Tips, Tricks, & Tools

Tips, Tricks, & Tools

Order a ride share straight from Google Maps! [How-To]

Last week, Google gave me another reason to never download another map or direction app, they integrated ordering an Uber or Lyft directly into the Google Maps interface and, you guessed...

Smart Lights on a budget [How-To]

Say you want to get in on the whole "smart home" craze that has begun to pick up steam, but you don't want to break the bank just to get your...

Installing the August Smart Lock is as easy as locking the door [How-To]

During the last few weeks we have been doing a series on how to make your analog home "smart". We have covered things like controlling your Thermostat, controlling lights and appliances...

Everything you need to know about mobile VPN

As you know, a Virtual Private Network is a secure network that allows you to access networks and the internet as safely as possible with a few performance enhancements such as...

Using Google Maps Offline [How-to]

If you travel much or just like driving to new places, then you know this feeling: you’re trying to find someplace new to visit but your phone is pulling data as...

Creating and sharing Albums in Google Photo [How-To]

You may have noticed by now that we have a theme going with Google Photos How-To's; we have things like how to backup your pictures, editing pictures and creating a slideshow....

How to select a free VPN app for your Android or iPhone

When it comes to virtual private network (VPN) apps, the online market is brimming with available options. However, to truly benefit from what the technology has to offer, it’s imperative that...

Use Google Home to control your lights with Hue [How-To]

In our quest for making your home the smartest of all the smart homes, we have brought you things like controlling your thermostat with Alexa and controlling your home with WeMo....

Create a simple, elegant slideshow in less than 5 minutes [How-To]

In times past, slide shows were expensive, difficult and mostly a mystery. This mystery has been shattered by companies like Google and Costco who allow us to upload images, select a...

Making your house WiFi enabled with Alexa and WeMo [How-To]

In the last How-To we discussed how to use Google Home to Control your thermostat hands free. Today we continue the same "age of technology" workshops by showing you a simple way...

Controlling your new WiFi thermostat with Google Home [How-To]

We are well established in the age of technology at this point. Many of us, myself included, want technology to work for us an ultimately make our lives less complicated so...

Setting up PayPal is just as easy as using it [How-To]

If you have purchased anything on the internet in the last 5 years, it is likely that you have seen an icon for PayPal at least once. In case you don't...

Make your Chromecast even more powerful with these few steps – Right from your...

Google has completely changed the game with the Chromecast. Gone are the days where you'd need to download a file on your computer, connect an HDMI cable from your TV to...

Getting the most out of your GBoard update [How-To]

Last week Google released the GBoard update as an apk for users to try on their android devices. On Saturday, Google released the official update through the Play Store. Since Google has...

Easily send your Evernote documents to Google Docs [How-To]

Evernote recently released its new Privacy Policy which is set to go effective on January 23, 2017, in which it states, among other things, that Evernote employees are allowed to review...

Blu Life Max hands on and early impressions

We're at the beginning of a new year which means we'll be getting a lot of new gadgets and electronics from CES, Mobile World...