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...

5 Great Tools For A Paperless Office

by Michael Kwan - on May 27th 2014 - No Comments
Paperless Office

It’s really quite remarkable just how far we’ve come with technology and yet we still rely so heavily on dead trees to communicate with one another. It’s said that you should be the change that you want to see in this world, so if you want the rest of the world to move forward, then you’ll want to make those critical...

How To Find Your Lost Android Phone

by Chris Cairns - on May 23rd 2014 - No Comments
Find Your Lost Android Phone

For better or for worse, our smartphones have really become invaluable extensions of our lives. Indeed, we’ve come to rely on our smartphones to manage just about everything that we do. They have all of our contacts. They have our calendar. They have our emails. They have our photos. It’s all in there, which is why it’s...

5 Key Samsung Galaxy S5 Features That Will Help You Work Smarter

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 27th 2014 - No Comments
Samsung Galaxy S5

As you shop around for your next smartphone, you’ll find that you have a bevy of options available to you from a range of different companies. One of the most notable releases this year is the Samsung Galaxy S5, which takes many of the things that we liked about the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3, and combines them with even more...

On The Relationship Between Light And Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Apr 27th 2014 - No Comments
Home Office Light and Productivity

Let’s face it. Between our smartphones, hybrid cars and microwave ovens, we’ve gotten pretty detached from nature. However, that doesn’t mean that our natural biology doesn’t continue to exert a powerful impact on our day-to-day lives. And there are few things in this world quite as fundamental as how our bodies...

Five Home Automation Apps For Android

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 30th 2014 - No Comments
Servo Light Switch

Why do things manually when you can let technology take care of those sorts of things for you? Better still, what if you could handle all of that technology wirelessly, remotely and conveniently from your smartphone or tablet? We’d already looked at some of the better home security apps on the market, but what about when it comes...

Five Unique Cloud Storage Solution Alternatives

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 30th 2014 - No Comments
A Computer Hard Drive

By now, you’ve probably familiarized yourself with some of the more popular cloud storage solutions available on the Internet. There’s a good chance that you’re already making good use of your Dropbox account and you might already be collaborating with your colleagues through Google Drive too, but all of these solutions...

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