The Best “Console-Like” Games for iPhone, iPad, and Android

Games have been a staple of app stores since the inception of smartphones. But back then, the most popular games were short and quick, not the in-depth adventures you’d find on gaming consoles. But times have changed. Phones and tablets may not be quite up to par with PCs, Xboxes, and PlayStations when it comes to gaming, but high quality games ... Read More »

How to Back Up All Your Photos with Amazon’s Prime Photos

Millions of people are Amazon Prime subscribers, but many of them don’t realize that in addition to free shipping and Prime Instant Video, they also get unlimited photo storage for all their computers and mobile devices. We’ve been encouraging people to get more out of their Amazon account by taking advantage of all the extra features—and unlimited photo storage is ... Read More »

The Best MFi Gamepads for Your iPhone or iPad

There are some surprisingly decent games on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV, but touch controls are usually…less than ideal. Many of those games support full gamepads, though, so you can play with the same precision you do on a console. Here are the gamepads to buy. Sadly, you can’t just use any ol’ Xbox or PlayStation controller with your iPhone ... Read More »

How to Get Instant Fashion Advice from Amazon, Without the Echo Look

The Echo Look is a new device from Amazon that’s able to take a look at your outfits and tell you which one looks the best on you. However, you actually don’t need the Echo Look to get this kind of instant fashion advice from Amazon. The Amazon app on your smartphone actually has this feature built in, but it’s ... Read More »

What to Do When Your Computer or Phone Can’t Connect to a Public Wi-Fi Network

By Cameron Summerson on June 18th, 2017 Most public networks use what’s called a Captive Portal—it’s the authorization page where you accept the place’s terms and click “Connect” to access their free Wi-Fi. The problem is, many modern browsers have issues redirecting to these captive portals because of new security protocols. Without getting overly-technical, this issue happens because of the ... Read More »

How to Make Chrome More Touch-Friendly on the Microsoft Surface

To the surprise of many, Windows has remained dominant as personal computers shift more and more to tablets and touch screen interfaces. And to the consternation of Microsoft, Google’s Chrome browser remains the dominant software on desktops (including laptops and Windows-powered tablets), despite some touch screen tools that are a bit lacking versus Chrome on Android phones and tablets. If ... Read More »

How to Locate Your Lost Apple Watch

Whether your Apple Watch is missing because you took it off somewhere in your house, or because it mysteriously went missing from your gym locker, there are several features baked in that will help you locate it (as well as mark it lost and even wipe it). What You Need to Find Your Apple Watch In order to find your ... Read More »

How to Fix Z-Wave Connection Issues with the Wink Hub

Overall, the Wink hub works extremely well…but sometimes the devices you have connected to it can act a little wonky. Here are some things you can do in order to fix any connection issues with all of those Z-Wave sensors and devices connected to the hub. Refresh the Z-Wave Connection Map The great thing about Z-Wave is that it uses ... Read More »

How to Save Money on Apps and Games for Your iPhone or iPad

iPhone apps aren’t very expensive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save a few bucks. Here’s how to track App Store sales so you can get the apps you want for a discount. There are a few different tools you can use, but we like AppShopper. It lets you create a wish list of apps and games you want, then ... Read More »

Should You Buy a Battery-Powered Wi-Fi Cam?

Most Wi-Fi cams require that you plug them into an outlet to keep them powered on, but advancements in batteries and energy savings over the last couple of years have led to the popularity of battery-powered Wi-Fi cams. The big question is: are they worth it? There are several battery-powered options available on the market. We’ve personally tested out Netgear’s Arlo Pro ... Read More »