The twenty first century made a lot of humans “attached” to smartphones - those technological wonders that manage to make almost every person look down at them over and over again: at work, in bed, in the subway, in airplanes, cafes, everywhere. Besides all the good they bring to the world, smartphones also have the ugly power of tiring our eyes and keeping us from sleeping well. This happens mostly because we tend to use our smartphones and look at their screens right until we fall asleep. That’s not good because the blue light their screens emit affects our circadian rhythm which impairs our ability to fall asleep. Unless you plan on not using your Android smartphone or tablet for a few hours before you go to bed, a solution to reduce the negative effects of the blue light emitted by it, is to install and use an app that filters it. We tried some of the most popular apps from this niche, and we’ve ended up with a few which we consider the best:
Whether it is because we look at them too much or because they radiate too much blue light, screens are known to cause eye problems. In today’s world, it is almost impossible to avoid using them. There are also many night owls like ourselves, watching our computers’ screens during the night, on a regular basis. One good news is that starting with the Creators Update, Windows 10 includes Night light, a display mode which is designed to reduce eye strain by decreasing the blue light emitted by your PC. In this article we show you how it does that and how to enable it:
In the last few months, one of my friends went through a severe period of depression and needed the help of his friends and family as well as that of his psychologist. During his treatment, he was asked to keep a mood log, so that he could understand his emotions better and create a baseline of how he feels and deals with depression. For this exercise, the doctor recommended that he use a free smartphone app called Daylio, and since then we have both used this app. Not only did it help with his understanding and treatment of depression but it also helped me understand more about my emotional world, my triggers, and patterns. After a couple of months of use, we both understood how and why we feel in a better way but we also improved how we respond to our emotions. In this review, I would like to tell you how the Daylio app works, what’s great and not so great about it and why you should use it on your smartphone:
Are you into cycling? Do you ride your bike frequently? Have you considered purchasing a GPS device for tracking your rides and getting instructions on how to go to one place or another? Do you want a device that you can mount on your bike and use to navigate through cycling trails? If you do, then you've no doubt encountered products like Mio Cyclo 200, which promises the best experience in bicycle navigation. We tested this device for about a week, on several bike rides and, this is what we have to say about it:
Smoking is one of the worst habits you can have: it’s bad for you and it’s bad for those close to you. Not long ago - 99 days, but who’s counting? - my wife and I decided to quit smoking. We were both long term smokers and we were both at our “nth” try of quitting smoking. This time we managed not to relapse after just a few days or so, and one of the reasons for that is the fact that we both used several motivational apps on our smartphones. Besides my Android smartphone I also use a Nokia Lumia 930 with Windows 10 Mobile on it. When we stopped smoking, I searched for, downloaded, installed and used a whole bunch of apps that promised to help us quit. Although the options you have on Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone are fewer than what you get on Android, we managed to find some very good apps which we want to share with you:
Smoking cigarettes is one of the best ways to make sure that you will have health problems sooner rather than later. You could develop lung cancer, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), all kinds of heart diseases, stroke, asthma, diabetes and all the other types of cancer you can think of. It’s quite a gruesome picture if you think about it. But despite all that, some of us still hold on to this unhealthy habit. Although it hasn’t been long since I stopped smoking, in the last three months I’ve learned a few things about how your Android smartphone can help you quit smoking. Before I actually stopped smoking, I installed more than a dozen apps that promised to help me fight with my cravings, provide support, and help me permanently quit this habit. Here are the 6 best Android apps that can help you quit smoking:
If you haven’t been living under a rock in the last couple of years, you have surely noticed that more and more objects are getting “smarter”: first came the television set but nowadays you wouldn’t be surprised to see smart toothbrushes as well. Some of the most popular smart objects are smartwatches: these easy to wear gadgets range from simplistic fashion accessories with a couple of features to complex technology that lets you do quite a lot of things. The Huawei W1 is is somewhere in between these two extremes, but it has a lot to offer. Read our review to see what can you do with it:
Wearable technology is getting more important nowadays, as all of our everyday objects are getting smart. While we’re still far from having helmets with HUDs and the like, the smartwatches have been around for a while and are now much more than simple toys. Vector Watch, the company behind the smartwatch we’re reviewing, is a relative newcomer to this game, and has a different approach to this type of product than most manufacturers. Read our review to know their Vector Luna watch fares amongst the competition. Is it any good? Is it worth buying?
Fitness bands are quite naturally popular these days. They offer people a lot of options for keeping track of what they’re doing in the course of a day. From the simplest step-only pedometer to the most sophisticated track-everything wristbands, a fitness tracker can be a great addition to anyone’s quest for better health. Jawbone offers several fitness trackers with varying features. I’ve been wearing an UP3 for a little over two weeks now. Does it live up to the company’s description as “The world’s most advanced tracker?”. Let’s find the answer to this question from the perspective of a casual user who wants to use an advanced tracker but it is not into advanced fitness or anything like that. My review is personal, honest and with a touch of humor. Let’s get started and see what the Jawbone UP3 has to offer:
Last month, Samsung launched a smartwatch with an excellent design. Samsung Gear S2 manages to get ahead of Apple Watch and Android Wear in certain areas. As of November 12, they are rolling it out in many European countries like the UK, Germany or Romania. Read on to learn more about how it looks, what it has to offer, how much it costs and where to buy it.