Three Time Tracking Apps to Kill Your Procrastination

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 14th 2014 - No Comments
Avoid Procrastinating Online with Time Tracking Apps

Like many of you, I spend hours upon hours each day plopped in front of the computer. I like to think that I’m being as productive as possible while I’m there, but the truth is that YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and the rest of the Internet can be awfully distracting. And it’s really easy to fall down that bottomless...

Online Financial Tools for Smarter Money Management

by Chris Cairns - on Oct 7th 2014 - No Comments
Smarter Money Management

They say that money can’t buy happiness, but money can buy a luxury mansion with sandy beaches, azure seas, and unobstructed views of happiness. It’s also true that it’s much more comfortable to be crying aboard your private yacht with a glass of champagne in your hand than it is to be crying on a public bus with sticky...

Five Creative Portable Power Solutions for Charging Off the Grid

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 25th 2014 - No Comments
Camping with Portable Power

When we are among civilization, it’s not terribly difficult to find an available wall outlet to charge up your smartphone or tablet, but what do you do when you’re surrounded by nothing but trees, dirt and the great outdoors? Even when you want to unplug and get away from it all, you still want to charge up your gadgets and...

Six iPhone 6 Features That Will Improve Your Life

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 15th 2014 - No Comments
Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

After a seemingly endless onslaught of rumors, hearsay and leaks, Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus last week. This newest generation of iPhone represents some major changes for Apple, particularly when it comes to the size of the devices. But it’s not just about the industrial design of these newest smartphones,...

Become a Kitchen Whiz with These iPhone Cooking Apps

by Dylan Duarte - on Sep 9th 2014 - No Comments
Cook This Chicken with Your iPhone

While eating is essential to our survival, the ability to cook is no longer a requirement thanks to fast food establishments on every corner and gas stations overflowing with processed food-like substances waiting to be thrown into the microwave and nuked into oblivion. For most people, the only time they even go near the oven is when...

How An Android Wear Smartwatch Will Boost Your Productivity

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 2nd 2014 - No Comments
Android Wear Smartwatch

The Apple iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone. Smartphone apps existed well before the advent of the iTunes App Store too, but having a unified platform with a central app repository really helped to popularize the idea of a smartphone to the masses. With the announcement and unveiling of the Android Wear platform, Google may have...

Back To School Tech Guide On A Budget

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 21st 2014 - No Comments
Back to School Gadgets and Tech

When I was a kid, going back to school meant picking up a shiny new ruler, a few binders of different colors, and several packs of pens. Of course, the world of education has changed a lot over the years and having the right technology is no longer a luxury for college or even high school students; it’s a necessity. At the same...

Smart Advice For A Healthier Life At Home

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 14th 2014 - No Comments
A healthier life starts with good exercise

Here on Smartlife, our focus is mostly on how you can leverage technology to your advantage, particularly when it comes to productivity. We’ll take a look at the variety of Android and iPhone apps that can better organize your life, for example, so you can stay focused on the tasks at hand. These are all very useful, but they won’t...

Free Windows 8.1 Apps To Work Smarter

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 17th 2014 - No Comments
Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1

Microsoft introduced an incredibly dramatic change with Windows 8. While you could still access the more traditional desktop, the touch-optimized Start Screen with Live Tiles represented a dramatic departure away from what users have come to expect from the operating system. While you can still install regular Windows software that runs...

Awesome Google Drive Add-Ons To Improve Productivity

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 26th 2014 - No Comments
Google Drive

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that Google has come to dominate so many aspects of my online life. What’s great is that the experience we get with many Google products can be further appended and enhanced by third-party developers. You might already use Google Drive to backup your smartphone photos. You might...

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