Category Archives: My Tech

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…>

A Healthier You is at Your Fingertip

If your smartphone isn’t already your best workout buddy, it might be in the future. Tracking your progress on a mobile app makes it easier to eat right, sleep well and of course, get a better workout. You should consult your physician prior to beginning a health altering regime. Here are some of the top-rated exercise, healthy eating and healthy … <entire article…>

Track Online Holiday Purchases

Browse, shop, click and pay—it’s easy to get carried away with online shopping. Unlike traditional shopping, lugging bags around a shopping mall, you can forget how much you’ve actually bought. A good idea is to set up a little system for tracking your online purchases so you’ll know what you’ve got, collect receipts in one place, and monitor delivery. Online … <entire article…>

Email. Text. Phone. What is best to use?

With so many options in how we communicate these days, have we forgotten what makes sense? Before you automatically text, phone or send an email, it’s worth considering the best way to talk with friends, family or co workers rather than the most immediate way! Email The best way to send information about an event, address or contact. The recipient … <entire article…>

Online Calendars

August is a time when everyone is doing something other than their regular routine! With vacations, camp, cottage weekends and travel, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone, and all the events, including those happening in your own family. Trying to set up that annual family picnic? Arrange for friends at the cottage, share your vacation schedule with … <entire article…>