rules we put in place when using tech, with help from Alba

Teaching your children responsible use of technology is a bit of a minefield. It’s one of the issues I have struggled with as a parent as I’ve had to accept that tech plays an ever-increasing part of our lives, even for children.

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The Alba 5 smartphone. It has all the functionality you would expect from a smartphone but at a fraction of the cost.

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