Tag Archives: technology

crime prevention month

October is National Crime Prevention Month. It’s getting dark earlier, which makes it easier for criminals to take advantage of opportunities. Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and your property: *Pay attention. Remember where … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean: electronic files

To cut down on paper clutter and increase productivity, I recommend downloading material to your computer and scanning documents whenever possible. Since I don’t like particularly enjoy filing and I don’t like seeing piles of paper, I follow my own … Continue reading

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spam and scams

This is going to be a little bit of a rant, I’m afraid. Do you get numerous phone calls a day from unknown callers? It used to be easy to avoid spammy phone calls if you had caller ID – … Continue reading

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digital distractions

In the old days (before notifications from calls, texts, tweets, et al.), work wasn’t interrupted by cell phones, laptops or computers, and focus didn’t compete with multitasking. Research with rats shows they are more likely to create lasting memories when … Continue reading

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reader question – should i keep old electronics?

When you buy new a toaster or speakers or cell phone, do you put the old one in the basement, just in case? Even if it’s broken? Whether it’s a broken coffee maker that could be used for parts, or … Continue reading

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consumer protection week

The first week in March is National Consumer Protection Week.  Federal and local offices of consumer protection help you understand your rights as a consumer and avoid scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides online resources that can help you … Continue reading

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clean out your computer day

The 2nd Monday in February is National Clean Out Your Computer Day. You can clean your computer any day, but having a dedicated day might make you commit to doing it. I’ve been experiencing a lot of computer challenges lately. … Continue reading

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