Vaccination Reminder App and Other Internet Goodies

Want some help to remember those vaccination dates?

Or trick out your blog?

Or figure out the video gadget on Instagram?

Say no more! I’ve got some goodies just for you.

Save the Date to Vaccinate App

Save the Date to Vaccinate

The Save The Date app is a great little tool that helps remind you keep on top of your children’s vaccinations. I need all the help I can get to remember these things! Created by the NSW government, it’s really easy to use and is available for Android or Apple.

8 Simple Tutorials to Enhance Your Blog

8 Simple Tutorials to Enhance Your Blog

I love a bit of blog tweaking and my lovely friend Bekka from Just for Daisy has been busy writing tutorials for doing just that. Follow her instructions for adding a button to your blog, creating social media buttons, adding clickable images tabs in your sidebar and lots more.
How to use instagram video

Instagram Got Video

Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim is great at capturing new social media tricks and reviewing them simply and beautifully. She has done it again with her tips for using the new video feature on Instagram.

Want more internet goodies? Set the kiddies up with some colouring pages, teach them number recognition or automatically back up your mobile phone photos.

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How to follow your favourite blogs

How to follow your favourite blogs

My favourite blog stalking tool, Google Reader, is shutting down on 1 July 2013, so I’ve had to find other ways to follow my favourite blogs. I thought perhaps you all might like to know how you can follow your favourite blogs too.

Do I need to use a tool (RSS Reader or web based aggregator) to read blogs?

No, you don’t. BUT! … using a tool like Google Reader brings all your blogs into one place, no matter where you are. You can view your blogs from different computers, tablets and phones – all you need is your login. Most tools also have other cool features, like sorting your blogs into different categories, saving posts to read later, or easily allowing you to share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest.

Ok, so what tool do I use?

Like many others, I have jumped on the Feedly bandwagon… and I love it SO much more than Google Reader. It is much prettier to look at, it’s makes reading blogs feel like I’m reading a magazine.

How do I follow blogs using Feedly?

Over to clever peeps at CNET:

I have a blog – what can I do to make it ready for Feedly?

Just follow these super simple instructions from the guys and girls at Feedly.

I have no idea what you’re talking about!?! Are there other ways to follow blogs?

Sure. Many bloggers post their content on Facebook, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, email and Blog Lovin. Check for these social media icons on your favourite blogs. Or you can follow blogs using good old fashioned Bookmarks and Favourites in your web browser.

You can follow Octavia and Vicky using all of these tools :) Just click on the social media icons in the top right of this page and get ready for lots of fun things to play, make and eat with kids, delivered to you.

Now tell me, what is your favourite, never-miss-a-post blog?  

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

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Which Internet Browser Do You Use?

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Hello! Thanks so much for visiting… but I’m just wondering…. ? Which browser are you using? You see, I recently discovered that if you’re using an older version of an internet browser then you might not be seeing Octavia and Vicky as it should be. I was using a computer elsewhere and all of the photos of Octavia and Vicky looked squished! A travesty! Then I checked my stats and saw that quite a few people are using that very browser to visit me. This will never do.

So, if you’d like to make sure that you’re seeing the internet at it’s best, why not upgrade your internet browser?

Here’s are the links to download popular internet browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox

Apple Safari 

Opera

You’re welcome!

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