How To Locate Tech Companies Profiled in AARP The Magazine

AARP The Magazine (Dec, 2016, page 36), the world’s largest circulation publication with more than 47 million readers, listed the top 20 tech gifts to simplify your life.  This directory with links to the companies profiled in AARP The Magazine’s tech special boasts their top tech gadgets.  Tech Special, 20 New Gadgets To Simplify Your Life (Dec/Jan, page 36) lists amazing ‘organize and make more memories’ tech gifts, and includes “converting old photos to digital files.”

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  • The History Project – Your history in one place. Securely archive photos, documents, social media, and video. Follow on Twitter 



  • –  Custom photo gifting ordered online, from fleece photo blankets, t-shirts, photo books and gallery-wrap canvases. Follow on Twitter




  • Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones – Audio headphones with Bluetooth® technology and noise cancellation. Follow on Twitter





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AARP The Magazine: Tech Guide, 20 Gadgets To Simplify Your Life

AARP The Magazine (Dec/Jan 2017, page 36), the world’s largest circulation publication with more than 37 million readers, profiled 

Simplify your life and revisit decades of nostalgic photo memories. How to easily digitize your pictures

“For large [photo scanning] orders, try Tech Gifts To Simplify Your Life

Tech Special, 20 New Gadgets To Simplify Your Life (Dec/Jan, page 36) lists amazing ‘organize and make more memories’ tech gifts, and includes “converting old photos to digital files.”

Background: The average family has 5,500 analog photo snapshots to digitally preserve, and for larger orders, at a few cents each, try with free 3-way S/H and returned in days.

Many popular add-on features are available to enhance your order, including instant cloud storage uploading, flash drives and super high resolution 600 dpi scanning.

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Inc Magazine: ‘Shift From Traditional Pricing,’ Profile on

“Think You Know What To Charge Your Customers?” 

3 Old-School Pricing Techniques That Still Work Today The rules of what to charge customers are changing--but these tried-and-true methods aren't going anywhere anytime soon.

Inc. Magazine (Dec/Jan) profiles

Inc. Magazine, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary as the gathering place for innovative business leaders, profiled the international photo scanning ecommerce company, in its Dec/Jan, 2017 edition. ‘The magazine for growing companies,’ published a feature story (page 44-45) on the changing rules for pricing products and what to charge your customers.







Traditional Pricing Strategies: Do they Work? 


Mitch Goldstone, co-founder and CEO of, in Irvine, California started his service on a pay-per-photo basis, which offered little value for either party.  



“We’d get mailed several thousand images per order; individual pricing wasn’t cost-effective.  So we switched to prepaid boxes–the price included scanning and shipping–that could hold 1,800 photos.”  Freed from counting, customers began sending multiple boxes per order.  “Our extreme simplification of pricing has been enormously successful,” Goldstone said.


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Apple’s New Hidden Gem: iOS 10 Automatically Organizes Photos

iOS10The last estimated count of stored digital photos in existence was 4.9 trillion in 2014. It was also projected that by 2017, this number will jump up to 4.9 trillion1.


So, yes, digital clutter is a very real phenomenon. Since the popularity of digital cameras, and now our phone’s ability to take a seemingly endless amount of photos wherever we are, the amount of digital photo clutter is only going to continue to increase.


But with the new release of Apple’s iOS 10, organizing digital photos just got a whole lot easier.


Facial recognition technology


Anyone who’s updated to the new iOS 10 platform on their iPhone is in for a treat. In addition to a newly designed Music app and Autocorrect’s new ability to give contextual predictions, your iPhone is also ready to help you better organize your digital photos.

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 7: The Hungarian Refugees

tales from the pictures we savedWelcome to this week’s episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 


We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.


And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.


In this week’s episode, our very own editor and blogger here at ScanMyPhotos, Monika Jansen, shares her family’s harrowing tale of escaping communism in Hungary back in the 1950s.


Preview: If a civil uprising forced you to flee your home, family, and country, what would be the most important, most precious item you’d feel compelled to take with you? This was the question Monika’s father, uncle, and grandmother had to ask themselves in 1956. Her grandmother’s answer to this question ensured that an amazing set of photos made their way into Monika’s hands—photos she knew she had to preserve.

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ScanMyPhotos Featured in USA Today “Best Tech Gifts”


It’s the company you keep. Top technologist and USA Today reporter, Ed Baig, profiled the top tech picks, and among the industry mega-giants, was the recommendation”… if you have a ton of pics…’












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How to Give Back Using Charity Apps this Holiday Season

charity appsFor many the holiday season means cozying up with loved ones, giving and receiving presents, and indulging in good food and memories. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for everyone. Around the world there are others who are struggling to find clean water, never learned to read or write, and/or are facing troubling health issues.


Fortunately, there are several apps out there that make helping our fellow man and woman simple, easy, and effective.


Here are a few of the ways you can give back using charity apps this holiday season:

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