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February 7, 2016 • Reviews

A Quick Look at the Honor 5X and Its Android Skin

We will be doing a full review of the Honor 5X soon; it’s a phone with the build quality of a flagship at budget pricing. But the Honor EMUI skin has gotten a lot of criticism, and it may not be as bad as first reaction seems. It’s easy to judge the EMUI apps and …

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January 26, 2016 • Reviews

The Withings Aura Connected Clock + Sleep Sensor Accessory Review

Sleep and I have a sometimes erratic relationship. Some nights I deal with insomnia, and I might sleep 4 or 5 hours at best; other nights I’ll need to catch up on sleep so badly that I’ll pass out for 12 or more hours. Ideally, I should get 8 hours sleep per night. Obviously, what …

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January 11, 2016 • Reviews

Ditto Gives You Discreet Notifications Without Getting in the Way

Judie and I received Huawei Mate 8 smartphones at CES 2016. The phablet is amazing but won’t work with our Apple Watches. We also picked up the amazing Withings Activité Steel Fitness Watch. It’s a great tracker but doesn’t do notifications. Fortunately, the Ditto notifier fills in that gap in a manner that is both …

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December 24, 2015 • Reviews

Synology Surveillance Station Is the Simple Surveillance Solution

The Synology DS1515 is an incredibly versatile and powerful NAS. The feature that intrigued me is its ability to be a fully functional surveillance system. The Synology DS1515 sells for $599.99 on Amazon as of the time of this writing.

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December 22, 2015 • Deals, Gaming

G5 Holiday Sale: Get 10 Gripping Games at up to 80% off on All Platforms!

The Holiday Sales in the iOS, Windows and Google Play app stores have kicked in this week – just check out any of the stores for amazing deals. Amongst these deals are some great adventures from G5 Games at up to 80% off – and one of my favorite hidden object games for FREE!

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December 7, 2015 • Editorials

Saying Goodbye to Mailbox App: As DropBox Shutters It and Carousel in Early 2016

When a small app company is gobbled up, there are only a few options: the app fits well and expands the breadth of the parent company, or there is technology added to a core product and the product is eventually killed off, or the app just languishes while the new employees are tasked with other …

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November 15, 2015 • News

BluVue is Perfect for Construction Document Markups, Collaboration

As an Architect in the digital age, I have to review, mark up, and collaborate on construction documents every day, sometimes on the go. BluVue looks like an awesome mobile construction software that allows you to manage, distribute, annotate, and share plans digitally with any iPhone, iPad, or Android device.  You can check it out today …

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November 13, 2015 • News

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile

The IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic is something totally new and hugely innovative. As the company notes it, “Reinvents Guitar Miking for Mobile” and does so in a smart, innovative way that musicians are going to love. It is the first acoustic guitar mobile microphone/interface for use with iOS devices, Macs and Androids too! It is …

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November 12, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Runtastic Introduces ‘Results’ App Focused on Personalized Training for Success!

While some people can simply include exercise as part of their healthy lifestyle, most people need more incentive: they need goals, motivation, and a PLAN. Simply tracking isn’t enough, something that Runtastic gets and has implemented in their new Results app. Results delivers focused training plans to help you reach your goals! Online training programs …

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October 30, 2015 • Deals, Gaming

Amazon Appstore Offering $70 of Games and Apps FREE for Halloween!

Halloween is a great excuse to express yourself artistically by wearing fun costumes, carving up pumpkins, and decorating your house. For game retailers, it is yet another excuse for a great sale! And Amazon is doing what it usually does instead of a sale – it is offering a load of games and apps for …

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October 8, 2015 • News

EyeFi’s Cloud Program Is for the Photographer Always on the Go

You’re not always going to have your laptop there with you when it’s time to back up those important photos you took over the weekend, so why not try cloud storage? If you’re a fan of the WiFi camera, one thing you’ll rely on is the ability to give serious photographers, especially those of them with …

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October 1, 2015 • News

Logitech’s New “Logi Circle” Camera Is a Promising Home Monitoring Camera

I remember the days when we had to worry about the ADP person coming in on a Saturday morning to hook up the security in my Mom’s house. Took him all day long, and I’m pretty sure it was expensive.

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September 25, 2015 • News

It’s Friday, Why Not Win Some Free Money with This App?

You know the saying “the best things in life are free?” Well imagine if that was true about money itself. Well not only is it Friday but it’s your LUCKY DAY.

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September 25, 2015 • News

Practice Your Downward Dog Anywhere with the Daily Yoga App

Lets face it, fall is officially here, and summer is behind us. But this doesn’t mean just because you’ll be indoors more often that you shouldn’t continue your quest for fitness. Now you can keep in shape, anywhere you go with the Daily Yoga app.

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September 23, 2015 • Reviews

SwannOne’s Smart Home Control Kit Is a Way to Keep Tabs on Your Home from Afar

With plenty of options out there on the market for home security, Swann Communications decided to take it upon themselves to create the do-it-yourself way with their Swann One Smart Home Equipment, and gave us the opportunity to review it!

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July 28, 2015 • Reviews

The PebbleBee Honey Review: An Item Tracker That Even Your Dog Would Love

There are two things that I always have on me: My wallet and my keys. With technology catching up fast, I’m finding less and less use for my wallet, but one thing that I know I will need for at least the next 4-5 years are house keys. And there’s nothing worse than losing those.

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July 25, 2015 • News

Nod Makes Messaging Your Friends More Personal Again

One thing that is certain in the App Store, is that there’s no shortage of messaging apps available. But with all of the current ones available, there’s a lack of ways to truly express your emotions, even though the standard emojis.   Well that’s where NOD comes into play. Nod is one of the best …

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June 15, 2015 • News

Order Your Next Domino’s Pizza by Texting a Pizza Emoji, Because You Can

As if using the Domino’s iPhone or Android app to order your favorite pie wasn’t easy enough, the company recently added ordering by tweet. Not everyone tweets, but just about everyone (except my mom) texts, and now all it takes to order a pizza by texting is to send a pizza emoji to Domino’s.

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June 12, 2015 • News

Pictyear Is a Photo App That Can Make a Collaborative PhotoBook Instantly!

Summer is already in full swing, and with 90 degree weather and vacations being planned, there’s one thing that’s certain: pictures will be taken. But we’ve all been there where we’ve taken a photo and family or friends say “Oh! Send me that!” Luckily for you, there’s an app that’s here to put you ahead …

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June 10, 2015 • News

Close5 Location-Based App Makes Selling Items Safer and More Local

Most of us hate trying to sell things online. There’s been many cases where I’ve attempted to sell things and the buyer backs out, or I’m too afraid that the person might not be as legit as I think. Thus you have to play a guessing game when meeting in a public place to sell …

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June 1, 2015 • Gaming

G5’s Inbetween Land Is FREE on All Platforms This Week!

When I reviewed Inbetween Land for iPad more than two years ago, I echoed sentiments from the Mac review-it was a game I liked but did not love, a fun experience that didn’t match the quality of other G5 releases. But it is still a solid and fun game, and this week it is FREE …

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