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Have a happy digital technical Mother's Day

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Sunday is Mother's Day and you need to get her the very best. Rather than stopping at the roadside flower stands, here are some ideas that the geek can give to Mom.

American Greetings, available at most brick and mortar department, drug stores and the like, has Magnetic Melodies, fun new Mother's Day cards with removable keepsake magnets that play a happy tune at the push of a button. Those who enjoy sending e-cards can share American Greetings cards online from www.americangreetings.com.

If you have a portable Apple device, you can send mom chocolates. Shari's Berries App for iPhone and iPod touch is an easy way to send a food gift on-the-go. A sample of gifts available for In-App Purchase include: gourmet dipped strawberries with chocolate chips and nuts, seasonally inspired dipped strawberries, dipped cherries, cake pops and other dipped treats like Oreo®, cookies, pretzel rods, and potato chips. The Shari's Berries App for iPhone and iPod touch is available for free on the App Store at www.AppStore.com or at http://www.berries.com/app.

Caffeine is an important part of the geek diet. So, the geek Mom or Mom geek should be happy to receive a "This Mom Runs on Dunkin'" tumbler to help Mom enjoy her fresh-brewed coffee at home or on the go. Then give her a new "Flowers for Mom" Donut, a mouth-watering flower-shaped yeast ring donut with strawberry-flavored icing and pastel green icing drizzle. But if there are miles between you and Mom. you can purchase limited-edition Mother's Day virtual Dunkin' Donuts Cards. Dunkin' Donuts Mobile Cards can be sent via email, text or Facebook through the mGift feature on the Dunkin' Donuts mobile app and can be redeemed directly from a mobile phone at participating U.S. Dunkin' Donuts locations. All Dunkin' Donuts mGifts can also be added directly to the Dunkin' App, reloaded right from the phone, and used as a fast, convenient way to pay. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

As all good techs know, there must be a disaster recovery plan. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) thinks a well thought out disaster plan is a gift that provides peace of mind all year long. "Nothing says 'I love you' more than helping your mom be prepared in case of a disaster," said Jeanne M. Salvatore, the I.I.I.'s senior vice president and chief communications officer. The four steps to help her prepare are: Create a Home Inventory, Develop an Evacuation Plan,Disaster-Proof Her Home, and, of course, Review Insurance Coverage. At least they have free mobile apps to help.

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