How to get Google Home to control August smart locks

If you have a Google Home device, and an August smart lock, you might want to use Google Home’s voice controls to lock and unlock your door. Unfortunately, Google hasn’t yet added August locks to the list of devices you can add automatically.

Fortunately, there’s a hack for that. Continue reading “How to get Google Home to control August smart locks”

Fitbit Flyer sport headphones review

Fitbit’s new Ionic smart watch holds hundreds of songs and it’s a great on-the-go fitness accessory. The best way to listen to music on the watch is with a pair of wireless headphones, which Fitbit also now carries. Fitbit Flyer is a pair of compact, attractive wireless headphones where the two earbuds are connected by a slim wire. Continue reading “Fitbit Flyer sport headphones review”

Google Pixelbook laptop review

There’s a dose of ‘love at first sight’ when it comes to Google’s new Pixelbook. It’s the best ever Chromebook offering — and you get your first sense of that before you even open the box. Continue reading “Google Pixelbook laptop review”

Samsung Frame TV review: 4K TV + Art Mode

There’s no avoiding the fact that TVs are ugly. Engineers have been making them thinner and improving the video picture, but until now, getting them to fit nicely into our home decor has been an afterthought. So when I heard about the new Samsung Frame TV and its integrated design concept, I knew I had to try it.

Continue reading “Samsung Frame TV review: 4K TV + Art Mode”

Apple iOS 11 Tips,Tricks & How-To

Have you upgraded to Apple’s new mobile operating system and you’re thinking… ‘meh’? Knowing what’s new or what’s hidden in the new software can be challenging. Here’s some of the things you can do with the new Apple iOS11. Continue reading “Apple iOS 11 Tips,Tricks & How-To”

August Smart Lock Pro review

As our homes are getting smarter and more connected, how we access our homes is also adapting. Smart locks are growing in popularity, (read about Weiser Premis here) and one of the most well known is the August lock. I recently had the chance to test and review the August Smart Lock Pro in my home. Continue reading “August Smart Lock Pro review”

Fitbit Ionic smart watch review

Will I embrace the new Fitbit Ionic?

Admittedly, It’s been a while since I spent time with a Fitbit. I used to wear one religiously for years, and used it to track my steps, aiming daily for the recommended 10,000.

I stopped wearing it when my fitness and diet routines changed drastically and I no longer had a need to be as conscious of my step count. I stopped wearing the Fitbit because if I wasn’t tracking my movement it was unnecessary. My experience is not likely unique, and perhaps that’s why Fitbit is making their devices ever more functional – moving beyond mere step counters. The new Fitbit Ionic has smart features and a new look that makes it great for both athletic types and people who want to stay connected. Continue reading “Fitbit Ionic smart watch review”

Cobra Drive HD dash cameras review – CDR 855BT & CDR 895D

This season we’re looking at a variety of dash cameras as part of our series. There are dual-camera kits, as well as cameras with Wi-Fi connectivity, and cameras that come in all shapes and sizes. This time we’re looking at the Cobra Drive HD dashcameras. Continue reading “Cobra Drive HD dash cameras review – CDR 855BT & CDR 895D”