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Organize Holiday Gifts and Black Friday Shopping With the LifeTopix App

With just about a month away from the hol­i­days, this is a great time for get­ting your hol­i­day gift lists together. Whether you have a whole house of elves to buy for or if you’re just mak­ing a few pur­chases, the Life­Topix app can help you get it all orga­nized. The end result? A magical …

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A Superior Home Theater Network for 1080p Media Streaming

Get­ting my home the­ater net­work orga­nized and run­ning like a well-oiled machine is crit­i­cal for me because when I have down­time, I want the best expe­ri­ence pos­si­ble, instead of con­stantly reboot­ing devices to avoid buffer­ing. I wanted to share how I got a rock solid and fast home net­work set up with three goals: High qual­ity streaming …

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LifeTopix Tips for Managing Your Weight During the Holidays

The Hol­i­days are a joy­ful time with par­ties, fam­ily gath­er­ings, buf­fets, and other fes­tiv­i­ties. And, of course, dur­ing these get-togethers, there’s plenty of good­ies that might end up on your waist­line. Accord­ing to Dr. Oz, “Amer­i­cans gain weight between Thanks­giv­ing and New Year’s Eve. More than half will put on two pounds and 10 per­cent will …

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Guide to Going Paperless for Educators

Teach­ers and other edu­ca­tors are con­stantly required to work with an enor­mous amount of paper, files, notes, and dig­i­tal media. They’re also tasked with man­ag­ing an abun­dance of data for their stu­dents. Orga­niz­ing this infor­ma­tion can become more and more chal­leng­ing and unwieldy. A solu­tion for this prob­lem is going paper­less. This solu­tion reduces the …

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A Super App that Shines on the Dock

When we set out to build Life­Topix, we were not try­ing to build yet another task app. Or list app. Or notes app. Or shop­ping app. There are lots of those. Some of them are very, very good. A huge num­ber of peo­ple find those apps suf­fi­cient for their needs, and many are in fact …

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LifeTopix 5.1 Guided Tour

Team LightAr­row is very excited about our new 5.1 update of Life­Topix, which includes sev­eral new fea­tures and usabil­ity improve­ments. Life­Topix 5.1 is avail­able imme­di­ately from the Apple App Store as a free update for any­one with pre­vi­ous Life­Topix ver­sions. If you’re new to Life­Topix, it’s avail­able for a lim­ited time at a spe­cial price …

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Can Your Cute Little List App Do This?

Lists are easy. But man­ag­ing a real life project using a list or notes app is like show­ing up to per­form at a jazz fes­ti­val with a rub­ber band. Let’s take a typ­i­cal kitchen ren­o­va­tion project. From the main contractor’s per­spec­tive: There are ini­tial client meet­ings, plan­ning, quotes, bud­get, and a state­ment of work. Major parts of …

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Tips for Using Technology to Prepare for Disasters

With the recent destruc­tion across the North­east and Mid-Atlantic as a result of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, we’re reminded of how impor­tant it is to be pre­pared for a dis­as­ter. As of Octo­ber 31, it is esti­mated that this storm claimed at least 51 lives and caused nearly $20 bil­lion in dam­age. Accord­ing to Huff Post Tech, …

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LifeTopix Takes the Horror Out of Event Planning

One of our Life­Topix users recently asked about using appoint­ments ver­sus events, and how the iOS cal­en­dar comes into play. In this post, I’ll show you how events and appoint­ments dif­fer, and how they work with your iOS cal­en­dar. I’ve also included a few tricks and treats to help you plan your next party — …

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Why Mother Knows Best About Smartphones and Social Media

There’s an abun­dance of stereo­types in our soci­ety — one being that moms and the over-25 gen­er­a­tion are not savvy about tech and social media. The lat­est research says this just isn’t true. Here at LightAr­row, we know from our users that moms are among the most advanced users of apps, social media, and other …

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