Monthly Archives: March 2014

  • April Fool's Day Fun At The Office

    April Fool's Day is tomorrow the 1st. What a strange and silly day we observe. It got me thinking about its origins. I looked it up and there is no definitive time and place where this day of pranks originated. There are records of this day being celebrated all over Europe and the Middle East as far back as 536 BC.

    One practice of note - in Italy, France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, the April 1st tradition is often known as "April fish" (poisson d'avril in French or pesce d'aprile in Italian). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed.

    Do you have your office prank in mind? If not, there's still time to do something really simple to prank your colleagues. Here are some good ideas:

    1. Flip a computer display screen upside down. For PCs, all you have to do is hit CTRL + ALT + down arrow (and the same combination with the up arrow will flip it back); on a Mac, open System Preferences and click Display while simultaneously holding down CTRL + Option. A new menu called Rotation should appear, and you can flip the display and save it or undo. (I tried this however on my PC and it did not work for me.)

    2. Turn their apps into cats. Just go to iPhoneception in a phone’s browser and you can turn all the app icons to cat faces. There are also other options to choose from.

    3. Switch around someone’s keys on their keyboard.

    4. Block out their mouse sensor with a Post-it or a taped piece of paper.

    5. The Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) Wallpaper or Screensaver. Install The BSOD Screensaver or Wallpaper to trick the viewer into thinking their computer has just experienced a major crash. There are several variations out there so just search for the one you like best.

    How will you be pranking your co-workers? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Mystery Deal is Swimmingly Good

    Aluratek has a Mystery Deal promotion going on right now. Let’s just say it's a swimmingly good deal. Uncovering this mystery is easy. Simply click here to find out the promotion. Hurry, this deal could vanish at any time.

    Will you be checking out this mystery deal? Would you like to see more? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

  • Find A Cozy Home For Your 7" Tablet

    Universal Folio Travel Case for 7 inch Tablets

    Do you have a 7" tablet? Are you looking for an attractive and functional case to house your tablet? Aluratek has now made available our Universal Folio Cases for 7" Tablets to join our Smartphone and Tablet Accessory category. Choose among three different styles - denim, red and black. This is an elegant solution to carry and protect your 7" tablet while boasting a stylish design. Made specifically for 7" tablets, the universal design allows for easy installation of your tablet and allows access to all your tablet's ports.

    These universal, stylized cases can accommodate a wide range of 7" tablets including the Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy TAB 2 / TAB 3 7.0, Barnes & Noble NOOK, HP Slate, Asus MeMO Pad, Aluratek Cinepad, etc.

    A magnetic clasp or an high quality elastic band ensures that the case stays closed. Soft microfiber lining gives your device reliable protection from scratches, finger marks and dust and provides added protection against drops, bumps and shock. The universal folio case provides a mounting system that loops around the tablet's four corners, holding it securely in place. The collapsible cover transforms into a handy and stable stand with multi-angle viewing so you can read and view your tablet hands-free.

    Which folio case do you like best for your seven inch tablet? Share your comments with us by visiting our Facebook page or leaving a comment below!

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