Home automation heats up

While Google and Apple will help drive mainstream adoption of home automation, there are a number of options available today, that will make connecting to the Internet of Things a simple and efficient experience, allowing you to automate key events in and around the home.

7 must-have apps to help you get the most out of SXSW

So you already have the SXSW Go and Twitter apps on your phone — these are absolutely necessary for navigating the week’s maze of panels and parties. But if you really want to elevate your game, here are seven more apps that will not only help you get the most out of the event — but also dazzle the people you meet who may not have heard of them before.

5 popular apps for families on the go

Between the kids’ soccer games, their school work, keeping up with the grocery shopping, and more, managing a family and figuring out who is supposed to be where is a full-time job. Thankfully, a group of apps promises to make your hectic family life easier.