Personal Tech Tips Posts

Back to School Cyber Security Tips for Kids of All Ages

On September 7th, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by 0 Comment

As children of all ages go back to school, in today’s modern world, cyber security is one of many looming threats they’re faced with. We live in an age where toddlers carry around iPads and if you want to call your middle schooler, you can reach them on their iPhone. It’s critical, now more than..

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5 Cyber Security Tips for Summer Travel

On August 3rd, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on 5 Cyber Security Tips for Summer Travel

When you went on vacation back in the 90’s, your only means of getting online was pretty much Internet cafes. Today, travelers have the convenience of using their own devices to connect to Wi-Fi hot spots throughout the world. On the plus side, this is much more secure than browsing on a public computer. Side..

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3 Ways to Boost Your Battery Life for Summer Travel

On June 1st, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on 3 Ways to Boost Your Battery Life for Summer Travel

It’s finally summer! And that means quick getaways, road trips, long distance travel. Inevitably, the #1 item you won’t forget to “pack”, is of course, your smartphone. During downtime, travelers often use their phone to check email and engage in social media, play games, or watch videos. When you have time to kill, your smartphone..

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Phone Scam Alert

On May 26th, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on Phone Scam Alert

Please be advised.  According to some reputable sources, there is an increase in phone scams circulating.  Imposters have called many of us, pretending to be someone they are not.  What’s their goal? To get your money as quickly as possible.  There have been many different types of phone scams over the years. Some examples of known..

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A Fool-Proof Formula for Easily Spotting Fake News

On May 3rd, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on A Fool-Proof Formula for Easily Spotting Fake News

“Fake news” has been a hot topic lately. But in truth, it’s nothing new. Since 1952, the National Inquirer has based their publication on salacious news, paving the way for the sensationalist tabloids you see today in supermarket checkouts. Now that the digital age is in full swing, this type of “click bait” news has..

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Detox and Declutter Your Digital Life in 5 Easy Steps

On April 6th, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on Detox and Declutter Your Digital Life in 5 Easy Steps

Spring is here and there’s no better time than now to declutter your life. While spring cleaning might immediately bring to mind organization and household chores, there’s something else that occupies a good deal of your “clutter”. Digital clutter. Whether you realize it or not, it stresses you out on a daily basis. That’s right,..

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Spring Forward with 3 Smartphone Security Do’s and Don’ts

On March 1st, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on Spring Forward with 3 Smartphone Security Do’s and Don’ts

It’s nearly that time of the year again when we spring forward, reset our clocks and lose an hour of sleep. But if you’re like most people, you won’t need to reset your clock because your smartphone IS your clock, your alarm, your calendar…and much more for that matter. It’s easy to forget your smartphone..

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Smart Homes: Love at First Sight or Security Risk?

On February 2nd, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on Smart Homes: Love at First Sight or Security Risk?

At first glance, the appeal of a “smart home” is obvious. The concept is to make your life easier by controlling everything within your home at the touch of a button (or app). But today, you don’t even have to control your smart home if you don’t want to – you can simply let algorithms..

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5 Tech Resolutions for 2017: Best Practices for the New Year

On January 13th, 2017, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on 5 Tech Resolutions for 2017: Best Practices for the New Year

This is the time of year when we make resolutions and sets goals for the New Year. You might want to lose weight, travel more, lower your stress, but chances are, tech resolutions don’t even make your list – but they should! Technology is advancing at a rapid rate and we understand it’s tough to..

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Online Shopping Apps: NAUGHTY or Nice?

On December 8th, 2016, posted in: Personal Tech Tips by Comments Off on Online Shopping Apps: NAUGHTY or Nice?

Well, the holiday season is in full swing. By now, you’ve probably heard Cyber Monday this year went down as the biggest online sales day in U.S. history – up 10.2% from 2015. Everyone wants a good deal and with the convenience of online shopping, you’re likely to do more shopping online this year. See..

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