| Mar 4, 2011
I'm no doctor but as I get older, I do keep an eye on gadgets that can benefit me — and my aging mom and in-laws, especially since my mother and mother-in-law have both suffered serious falls in the last couple of years. Here's what I've been...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 11:50 AM
BOXEE BOX by D-Link (about $199; boxee.tv/buy)
* Comes with a Web browser, easily bringing the Internet to your TV.
* The nifty two-sided remote has a QWERTY keypad on one side and on the other has a few buttons to scroll your cursor across the...
| Feb 28, 2011
HOW IT WORKS:
* You get a small box, such as an Apple TV ($99; apple.com/appletv), Roku ($59.99-$99.99; roku.com) or Boxee Box from D-Link (about $199; boxee.net/buy).
* Connect the box to your TV via HDMI or standard cable, and hook up the box to...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 1:06 PM
iTrailMap 3D ($4.99, iOS)
What it is: Three-dimensional trail maps for hundreds of resorts and ski areas worldwide. Available without an Internet connection, so they're perfect for skiers, boarders and hikers out on the trail.
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:23 PM
My City Way USA (free; iOS)
What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more.
How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
| Jul 14, 2011
Suntimer ($1.99; iOS)
What it is: A calculator that tells you how much time you should spend in the sun.
How it works: Use on-screen sliders to enter your skin type, the UV index of your location and your sunscreen's SPF. Suntimer calculates how long...
| Nov 18, 2010
Holiday madness is coming, but this year you're armed: Your iPhone and a few convenient applications will help you get through the dark days ahead and keep you on top of everything — including your sanity. Check the iTunes App Store for these...
| Aug 10, 2011
My TSA (free; iOS)
What it is: Answers to the Transportation Security Administration's most frequently asked questions, plus travelers (often-outdated) reports of how long you must wait in the security checkpoint line at any U.S. airport.
How it works:...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Name: Kanex AirBlue
What it is: A small Bluetooth receiver that connects to the Aux In of your car stereo or home music system so you can stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth device with the A2DP profile (a Bluetooth device bought in...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Alfred (free; iOS)
What it is: A personal assistant that remembers your dining preferences so no matter what city you're in, you have a ready answer to "Where do you want to eat?"
How it works: Answer a few questions from Alfred, such as "Where is one...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:29 PM
HBO Go (Free; iOS)
What it is: A way for HBO subscribers to watch premium content on their iPhones and iPads.
How it works: Log in through your cable subscription user name and password, and voila, top shows wherever you can get an Internet connection....