Getting Rid of the ol’ Desktop – Laptop Buyers Guide

I can remember back in the mid-90’s waiting in anticipation of the Sunday newspaper. It would show up at my doorstep (or in the bushes, or occasionally on the roof depending on my paperboy) at 7am sharp. I would grab the giant bundle on sight, rip off the cheap green rubber band, plop on the couch, and dig in. Front-page news? Who cares. Political section? In the trash. Sports? Tossed it over my shoulder. The meat of the paper…and the entire goal of my newspaper subscription…was always located in the center: the Best Buy flyer. Continue reading “Getting Rid of the ol’ Desktop – Laptop Buyers Guide”

7 Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safe

Smartphones are great! Apparently I’m not the only one that thinks so…more people are using smartphones to connect to the Internet than PC’s in key markets. Consumers have discovered the convenience of having mobile “mini-computers” and are using them to take full advantage of apps and access to instant information. Unfortunately the scent of success has attracted the attention of Internet predators, so a focus on mobile security is becoming increasingly important. The easy access to information we enjoy on our phones can be a prime target for hackers taking advantage of this new frontier. Keep these 7 tips in mind to keep yourself protected when you’re on the go: Continue reading “7 Tips to Keep Your Smartphone Safe”

Getting Those Gift Gadgets Connected…

Christmas 2011 will involve a record number of electronics, most of which are able to connect to the Internet. Tablets, TV’s, Blu-ray players, game consoles, smartphones, laptops…even picture frames and kitchen appliances are coming with features that require an Internet connection. Fortunately we’re at a point where connecting a gadget is a fairly simply process, but there are ways to make sure your settings are optimized to receive the best performance. Today, I thought I would go through some tips to get your inevitable Christmas gadget gift working to its full potential. Continue reading “Getting Those Gift Gadgets Connected…”