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Would You Want Your iPhone to Literally Be the Key to Your Home?

From Nest to SmartThings to Belkin there are a ton of companies that are creating devices for your home that help you automate it. Setting your thermostat or resetting your alarm from your phone is no longer a “wow.” It’s quite plebeian actually. Ok, maybe I took that too far.

February 27 / 2014
Author David Marine
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The Coolest Way to Print Camera Phone Photos at Home

I no longer own a camera. Scratch that. I no longer have just a digital camera in my home. My wife and I both use our iPhones as our primary cameras now. Chances are the smartphone in your pocket, purse or man-purse is used more for photos than anything else. We’re obsessed with pictures, but you’ve probably noticed we’ve stopped printing them.

September 30 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Will the Apple iOS 7 Change How Your Home Operates?

The mobile and tech world yesterday got to see exactly what Apple has up its sleeves with its new operating system for iPhone that will be released later this year. Design changes, updated features and your digital goodie bag of options were laid out to try and keep Apple at the top of the mobile food chain.

June 11 / 2013

The Next TV in Your Home Will Not Be Smart But a Dummy

Smart TVs have been talked about for years. Two years ago I was at the Consumer Electronics Show where it was the latest and greatest home entertainment device being showcased. Look at how many apps you can have on your TV! You can read emails on a 50 inch HDTV. Don’t you want to post to Twitter on your flat screen?

June 07 / 2013

How to Not Pay Twice for Live TV in Your Vacation Home if You Have an iOS Device

Summer months are coming when you’ll start planning those trips to maybe that vacation home by the beach or on the lake or just away from it all. Sure we’d all like to say that we’re the intellectual types who don’t watch TV when we’re on vacation because we’re so busy enjoying nature or reading Ernest Hemminway, but let’s be honest with ourselves. On those rainy days or nights, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch a ball game or reruns of Seinfeld that you religiously DVR. Am I right?

April 23 / 2013

Viggle is the Perfect Companion for Your Home’s TV Room

The couch in front of the TV. It’s one of life’s great comfort zones. You know the spot. It’s where your body perfectly relaxes as you sit down and tune in to your favorite TV show or movie. Chances are when you get situated in your favorite seat that you’re also carrying a device with you. For some it may be your phone. For other it’s a tablet (most likely an iPad). And others still like the laptop open as they prop their feet up. Yes, our homes are more connected than ever and some apps are trying to make our relaxation time a little more rewarding. The best one in my opinion is Viggle.

February 26 / 2013
Author David Marine
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Why the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show is a Look into the Future of Home

Sci-fi movies and The Jetsons cartoon would have us believe that the future home is minimalistic in nature. Scenes of these home in the future centuries are often portrayed as seemingly sterile environments with fewer objects and often all white decor. I say that’s a false view of the future, or at least the foreseeable future. If anything what is expected to unfold at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week will give us a look into not just what to expect this year, but for the next few decades. Here’s what I think you should be on the lookout for:

January 08 / 2013

5 Great Home Apps for the Holidays

At some point over the next week or so you’ll probably be spending some more time at home than usual, and it’s quite possible that your home will be a little bit more crowded than normal too. Schedules get a bit hectic and it’s nice to have some helpful resources at your disposal to keep your time at home enjoyable and your entertaining on track. We thought we’d see if we can help your home management over the holidays become a bit simpler with some simple but pretty awesome apps.

December 20 / 2012

A New Coldwell Banker App for iPhone and Android

After months of hard work behind the scenes, we’re proud to announce that we’ve got a brand new app available for the iPhone and Android powered devices!

Wireless Lighting for a Home of a Different Color

Controlling your home from your mobile device is one of the most recent innovations that’s extremely practical for home owners. While there are many companies that offer this type of control, none are doing it quite like Philips with it’s new Hue lighting solution.

November 02 / 2012
Author David Marine
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