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07 Feb 2017

Best Smartphones for Students, Travel and Work

Looking to trade in your old phone? Time for an upgrade? We’re rounding up the best smartphones on the market for students, travel, and work.

To say that there are a lot of smartphones to choose from nowadays would be the understatement of the year.

With prices for popular phones ranging from $50 to nearly $1000, how do you choose the best phone for you and your lifestyle?

Sometimes it makes more sense to look at what you do during your day to help you figure out the phone that best suits your needs.

Many college students need a robust smartphone that’s also budget-friendly, but what if you’re a traveler? You’ll probably want an unlocked phone that has great mobile connectivity – and one with a high-quality camera to capture your vacation.

On the other hand, business people need a powerful phone that’s functional and easy to use when they’re at work. Smartphones with big screens and quality cameras can come in handy when you’re using them for business – on an overseas video call for example.

Let’s look at the best smartphones for students, travel and work.

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01 Feb 2017

7 Best Apps for a Smooth Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching – have you figured out what you’re going to give that special someone in your life? These 7 apps will guarantee a smooth day!

This is the time of year to show a loved one how much you truly adore them. It’s also the perfect excuse to slow down, realize what’s important in life, and make it a point to spend some quality time with your wife, husband, or significant other.

Because many of us are busy with our careers – or we are busy parents running around catering to our children’s needs – we often have no time to even eat meals together with our partner, let alone make plans or go out on a date night.

So, be prepared for Valentine’s Day this year, and don’t let it spring up on you. Use these 7 apps for your Android phone to have a smooth-running day full of flowers, chocolate, and love.

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25 Jan 2017

Phone Etiquette Around the World

From the U.S. to Egypt to Russia and China, let’s uncover how people from around the world use their cell phone and what the proper phone etiquette is.

Ever wonder how a person living in Russia answers their cell phone? Or why it’s not considered rude to answer your cell phone when you’re talking to somebody in China?

Cell phone usage is on the up and up, and people around the world are using them in different ways.

And while you may think there is a global cell phone etiquette everyone follows, there really isn’t. Each country has their own take on answering a cell phone and what is and isn’t appropriate etiquette.

Let’s take a look at how people from around the world use their cell phone.

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18 Jan 2017

Takeaways from CES 2017

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas… Now that CES 2017 is over we take a look at some of the big trends to come out of Sin City at this year’s show.

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is where companies go to show off their latest and greatest, and with new innovations in IoT communications, big data, robotics, and other areas finally trickling down to products that are actually for sale, it appears the future, the one we’ve been hearing about for years now, in which robots actually do productive work and the Internet of Things really takes off – is nearly upon us.

How useful that future will be and how much of an impact these products will have on daily life is yet to be determined. The thing about CES is that it’s so big, some 4,000 companies presented tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of products, so it’s difficult to isolate the “top trends.” Everything from advanced robots to ostensibly old-fashioned desktop PCs were on display, and there are advances in each of the those areas that outdo anything that came before. Still, there were some trends that were more exciting and popular than others. Here are some of the ones that we picked up on:

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11 Jan 2017

New Smart Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2017

What new and innovative ideas can we expect to see in 2017? Take a look at 5 new tech trends that are on the horizon this year!

 

We recently recapped the tech trends for 2016. One thing is for sure; the smart home industry has been steadily growing with new advancements and devices.

Our SURE Universal Remote app works alongside many of your smart home devices. From your lights to your air conditioner to even your media streamer and TV, making use of the SURE Universal is the first step to an easy-to-control smart home.

Where is smart home technology headed, how is the Internet of Things (IoT) involved and what do we have in store for this year? Let’s check out what the new tech trends are for 2017.

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10 Jan 2017

Tekoia’s SURE Universal Platform Gains OCF Certification After Kyrio’s Testing

Tekoia’s SURE is the first and only mobile client certified by OCF; Kyrio is an OCF approved Authorized Test Lab accelerating IoT devices to market

LOUISVILLE, Colorado, January 10, 2017 –

Kyrio, a provider of unique testing solutions for network technology services, is proud to congratulate Tekoia for having one of the first client applications certified by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF).

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03 Jan 2017

2016: A Look Back at Technology Highlights

What happened in the Smart Tech world in 2016? Let’s take a look back on the past year and see how far technology has come.

Wow, 2016 is officially over!

I’m sure there are many of us who like to look back to see the progress and innovation that happened in technology over the past year.

Technology advances at a rapid pace, and every month there’s always something new or a new idea is being proposed. There are new smartphones, tablets and televisions being released all the time, but last year, Tekoia noticed that there was a lot of excitement from people wanting to create a smart home.

It goes without saying, but here at Tekoia we just love smart technology and in 2016 we saw many common household items and devices being equipped with that very technology. This made the adoption of smart devices in the home more commonplace and acceptable.

And it’s no wonder. Smart homes are safer and are more comfortable. It’s nice to come home to a warm (or cool) house that’s been vacuumed while you’ve been away – and to have your pet already fed – isn’t it?

Last year, there was a slew of smart home products and devices that made it to the big box stores, and there were some that were still in the planning stages. Let’s take a look at a few of the most notable categories.

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28 Dec 2016

5 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Let 2017 be the year where you accomplish all your goals! These 5 apps are a great starting point.

It’s time to start fresh. A new year often marks new resolutions or goals for you, your family or for your business.
Whether you want to cut down on your snacking while watching TV or you want to keep within budget and not overspend, there are a lot of great apps to help you achieve – and stick to – your New Year’s resolutions.
Just remember not to set your expectations too high because that’s where most people fail. In fact, up to 80% of people won’t keep their resolutions for an entire year.
But, you don’t have to end up like that! Instead, use these apps to help you stay in the right lane and accomplish your goals.
No matter what your resolutions are, there’s an app to help you achieve them. Let’s take a look at our choice of five handy New Year’s resolution apps.

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21 Dec 2016

What to Look for at CES 2017

CES 2017 is just around the corner. What big news can we expect out of Sin City at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show?

The world of things is getting smarter, and some of the smartest things in the world are set to be automobiles. Self-driving, intelligent vehicles, laden with sensors and cameras, are on the radar of the world’s top car manufacturers, and vehicles are becoming a major driver of technology development. While it isn’t a specific theme of the event, the big news at CES 2017 is likely to be smart car technology. In a sense, smart cars are a platform upon which many allied technologies – AI, IoT, vision technology, sensor technology, and robot technology – are being developed. Like the space program in previous generations, technologies that are being developed for smart cars will eventually seep down into other consumer products, with the tech showing up in many possibly unexpected places.

For proof of this, one needs to look no further than the 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). It’s a Las Vegas extravaganza that brings hundreds of thousands of people from over 150 countries around the world, and 33,000 companies out to Sin City to see the latest and greatest in consumer products.

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