A Bluetooth solution to help you find your keys

How can technology help you if you're constantly looking for your keys and/or phone?

The Tile is a tiny Bluetooth locator you can attach to almost any item you're likely to lose.

If the keys are lost, you can call up the Tile app on your phone. With the tap of one button, the Tile makes a noise loud enough to be found anywhere in the house.

If the phone is lost, you can double-click a button on the Tile and the phone will play a ringtone, even if it's set to silent mode.

If you can't find either? Well, technology can only go so far.

Tiles are pretty cheap. To buy one will set you back $25, but they get cheaper in bulk. You can buy a four-pack for $70, eight for $130 and a 12-pack for $180.

There is no monthly fee for using the Tile or its locator service, but the Tiles are sealed devices, meaning once the battery dies, you have to replace the entire Tile.




Try this jack-of-all-trades software

Its stable of utilities, called Roxio Creator NXT Pro 4, helps you easily create 3-D photos. If that's not enough, it will also help you capture video from your movie camera. Further, it has basic and advanced photo editing programs, a disc data- and DVD-burning program, a label program, and a way to share your videos on YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites. And in case the intuitive interface doesn't work for you, it has video help files.

You can capture music and other audio from your sound card, edit information about your song, create audio books and labels, and even digitize analog audio files. You can burn MP3 CDs, create music projects and edit audio files.

For photographers who need a more robust editing program, Roxio Creator comes with the last year's copy of the company's flagship program, PaintShop Pro X7.

That's a lot of stuff in one excellent package, and the price is right: $130 for all the programs and utilities, which run only on Windows PCs. Trial versions can be downloaded at www.corel.com.