Saratoga: Forum shows residents of state's fifth safest city how to be even safer
Residents were also told to keep an emergency contact on file with their alarm company, which should include any gate and alarm codes and keys to the home. A surveillance He recommended installing a passive system that records around the clock. An ...
May 27, 2015
Tech Addicts Turn Over Their Phones for Digital Detox Retreats
Laid out on my bed was a notepad, pencils that read “take it easy,” a disposable camera and an analog alarm clock set for 7 a.m. the next morning. (My phone wasn't going to be an option!) While it hadn't been taken away yet, I quickly snapped photos of ...
May 15, 2015
Every built-in Apple Watch app, ranked
Activity shows you three concentric rings: the large red ring is for Move (a calorie-burn goal based on your general activity level, and easily adjusted with a force touch), a medium green ring for Exercise (30 minutes per day), and a small blue ring ...
May 8, 2015
The Best Smartwatches to Keep You On the Edge of Both Tech and Style
In a marketplace of mass variety, it's become difficult to narrow down the best smartwatches worth owning. All that's certain is we want one. Like it or not, wearable tech is the wave of the future and these hi-tech timepieces are proving so, nearly ...
April 17, 2015
In a high-tech world, this retro toy entrepreneur is veering analog
New in Chicago is just that: a listing of businesses getting off the ground in and around Chicago. Please send us your startup announcements. Email is best: email@example.com. Crain's contributor Robert Loerzel brings you news of fresh local ...
January 29, 2015
9 Simple Rules Good Sleepers Swear By
Obviously we have to set alarms to wake us up (and hopefully they're analog ones) -- but what about trying one before you go to sleep? Set one alarm to go off 30 minutes before you go to bed, then another for when it's time to kill the lights ...
March 1, 2015
Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch
Mickey Mouse watches are classic, and now you can have a modern version on your wrist, thanks to Apple's different watch faces. The wide array of face options includes an astronomy-themed faceh showing the planets, a minimalistic analog display and ...
March 9, 2015
One reason Saratoga repeatedly lands on top of safest cities lists is because of its residents, Mayor Howard Miller told those gathered at a recent crime prevention forum. "We watch out for ourselves, we watch out for each other. Rick Sung, newly appointed commander of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office West Valley patrol division, backed up Miller's statement by announcing that Saratoga ranked as the fifth safest city in California this year, with significantly lower... Within Santa Clara County itself, statistics show that Saratoga's violent crime rate was 235 percent lower than the countwide average and its property crime rate was 192 percent lower, Sung said. "Burglary waves come and go just like any other type of crime," said Sung. To crack down on such crimes, the sheriff's office has created a burglary suppression unit for targeted enforcement and undercover operations, Sung said. Although many of them were nabbed on suspicion of committing drug or DUI offenses, they were found to possess burglary tools or stolen property from burglaries. Chuck Little, a retired businessman, said he found the presentations by Sung and sheriff's Lt. Jim Cannan--who gave safety tips on preventing.
I was in Williamsburg and did the one thing New Yorkers fear most. The tech-free retreat was the brainchild of Jess Davis, the founder of Folk Rebellion. Through an e-commerce store and a passionate online community, Folk Rebellion incites conversation about the effects of technology and inspires a device-dependent generation to unplug. She and her business partner, Rachel Greenstein, teamed up with Williamsburg bed-and-breakfast, Urban Cowboy, for the launch. After all, Ms. Davis lived in Carroll Gardens when she first moved to NYC, and currently resides in Fort Greene. Greenstein lives in Boerum Hill. “Urban Cowboy B&B was the perfect setting for the launch of Folk Rebellion,” said Ms. Davis. “The B&B and its founder, Lyon Porter, are all about human connection and slowing down to enjoy the moment and company you are in. They say, ‘Arrive as strangers. ’ No truer words could be said, especially when you can commiserate over being tech-less for 24 hours. Plus, we have found that Brooklynites tend to be a little ahead of the curve and were already ‘getting’ the need for the change we are trying to inspire. I arrived at Urban Cowboy the next morning. (My phone wasn’t going to be an option. It read, “I hope to live to tell the story at the New York Observer.
The apps that come with your Apple Watch run the gamut from super useful to superficial, but no matter what you think of any of them, they’re not going away. On your iPhone, you can just make a folder of the un-deletable Apple apps (looking at you, Compass and Tips), so at least they’re out of sight and out of mind. You can, however, reorder your home screen—either using the Apple Watch app for iPhone, which gives you way more real estate to work with, or by tapping-and-holding an icon on the Apple Watch’s screen until they all jiggle, and then dragging them... But as you add third-party apps, those go to the edges of your app cluster too, so you may find yourself continually pushing unloved apps further out—it’s kind of a pain, to be honest. Music The Music app, of course, ties in with the Music app on your iPhone. If your iPhone is in range, you can browse your iPhone’s music library by artist, album, songs, and playlists, either scrolling with your finger or by spinning the Digital Crown. You can keep up to 2GB of music on your Apple Watch’s 8GB of built-in storage. The default storage limit is 1GB of music, so to make room for more, visit the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, then tap Music in the list of apps.