Facebook’s Election Protection Plan for 2020

If the weird and turbulent journey of social media this last decade has taught us anything, it’s that we probably shouldn’t believe everything we see or read. Social media has a lot to offer, but there’s a lot of dubious and deeply misguided (we’re looking at you, Farmville!) content out there.   For better or…

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New 2019 Uber Safety Upgrades

Remember the days when traveling without a car required either an encyclopedic knowledge of local public transport or sufficient intestinal fortitude to endure that feeling of your shoes slowly congealing to the grimy taxi cab floor? Ride-sharing has changed all that! We live in a transportationally enlightened age. Uber and other rideshare services have obviously…

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New Echo & Microsoft Products for Christmas 2019

It’s the siren call all technocentric nerds long to hear, whispered on the wind: “New gadgets!”  Yep, that’s right. As we gear up for yet another holiday season, Amazon and Microsoft have just announced a swathe of amazing new gadgets, each brimming with sleek, ergonomically-optimized, battery-powered goodness. So let us delve together into the bounties…

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Best Sites for Job Hunting

Job hunting is something almost all of us will do at some stage in our adult lives. In fact, according to recent Gallup research, roughly half the working-age people reading this article right now are actively looking for a new job.  This is particularly startling when you think of the pachydermatous (our word of the…

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Digital To-Do’s for Stress-Free Travel

Living a life of nerdish excellence at home is a wondrous thing. But let’s be honest. It’s also easy. Modern home life encases us in a warm, gooey cocoon of lightning-fast WiFi, abundant power outlets, and overly obliging smart speakers. Maintaining that same level of techno-poise is a lot harder when you’re traveling. Far from…

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In Case of Emergency

We often hear the joke that people these days couldn’t live without their smartphones. While that’s an exaggeration most of the time, sometimes having a trusty smartphone when and where you need it actually is a matter of life or death. Having a smartphone in your back pocket is great, but in moments where every…

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Easy Smart Home Upgrades For A Lazy Weekend

Smart home upgrades are kind of a big deal these days. There’s just so many ways to add a dash of convenience and coolness to your home life, it can be tricky to know where to begin. There are, after all, many roads to your own private smart home nerdvana. So, let’s start simple! In…

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A child with a smartphone

Got Kids? 3 Tips on How Not to Get Locked Out of Your iPhone

Written by: Mark Lambert Like leaving a bumper assortment bag of candy bars just lying around, leaving young kids unattended with an iPhone is kind of inviting trouble. It only takes a few wrong finger taps for things to start going all kinds of horribly wrong. Case in point: this funny-because-it’s-not-me news story about a…

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What To Expect From a Computer Repair Service?

This guide, we think, is long overdue! In our fifteen plus years of repairing computers, we’ve noticed there’s a lot of uncertainty about what you can reasonably expect from a computer repair service.   This is a bit mysterious, given that most folks tend to have a fairly clear set of assumptions when, say, taking…

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Finding WiFi on the Road

Back in ancient times (OK, the ‘80s and ’90s), all you needed for sensible road travel was a road map, some coinage for a payphone and a York Peppermint Pattie (no other candy bar will do) for when you wanted to get your snack on. These days, while the pepperminty goodness remains just as necessary…

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