Lisa SchmeiserContributor, Macworld

Lisa Schmeiser is a writer, editor, podcaster, thinker, and mom. Not necessarily in that order.


Teach your children: Screens are good

Here's how to flout the usual screen time recommendations with a minimum of guilt.

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When it comes to personal tech, speak soft skills and carry a big stick

Covering the intersection between human nature and technology is the easy part. We're raising the game by offering how-tos on cleaning up the collisions between human nature and personal technology.

Recycle your old tech gear

What to do with your old tech gear when it no longer works? Recycle it. We show you how and where to be responsible with outdated stuff.

Avoid gift card gotchas this holiday season

If your holiday shopping list includes gift cards for electronic retailers and other stores, here are some simple tips to make sure you're giving -- and receiving -- the most value.


Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT

It may not have been intentional, but Steve Jobs entirely changed the nature of enterprise computing by bringing a consumer approach into the workplace.

Calorific Lite for iPhone

If your goal is simply to become more aware of what you choose to eat, and to nudge yourself toward defaulting to healthier eating, this iPhone app is a great, low-fuss tool.

Total Baby for iPhone

This app for tracking diaper changes, feedings, and other details about newborns is simple enough to be operated by sleep-deprived new parents. But it's thoughtful design touches that makes Total Baby a truly useful addition to your iPhone or iPod touch.

Apple’s iPad play a perfect fit for discount retailers

Apple's deal with Target and Walmart to sell iPads makes perfect sense as the company cranks up for a high-volume holiday season, Lisa Schmeiser says.

MarsEdit 3.1

MarsEdit 3.1, a desktop application, simplifies the workload for any blogger, but it's best for people who are busy with more than one blog.