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...

6 Android 4.4 KitKat Features That Improve Your Productivity

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 1st 2013 - No Comments
Google Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat

Last year, we saw the release of the Google Nexus 4, a fantastic smartphone that also introduced Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It brought new features like a quick settings menu in the notifications shade and the inclusion of lock screen widgets. This year, Google stuck with LG as its hardware partner to produce the Google Nexus 5 smartphone...

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?...

Gmail Labs Features To Get The Most Out Of Email

by Michael Kwan - on Oct 8th 2013 - No Comments
Gmail Labs Features

When it comes to web-based mail, despite valiant efforts from (formerly Hotmail) and others, Google’s Gmail remains at the top of the mountain. As powerful and as popular as Gmail may be, it is still not a complete package and that’s where Gmail Labs features can be of great assistance. Several of the Gmail labs...

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...