If you believe that disconnecting from your device during meal-time improves family bonding, then you aren’t alone. 98% of the parents surveyed by Wakefield Research agreed that “disconnecting from devices during mealtime improves family bonding”, but 42% said they couldn’t remember the last time that their family had a device-free meal. That’s messed up.
Stranger Things is coming in just a few weeks! If you live under a rock, “Stranger Things” is a horror-ish drama from Netflix that is an homage to the 1980s. It has evil scientists, parallel dimensions, plucky pre-teen heroes, and Winona Ryder screaming at Christmas lights. Now it also has a companion game, and it is incredibly addictive!
One of the bothers that comes with getting older is that you’ll likely have to add at least a few medications to your daily routine. Whether you are keeping up with your own meds or those taken by an elderly relative, the PillDrill aims to make the process of remembering to take those medications as painless and streamlined as possible.
TripIt has been my go-to app for travel, hands down. I track all of my flights instantly thanks to the Pro features, but when I’m in the airport, I’ve always thought the app could be more useful. Luckily the company thought this as well, and they’ve released an update that its users will enjoy.
Messaging apps like Slack revolutionized long-distance and group communication by making text messaging possible over the Internet. Now we can text and video chat with people anywhere in the world without having to pay exorbitant fees to a phone company. Messaging technology has dramatically improved communications for businesses and entrepreneurs in nearly every industry except one: health care.
Some people go on vacation to unplug. For those who run a small business, however, there’s no disconnecting – and that means you need to take your business on the road with you if you plan to get away.
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.
We’ve covered Elgato Eve products since they became available; these are add-on Smarthome accessories that allow you to automate and control your home remotely using the Eve app on your iPhone; they integrate seamlessly with Apple HomeKit. Their latest product is the Elgato Eve Degree, a tiny and elegant aluminum-cased indoor or outdoor temperature with humidity monitor.
It might be easy to dismiss an organization system that keeps track of things you’ve stored as something someone with too much “stuff” would want, something someone who needs to explore the minimalistic lifestyle would need. But you don’t have to be a budding hoarder for the Bluelounge Quick Peek to help you keep track of “what’s in the box.”
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.
The BeMe D200 are yet another contender for best lightning earbuds. Although they cost a seemingly pricey $169.99, thanks to their excellent sound, straightforward app and effective onboard active noise cancellation, they are worth serious consideration if you want to up your game from the dismal lightning EarPods Apple includes with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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.
Pioneer describes their new Rayz earphones as “Lightning smart” and “The iPhone’s perfect accessory.” After using them since Judie brought me a pair from CES, I would agree with that and add they are “brilliant at noise cancellation” and “among the best deals around.” Priced at just $99.99 and $149.99, they are worth every penny.
Raina and I love the game Two Dots. It is one of the best time-sucks out there with new levels appearing on a regular basis. Today, though, Two Dots stood tall for fairness and equality and celebrated the American ideals represented by the Statue of Liberty. Too many have forgotten that we are a nation of immigrants; Two Dots reminds…
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 …
After months of anticipation, Super Mario Run is set to release today on Apple’s App Store. The release of this infinite runner-style game set in the Super Mario Brothers universe is a departure from Nintendo’s standard procedure of developing content exclusively for Nintendo hardware. Nintendo’s new mobile game will be free to try but costs $9.99 for the full version.
Attempting to set up a smart home through Apple’s HomeKit should be fairly simple, right? You have specific appliances and gadget that only work with this feature, but what if they don’t really… work?
If you are a fan of Apple’s HomeKit and looking to take your smart home to the next level, one item you certainly should check out is the Elgato Eve Energy.