Stuff I bought in quarantine

Those of us who aren’t willing to brave the outdoor restaurants and socially distant theme parks are staying put at home, ordering stuff from the internet to calm our nerves and make us feel a sense of normalcy. (I am describing myself because that is all I know now that I’ve spent nearly six months […]

Ask Flo: Weather Apps to Replace Dark Sky

I’ve received no fewer than five emails and 15 tweets about switching weather apps since the news of Dark Sky’s demise. This is why I thought to answer this question rather than tackle the mound of research work I have staring down at me. This has been the hot topic of the Android world. Apple […]

Ask Flo: Casting Music to the Google Home

Sometimes, devices and their companion apps aren’t particularly intuitive. I’d venture to say you can usually tell by how many support pages there are attached to a single device. Or in the case of Google’s smart home products, it’s that there’s so much that you can do that it’s exhaustive and you have no idea […]

Ask Flo: Alternatives to Google Play Music

With the demise of Google Play Music on the horizon, some of you have written in asking for help finding either a replacement app for the music streaming service or something that can playback your already carefully-curated music library. (To which I say: good for you because I’ve nothing in the way of a “physical” […]

Review: LG V60 ThinQ 5G

Double the screen, double the fun Available at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon TL;DR The LG V60 ThinQ 5G is for folks who want a Samsung-capable smartphone without spending over $1000. Tip Spend the extra $150 on the extra screen. You might barely use it, but it doubles as a little stand, and it’s nice for […]

Ask Flo: Apps for Tracking Labor Contractions

I’ve received plenty of pregnancy, post-pregnancy, and birth-related questions in my inbox lately. Having just gone through the experience myself, I’ve emerged with a better understanding of the ways that technology and mobile apps can help pregnant persons on the journey into parenthood. I’ll start by tackling a question about contraction apps. I did not […]