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Give The Light Of Your Life Some Color

If you’re like me, you don’t generally think of the lighting in your house too much. If the lights turn on and off when you want and help you see when it’s dark, what else is there? For the founders of Ilumi, plenty. They sell the smartest LED light bulbs I’ve ever seen. Using an [...]

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Facebook’s Next Effort To Keep You Always Connected: GPS Location Sharing With “Nearby Friends”

Within the “coming weeks,” Facebook will be rolling out a new feature that’s sure to send privacy activists through the roof: Nearby Friends. We’ve seen them experiment with geolocation services before, but nothing has yet to really stick. Their purchase of Gowalla didn’t get them anywhere, as they shut the service down four months after [...]

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This App Will Help Manage Your Time Better So You Can Have More Fun

Friday is a great day to plan ahead for the coming workweek: What do you have to accomplish? What are your priorities? And you know there’s an app to help with that. In fact, there are a myriad of planning/productivity apps in both the Apple App Store and Google Play. Most of these apps have [...]

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[Apps] ‘Morning’ Gives You A Beautiful Look At Your Daily Plans, Weather, And More

For those of you with iPhones, you don’t get to enjoy the full benefit to Google Now as it is on Android. You miss out on some of the contextual reminders and predictive alerts like how long your commute to work will take, what your first meeting is of the morning, and if the weather [...]

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XY Is An iOS & Android Tracking Tag Connecting You To What Matters Most

Modern life is all about connections. With our phones in-hand at all times, we’re connected to family and friends constantly through text and Facebook, and we’re even connected to strangers and the world through Twitter and other social media platforms. But when you lose something you’re connected to in real life, your connections can’t help [...]

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Facebook Removing Chat And Messages From Apps; Forces You To Download ‘Messenger’

If you’re using an iPhone, this is old news, but something you probably noticed a few weeks ago. If you’re using an Android phone, your time is coming. Facebook, in its ongoing quest to dominate your smartphone home screen, is removing the chat and messaging functions from its main app and instead, will require you [...]

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FireChat App Lets You Chat With Anyone Nearby, No Internet Connection Necessary

Just when you thought the world had enough messaging services, a new one appears, and it’s actually getting a lot of attention. Not so much because it’s a messaging app, but more about how it works, what it enables, and the technology behind it. FireChat is basically what would happen if you combined Chatroulette and [...]

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[App Review] Photographers: Plan For Better Pictures With PhotoPills

Whether you’re in a familiar location or on the other side of the world, you want to be most efficient in planning times and locations for when to capture the best photos. If you’ve been keeping up with me on Twitter, you know I’m currently on a backpacking trip around the world. I’m shooting mostly [...]

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Tips, Tricks, And How To Use Your Phone Cheaply When You Travel Overseas

I’m currently backpacking around the world. I left the U.S. last week and I’m currently in New Zealand. From here, I’ll head to Southeast Asia, followed by India, Dubai, and Russia, before coming home in June. However, I’m still connected to my friends, family, and ZAGGblog by way of my iPhone 5S, which I brought [...]

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This App Uses iBeacons To Take Classroom Attendance

A new app for iOS could be used by schools that embrace technology to help keep track of where students are located and whether they are attending class. The app is called BeHere and utilizes Apple’s Bluetooth-powered iBeacon technology to identify students and understand whether those students are attending class or not. 9to5Mac.com has full [...]

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