June 11, 2019

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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November 20, 2018

Scoring Black Friday Deals from Home

Black Friday is one of those days a lot of folks equally love and hate. On the good side, it’s a day where, with just a bit of luck and planning, you can land a truly frabjous deal. On the less good side, a horde of screaming, orcish consumers who will stampede you if you…

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November 5, 2018

How to Use Public WiFi Safely

I recently read an article titled “Why you should never EVER connect to public WiFi,” but come on, really? I mean, we all know there are risks to accessing your data while connected to an unsecured community network, but free WiFi is everywhere these days – from the airport to the library and even McDonald’s…

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October 30, 2018

4 Ways to Clean Up your Twitter History

Love it or hate it, Twitter is a lot of things to a lot of people. It’s a constant stream of ideas, opinions, and impressions, each tweet vying for 15 seconds of fame. It’s easy to forget this, but Twitter is also a persistent record. Something said six weeks ago, six months ago, six years…

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October 1, 2018

What Should You Pay for on a New PC?

Let’s be honest here. Buying a new PC is exciting. Absolutely, it’s a decision best made with a good dollop of sensibleness. At the same time though, there’s just so much cool, flashy stuff to choose from.   In this article, we’ll help you traverse the delicate line between sensible purchasing sensibilities and full-throttled techno-bedazzlement.…

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September 25, 2018

6 Apps That Pay You Back

    For the shopper-types, there are a bunch of apps designed to “pay you back” for money you’re already spending or about to spend. We all know retailers want to get you in the door so you’ll buy in their store. Well, if you were already going to buy something anyway, might as well…

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September 17, 2018

How to Prepare for the Worst

Recently, the news has been aswarm with pictures of devastating fires in Northern California. The stories from survivors and firefighters were scary and moving. Now we are just barely in the aftermath of the Camp Fire here in California, but it’s not over yet.  These disasters aren’t just unsettling news stories. They’re an important reminder…

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September 11, 2018

Should You Shutdown Your Computer or Leave It On All The Time?

You may have heard around the water cooler that it’s better for your computer to turn it off every night. You may also have heard from someone else that shutting down your computer all the time will shorten its lifespan. Which is correct? We want to do right by our computers so they last as…

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August 14, 2018

How to Sell Your Electronics Online

  When you find yourself purging the house of older or no longer useful gadgets, the challenge arises in figuring out what to do with them next. Online peer-to-peer sales sites can offer a unique opportunity to earn some cash while making your trash someone else’s treasure, but they can be daunting for the newbie.…

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August 12, 2018

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When is the Best Time to Buy New Electronics

Bargain hunters everywhere swear by shopping seasonally. Buy when demand is lowest or when retailers are pushing out old inventory in anticipation of new models. Some people think the only best time is during Black Friday (and sometimes they’re correct). So when is actually the best time to buy a new computer or gadget? Well,…

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