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Android Apps I Can’t Live Without

We do a monthly ‘top apps’ blog post here on The Shack Blog, but I wanted to go a bit more personal and share a list of the apps that I personally can’t live without on my Android-powered smartphone. I’ve been using Android for a few years now, on several different handsets, and these are […] Read more

Peek Inside Ricky’s SXSW Gearbag

One of the things I’m often asked when I go to events such as SXSW is “What on earth do you carry in your bag?” I’ve actually used the same bag for years, but the contents have changed a bit over the years, so I thought I’d share the full details of what I carry […] Read more

Peek Inside Paige’s SXSW Gear Bag

There is absolutely nothing worse (especially as a woman) than arriving to an event or function without all necessary gear!  SXSW was no different, but in the case of this particular event, I needed to be equipped with all things electronic (plus a few personal items) to make it through a long day of panel […] Read more

Five Apps to Swing into Spring

The arrival of spring means it’s time to come out of hibernation, leave our caves of wintry solitude and greet the world as it comes back to life after a long winter. Thankfully, there are tons of apps for outdoor adventuring, doing your spring cleaning and grilling the best burger in town. Here are a […] Read more

Dorkbot & ATX Hackerspace at SXSW Create: RadioShack Recap

On our last day of SXSW, Ricky and I were able to check out the Dorkbot & ATX Hackerspace event at SXSW Create.  This event was filled with creative projects, great presentations and several projects that were designed using RadioShack parts. There was no place better to go in Austin to join a great group […] Read more

SXSW Day Four Recap

The city of Austin has again been a great host for SXSW 2012. Once the rain came to an end and the sun came out, all of those associated with this great event, from attendees to street vendors to pedi-cab drivers, took to the streets to enjoy what Austin has to offer.  A major part […] Read more

SXSW 2012 Day Three Recap

SXSW has been quite the whirlwind of change this year, and Sunday was no different. The day started out kind of messy, with a bit of cold drizzle in the morning as I rushed off to several sessions about how brands like RadioShack are using social media, why it’s important to have an authentic voice, […] Read more

SXSW 2012 Day Two Recap

With a 100% chance of rain on day two of SXSW Interactive, it was a challenge staying dry, but it was not short on fun, interesting panels and of course, lots and lots of rain! One item that was missing from our list of products on the SXSW Survival Guide was an umbrella.  It has […] Read more