Monthly Archives: April 2018

  1. Ewaste: How to Save your Identity

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    We all spend time making sure to shred our important paper documents, but what do you do with your ewaste and old electronics? How much thought do you put into your old cell phones from 5, 10, even 15 years ago sitting in that junk drawer? It turns out that old electronics are vulnerable to being hacked. Even if you've cleared off the data. Old passwords, your social security number and other personal information are vulnerable to being stolen from an old device. It is important to properly dispose of your ewaste, if you don't you could have a massive headache on your horizon.

    Here are 3 ways you can get rid of your ewaste:

    1. Find a hard drive and phone shredding service: The easiest way to ensure that your hard drive is completely wiped of your personal information is to destroy the hard

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  2. Best Free Photo Editing Apps You Need



    Out are the days of spending a couple hundred dollars for photo editing apps, in are the days of scouting for the best free photo editing apps. Not only are these apps quick and easy to use, but they're very comparable to expensive editing apps you can find on the market. Here is a quick rundown of some of our favorite apps.

    Adobe Lightroom (Phone)


    A recent discovery we just made, Lightroom for our phone stands as one of our top picks. If you've used it on the computer before, it makes for a great photo indexing tool and has a lot of capabilities to batch edit photos. But it is pricier for the computer, and thankfully, the phone version is perfect if you just want to edit a few photos here and there. What makes this editing tool stand apart from the rest definitely has to be th
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  3. The Correct Way to Charge Your Devices



    Battery life is a big topic in the electronics world these days. Without a battery, your electronic devices become a big hunk of metal junk. Apple has been in the spotlight recently after they openly admitted they slow down batteries after a certain time frame. Even without interference, all devices have a finite amount of full charges, after which it starts to lose its full power. The correct way to charge your devices is simpler than you think. In order to preserve your device's battery life, you need to adopt good charging habits and take care of your batteries storage.

    The Story Behind Lithium-ion Batteries

    The reason lithium batteries lose their juice after a certain amount of time really has to do with their makeup. As explained by
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  4. Ways To Use Your Old Smartphone


    Out with the old, in with the new. Smartphones don't have the longest lifespan - with users averaging about 2 years for each new phone. And after spending over hundreds of dollars, if not thousands on a new phone (cough, iPhone X), we know it's not the easiest to let go of. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your old smartphone.

    Alarm Clock


    This one's a given (hopefully). Double up your phone as am alarm clock and set it on your bedside stand. Leave it there while you use your regular phone in bed, and never bother with having to remember to set up your alarm again.

    Digital Photo Frame


    Okay, even though we have our own digital photo frames available, this makes for a quick and easy digital photo fr
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  5. Taking the Perfect Family Photo

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    Taking the perfect family photo doesn't have to be a hassle or expensive. You can take a professional grade photo yourself, even with your iphone!

    8 tips to taking the perfect family photo

    Pick the best lighting

      Lighting can make or break your photo shoot. If it's too bright outside, you run the risk of over-exposing your photos. A great time to take photos is right before dusk. Even on a sunny day, the lighting is soft and has a nice warm tint.

    Use a tripod

      The best way to ensure that your photos look professional is to make sure the camera is steady. Tripods are a cheap, easy way to make sure that your photos are clear and have a steady hand. They also help when you want everyone in your
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  6. Why You Need a Laptop Stand

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    The thought of sitting at an office for over 7 or more hours might sound not very ideal. Even sitting down and scrunching up over our laptops every day without proper equipment can also painful. In addition to being ergonomic friendly, there's a couple of other reasons laptop stands are much needed - whether you're in the office or at home.

    It's Good For You


    We'll admit - we're guilty. Leaving our laptops on a table and hovering over while online shopping (or, maybe that's just us). Health experts recommend being at eye level to your laptop and which will help shoulder and neck muscles from tensing up in the long run. Believe us when we say it's worth it to invest in a simple laptop stand or standing desk to make your posture better. We love
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  7. Camping Must Haves for 2018

    2018campingSpring break and summer are right around the corner and it's time to check out camping must haves for 2018. It's time to break out that old camping checklist and dusty sleeping bags and see what's needed for your next trip. There are a ton of products out right now that make can make your camping trip a lot more enjoyable.

    2 Camping Must Haves for your 2018 Camping Trips

    LED Light Bar

    This is my favorite tool right now. It's like a normal flashlight but 10x better. First of all its way brighter than a normal flashlight, but the most convenient thing about it is that you can set it down in your tent or on your car and not worry about having to hold it yourself or have someone hold it for you. It lasts up to 12 hours on a full charge so unless you accidentally leave

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