Occasional snoring might be cause for good-natured joking, but long-term, heavy snoring is often no laughing matter. Left unchecked, it can become a thorny issue in relationships, and might even be a sign of sleep apnea, a potentially serious medical condition. While you should definitely consult your doctor if you or your significant other is concerned about an ongoing problem, the resources at sites like WebMD.com, the Mayo Clinic (mayoclinic.com), and MedicineNet.com can help you understand more about your symptoms and how to take steps -- like sleeping on your side and avoiding alcohol before bedtime -- to prevent another noisy night’s sleep.
All the ergonomics in the world aren’t going to magically make a person athletic (trust us, we checked). If you want to lose weight and get fit, you’ll need to take it outdoors. We hate working out as much as anyone else, but with the right tech, tracking your progress can be a fun and addicting way to see all that you’ve accomplished. From the colorful charts to challenging our friends to races, these high-tech gadgets have the geeks in us addicted to fitness.
Apple gear is great for looks, but a few of its products are actually pretty hard on the body. If you want to avoid repetitive stress injuries, ditch the Apple accessories in favor of something a little more ergo. We don’t recommend hauling in all this gear at once—expect strange looks from coworkers that see the incredibly bright blue light of the Philips goLITE or hear the sound of the Smartfish keyboard moving itself. Yup, some of this tech is kooky as all get-out, but since it helps us stay vigorous during a long day at the desk, we won’t complain.
We've never been too keen on the inclusion of rumors surrounding Steve Jobs' health in our regular news coverage, but it's hard not to chime in on the fact that according a reliable source, Steve is looking as healthy as a horse during a recent visit to Apple's Cupertino campus. If that kind of scuttlebutt doesn't drive the company's stock prices back up, we don't know what will.
This week's tips will show you how to take control of wirelessly updating your apps, and we'll offer up some tips on using your iOS device to help you meet your health and fitness goals in 2011. We'll also take a look how you can manipulate the search results you see when using Spotlight search on iOS devices. By the end of this column, you'll definitely have some more useful tips to use and show off to your friends.
Does anyone see the irony of releasing an iPhone-connected blood pressure monitor at an event like the Consumer Electronics Show? Apparently Withings doesn’t, and they’re rolling out the device this week for a cool $129.