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Instagram has new feature that lets people track your activity: how to turn it off

By Erin L / January 20, 2018 / 4 Comments

Instagram now lets users see when you’re online & when you’re away, plus how long it’s been since you checked the app. Creepy? Kinda. Here’s how to kill it

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How to get Google Home to control August smart locks

By Erin L / November 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

Frustrated you can’t add your August smart lock to your Google Home device? There’s a hack for that. We’ll show you step by step how to make it happen!

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Apple iOS 11 Tips,Tricks & How-To

By Erin L / November 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Apple iOS 11 Tips,Tricks & How-To

pple hides all kinds of easter eggs in its operating systems and updates. So what can you now do with iOS 11? We’ll give you the quick & easy rundown.

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How to understand IP Ratings explained

By Erin L / September 6, 2017 / Comments Off on How to understand IP Ratings explained

When your electronic device is described as ‘waterproof’ what does that mean, exactly? Can you drop it in the pool, or does that mean some wine splashed on it won’t do damage? With electronic devices like smartphones, speakers and headphones, guessing at water resistance is a recipe for disaster. That’s why manufacturers created a rating system that can tell you exactly how much water your device can handle. It’s called an IP rating.

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Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

By Erin L / August 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Starting out with Philips Hue Lights & Google Home

One of the best new features of Google Home is the ability to use it to control your smart home devices, like smart Philips Hue lighting. It means you can turn lights on and off and more just by asking. Here’s how to do it easily.

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How to talk to Philips Hue & Google Home

By Erin L / August 2, 2017 / 1 Comment

Do you need special words or phrases to get Google Home working with your Philips Hue coloured smart lights? No! Here’s our handy list of commands.

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Google Home Review – what a digital assistant can do for you

By Erin L / July 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Heard about smart home speakers that are also digital assistants & wonder what they can do for you, if they’re worth it? I recently had a chance to spend a couple weeks with Google Home. Find out what surprised me about it.

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How to set up smart lights & home control with Google Home

By Erin L / July 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

Need to know how to set up your smart home or smart light devices with Google Home? Follow our easy step-by-step instructions.

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Switching from Apple to Android/Samsung – What you need to know

By Erin L / June 10, 2017 / Comments Off on Switching from Apple to Android/Samsung – What you need to know

I recently decided to switch from my Apple iPhone 6 Plus to a new Android phone; the new Samsung Galaxy S8+. Anyone who’s made the switch from Apple to Android or vice versa knows it can be a big change. There are a few things you should know before you make the switch.

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How to save Google maps directions for offline use & travel

By Erin L / May 17, 2017 / 1 Comment

Google Maps can get you out of a jam if you’re lost or trying to find a place, but it doesn’t help you if you’re travelling out of country and trying to avoid roaming charges from your cellular provider. The fix is to save Google Maps directions offline so you can access the info without using data. Here’s how to do it.

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