Miscellaneous Home Software

8 spring cleaning apps to clear out your winter junk

Turn off the TV and shed your winter hermit shell because spring is right around the corner. If you haven't thought about spring cleaning yet, it's not too late. Use these helpful cleaning apps to inspire you to sweep last year's mess out the back door and get your house tidied up.

FlyLady

FlyLady (download for iOS) makes cleaning much less stressful by dividing your house into zones. Center your zones around the rooms in your house, like the kitchen or... Read More »

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Best shared shopping list apps that will save your family from making multiple trips to the grocery store

One of my mother's biggest pet peeves is pulling together a grocery list, doing the week's shopping, getting all the way home and realizing something was forgotten. Trying to get everyone to focus and add what they want to the grocery list is almost impossible. The text that said "Can you pick up shampoo?" on Tuesday will be forgotten by the time you're at the store on Saturday.

In the interest of saving time, gas and your sanity, a grocery... Read More »

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New AR app lets you control Apple HomeKit devices by pointing your phone at them

Smart home devices and apps have tried to simplify our lives--and sometimes they even succeed. Using voice commands, we can now turn off the lights, make sure the garage is shut, adjust the temperature, and lots more. As convenient as voice can be, it's not always perfect or reliable.

Developers are now trying to integrate Augmented Reality into smart home controls, as another option to make these devices more functional. Instead of just making it look like your favorite superhero is... Read More »

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How 'Deliveries' Siri Shortcut can track your holiday packages

Analysts expect more people to do their holiday shopping on smartphones this year. It's important to keep track of what you ordered and when, so you know how close to Christmas it will arrive.

The iOS app Deliveries recently updated to include support for Siri Shortcuts. Deliveries keeps track of all the packages you've ordered in one location.

The iOS 12 update came with Siri Shortcuts, an app to make the most of Apple's voice assistant Siri, and streamline... Read More »

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Walmart's apps help you compare products, find items, and check out faster

Walmart just got more convenient: The nationwide store added new features to its mobile app (iOS, Android).

The chain is adding an AR scanner to its iOS app to help customers compare products. When a customer scans an item, they'll see similar products, price comparison, and ratings.

"Walmart store shoppers love using our mobile app barcode scanner as a price checker. Our team sees the potential of this product as so much more, though. When a customer launches... Read More »

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7 apps to help you decorate for the holidays

People are precariously balanced on ladders stringing lights on the roof, putting red and green garlands on everything, dragging a pine tree inside, and arranging all the ornaments--decorating is taken pretty seriously around the holiday season.

Making your house look HGTV-worthy doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. These apps can help.

1. Pinterest

A great place to start is Pinterest (iOS, Android). Pinterest also has tons of DIY crafts and decoration ideas. You can grab some inspiration from other... Read More »

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