In the last few years, the smarthome accessory market has exploded. Now it’s possible for anyone to make their home more automated, efficient, and yes, smarter to add aftermarket accessories that remotely control or oversee their home’s temperature, energy efficiency, who’s in their home, who has access to their home, and more. Which brings us to the Friday Lock.
TripIt is an essential app on my phone, and it handles virtually all my traveling needs. Recently the company announced a new feature that not only makes the app go from my second home screen to the first but puts the app itself in a far lead against the competition.
Lots of people lament the effect smartphones have had on social interaction. When people today hang out, it’s not uncommon for there to be moments or even minutes of silence as everyone in the group looks at their phones.
Amazon has tried for years to build their Appstore into a real competitor to Google Play. Part of that strategy was to give away normally paid apps, and insert ads in place of payment; Amazon helped the developers make money via ads, consumers were able to access normally paid apps for free, and Amazon could build their library of apps.
Super Mario Run is on Android! Hooray! I downloaded it the second I got the Google Play notification, but by the time I finished the free levels, I went from “whoo hoo” to “meh” pretty quickly.
Thanks to a combination of genetics and medications I take I developed high blood pressure a few years ago. It is generally controlled through medication, but I do need to check it regularly. The MOCAcuff from MOCACARE is a fast and convenient way to check it regularly.
Are you one of those people who can’t ever seem to keep up with all of your “stuff”? Whether it’s your keys, your backpack, your wallet, or your remote control — the Pixie can help you keep locate almost anything when it has gone missing.
To start off the new year, you should really check out Speedily’s latest update, which was just released. Version 5.0 of the popular VPN app Speedify is officially in the App Store as we speak, featuring a few tweaks that are VERY helpful.
Earlier this year I reviewed the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower, a connected fan that purifies the air it’s blowing while keeping the room cool. In late summer, Dyson released their new Pure Hot+Cool Link Air Purifier Heater & Fan, and this winter has been a great time for me to put it to the test.
My husband likes to tease me because everywhere I go, I check in on the Foursquare Swarm app. Not only do I do it because it helps me remember what I was doing on any given day (which comes in much handier than you’d think), I also do it because Swarm has great giveaways and perks. Here’s the latest …
There is no time like the present to start being more concerned about your health, and Qardio’s wants to make it an easier process for you. They sent us over their QardioBase Scale to check out, so let’s dive straight into it.
If you have a habit of losing things, such as your keys, phone, purse… or anything for that matter, you might need Tile’s latest innovation that doesn’t forget even when you do.
If you like having more control over your smart phone’s internet connection, you might want to check out Speedify! We over at Gear Diary have covered Speedify before, so we were pretty excited to find out that they just announced their 4.0 update that has some very nifty features that even the average user can use on a day-to-day basis….
With fall in full swing, many of you are probably attempting to eat right and watch the things that you eat. Some of you may even count calories, but today one of the more popular weight loss apps in the App Store announced a feature that is not only cool, but will make log what you’ve eaten faster and easier!
Not that Bluetooth earphones and headphones weren’t already growing more and more popular, but Apple’s removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has all but ensured that this is the direction mobile audio has headed. Do you have a favorite set of Bluetooth earphones or headphones yet? I’m still trying to decide. Lately, I’ve been using ROAM ROPES.
One of the things that so many health trackers have in common is that they look exactly like what they are — utilitarian step counters worn on our wrists. All of them track steps, many track sleep, and some throw a few extra tricks in to sweeten the package. The Bellabeat Leaf Urban tracks steps, sleep, meditation, and reproductive health.
We’ve reviewed several weather stations in the past, but the BloomSky SKY1 is in a class of its own. Not only does it give you up to the minute weather info from your chosen location, it creates a time-lapse movie of the entire day, and it allows you to share your info and movies easily with others.
Remember when people were sling-shotting Angry Birds, and we thought it was the best game in the world? Well, it was, then. But Pokémon Go is literally the best thing that’s happened to my smartphone since Instagram changed their icon.
I made a nasty discovery a while back: my iPhone was out of space, and the culprit was Dropbox! I had only three documents downloaded and stored on my phone, but Dropbox was somehow using over 9GB! After a delete and reinstall, the problem was fixed for a while — and then it happened again. Now I’m looking at Upthere.
Sure, any health tracker can count your steps and maybe your sleep, but the new Bellabeat Leaf Urban tracks steps, sleep, and monthly cycles though the app; it has stress-predicting and tracking technology together with mindfulness management features, and it is pretty.
There are some parts of your childhood that you always remember. For me, it was Michael Jordan and Pokémon. So it was no surprise that I INSTANTLY installed Pokémon Go! on my iPhone as soon as it was available in the app store.