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.
I spend most of my work life online (and a huge part of my personal life too) — so I’m VERY familiar with the 3 most popular browsers: Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, and Chrome. I made the switch from IE to Firefox back in 2005. Then, I switched to the Chrome browser when it came out in 2008. See why Firefox and Chrome are better than Internet Explorer — and why you should make the switch too.
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 my favorite ways to use QR codes for your pet’s ID tag, as well as your own luggage tags, custom business cards, your resume & cover letter, and house-for-sale flyers.
What happens to your Facebook account after you die? Will someone set up a Facebook memorial page for you? It might not be at the top of your list of concerns right now, but you should know what happens to your Facebook after death. Here’s everything you need to know about online memorials for loved ones and how to plan for your own before you die.
I get so frustrated when my PC is sluggish — how about you? I didn’t even realize the free WIndows Disk Cleanup tool came with my laptop! I get really concerned when I run a disk cleaner because I don’t want to lose files. This Windows system cleaner is really good, and doesn’t touch your personal files and photos. Here’s what you can expect if you use a disk cleaner for your PC, and what to do if you have a Mac.
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.
Because I travel a bit for work, I am constantly thinking about laptop security at various Wifi hotspots I use. You should also be very concerned about laptop computer protection especially if you use it to make online purchases. I’ve got some great tips for keeping your laptop and the data it holds safe. From choosing the right bag to carry your laptop in — to encrypting your own files, I know your data will be safer after reading this.
I don’t play games on my cell phone very often. However, I do enjoy board games, word games and Tetris-type games. I thought maybe others who simply wanted to add a few fun time-wasters onto their iPhones might appreciate these.
Have you seen all of the wearable technology devices out there lately? There are headbands, watches, patches, and more — all vying to be one of the best wearable tech trends. I’ll explain which wearables are worth buying, those that you shouldn’t waste your time on, and what the future of IoT looks like.
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.
Have you ever placed a Skype call? If not, here are the ins and outs of using Skype to make Internet phone calls from your computer, rather than from a traditional phone. Everything you need to know about Skype Internet phone services and othe rfree alternatives. Plus, a few other great ways to use Skype daily!
Wondering what to do with old computers? Don’t throw them out! An old computer or old laptop can be repurposed. I’ve found lots of clever ways to make good use of an old, beat up, used computer — better than selling it, and will save you money as well!
What is this Internet of Things, you ask? Basically it’s a fancy way of describing anything with an on/off switch that can also interact with the Internet. IoT devices can talk to each other, often without you even realizing it. Security is one of many IoT challenges – here’s how to stay safe.
Ergonomics & computer use from bed go hand in hand these days. There are many ergonomic workstation ideas for your bedroom. Here’s what I’ve learned about working from bed — particularly, working on the computer from bed. If you’re doing it, you’re not alone. See which famous writers also worked from bed!
‘What are the best times to post on social media?’ is the #1 question small business owners ask about their online marketing. Knowing the platform, target audience, and expected results help determine the post time that is best for each social media platform. I have some great information for you about social media scheduling and hope it helps you!
Even in a text-savvy and tech-savvy world, the need for a phone conference is still very important for many businesses. Choosing the best free conference call platform is important too. Here are my top 5 picks.
Eye tracking technology is not a new concept — but it’s still relatively new to our smartphones. I was very curious about eye tracking and figure you might have some questions too so here’s what I found out.
I’ve always wondered whether you should leave your printer ON 24/7, or keep it OFF the majority of the time and only turn it on during the times that you actually need it. Looks like I’ve finally found the answer and now you need to know why to keep it turned on.
Wondering the differences between Netflix vs Hulu? I was too. Here’s why you should consider BOTH Hulu and Netflix – esp if you’re cutting the cord on cable!
Are your cell phone batteries constantly running low? Feel like you need to keep recharging your rechargeable lithium ion battery just to be able to use your cell phone? Here’s how to prolong your cell phone battery life, as well as the life of batteries used in other electronics — like digital cameras, iPods, laptops, and more!
Harsh chemicals such as ammonia or alcohol can do serious damage to LCD (liquid crystal display) screens, as well as plasma TVs and computer monitors. That includes all laptops and portable video games. Virtually any device that produces a picture that is manufactured today will be damaged by harsh cleaning chemicals.
Have you ever been working on your computer and accidentally deleted something? I have and it’s a terrible feeling! Stress no more — here are simple ways to undelete.
Have a gadget lover on your list? Not sure what’s ‘in’ or what they’d really like? Our tech gift guide includes modern electronic gifts for EVERYONE on your list!