By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We know you’re ready for the weekend, so we’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your week. From the impact of the iPhone to a guide to flooring options, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

How Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts | Rani Molla: The iPhone was released 10 years ago this week. While I can certainly remember a time before smartphones were ubiquitous, it is eye-opening to see how many changes these glass and metal rectangles have influenced. From the dwindling gum sales to the rise of mobile commerce, check out some of the things that the iPhone has had an impact on.

smart lock with "welcome john" text4 things you need to know before buying a smart lock | Nick Schmiedicker: We’ve talked about the Internet of Things before; but it’s time to have a deep dive into one of the more popular IoT categories- the smart lock. Knowing the ins and outs ahead of time can help you make consumers more confident about a purchase.

The Right Type of Flooring For Every Room In Your Home | Josh Garskof: Different rooms in the home have specific needs and uses- and the flooring in those rooms ought to match! Consumer Reports took a deep dive into the different types of flooring available to consumers, and matched them to room where they’d be the most effective (and last longest!)

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