Must-Have Windows Phone 8 Apps

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 23rd 2013 - No Comments
Get Apps for Windows Phone

If you have a Nokia Lumia or some other Windows Phone device, you might feel a little left out when it comes to the apps that are available for these smartphones when compared to the selection offered to the iPhones and Androids of the world. However, there are many fantastic Windows Phone 8 apps that are not only functional, but they’re...

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...

How iOS 7 Can Improve Your Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 22nd 2013 - No Comments
New iPhone 5S with iOS 7

Understandably, a lot of people got really excited when the successor to the iPhone 5 was revealed to the world. It makes total sense that people wanted to know everything there was to know about the flagship Apple iPhone 5S, as well as the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5S. However, perhaps the bigger announcement on that...

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...

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch – Everything You Need To Know

by Michael Kwan - on Sep 8th 2013 - No Comments
Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Many people have said that 2013 will be the year of the smartwatch. Yes, it’s true that Apple has yet to reveal what many are calling the iWatch, but that hasn’t stopped several of its competitors from getting into the wrist-worn computer game. One of the newest additions to the smartwatch arena is the Samsung Galaxy Gear,...

Android Apps To Read The News

by Michael Kwan - on Aug 12th 2013 - No Comments
How Do You Read the News?

The world is wonderfully vast and diverse and complicated. It’s also incredibly interconnected and what this ends up meaning is that there are a lot of things going on at any given time and it’s impossible for a single human being to keep up with all of it. You need other people to help you curate those stories and organize...

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...

Awesome Android Camera Apps For Better Pictures

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 24th 2013 - No Comments
Android Camera

The cameras on smartphones are getting better and better with each generation. When you look at a device like the Samsung Galaxy S4, for example, you’ll find a very impressive 13-megapixel camera on the back and the pre-installed software lets you do all sorts of interesting things like erase moving objects or take a photo with...

How To Boost Your Router’s WiFi Signal Strength

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 21st 2013 - No Comments
Wireless Router

We’ve come to rely on the Internet for just about everything. We use it to communicate with our friends and colleagues. We use it to look up information on every given subject. We use it to amuse ourselves with funny cat videos. This is all well and good, until the signal from your wireless router cuts out and you’re left...

Live The Smarter Life With A Smartwatch

by Chris Cairns - on Jul 8th 2013 - No Comments
Should You Get a Smartwatch?

If you’re anything like me, then your smartphone has grown to become an extension of your very existence. If you’re like me, then you probably rely on your smartphone for just about everything. It’s the trusty camera that you always have by your side. It’s your digital calendar for managing your appointments. It’s...