Tips for Living with Tech in Today’s World and Beyond

Nothing says fall better than going back to school. And nothing says going back to school better than Apple. In this issue, we’ll sample some tasty Apple treats and enjoy them in our home sweet smart home. Tech Bites gathers the latest tips and trends from online publications and techie websites…to help you live better with technology.

 

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Turn Your iPad into a Laptop

The iPad pulls off a surprisingly good laptop impersonation these days, if you’re willing to meet it in the middle. — Matt Smith, PCWorld

How to Use AirTags: A Complete Guide

Got an Apple AirTag? Here’s how to use AirTags to keep track of your important items. — Connor Jewiss, MUO

Safest Free Mac Software Download Sites

These trusted sites have downloadable libraries of free Mac apps! — Dan Price, MUO

 

HOME SWEET SMART HOME

The Smart Home Explained

What is a smart home? Learn the basics of smart home technology and whether a smart home is right for you. — Matt Hall, MUO

Smart Home Systems to Automate Your Life

These smart home systems are the best available if you want to automate your house and live a simple life. — Dan Price, MUO

Amazon Is Working on a Smart Fridge that Orders Food

Amazon is reportedly planning to create a unique smart refrigerator. We’ll take a look at how it might work. — Brent Dirks, MUO

 

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Switching from Android to iPhone?

Switching from Android to iPhone can be a big shock to the system. But you can soften the blow by learning about the biggest differences beforehand. — Danny Maiorca, MUO

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Here’s how to make iPhone and Android devices a little easier to use. — Simon Hill, Wired

Foldable vs. Rollable Smartphones

We hear a lot about how flexible smartphones are the future and how new tech will get cheaper and more well-integrated in our lives over time. Two of the most popular candidates for flexible smartphones are foldable and rollable designs. — Ayush Jalan, MUO

 

IN THE NEWS

Weed-Killing Robots Could Make Pesticides Obsolete

This swarm of robots may herald a chemical-free food revolution. — Farmer Georgie, OneZero

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels. Now There’s a Bright Idea

In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet. — Matt Simon, Wired

Top 10 Future Technologies You’ve Definitely Never Heard Of

And how they will change the world. — Adrien Book, Medium