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Lock Your Home with Your Phone – The August Smart Lock


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Replace your keys with a smartphone app.

August is a company that manufactures smart locks for keeping your home secure with a simple tap of your smartphone. Its co-founders, Yves Behar and Jason Johnson, have the aim of allowing you to keep your home as safe and secure as possible, all in a simple way. Keep your doors locked with smart technology.

Manage Your Lock

The Smart Lock works with both iOS and Android, with the newest option working with the iPhone via its Siri voice assistant. This particular Smart Lock is known as the Homekit Enabled edition and works simply by using your voice to lock or unlock your door or to check the status of it. While the Smart Lock is compatible with both iOS and Android, it also works with the Apple Watch, enabling you to lock or unlock your door as well as check the activity log and get notifications on the status of your door. The devices are connected by Bluetooth so that the status of everything involving your doors syncs automatically with your smartphone.

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A Classier Smartwatch: LG Watch Urbane


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Introducing the LG Watch Urbane

A smartwatch that’s designed to appeal to timepiece connoisseurs.


Instead of a screen filled with computer-generated graphics, the elegant Urbane adopts a rounded, classic aesthetic. Vintage allure radiates from this detailed face as simulated hands turn with meticulous smoothness against the sheen of the stainless steel housing. The dial may indeed look classic, but powerful computerized innards dwell within. The LG Urbane is more than a watch, it is an Android, a popular watch in the west coast, specially in IT consulting Los Angeles firms. 

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Interested in a new phone? How About The ASUS ZenFone 2?


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ASUS has outdone itself again with their newest smartphone release. The ZenFone 2 features top of the line specifications for a middle-end price, making it a top competitor on the current smartphone market. Its display is based upon a 5.5” Gorilla Glass 3-protected screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. It is backed with Intel’s own 64-bit Atom Z3560 mobile processor that packs 4 cores clocked at 1.8ghz each. This is paired with a PowerVR G6430 GPU that is sure to be able to drive any mobile game or application smoothly. ASUS is releasing two models that have difference in the RAM including a 2GB model and a 4GB model. Due to these high-class specs, ASUS is claiming seven times better gaming performance as compared to the original ZenFone. Most smartphone users want a good camera to match their superior internal specifications, of course. The ZenFone 2 supports a 13-megapixel camera with 5 element f/2.0 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. All of these components are powered by a 3000mAh battery that is sure to last for the whole day.

This phone is unlocked and is available on service providers all around by supporting GSM, WCDMA, and LTE-FDD. It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, providing the optimal software for the phone. This ensures a smooth interface that is sure to fit any user’s needs.

An enormous benefit of this phone is a newly released coupon code. is offering a hugely decreased price of over $30. After making an account on and adding either the 2GB or the 4GB model of the ASUS ZenFone, users can specify the coupon code of “ASUSZ2”, which will then apply the promotion. Originally the 4GB model is priced at $367.20 and then is reduced to $330.74 (308.44 Euro) and the 2GB model is normally $288.30 and is slashed to $244.98 (228.46 Euro).

Overall, the ASUS ZenFine 2 is one of the best smartphones on the market and is to satisfy the needs of even the most powerhungry user with the top-notch Intel Atom Processor and the large 3000maH battery. Paired with the low cost due to the promotion, this phone is a steal for the performance it will bring.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 can be purchased through GearBest with the promotion code ASUSZ2 at

‘Ignore No More’ App Gives You the Power to Lock Phones Remotely

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Nobody likes being ignored, especially mothers. Unfortunately, kids (and even hubbies) these days ignore parents or their SOs for one reason or the other. Sometimes, it’s understandable. Other times, it causes undue panic because one party might assume that the other is in trouble. With this premise, Sharon Standifird created Ignore No More.

It’s an app that locks a paired device at the push of a button. The app has to be installed on both “parent” and “child” devices in order for it to work. (In some cases, that could be “wife” and “husband” or “girlfriend” and “boyfriend.)

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Charge your Phone on the Go with Chargekey

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This is a time of continual technological evolution and constant movement. Portability has become one of the primary requirements today, and gadgets that offer optimum portability are more in demand than ever. The ChargeKey, a simple yet innovative gadget that allows you to charge your iPhone or Android and sync data from wherever you are, is a perfect example of this. The charger, made from a combination of silicon and rubber, is extremely durable; it can be twisted, bent and squished any way you like and it’ll still keep ticking. In addition, this USB device is scratch-resistant as well. Carry this simple gizmo and you can charge your phone anywhere, anytime. Available for about $30 in iPhone 5/5C/5S and Android variants, this is the perfect get-it-and-forget-it “gizmo on the go.”


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?GO Provides Expandable SD and Micro SD Storage for Android

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Need some extra storage space for your pictures, movie files, documents, and MP3s? No problem. If you’ve got an Android device, then ?GO has got you covered. It’s a small device that promises to extend your phone or tablet’s storage capacity via SD or micro SD. The µGO itself comes with both an SD and microSD card slot so you can transfer data between your phone storage and memory card without any trouble and without having to hook it up to a computer.

Additionally, µGO also lets you charge and sync without having to remove it, as it also comes with an auxiliary micro USB port. It seems like they thought of everything, doesn’t it?

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‘Everyday Racism’ App Shows You What It’s Like to Be In Someone Else’s Shoes

Everyday Racism App


In this day and age, you’d think that racism would no longer be an issue. Unfortunately, it still is. While it isn’t as widespread as before, racism is something a number of people have to deal with on a daily basis. Whether it’s microaggressions or a bit of unfair treatment here and there, it’s still racism all the same.

Shedding some light on the discrimination of racial minority is the Everyday Racism app by All Together Now, who worked with the University of Western Sydney, Deakin University, and Melbourne University on its development. It plays out like a game of sorts, where the user chooses to play as one of three characters, all of whom are based on actual people and their real-life experiences. Four scenarios will play out over the course of one week, where you will be subjected to discriminatory treatment that real people have faced while going about their day.

You can also choose to play as yourself, where you will be able to see how discrimination plays out in society and how it affects others from a third-person perspective.

Everyday Racism can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Blackphone To Be First Cellphone To Focus On Privacy


It may be 2014, but it sure feels like 1984. With the NSA snooping on every phone call and keeping track of your every move, privacy is at the forefront of a lot of minds. Which sounds like the time is ripe for Spanish manufacturer Geeksphone to introduce the Blackphone, the “world’s first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else.” Featuring an Android-based OS, a “top performing” processor, and a modem that will be unlocked and compatible with any GSM network, the phone is sure to appeal to those who haven’t completely given up on the notion of privacy. It’ll run “a skin called ‘PrivatOS’ that will allow you to make and receive secure phone calls and text messages, store files securely and browse the web privately through an anonymous VPN.” It’s being revealed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month, though the price hasn’t been announced yet.

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Explore Over 150k Recipes On Your Android Device

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Google Play Store contains over a million applications, ranging from productivity to business and many more. There are so many applications which can make your life easier in different occasions, whether its business-related or household. If you’re one of those people who love cooking, and looking for an application which can teach you all sorts of delicious recipes and dishes, take a look at Allthecook Recipes for Android.

As the name suggests, the application has over 150,000 recipes of all types of dishes; western, continental, etc. sorted in different categories. You can browse recipes which includes images, complete directions and reviews from other users of the application. The application also give users the ability to create their own recipes and share it with their friends, and rest of the Althecooks Recipes community. The application also comes with a forum where users can discuss new recipes and communicate with other members. Users can also manage their shopping lists and meal planners. In conclusion, it’s a highly recommended application if you love cooking and want to learn new recipes every day.

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