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Review: WaterField Ranger iPhone X Case – The iPhone Case for Active Professionals

Rating: 4.5/5<p>I’ll be the first to admit that I am not the target audience for the WaterField Ranger iPhone X Case from WaterField Designs. The case, …

Magnetism

MacTrast Deals: Live Home 3D Pro for Mac

Live Home 3D Pro for Mac can help you envision a finished product, whether you’re just a home owner looking to change things up, or a contractor with …

Mac App Store

How the Apple Watch is starting to realize its clinical potential

It’s unlikely Apple ever meant the Watch’s high-quality heart rate monitor to merely count heartbeats. An increasing number of clinical trials are searching for other meaningful health data the Watch can reliably detect. The digital health company Cardiogram believes its algorithms, using data from …

Medical Technology

LXORY releases sharp USB-C/Lightning powered Qi dual wireless charger for iPhone

A new sleek looking Qi dual wireless charger for iPhone X and 8 is now available from LXORY. The new charger not only offers a clean black aesthetic, but also flexibility and convenience at a great price.<p>LXORY calls its new Dual Wireless Charging Pad a “3-in-1 Qi Charger Station”. The charger …

Tech Trends

Tracking fitness goals in the New Year with iPhone and Apple Watch

No matter your goals, staying focused on a fitness regimen doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Luckily, Apple’s App Store has just the apps that can help you hit your fitness goals. Armed with an iPhone in hand or an Apple Watch on the wrist, you can make your fitness New Year’s Resolutions a new …

Apple Watch

Cardhop for Mac is a seriously intelligent contacts app from the makers of Fantastical

Flexibits, the team behind the excellent calendar app Fantastical, is out with a brand new Mac app that turns your messy contacts database into something completely usable and interactive. Cardhop is a super smart contacts app that makes the built-in Contacts app feel like it was made 20 years …

Apps

New ElevationDock 4 for iPhone and iPad features adjustable stainless steel design and more

Popular Apple accessory manufacturer ElevationLab has announced today its latest dock for iPhone and iPad. The company is calling it “The best dock for iPhone,” and while it’s too early to say for sure, it definitely looks like it has the potential.<p>ElevationLab makes a variety of solid accessories …

Smartwatches

10 Gmail Shortcuts Everybody Ought to Know

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time each day clicking through your inbox. (And, admittedly, if you're anything like me you also walk …

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

Operating Systems

How Passive Houses Yield Aggressive Savings

Living in a home that's wrapped in layers saves energy and money. And it makes your home more comfortable and your indoor air healthier to boot.<p>By · …

Sustainability

Toronto Passive: Designing a High-Performance Home

Subtitle: The author takes a year off from work to design and build a new home, starting with some unusual foundation detailsImages: <i>Editor's Note:</i> …

Green Living

Wolfe Island Passive House Project

Although there is always more to do, at the end of 2017 and after a year of living in our passive house, it’s a good time to reflect on the whole …

Sustainability

Six Proven Ways to Build Energy-Smart Walls

Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding, plus special offers.<p>If we look even a mere 20 years into the future, …

Ecocor, Richard Pedranti Architect take on Passive House construction

Dive Brief:<p>Searsmont, ME-based Ecocor and Milford, PA-based Richard Pedranti Architect have begun production on a line of pre-fabricated houses …

Pinterest

How Ottawa's newest affordable apartments for the vulnerable only cost $27 a year to heat

Michael Backs sits in his wheelchair and looks around his new home, his dog Reggie snuggled close against his chest. ZZ Top plays quietly from the …

Stego Wrap | 15 Mil Below Slab Vapor Barrier For Foundation Protection

Stego's groundbreaking 15 Mil Vapor Barrier is the flagship product of Stego Industries and is manufactured with a proprietary blend of prime virgin …

Detailing a Sub-Slab Vapor Barrier

Stego Wrap Vapor Barrier<p>View All 7 Photos ><p>Play slideshow<p>Have you heard the phrase “What you can’t see matters?” There are several products and …

Home Improvement

Airtight New Homes: Top Trouble Spots

The company I work for, Airtight Services, is a full-service home-performance contractor in upstate New York (airtightservicesinc.com). We do energy …

Home Improvement

Passive Backdraft Dampers

There are four 6-in. intake and exhaust ducts in the house. It will be important to block air leaking into or out of those ducts in an uncontrolled …

Home Improvement

This System Reduces the Passive House Complexity Problem

If you want to build a superinsulated, airtight house, you run into some difficulties. How do you deal with the extra thickness of your walls and …

Home Improvement

The Evolution of Passive House in North America

In 2002, Katrin Klingenberg introduced the passivhaus program to North America when she built the Smith House in Urbana, Illinois. She had come to …

Kansas University students build net-zero home with LEED Platinum and Passive House certification

Most school projects don’t move past campus grounds, but that’s not the case for the works of Kansas University’s (KU) Studio 804. Every year, …

Sustainability

How to change the email address associated with your Apple ID

So, you forgot your Apple ID and password and you just want to start over from scratch. You can do so by changing the email address yo use for your …

System X Completed Computer Case

System X Running Specs<p>With this system configuration and no over clocking, the system score on the window scale ranged from 1.0 to 7.9. It scored 7.9 …

Overclocking

Xynos G3

100% Billet Aluminum Computer Case<p>Colour: RED<p>$1895.00 USD<p>Now in production - Place Your Order Today!<p>Talk about a game changer. The XYNOS G3 is unlike …

Raspberry Pi

Why we chose an Airstream trailer

<b>Airstream vs. other “RV” brands and and styles</b><p>When we first decided we wanted to travel around the country in an “RV” we had no idea what type of …

RVs