Category Archives: Gadgets

Tips on Protecting Your Laptop & Data From Theft

Tips on Protecting Your Laptop & Data From Theft

You may remember some of my personal stories of laptop theft. Back when I worked an office job I had an office on the ground floor of the building. I was a desktop support technician so my office was usually full of computing equipment. However, I usually took my own laptop home with me. TheContinue Reading

How Secure is Your Data? Tips on Protecting Data on Your Smartphone

How Secure is Your Data? Tips on Protecting Data on Your Smartphone

As already mentioned, August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack. Smartphone thefts are at an all time high. And while losing your shiny new toy will hurt, it is the data on your device that is even more valuable. We use our smartphones to connect to our email, bank accounts, social media accounts andContinue Reading

August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack

August is Device Theft Awareness Month with Absolute Lojack

You may remember a few months ago when I told you about a valuable resource for anyone that has a portable computer, tablet, or smartphone. Absolute Lojack is a theft recovery solution that will help you find your smartphone, and recover your stolen laptop or tablet. Not only will you be able to locate your device, youContinue Reading

Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5: Maintain Your Sanity

Kids Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5: Maintain Your Sanity

I am lucky in that my kids don’t play with my devices much. They have their own gadgets. My girls carry the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. My boys each have a Samsung Galaxy Kids Tab which they love. Yes, we are a Samsung family! I realize that we are lucky. Because of my job weContinue Reading

#eBayDad Gift Guides to Help Get Dad Exactly What He Wants

#eBayDad Gift Guides to Help Get Dad Exactly What He Wants

What type of guy is your Dad? Husband? Boyfriend? Is he a techie? Does he love to travel? Is he into sports? Does he love music? Or is he a male fashionista? Whatever he likes chances are that eBay has just what he is looking for. My guy is a tech lover and somewhat of aContinue Reading

Great Gifts from Best Buy to Outfit Dad’s Man Cave

Great Gifts from Best Buy to Outfit Dad’s Man Cave

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th. That means you have 2 weeks to decide and purchase a great gift for the Dad in your life. Whether that is your own father, husband, son, uncle, brother, or boyfriend you want to give a gift that he can use. You want to give a gift that will remainContinue Reading

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Review

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Review

So are you sensing a theme from me??? Along with those flowers (if she likes them),  Mom needs a new toy!! I was sent an 8.9″ Kindle Fire HDX from Amazon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am SO impressed! Many Kindle Fires have passed through my home. My daughters each have a regularContinue Reading

Great Gifts for the On-The-Go Mom at Best Buy

Great Gifts for the On-The-Go Mom at Best Buy

Mother’s Day is a special day for me! At one time I never thought that I would be a mother. However, I ended up with 4 kids all born right around Mother’s Day! In fact, when my boys were born in 2006 I was in the hospital on Mother’s Day since they were born onlyContinue Reading

ecoATM – A Unique Tech Savvy Way to Recycle Used Gadgets

ecoATM – A Unique Tech Savvy Way to Recycle Used Gadgets

The Upgrade Game In this world of electronics we are in a constant state of upgrade. If I try to recall each time I have upgraded a laptop, camera, or smartphone I would probably have a hard time remembering them all. But that’s the way it is. Something better is always on the horizon. As soonContinue Reading

Why do Fanboys Always Think Their Device is Best?

Why do Fanboys Always Think Their Device is Best?

The below is a guest post. Technical and business consultant by day, Frederick “Freddy” Cloud finds time between consulting opportunities to be a father of 3 boys, husband, geek extraordinaire and gadget blogger. Check out his blog, The Gadget Consultant, or follow him on Twitter. When it comes to tech, your mileage will ALWAYS vary …Continue Reading

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard from Best Buy Review

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard from Best Buy Review

  If you are like me you probably have several components that make up your home entertainment system. About 2 years ago I upgraded my old receiver to a new Sony receiver with HDMI that is the hub of everything. From there the LCD TV, DirecTV box, CD player, XBox 360, Playstation 3, and WiiContinue Reading

Cool Gadgets for Home: Day 1 of the International Housewares Show

Cool Gadgets for Home: Day 1 of the International Housewares Show

Pots, pans, spoons, coffee makers, bread makers, and mixers… Oh my!! Yesterday was Day 1 of the International Home and Housewares Show here in Chicago. It was my 2nd year attending. I think I’m addicted now. I love kitchen gadgets almost just as much as I love computer gadgets. And I am a mother toContinue Reading

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