How to Make Your Laptop Battery Keep Going, and Going…a Little Longer

How to Make Your Laptop Battery Keep Going, and Going…a Little Longer

(photo credit: pixabay.com) Here’s how to get that battery juice really working for you. Knowing how to preserve your laptop’s battery life can come in handy. Maybe you’ve left your charger at home and have multiple tasks to complete before heading back. Or, it could be that you simply want to make the most of what you’ve got. You’re aiming to reduce that carbon footprint as much as possible. Whatever the case may be, check out these...


Is Facebook Getting Ready to Read Our Minds?

Is Facebook Getting Ready to Read Our Minds?

(photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Are you a ‘brain-computer interface engineer’? Facebook wants to hire you. Facebook users know all too well how eager the social media site is to gather information on us. Movie preferences, political tendencies, what we post, our ‘likes’-the site wants us to share it all. They seem to seek to analyze it, track it, and use it for marketing. Sure, you could spend your time “liking” things and events...


The Best Apps for Budgeting

The Best Apps for Budgeting

(photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Here’s how to get back on budget before you lose it all. The holiday season is long gone. That being said, the need to pay off those credit card bills and get back on budget could still be lingering. If it’s not, congratulations-you already know that good budgeting is always in season. Which is a bonus. When your expenses become transparent, not only your wallet benefits, but your stress levels, too. CNBC.com...


How to Recycle All Things Digital in Canada

How to Recycle All Things Digital in Canada

That old cellphone with a cracked screen and your ancient laptop can now have a new life. You probably have an old cell phone, or two or three or four, hanging around your home. You might also have multiple old laptops, printer cartridges and more, when it comes to electronics. Where to put it all? Somehow, for most of us it doesn’t feel right throwing these things in the garbage. There are so many usable parts, and sending them to landfill just...


The Best Way to Secure Your iPhone or iPad

The Best Way to Secure Your iPhone or iPad

(photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Should you use a finger print, security app or passcode? Here’s a rundown of how to secure your device, and what’s your best bet. Keeping the data on your iPhone or iPad secure is important. If you do banking or any other important business on your device, you need to keep the access for your eyes only…and maybe a couple of toddlers who can’t yet read. But what’s the best method? Finger printing...


New Brilliant Control Smart Home Panel Makes Home Automation Easier and More Affordable

New Brilliant Control Smart Home Panel Makes Home Automation Easier and More Affordable

If you’ve been thinking of investing in smart home appliances and solutions, but you weren’t sure how you could control it all at home, check out this new invention. Brilliant Control is a smart home panel- or rather, a ‘smart lighting solution’- that’s been created by Brilliant, a new company co-founded by Aaron Emigh and based in San Mateo, California. The panel can replace a light switch in your home and act as a central station for...


Block Everything Donald Trump from Your Phone

Block Everything Donald Trump from Your Phone

(photo credit: www.pixabay.com) Is it too much? Dump Trump and keep him from overloading your devices. Sometimes you just wanna look at kittens, pandas, the latest guitars and memes with women drinking wine. Simple as that. So, how can you get Donald Trump off your phone or tablet? First, we’ll start with a broad net. If you’re using an iPhone or an iPad, download Trump Trump from the App Store. By using this application and surfing with Safari,...


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Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

Fido rolling out LTE network this summer

During the course of this summer, Fido customers will start being able to access LTE throughout Canada. This will begin in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St.John’s, and their surrounding areas.. By the end of 2012 it should also include Moncton, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec City, Kingston, Ajax, Pickering, Oshawa, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Niagara, Windsor, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, London, Barrie, Sudbury, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria. It looks like at launch Fido will be offering an LTE Hotspot device, with LTE compatible smartphones launching later in the year. “We are thrilled to offer the benefits of LTE network technology to Fido customers this year,” said Steven Sarfin, senior director of marketing, Fido Solutions. “Our focus at Fido has always been on providing the best value to our customers. With data plans starting from $10/month, affordable LTE service is a perfect complement to the exclusive FidoADVANTAGE programs like FidoTRADE™,...


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