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How well you prepare and pack your computer BEFORE moving will impact your productivity AFTER moving — especially if you use your computer to earn money and/or organize your life. Here are 9 steps you should take when packing a computer so it won’t get damaged during the move, AND you won’t be left without a computer or important files, AND you will be able to quickly reconnect your computer correctly at its new location! Plus tips for packing other electronics — like printers, scanners/copiers, TVs, stereos, iPads, tablets, cameras, digital photo frames, stereo systems, DVD players, kitchen appliances, etc.
computers, tablets & accessories
Do you have a tech bag for all of your tech gear, computers, and electronics? I do! (Hubby does too!) See our top picks when it comes to padded bags for electronics — including a tech backpack and a rolling duffel bag.
The HP Photosmart 6520 printer/scanner/copier is a wireless all-in-one printer that does everything we need — and more — for our home office. See why it’s a great choice for a small business WiFi printer and it’s our choice as the best multifunction printer around.
phones, gadgets & accessories
It’s been around for ages but maybe you haven’t HEARD it (see what I did there?). The mosquito ringtone teenagers can hear but most adults cannot. The mosquito sound is a high frequency tone that might just be enabling your teen to use their phone even when they aren’t supposed to and you don’t even know it.
Have you ever lost your smartphone? I have. It’s a terrible feeling! I left my phone in a women’s bathroom — never to be seen again (by me anyway). Smartphone security should be as high on your list as laptop security. Follow these 7 tips for increased cellphone security and download the suggested phone security apps to keep your phone safe at all times.
tv / software / apps / tools
Wondering the differences between Netflix vs Hulu? I actually use both streaming services. Here are reasons to consider signing up for both Hulu and Netflix — especially if you’re cutting the cord on cable!
Online tracking is easier than ever these days. Yep, there’s an app for that! Not only can you track your package ship dates, but you can also track your baby’s routine, when your favorite items go on sale, your pizza delivery, your flights, your diet, and even your kids with these FREE online tracking systems!
tech tips & how to’s
First off, if you want to be informed whenever a website adds a new article, then you’ll need to subscribe to that site’s RSS feed. Then, to see those RSS feeds, you’ll need a ‘news reader’, an ‘aggregator’ an ‘RSS reader’, a ‘newsfeed reader’, or an ‘RSS news reader’. Here’s why you should subscribe to RSS feeds for all of your favorite websites in the first place, the easiest way to subscribe to RSS newsfeeds, and how to choose the best free RSS feed reader for your needs.
Did you know that the keyboard communicates faster with the computer than the mouse does? Take it from this editor – computer shortcuts are super helpful. Save time and prevent carpal tunnel by using these quick and easy computer keyboard shortcuts.
fun tech stuff
Wondering how to use QR codes? It’s simple! You can use a custom QR code to store an unlimited amount of data, photos, and videos in one place and share it with a unique audience. See our favorite ways to use QR codes for your pet’s ID tag, your own luggage tags, custom business cards, your job resume & cover letter, and house-for-sale flyers, and more!
What better way to celebrate the New Year than with a Happy New Year ringtone? We know a lot about ringtones, safe sites to download from, great resources for popular New Years ringtones, plus our best tips when it comes to personalizing ringtones.