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  • Drones, connected homes big at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show

    While everyone was gearing up for Day 1 of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we got the inside track on this year's biggest devices.
  • How to detect hidden cameras with a cell phone

    Do the apps that claim they can detect hidden cameras in a room work?
  • 360 cameras

    At CES this year, I was really impressed with some of the 360 camera technology I saw. Not only can you take amazing panoramic 360 degree still images, there are now many options for capturing full 360 degree HD video as well. All you have to do is search Google for 360 cameras to see […]
  • Hotel My Phone

    We rely on our smartphones so much, that when the battery goes dead or we forget our phones somewhere, panic mode can set in. A small company in Montreal is attempting to address this common situation with an app called Hotel My Phone. They refer to it as an AirBnB for phones, because you can […]
  • Understanding app permissions on your Android phone

    Can you explain the dangers of allowing apps to access my contacts, photos, location and other items on my Android phone?
  • Red-light cameras? There’s an app for that

    Photo radar systems are a contentious subject for many, especially if you’ve ever been nailed by the tell tale flash. Lots of apps like Waze are designed to help point out automated traffic devices on the roadways, but now you can get an app from the source. The ReflexLocator app has been created by RedFlex, […]
  • Fountain App

    If you own a home, you’re well aware of all of the home improvement tasks that are waiting on you. Time is generally the biggest enemy, but sometimes its a lack of expertise that keeps you from attacking a project. Well, there’s an iPhone app for that….and it’s called Fountain. Fountain is a new entry […]
  • Tether

    If you’re big fan of Apple products, you probably have an iPhone and a Mac that you use every day. Apple has done a lot to make these two devices work together very nicely. But did you know that you could tether them so your iPhone would automatically lock your computer when you stepped away […]
  • Google cloud printing

    Honey, I need to print something from my iPhone! This recent request from my wife reminded me of a tip I gave years ago that’s even more useful today. Since we all seem to use Google services every day, why not include printing just about anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print. As long as […]
  • Cozy Landlord/Tenant

    Today’s tip is for anyone that has a rental property or rents a place from a private individual. Whether you’re the landlord or the tenant, if you’re still using the old fashioned deliver a check method, you know how inconvenient it can be for both sides. A web service called Cozy can make this monthly […]