As a parent who graduated in the '80s, I found the list of classes looked like a foreign language: Learn to Run Linux, The Easy Way with Scratch, Learn to Build with Unity, Explore with Arduino. To me, they all sounded intriguing, but would my son agree? After reading through the list, … [Read more...] about Free coding classes and apps for kids
Back in the day, holiday shopping prep was looking through the circulars from the Sunday paper, making a list of gifts you had to buy, and then heading to the mall. You had high hopes that the items on sale would still be there when you arrived, and depending on how late in the season it was, you … [Read more...] about 6 holiday shopping apps to score deals and stay organized
Like everybody else, I plug in my electronics wherever I can. My smartphone gets a corner of the dining room table, where they share space with yesterday’s mail and whatever junk I haven’t gotten around to putting away. When I expect guests, I crawl under the table, unplug my devices and stash them … [Read more...] about Echogear Outlet Shelf organizes phone-charging spot
If you are lucky enough to work at home full time, or just get an opportunity to work from home occasionally, do not underestimate the value of a great home office. A well-planned home office can lead to endless productivity and success. A poor work environment, on the other hand, can lead to … [Read more...] about Setting up your perfect home office: what you need
Sluggish performance, increased errors, and the dreaded Blue Screen of Death are all indicators that your laptop is nearing its end of life, but how do you know when it is time to pull the plug and invest in something new? A new laptop can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over … [Read more...] about When is the right time to upgrade your laptop?
Nothing can take away the excitement of getting ready to go on a trip, except maybe the packing, planning, getting lost, language barriers, flight delays, etc. The good news is you don’t have to let those potential hurdles stand in the way of an awesome, well-deserved getaway if you find the right … [Read more...] about The best travel apps and websites to save money and score deals
It doesn’t seem like long ago that spending thousands of dollars on a DVDs and CD collection made a lot of sense. But with today’s options for online streaming and on-demand content, the need for physical media has gone by the wayside as easier and cheaper versions of watching your favorite movies … [Read more...] about How to profit from your old CD and DVD collections
IFTTT is a web and smartphone app that is all about automating small tasks to save you time in your day-to-day life. IFTTT stands for “If This Then That,” and works just like it sounds. By creating a trigger and a follow-up action with one of the 367 supported services, you can automate everything … [Read more...] about Automate your digital life with IFTTT
Heading into the New Year means new resolutions — but can you really keep them all? We've found some great apps to help you organize and manage your life. These apps might just help you keep those resolutions after all. And if not, at least they'll help you get organized. Google … [Read more...] about Apps to organize your new year
If your computing needs have changed or your current computer is performing poorly and will cost more to repair than buying a new computer, it is time to purchase a new one. But which type of computer offers the most bang for your buck? What benefits do you get with a tablet computer or laptop? Is a … [Read more...] about How to choose the best desktop, laptop, or tablet computer under $500
If you’re like most Americans, you have hundreds of photos, videos and songs scattered among your cellphone, computer, tablet and whatever other devices you own. In recent years, cloud storage options have made it easier to share and organize your multimedia content. With your documents on the … [Read more...] about Best cloud storage for photos and music
Smartphones are both a curse a blessing. While they may act as an electronic leash hooking us to our employer wherever we go, they can also turn downtime into productive time. I strongly believe that you should never kill time or waste time. Every minute is precious. If you are constantly on the … [Read more...] about 9 best apps to stay productive on the go
One secret to getting ahead is knowing that getting ahead takes work. We found several free and cheap education resources to make your journey easier. It might be easier for you if learning comes naturally to you or your family emphasizes education. But even if you are just "average," you can make … [Read more...] about 7 free education resources to help students get ahead
We don't like to talk about the end of our lives, but it's something that is important to plan for, both for ourselves and for those we leave behind. These days, estate planning includes not only who will inherit our worldly goods when we die, but also what will happen to our digital … [Read more...] about What happens to your online life when you die?
As the housing market has improved, so has another aspect of real estate: the tech tools available to help you sell your home. “Before the recession, agents were still marketing to other agents,” says Brian Balduf, co-founder and CEO of VHT Studios, which provides digital marketing services … [Read more...] about 12 tech tools to help sell your home