Why Google Rocks!

googleloveAs a writer, blogger, and lover of the internet I have learned that Google does more for my life than just behaving like a good search engine for celebrity queries and random trivia. It contains productivity tools vital to my time management goals which simplify my life and they could do the same for you. This article will highlight some of the Google sites that I use and how they can be valuable to you too… [Read more...]

A Beginners Guide to Using Amazon S3

Do you wish you had an inexpensive way to host all your images, MP3s, Videos, PDF files? Or even just a simple solution to back up all your computer files without worrying about how much space you have left on your hard drive? Then Amazon S3, a remote file hosting service from the same people that sell you books, could be the solution you have been looking for. [Read more...]

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Top 5 Ways to Get the Most Battery Life Out of Your Cell Phone

I work all day long with cell phones of all shapes and sizes and because of that, you can bet that I’ve learned a few tricks to keeping a cell phone running all day long. Sure, it’s easy to keep a phone juiced up if you’re not using it very often but what about those of us that are attached to our phones at the hip? Or smartphone users with battery-sucking touch screens that run games and movies and spreadsheets? It’s hard to keep the phone alive long enough to make the bus ride into work let alone the entire work day!

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your cell phone’s battery life – without breaking the bank or your brain. [Read more...]

Best Password Practices Guide

One of the weakest links in most security systems, even today, are passwords. People write them down on sticky notes attached to their computers, or make their passwords so simple that with a little time, anyone can access their system.

As we rely on computers and the Internet more and more with our precious data, password security is only going to rise in importance. Many sites have long since enacted basic checks on passwords to limit the chance of a possible security breach. You’ve seen these systems in place before as they ask you for longer passwords, or to include certain types of characters.

They want you to use passwords that look like !qD7_8aC but you’ll never remember that. So how do you create passwords that aren’t easy to guess, simple to figure out and that you won’t have to write down to remember? Well, first we need to look at why passwords like the example above are so secure. [Read more...]

Computer Purchase Guide

As school time approaches, many families, businesses, or even just the average Joe or Jane will probably look at the computers out on the market to see what great deals they can get. Traditionally, back to school time is one of a few heavily marketed times for computers where discounts can occur. I won’t say you’ll always get the best computer price around back to school time as there are almost always sales going on, and you just have to be patient, focused and research.

This article will cover some tips and tricks that might benefit you in your next computer purchase, no matter when in the year you are looking to buy. [Read more...]