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.
Tech Tips For Newbies
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.
Here’s everything you need to know about forwarded emails and spam email — both of which are used to steal email addresses and spread viruses. See why you shouldn’t forward emails or OPEN forwarded emails either! …Plus how to forward an email message properly without unknowingly sending SPAM email.
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.
Phones, Gadgets & Accessories
A cell phone ring holder is a helpful and clever way to keep a grip on your smartphone at all times. A phone grip ring sticks securely onto most smartphones, tablets, and phone cases. And it folds completely flat when you’re not using it. It also helps with taking selfies, one-handed typing & texting, and taking action photos on the fly. I’ve used an iRing phone finger ring for years now and have gifted many of them too. See why everyone loves the iRing!
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.
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.