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.
Tech Tips For Newbies
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.
I bet you didn’t realize how cool it is to make your own ringtone using your name (and the names of any of your contacts). There are some awesome apps that allow you to make a new ringtone and even personalize your vibration pattern — in case you’re like me and set your phone to vibrate most of the time. I’ll show you the best sites to get creative with your ringtones and vibrations.
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.
Want to donate or recycle your old cell phone? Cell phone recycling is a win-win for everyone — including our planet! Here’s how to recycle cell phones to help the environment and raise money for charitable organizations by donating old phones. Plus, info about the data eraser apps so you can delete all of the personal information from your phone before you donate it.
Computers, Tablets & Accessories
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.
It’s easy to get lost in all types of USB ports — there’s micro USB and mini USB, as well as Type A, B, and C USB! But the latest and greatest is Type C USB. Here’s everything you need to know about USB C and why you should search for gadgets that have this type of USB port.