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Apps by IFTTT – Useful or Plain Boring?

I have been using the IF app by IFTTT (iOS or Android) for a couple of days now. This has been very useful for me as I can get emails of new listings from Craigslist.  I am able to response to them

Posted in Android, Authors, Mobile, Other, shawnrisk

Dinner Mode on Mobile?

I heard and read about an app called Dinner Mode (iOS) that allows for you to set a time + timer when you want your mobile device to not be used.  This has a time down and then you turn your

Posted in Authors, General Technology, Minimal Tech, Mobile, shawnrisk

Smart Watches Coming to a Wrist Near You?

Look at all the smart watches that many companies are manufacturing now.  There are so many in different format, sizes and shapes.  When was the last time someone used a watch?  Most young people these days don’t even use them and

Posted in Authors, General Technology, Minimal Tech, Mobile, shawnrisk

Starbucks App – Broken or Changing the World?

I have been hearing about the Starbucks app (iPhone and Android) that people have been hacking and thought to myself what does this app actually do?  Upon doing more research, I was able to figure out that the app is

Posted in Authors, Computers, General Technology, Minimal Tech, Mobile, Mobile & Tablet, Other, shawnrisk

Technology During Earth Day and Earth Hour?

I have been reading about Earth Hour and Earth Day that are totally different.  Earth Hour is at night on the last Saturday in March which is suppose to get people to rethink there attachment to technology including lights and

Posted in Authors, General Technology, Minimal Tech, shawnrisk

Electronic Devices Increasing Demand for Electricity

This is the idea most people are getting that they need more and more devices that drive up energy use.  This comes as a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) comes out that says devices are wasting power

Posted in Authors, General Technology, Minimal Tech, Mobile, Other, shawnrisk

Technology While on Vacation

I believe that every time I go on vacation, I am still working on some technology.  In my line of work, there doesn’t seem to be a day when I am not working or on some device.  The first vacation,

Posted in Authors, General Technology, Minimal Tech, shawnrisk
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