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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...

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...

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....

The Smarter Way To Travel With Your Smartphone

by Chris Cairns - on Jun 7th 2013 - No Comments
Travel with the iPhone

You’ve probably heard the horror stories. A happy family returns from their trip overseas, only to find a massive cell phone bill in the mail later that month. Roaming charges can get very expensive, very quickly, but you still want to have the convenience and power of your smartphone on your vacation. Fear not, because there’s...

Top 15 Tips For The BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

by Michael Kwan - on Mar 20th 2013 - No Comments
BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone

A short while back, we wrote about some of the top BlackBerry 10 apps you should download. The recently released BlackBerry Z10 and the upcoming BlackBerry Q10 represent a major change for the company from previous BlackBerry devices, boasting a brand new operating system and a completely revamped user interface. Even for veteran BlackBerry...

Smart Solutions To Common First World Problems

by Michael Kwan - on Feb 3rd 2013 - No Comments
Foamy Latte Problems

Foamy Latte Problems You might be wondering about that picture on the right. A few years ago, a friend of mine was telling me a story about when he went to a local coffee shop and ordered a latte…except the latte came back too foamy for his liking. He realized that this was very much a first world problem and it was at that moment...

Free Android Apps To Make Your Smartphone Even Smarter

by Michael Kwan - on Dec 27th 2012 - No Comments
Motorola RAZR HD LTE Android Smartphone

Our smartphones are getting pretty darn smart these days. We can use them to check our mail, get driving directions, and even manage our finances. We use travel apps when we’re on the road and plenty of other apps to get things done, but there are even more free Android apps that can help to make your smartphone even smarter. This...

What We Know About The Apple iPhone 5

by Michael Kwan - on Jul 16th 2012 - No Comments
Appile iPhone 5

Even though Apple isn’t going to officially confirm anything until they’re ready to roll, we can pretty safely assume that the iPhone 5 is going to be released some time this year. While we can’t say for sure that it’s going to be called the iPhone 5, since the iPhone 4S is technically the 5th-generation iPhone,...