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.
Electronics & Gadgets
We received the most wonderful housewarming gift for our new home: the Ring Video Doorbell. See what I like best about the Ring WiFi Doorbell in my Ring Video Doorbell review…
It’s so easy to watch TV without cable these days! I’ll show you how to get rid of cable box or satellite dish (and those high monthly fees!) so you can watch all the TV and movies online that you want… for FREE online! I have personally checked all of these out and I know for a fact that they do work, and they are free.
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!
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!
My girlfriend didn’t know about the GoodRX app — and she was really upset when she learned that she could’ve saved $140 on a recent prescription of Tamiflu for her daughter. So I thought there may be others who don’t know about Good RX yet either. Here’s how you can get prescription discounts and start saving on your medications immediately by using the GoodRX app (…it’s FREE).
I made $300+ in 3 days selling a handful of items on Facebook Marketplace… $700 in 2 weeks — and you can too! See what sells best, which items bring the most money, and how to post your first item on Facebook Buy Sell Trade groups.
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.
You may have seen them in photo departments, or been intrigued by the concept the first time you heard there was such thing as a disposable digital camera. But are disposable digital cameras worth it? Here are the pros & cons, plus reviews of disposable digital cameras (including waterproof disposable digital cameras).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fidget spinners and other fidget toys have become popular with kids AND adults. They’re a great way to help pass the time, relieve boredom, and combat stress & anxiety. In fact, many with ADHD, autism, and anxiety enjoy fidget toys for their therapeutic benefits. I interviewed an expert fidget toy collector to get his expert fidget spinner tips for buying and collecting spinners.
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.
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.
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!
Can’t find your phone? Here are the best websites and apps that will help you find your lost cell phone fast!
After upgrading from the original Google Chromebook to the Chromebook Pixel, we found very few Chromebook Pixel accessories. See which Chromebook cases and bags we chose.
I shop online a lot. And I always want to find the best price – who doesn’t? These are my favorite sites that track items and send you email price alerts whenever the price drops online.
Social media hackers are a sly and cunning breed. Use password managers, two-factor authentication and more tips to keep your social media sites safe.
I’ve tried these tricks and they really work to speed up your YouTube buffering speed. 6 easy ways to speed up Internet buffering with videos & streaming.
I’ve been able to speed up my computer using these tips! I’m sharing what worked for me to speed up Windows 10 – so you can fix your slow computer for FREE too
Read this before you buy new wallets & purses with RFID protection! The facts about the security of chip credit cards and how electronic pickpocketing works
Slow Internet speed is quick and easy to fix. If you’ve got slow WiFi at home or work, here are 9 things you should try. Plus the best WiFi speed test!