Around the House
If you think keeping the technology running smoothly in your house consumes a lot of time - you are correct!! But no need to retreat to the woods. Just be aware of the pros and cons of digital life, and keep reading Digital Zen to help sort through it all.
Nest Protect is a $99 combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector that looks good and offers more functionality than those ugly white boxes.
PDF documents were littering up my desktop, waiting to be read. I avoided reading them at my desk, and printing them out just traded digital clutter for paper. Now I simply email PDF's to my iPad where they wait unobtrusively until I'm ready for them. Here's how.
This magnetic do-dad sticks to the fridge for a quick scan of any item that is running low, and the shopping list syncs to an app on my iPhone. It's so easy to use, even an eight year old can add essentials to the shopping list, as I recently discovered!