Whenever we are contemplating moving to a new area, we take a picture using that area’s natural surroundings to creatively spell out the name of the town we’re considering. Check it out… It’s now become one of our most unique traditions together!
Electronics & Gadgets
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!
Looking for free photos? Here are the BEST places to find free stock photos for your personal website, business website, online newsletters, 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!
A cell phone ring holder is a helpful and clever way to keep a grip on your smartphone at all times. A phone grip ring sticks securely onto most smartphones, tablets, and phone cases. And it folds completely flat when you’re not using it. It also helps with taking selfies, one-handed typing & texting, and taking action photos on the fly. I’ve used an iRing phone finger ring for years now and have gifted many of them too. See why everyone loves the iRing!
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).
Nothing beats the convenience of using a free photo prints app like FreePrints.com. You can get up to 85 free 4×6 prints each month (1,000 free prints per year). I’ve used this free prints app more than once — I like how convenient it is to order my own personal prints AND photo gifts for others. Their free photobooks also make adorable gifts for unique events & special occasions.
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.
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.
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.
Did you know that you could put your own personal photos on U.S. postage stamps?… It’s true, you can create your own personalized photo stamps and use them for sending packages and letters to your friends and relatives. These also make great novelty items for wedding invitations & thank-you’s, birth announcements, and more!
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.
There are lots of creative and useful gifts you could get the photographer on your list — even if they only take pictures casually or with their phone. Here are the best and most practical photo gifts, in my opinion.
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.
I’m completely clueless when it comes to downloading free ringtones. I mean I know HOW to do it — you just upload a file to your cell phone. But I never really knew how to find decent sites that could be trusted for downloading a new ringtone to my phone. I finally found some ringtone sites that can, indeed, be trusted. And yes, they’re FREE.