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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
New laptop? Charge it to 100% and then drain it all the way to maximize the battery life. This and 4 other great tech tips for setting up your new laptop.
Have any old computers? You can breathe new life into an old computer by defragging the system, upgrading the RAM memory & unclocking the CPU. Here’s how.
Is computer speed an issue? If you want to speed up your computer because it isn’t as fast as it once was, here are 5 simple things you can do to make Windows 7 faster (or any version of Windows, really).
I got a new 17-inch laptop computer, so I immediately set out to find the perfect laptop handbag. Here are the messenger laptop bags that I considered, as well as my favorite laptop handbags. See which one I bought. (I actually got 2 different ones, plus a 3rd laptop bag for my mom!)
I wish so badly that I had just ordered a backup AC power cord for the laptop when I bought it. And if/when the new one should ever stop working, I will make a point to order another one from the same place where I bought my laptop. Here’s why.
My mother and I each got a new laptop computer. We were both having trouble getting used to the flat keyboards, as compared to the old elevated/angled keyboards we had been using on our desktop computers for years. So we built some angled computer stands for our laptops! Here’s how…
Three of our computers all tap into the Internet wirelessly — thanks to our secured wireless network hub. The only problem: Interrupted service. All three of those computers will mysteriously go offline on occasion. Now we’re considering an ethernet adapter that plugs in to a wall outlet, instead of a wireless router. Here’s why…
Are you in the market for a new computer? Before you buy a new PC, check out these tips from the experts, plus my own recommendations based on our recent computer purchases.
Should you leave your laptop plugged in all the time — even when you’re not using it? Should you let your notebook computer ‘hibernate’ with the lid closed while the laptop is plugged in? Is it okay to leave your laptop plugged in while you work for hours at a time? Should you ever unplug the laptop cord from the wall? Answers here…