Category Archives: My Tech

Pack the sun in your bag for endless power

Ever found yourself on a hike, maybe on a camping  trip or even at home with no power and your favourite electronic device’s battery is dead? With no electricity to give your devices the needed jolt to get up and running, what can you do? The answer is above your head….. way above. Solar panels are becoming very popular on … <entire article…>

Keeping Cool. Looking Cool. Saving Money!

The Nest thermostat works off the premise that so few homeowners actually set up their home’s programmable thermostat – so the Nest programs itself by learning your household patterns. For example, if a family typically likes the house to be 20 degrees Celsius during the day, and an energy- saving 17 degrees at bedtime (around 11pm) in a few days … <entire article…>

Spring Clean – Cable Management

Wires and cables are the ugly afterthought of many home offices and entertainment units. By the time you’ve wired up your network, plugged in your lamps, phones, computer equipment and home theatre your floor looks like a rat’s nest. Cables and wires crisscross the floor, clutter your desk and stick out from behind your beloved flat screen tv. It doesn’t … <entire article…>

Tech Trends for 2014

A new year and another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone. This year, along with an infinite list of new tech toys, three major trends have emerged. Wearable Tech One of these trends is the so-called wearables – smaller-than-ever computing devices that double as watches, glasses, sneakers and other such forms. The wearable with the most buzz is Google Glass, … <entire article…>

Keeping Your Receipts Organized and Help Keep Your Bank Account Under Control

As we keep trying to move towards a paperless lifestyle, we now have a solution for that drawer full of sales receipts. There are several smartphone apps available that help you electronically store receipts, this is just one of many for both iPhone and Android devices, simple to use and of course, free to download. OneReceipt can store all of … <entire article…>

Chat Away – a new way to connect

A free app used by 300 million people can’t be wrong. Be the first one to know and tell your friends to WeChat! WeChat is a new and powerful mobile communication tool. You can send voice messages, video, photo and texts. You can also create different group chats and find new friends nearby to talk to. It works on iOS, … <entire article…>

Hold the universe in the palm of your hand

The Universe is vast but you can hold it all in the palm of your hands. These five astronomy apps are only a sample of what is available for your OS and Android devices. Have fun while you learn about stars, constellations, planets and moons all from the comfort of your backyard or favourite camping site. Pocket Universe by John … <entire article…>

Gadgets to increase your Summer Fun!

You can never be too careful protecting your precious gadgets, especially if you are out having fun, but here are a few items that are designed to make it a bit easier. BOOM Urchin Water-Resistant Speaker It’s Bluetooth wireless and water-resistant! Use it in the shower, at the beach, on a hike, or attach it to your bike.  This portable … <entire article…>

Garden Apps

You already do everything with your smartphone – banking, email, internet, shop and even participate in the stock market – so why not garden with it? Here are some high rated apps that could help green your thumbs this season. The Gardening Guide from Mother Earth News This app provides detailed information on growing many major garden crops, including tomatoes, … <entire article…>