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  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 the
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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 frame
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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 photo
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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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  8. How to Prepare an Emergency Kit

    Emergency Kit Photo by Seattle Refined When disaster is about to strike, the first thing that comes to mind is to run. And although this sounds like a terrific idea in the moment, it probably isn't the best action plan. Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time without a given warning, and the only way help these situations is to be prepared. Here are a few pointers on starting an emergency kit to be ready for any natural disaster.

    What You'll Need

    Having enough supplies for at least two weeks is recommended. Make sure you stock up on all of these essential items because youll never know how crowded stores will be once a warning is issued.

    Food

    • Water -2 gallons per person per day will keep
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  9. Bluetooth Audio Cassette Receivers are the Perfect Gift for the Gen Xer in your Life

    Do you remember the compact Audio Cassette Tapes? If you're a young millennial you're probably like uh what is that? But if you're a Gen Xer or Baby Boomer you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you're a fan of the old school audio cassette tape, the Bluetooth audio cassette receiver is about to be your new favorite thing. Cassette tapes were originally designed for dictation machines but eventually became one of the two most common formats for pre-recorded music. Cassettes remained popular for car audio and telephone answering machines up until the '90s, before CD's were introduced. The Bluetooth Audio Cassette receiver looks the same as the cassette tape, but instead of having one-fixed artist on the audio tape, it can be paired with any of your devices so you can listen to unlimited music through your cassette player.
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  10. Must-Have Gadgets for Your Home

    musthaveHome is where the heart is, and that's why we can't stress the importance of furnishing your home with all the must-have essentials and gadgets to make your life a little easier. Whether it's something to help straighten your back while you're working from home, to setting the mood, these gadgets will improve the quality of your life.



    Universal Foldable Laptop Stand

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    Being cooped up on your laptop all day while preparing your taxes is not ideal. Getting up and taking a bunch of stretch breaks may seem ideal, but sometimes, you want a more ergonomic way to

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