iPhone Apps

Ooma Smart Cam Has High-Definition Video, Facial Recognition, and More

The Ooma Butterfleye we reviewed back in 2018 was a great home security camera that I still use to this day, but there were a few things I’d hoped Ooma would eventually update. Seems they listened, as Ooma has announced their next generation Ooma Smart Cam with more to love and view — in, or out of their home.


My Unbiased Review of NordVPN

Over the past year, I’ve traveled to quite a few places, some with the shadiest unsecured internet you can imagine, from Starbucks to hotels in different countries, and I gained a bit more peace of mind thanks to my virtual private network, or VPN of choice – NordVPN.


Smartening up an Apartment on Any Budget

Smart homes have moved from the realm of tech geeks to mainstream America. Even if you don’t set out to have a smart home, the various ways to connect devices and everyday items have become so easy it is impossible to avoid. It’s a bit tougher when you rent, but there’s plenty of ways to make your apartment smarter!





Skyroam Gives You Great Connectivity Wherever You Go

Just a few years ago, Judie wrote an article about Skyroam, and how great of a product it is when traveling abroad. As someone who travels a lot stateside, but still is looking for a solid connection everywhere I go, the Skyroam piqued my interest with their new GoData Initiative. Let’s take a look at the new way of staying connected.


The AEE MACH 1 Drone Is Flying Fun for Everyone

Drones are awesome. They look cool, often take impressive photos and videos and are just fun to fly. Sadly, my drone experience has put me on track to get a doctorate in “drone crashing.” Seriously, when it comes to flying a drone, I suck. Then I got to review the AEE MACH 1. It’s as easy as it is awesome.


Getting (back) into Shape with Aaptiv

So I’ll have to admit, ever since I took my vows and got married back in July, I’ve been slacking off. I’ve told myself I’d get back in the gym and get my fitness on. But personal trainers are expensive. At least they were until I rediscovered Aaptiv.


RoWrite Is Traditional Note-Taking for the Digital Age

My weeks are filled with meetings. In addition to various weekly meetings with my staff, with students becoming bar or bat mitzvah, and with my various boards, I have numerous meetings each week connected to upcoming weddings and funerals. The Royole RoWrite is a notepad for the digital age, and it is my new best “work-friend.” Reasonably priced, it works.


6 Cool Smart Gadgets for Your Car

Cars are getting smarter. They now regularly come with various internet-connected features, and the average car of today has the computing power of about 20 personal computers. Companies are also testing self-driving vehicles. But what if you drive an older model, and your car isn’t up to date with all the latest tech trends? Don’t worry — you can still make your car smart by adding after-market gadgets like the…


The 5 Best School Gadgets for Fall 2018

While school is already in full swing, it’s never too late to add some school gadgets and supplies to your shopping list. The Fall 2018 semester is all about sleek, advanced technology that makes it easier and more intuitive to learn and grasp challenging academic topics.


How My iPhone 8+ Gave Grandma the Best Birthday Ever

I recently gave my Grandma an amazing gift for her 90th birthday; I took photos from throughout her life and using a combination of Google PhotoScan, PicStitch, iMovie, and iTunes, I made a slideshow featuring friends and family. It only cost me some time, but the look on my grandma’s face when we showed it to her was priceless. 


TripIt Now Works with Your New iPhone’s “Siri Shortcuts”

Now that you’ve got your dual-sim iPhone XS or XS MAX in hand, frequent travelers may be setting up trips to come. And if you’re like me, one of the best traveling apps out there is TripIt. Today, officially, the app has released new features that go great with iOS 12 and your new iPhone.



Pandora Updates New App with Siri Shortcuts and More

Pandora is one of the few apps that I first installed on my iPhone years ago that remains one of my favorites now in 2018. And with the release of iOS 12 on Monday, the app has been updated with great features that make it even more useful.


Vivint Made My Home Smarter and More Secure: Part 1

I recently had the good people from Vivint come and install a home automation system/security system in my home. Vivint provides a ton of options and provides professional installation with every purchase. Read on to see how the process and products have transformed my home. 





Can Buerer’s Snore Stopper and SleepQuiet App Really Stop Snoring?

Buerer is a European company that’s been around for almost 100 years; their focus is health and well-being. At the IFA GPC, their Managing Director, Georg Walkenbach, mentioned that they currently have 12 apps and 60 connected devices. Georg mentioned several of their health-focused device and app combos, but the one I really took note of was their SleepQuiet app.