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  • Can Minors Remove Content Online?
    Can Minors Remove Content Online?

    It’s nearly impossible to impress on children the permanence of things they share online through social media, emails or via text. Once they click “send,” that text message, photo or video is out there, available for sharing, forwarding and re-posting by anyone who gets ahold of it. A recent law passed last month in California […]

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  • Facebook Messaging: Pay to Send
    Facebook Messaging: Pay to Send

    Claims of Change to Facebook Messaging… sort of If you’re anything like me, you probably didn’t even know your Facebook account had two in boxes That’s right; when you go to your messages, there’s a little grey link at the top that says “other.” This is where less-relevant messages end up. Check it out: you […]

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  • Why You Need a Router
    Why You Need a Router

    Firewall Router is Necessary While most of us have less than fond memories of dial-up Internet – gritting teeth through the high-pitched squeal while your computer connected, heading to the kitchen for a snack while you waited for a website to load – these days just about everyone uses a high speed Internet connection like […]

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  • Video Editing for Beginners
    Video Editing for Beginners

    Video Editing: How to Ours is a video generation. We grew up with parents shooting camcorder footage of every birthday and graduation, and most of us have hours of movie footage without any cohesive organization or engaging content. Any novice with a video camera can benefit from editing. If you’ve ever forced your friends and […]

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  • Top Pinterest Pages For The Bride and Groom
    Top Pinterest Pages For The Bride and Groom

    Best Pinterest Boards For Weddings They’re just three letters, but they’ll change your life forever: “Yes” to the proposal and soon, “I do.” But as any bride or groom can attest, the time between those two utterances can be overwhelming, stressful, and even crazy. Whether you’re planning an unforgettable affair for 400 or so of […]

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  • Top Pinterest Pages for Cooks and Foodies
    Top Pinterest Pages for Cooks and Foodies

    Best Pinterest Boards For Cooks The world of cooking and food is a perfect match to the visual scrapbook nature of Pinterest. From gorgeous images of food art to helpful tutorials for the novice chef, finding inspiration isn’t hard; narrowing it down to a few great boards to follow so you don’t get overwhelmed… well […]

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  • Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday Tops Charts
    Move over Black Friday, Cyber Monday Tops Charts

    Cyber Monday: Better than Black Friday Many have heard the term “Cyber Monday” floating around. But what exactly is it? Is it just a marketing term designed to sell more products or it is actually an event worth taking note of? It’s mostly both – and definitely worth paying attention to if you’re looking to […]

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  • Trendy Tech Gifts for 2012

    Black Friday Goto Guide In the sea of tech toys and gadgets that hit the shelves every holiday season, a few stand out as the year’s sure-to-sell-out favorites. With the first new console gaming system in six years and a mini-tablet war, this year is no exception. Here are the hottest trending tech goodies of […]

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  • Use Tech to Conquer Black Friday

    Black Friday Goto Guide For the truly dedicated Black Friday deal hunters, Thanksgiving marks the start of a shopper’s frenzy. With sales starting earlier and earlier, those elusive “doorbuster deals” can be as hard to get your hands on as a housecat that senses its ½ price vaccination day at the vet. Whether you’re a […]

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  • Top 5 Ways to Save on Your Holiday Shopping

    Use Technology to Save on Holiday Shopping November seems to sneak up on me every year. I’m minding my own business, working out costume details and sugar coating trick-or-treaters when, BAM! Out of the blue it’s time to get cracking on holiday shopping. To help myself get in the game and to help you save […]

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  • Simple & Easy Computer Maintenance
    Simple & Easy Computer Maintenance

    Do It Yourself Computer Maintenance You may think computer maintenance is only for the Nerds among us, but there are many easy things you can do to speed up your PC without investing a lot of time or money. Whether you’re a Windows or Mac user, performing some basic computer maintenance can ensure your system […]

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  • When is the Best Time to Buy a New Computer?
    When is the Best Time to Buy a New Computer?

    Bargain hunters everywhere swear by shopping seasonally. Buy when demand is lowest (who thinks to replace their air conditioner in February?) or when retailers are pushing out old inventory in anticipation of new models. When is the best time to buy a new computer or gadget? Unless you stay up on trending tech news, it’s […]

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  • Back to School Tablets: iPad vs. Laptop

    Which Students Should Get Back to School Tablets As parents everywhere prepare to send sons and daughters back to school, they want to arm them with the best possible resources. For many families, computers or tech gadgets are alongside clothes, pens and paper on the list of purchases to budget for. As tablets grow in […]

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  • Tech Bargains: Sites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

    Tech Bargains at Your Fingertips It seems summer gets shorter and shorter every year. How is it that back to school is already here? Whether you’re in the market for a PC, printer or router to get set up for the new academic year, or you’re just poised to take advantage of the season’s sales, […]

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  • Get In Shape Using Gadgets
    Get In Shape Using Gadgets

    Get In Shape and Power Your Workout When the Wii Fit was released it was all the rage and for good reason: it made exercise fun by turning it into a game. You earned points while working out and the ability to compete against your friends to better your score motivated you to continue. There […]

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  • Small Business Data BackUp

    Data BackUp – You Don’t Even Need A Truck Data backup is the flossing of the tech world: you know you should do it, but you just never get around to it. There’s something in human nature that makes us learn the hard way – cavities are no fun. Yet when it comes to risking […]

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  • Small Business Network: Buy This Not That!
    Small Business Network: Buy This Not That!

    Small Business Network: Stability Trumps Budget These days a business that can’t get online can’t go very far. From emailing appointment confirmations to processing credit cards, when the network goes down, business productivity grinds to a halt. Small business owners are stuck in a unique position: they need more reliability than a standard wireless firewall […]

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  • How to Win at Facebook Birthdays
    How to Win at Facebook Birthdays

    Standout Facebook Birthday Wishes In my circle of family and friends, summer is the season of birthdays. I know more than ten people who celebrate between the months of June and August. Even if I’m fortunate to live near enough to join their party, these days posting Happy Birthday wishes on their Facebook wall seems […]

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  • Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire vs. Nook
    Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire vs. Nook

    Nexus 7 Google Takes on the Tablets This week Google went and set the tech world abuzz by announcing their new Nexus7 tablet, the result of a partnership with ASUS. Recent success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire has given Google hope that the small screen, inexpensive tablet market is one worth pursuing. Anyone who has considered […]

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  • Pinterest for Parents:Top Pinterest Pages for Parents
    Pinterest for Parents:Top Pinterest Pages for Parents

    Pinterest for Parents From adorable onesies to DIY crafts, Pinterest is full of great links for parents looking for ideas or guidance. Therein lies the rub: how can busy moms or dads narrow down the overwhelming sea of boards to find the ones that bring a little joy, peace, or motivation to their busy family? […]

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  • How to Remove a Virus

    How to Remove a Virus: The Best Anti-Virus Software Do you remember back when your computer was shiny and new, it likely came with pre-installed Norton or McAfee antivirus software. It would periodically pop up little notices that it had downloaded the latest updates, and you felt snug and secure when you surfed online. Then […]

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  • 9 Tips for Hosting Captivating Video Calls
    9 Tips for Hosting Captivating Video Calls

    Make Your Skype and Google+ Video Calls Amazing! Advances in communications technology and Internet infrastructure have brought us to the place where video conferencing is more than a reality – it’s a necessity, for many businesses. Video calls are regularly used for internal meetings, sales presentations, and more. They enable a team to work together […]

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  • Can An iPad Replace A Laptop

    iPad vs. Laptop: Can an iPad replace a laptop? As the new school year approaches, the question I get asked most often is, “Should I buy a laptop or a tablet?” Apple’s Steve Jobs has asserted that we are living in a “post-PC world”. can an iPad replace a laptop? To test the theory, I […]

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  • Computer Upgrades: Hard Drives, Part 2
    Computer Upgrades: Hard Drives, Part 2

    Hybrid or Solid State Drives can be an easy computer upgrade. The most vulnerable part of a hard drive is its moving parts. The disk spins, the spindle arm moves to read data, all the while creating heat, friction, and an opportunity to break when the moving stops. The next generation of hard drives – […]

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  • Job Hunting Grads: Social Media Warning (With Infographic)
    Job Hunting Grads: Social Media Warning (With Infographic)

    Nerd Chick Adventures: Job Hunting Tips for Grads Once your little prodigy has diploma fast in hand, she may be eager to jump into “the real world,” and go job hunting online. When I was entering the workforce, this meant polishing up the resume and hitting the want ads. Yet in today’s socially connected internet […]

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  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Nerd Dad Day
    Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Nerd Dad Day

    Nerd Chick Adventures: Nerd Treats for Father’s Day There is a relatively pervasive voice in my head that whispers, “Hallmark Holiday” whenever Mother’s Day or Father’s Day approaches. Yet there’s no denying that reminding our loved ones of their importance can’t be bad. If possible, I prefer giving time and attention to mom or dad […]

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  • Want a New Computer? What You Need to Know Now!

    Everything you need to know about buying a new computer. Buying a new computer can be almost as stressful as buying a new car. How do you find the best fit for your needs without blowing your budget? If you sign on for all the bells and whistles, or have your heart set on a […]

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  • Best Computer Repair: Secrets They Don’t Want You To Know.

    Best Computer Repair Company, How To Choose Wisely. Computer repair is like taking your car to the mechanic, at least for most of us. As much as I depend on my car, it’s a mystery how all the parts work together to get me down the road. This lack of fundamental understanding of the car’s […]

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