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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...

Top Tips And Apps For A Better Airport Experience

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 16th 2013 - No Comments
Beijing International Airport

As much as I like to travel and see the world, I’m no fan of the typical airport experience. You’re supposed to arrive at this place well in advance of your flight, only to deal with a mess of traffic along the way, check-in kiosks that become unresponsive, extra long lineups at security and customs, and a severe lack of Wi-Fi...

Cool Winter Gadgets To Keep You Warm And Connected

by Chris Cairns - on Dec 14th 2013 - No Comments
Stay Warm This Winter

Depending on where you are around this time of year, it can get awfully cold. You’ll want to bundle up with all of those extra layers and hang out by the fireplace to keep warm, but did you know that there are also all sorts of awesome winter gadgets that you can use to keep nice and toasty too? Better still, some of these gadgets...

9 Cool Google Tricks For Extra Functions

by Michael Kwan - on Nov 3rd 2013 - No Comments
Google Search Bar

You can certainly use some suitable alternatives like Bing, but I think we’d all agree that Google is the current reigning king of search engines. If you want to find something on the Internet, you just Google it. But did you know that the popular search engine actually has several built-in tools for extra features and functions?...

The Smartlife Affordable Back To School Gadget Buying Guide

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 22nd 2013 - No Comments
Back to School Crossing

You’ve secured your student loan, you’ve paid your tuition, and you’ve purchased your textbooks…yup, it’s time to go back to school. In the past, it may have been enough to load up on lined paper and a fresh pack of pens, but today’s classroom is entirely different. You need to equip yourself with the...

Back To School Reference Apps For Android

by Chris Cairns - on Sep 9th 2013 - No Comments
Back to School and Chemistry Class

It may be a tough pill to swallow for many of the students out there, but yes indeed, it is time to go back to school. Thankfully, technology has come a long way and it really does play a critical role in today’s education. You already know about some of the useful back to school iPhone apps that are out there, but what about the...

How To Convert Your Regular TV Into A Smart TV

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 10th 2013 - No Comments
LG Smart TV

It actually wasn’t all that long ago that all you could do with a television is watch TV shows. You had to flip through the channels available in your area and you were at the mercy of network schedules. That’s not the case anymore, but you may not want to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollars in new equipment to take...

Cool Gadgets To Beat The Summer Heat

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 7th 2013 - No Comments
Beat the Summer Heat with Cool Gadgets

The sun is shining. The mercury is rising. And we’ve got the burgers on the barbecue. Yup, summer is here and most of us are pretty happy about it, but this also means that we could be facing some serious heat waves over the next couple of months. There are parts of the country that are known to break the 100 degree Fahrenheit mark...

Essential Travel Gadgets For Smarter Trips

by Michael Kwan - on Jun 24th 2013 - No Comments
Travel Wallet

There are some basic things that you’ll always want to bring with you, regardless of where your travel destination may be. You need your passport if you’re traveling internationally, as well as some of the local currency. You’ll want to have your credit card too, as well as some clean clothes and some basic toiletries....

How To Use Gamification To Improve Your Life

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 15th 2013 - No Comments
Life Can Be a Game Boy Too

Generally speaking, we know what we should be doing. We know what’s good for us to do, but the challenge is finding the motivation to do it and to keep doing it. That’s why one of the fastest rising trends today is the concept of gamification. In short, gamification is the process of engaging users or changing behavior by...