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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...

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...