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.
It’s so easy to watch TV without cable these days! I’ll show you how to get rid of cable boxes (and those high monthly fees!) so you can watch all the TV and movies online that you want… for FREE! I have personally checked all of these out and I know for a fact that they do work, and they are free.
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
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.
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.
A few years ago, I moved into a new house and installed a smart lighting system throughout as part of an extensive remodel. Here is my personal experience with smart lighting — the pros and cons of this smart home technology that makes the lights go on and off automatically on a schedule and whenever motion is sensed.
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!
We chose not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. But in a strange twist of fate, we found ourselves dues-paying members of Costco for the first time ever. Which is better — Sam’s or Costco? Here’s our review. Plus secret hacks for shopping at Costco, my new favorite store!
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.
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 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
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.
Need help but not sure where to turn? You’re in luck! Online counseling and life coaching is available wherever you are… as long as you can get online.
It’s easy to rent stuff you don’t always use – everything from your backyard, to your garden, clothing, cars, garages, and more. Here’s how and why to do it
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.
I have 2 regular digital photo frames, plus 1 large digital photo frame I made myself from an old laptop. Here’s how to put a photo slideshow on your laptop
Wondering where you should post your yard sale online? I’ve had the best success with these 6 yard sale search websites & apps. Yard sale advertising tips!