Lauren Doucette

Lauren is a New York based actor/singer/writer. She is a graduate of the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater School Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University as well as the College of the Holy Cross. She's a fan of beer, pasta, and academic establishments with unnecessarily long titles. Find her on stage, or online-- she's there often.

How to Print from the Droid Turbo

Are you aware that you can wirelessly print from your Droid Turbo? And are you aware that it’s super easy!?  I will confess that I have owned phones capable of printing for a while now, and it has never ONCE occurred to me to actually try to print something directly. Which is crazy, since it’s not like printing via a computer has been working out super well for me anyway. In fact, my typical printer interactions usually go something like this: 1. Email from phone to computer the pdf/photo/letter to Santa that I wish to print. 2. On computer, send said …

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How to Turn Your Droid Turbo into a Mobile Hotspot

Of course we all love checking out the innovative, cutting-edge features when we get new phone, but sometimes there are old features we still don’t know about, or simply never figured out how to use. I’m willing to bet that turning your phone into a mobile hotspot is one such feature. In general, people seem to know their phone has this capability, but I have yet to meet more than a few who have ever used it. But, guys, it’s actually a really useful feature! You can turn your Droid Turbo into a sweet hotspot that gives off wonderful, life-sustaining …

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How to Use the Credit Card Scanner for Online Purchases with iOS 8

If you’re anything like me, entering credit card information is the bane of your existence. Typing all that information on such a small keyboard is just so gosh-darn tedious, amarite? So it’s either wait begrudgingly until I get back to a computer to make my purchase, or spend hours of focused concentration, trying to enter those 16 digits in the exact right order before my fingers go numb. Either way, it ends with me crying in the corner because the Twin Peaks dvd box set I wanted is now all sold out. Ok, so maybe it’s not quite that big …

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How to Track & Wipe Your Droid Turbo w/ Motorola’s Device Management

Ok, I know we think it will never happen to us, but let’s all be brave for a moment and face the fact that at some point in time our precious devices will be lost or (gasp!) stolen. Therefore, it’s important to take all the necessary steps to protect not just your phone, but all the information contained within it. Luckily, the Droid Turbo comes with many different options to help you in the event your phone goes missing. One of these is Motorola’s Device Management. By activating it on your phone, you will be able to remotely track your …

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How to Snap, Save, and Share Screenshots with the Droid Turbo

It’s always helpful to be able to take a screenshot with your phone. Need to share directions with a friend? Snag a screenshot of your map and send it to them. Want to show your bff that totally crazy convo you just had with your ex? Snag a screenshot and sent it. I’ll even be utilizing them in this article to show not only how to take screenshots with the Droid Turbo, but also how they are stored and shared. Now, I can hear what some of you are thinking- “taking screenshots is old news. Yawn!” Well, just hold your …

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How to Mute Individual Texts in iOS 8

Do you have so many people texting you that it’s become a problem? Do you find yourself continually wishing you were just a little less awesome, so that everyone would stop trying to be your friend? Or do you at least wish you could mute notifications from certain texts, because you just can’t keep up with the constant stream of praise and attention you receive from people on a daily basis? Yeah, me neither. But even so, we all occasionally encounter a text thread we wish we could mute. Well, now with iOS 8, you can temporarily disable notifications from …

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How to Extend Your Battery Life on the Droid Turbo

One of the biggest selling points for the Droid Turbo is it’s staggering amount of battery life. Like, if Tom Hanks had owned a Droid Turbo in that movie Castaway, he would never have needed the company of Wilson the Volleyball, as he he would have been quite content playing Angry Birds for days on end while awaiting rescue. The Droid Turbo definitely allows for a significant amount of talk time between charges, but for those of you hellbent on squeezing every last drop of battery life out of this baby, we’ve outlined a few easy ways to make your …

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How to Create your Medical ID with iOS 8’s Health App

One of the most useful features of the iOS 8 is the Medical ID, which can display potentially lifesaving information in the event of an emergency. This feature is part of the new Health app included in iOS 8 for iPhone. You can set up your Medical ID to include everything from allergies to blood type to emergency contacts. Best of all, those with passcode locked phones can enable a “Show When Locked” option, allowing anyone present during a medical emergency to view the information. And for those of you out there who cringe at the thought of a stranger …

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3 Tips for Moto Assist Voice Command on the Droid Turbo

Oh, Droid Turbo. You have so many cool features, but sometimes there are too many apps that do the same thing. It takes a bit of work to weed through the bloatware and decide what you actually want and need. In that vein, you might notice that your phone comes equipped with both Voice Search and Moto Assist’s voice command feature. Both can be voice activated (always fun), and can set reminders, make calls, and tell you how much the average north american mallard weighs. However, Moto Assist’s voice activated robot-lady does have some useful features beyond Voice Search’s current …

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4 New Tricks for Siri in iOS 8 You’ll Definitely Use

So, Siri is back and she’s better than ever. Among it’s host of new features, iOS 8 has improved and expanded the capabilities of your iphone’s cheeky personal assistant. Keep reading to discover some of her (or his, depending on which voice you prefer) latest tricks, and of course, our tips on how to use them. “Hey, Siri” Siri is now voice activated. No need to push that pesky home button, just yell “Hey, Siri!” and ask her a question, or tell her what you’d like her to do, or ask her how she feels about the movie “Her.” The …

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