5 Apps to Help You Organize Your Life (No, Really)

Unplugging has to be one of the hardest things for this city girl to do.

Why, you ask?

Well…partly it is the FOMO (fear of missing out).

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This year, I’ve set a goal to unplug AT LEAST once a month for a weekend. It’s amazing how much you miss when you face is planted in front of a screen. My next unplugging weekend is coming up (along with my birthday), and I hope to use my screen-free time to my advantage by soaking up all of the people and places around me. Let’s walk through the apps I’m using to achieve it!

Calm: Isn’t there a saying about people not being busy but just not able to make time? Something like that. Either way, I had to find a way to calm my mind when it was time to go to bed. It seemed that everything rushed to the surface when it was time to settle for bed and I hated it. Until I found, Calm.  Calm helps me practice meditation and mindfulness from wherever I am. I can even access it on Chromecast and Apple TV. Need a moment? Check it out. Available for iOS and Android and Web

If This, Then That: I’ve got an ENTIRE post dedicated to this but know one thing, I don’t know how I even function with IFFT (If This, Then That). It allows me to save my twitter favorites, push my Fitbit badges out to social media to stunt on my friends and get notifications about #BlackGirlMagic around the web. Learn more about this tool and its recipes here. Available for iOS and Android

Google Photos: Stop what you are doing right now and look at your phone. Scroll over to your photos and count how many you have at this moment. I’ve got 1579 photos, 30 videos, and some other random things. It used to be worse before Google Photos. Thanks to my good friend Ana (Hey Girl!), she gave me a great recommendation late last year about using the Google Photos Assistant to back up my photos and clear up some space on my phone. It’s been a lifesaver since then! Available for iOS and Android

Need a virtual personal assistant at your fingertips? 24me takes care of scheduling your meetings, helps you pay your cell phone bill and even sends messages to your friends on their birthday (by syncing with Facebook and other apps). Seems like the perfect one-stop shop for getting your affairs in order before you unplug. Available for iOS and Android

Want to tackle a group of tasks in a certain amount of time? I know a lot of people like to call that “batching”. One of the best apps out there that help with knocking those things off of your to-do list and get to spend some screen-free time is 30/30. I’m able to knock out a blog post, schedule content for work and have a nice workout all before falling into the Facebook game hole.  Available for iOS 

Any of these apps currently in your phone or arsenal? Did I miss any that you love? Sound off below!

Disney Channel is bringing back your childhood during a 4-day marathon

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In case you didn’t need more nostalgia, Disney Channel is upping the ante! This summer, Disney Channel is premiering its 100th Disney Channel Original Movie ‘Adventures in Babysitting’.

If you happen to long for the days when life was a little simpler, take some time and binge watch during this holiday weekend….I know I am. The OG Disney Channel movies crafted my afternoon and evenings spent with cousins and neighborhood friends.

To get us all in gear for this 100th movie, Disney Channel is running a FOUR DAY marathon of all of the DCOM’s. Now, all your favorites won’t be appearing during the movie event but you can always pick them up on Google Play, Amazon or other outlets.

Looking for the schedule? It’s below. Now, I can’t quite decide between Zenon, Twitches or Halloweentown.

FRIDAY, May 27:
10:00 a.m. – Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama
11:20 a.m. – Read It and Weep
12:55 p.m. – Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior
2:40 p.m. – Jump In!
4:15 p.m. – Lemonade Mouth
6:15 p.m. – Zapped
8:00 p.m. – High School Musical 2
9:55 p.m. – The Cheetah Girls 2
11:45 p.m. – Zenon the Zequel
1:25 a.m. – Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
2:55 a.m. – Twitches Too
4:25 a.m. – Alley Cats Strike!

SATURDAY, MAY 28:
6:25 a.m. – You Wish!
8:05 a.m. – The Proud Family Movie
9:50 a.m. – Quints
11:25 a.m. – Horse Sense
1:10 p.m. – Cow Belles
2:50 p.m. – Twitches
4:30 p.m. – The Even Stevens Movie
6:15 p.m. – Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
8:00 p.m. – Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
9:50 p.m. – Princess Protection Program
11:30 p.m. – The Cheetah Girls: One World
1:05 a.m. – Zenon: Z3
2:40 a.m. – Halloweentown High
4:20 a.m. – The Thirteenth Year

SUNDAY, MAY 29:
6:00 a.m. – Right On Track
7:45 a.m. – Full-Court Miracle
9:35 a.m. – Eddie’s Million Dollar Cook-Off
11:20 a.m. – Brink!
1:10 p.m. – Double Teamed
2:55 p.m. – Rip Girls
4:35 p.m. – Motocrossed
6:20 p.m. – Cloud 9
8:00 p.m. – Teen Beach 2
9:55 p.m. – Bad Hair Day
11:40 p.m. – How to Build a Better Boy
1:20 a.m. – Pixel Perfect
2:55 a.m. – The Other Me
4:30 a.m. – Genius

MONDAY, MAY 30:
10:00 a.m. – Stuck in the Suburbs
11:30 a.m. – Halloweentown
1:05 p.m. – Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
2:55 p.m. – Smart House
4:25 p.m. – High School Musical
6:15 p.m. – Camp Rock
8:00 p.m. – Descendants
10:05 p.m. – Teen Beach Movie
11:55 p.m. – Cadet Kelly
1:50 a.m. – The Cheetah Girls
3:35 a.m. – Johnny Tsunami

So, which movie are you looking forward to? Sound off below!

No, Your Apple ID Has NOT Expired

We all know about the “OTHER” messages go to die on Facebook, but if you have an unknown senders filter ticked on you Apple iPhone, you may have missed this. There is a text phishing scam going around that informs you that your Apple ID is expired.

First of all, don’t click it. Apple is not texting you. Second, it’s a scam. We know all about scams here at City Girl Goes Digital.

The text looks a bit like this:

apple id expired

You clicked it didn’t you?

Well, if you did, change your password ASAP. Head over to Apple’s site to help recover your password. Make sure it’s a strong one too.

If you haven’t gotten it, consider yourself lucky. Scammers are getting smarter every day. Don’t fall for it. If it doesn’t seem right,

 

Rose Gold It Is: Apple Updates New 12-inch Macbook

There is NO denying that Rose Gold is one of the hottest in technology colors. Apple set the standard with the launch of the iPhone 6S and had consumers drooling over it…well, some folks. If you are one of the consumers that loves that Rose Gold color; don’t fret. Apple just dropped (quietly) an update to their 12-inch Macbook in the beloved color.

The Rose Gold Macbook

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In addition to the new Rose Gold color, the 12-inch Macbook comes with a Retina® display, highly responsive full-size keyboard, Force Touch trackpad, versatile USB-C port and much more.

Specs include:

Base model:1GHz Core m3 at $1,299,

Additional Model: 1.2GHz Core m5 model at $1,599.

1.3GHz Core m7 for just an extra $250 dollars!

Want to purchase the rose gold model today? It’s live on the Apple’s online store, retail stores and some resellers.

So how are you feeling about the Rose Gold Macbook? Looking to upgrade? Sound off below!

 

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