It’s so easy to purchase new laptops these days, and with the abundance of cost-efficient alternatives available, it is easy to see why a laptop is considered more of a necessity rather than a luxury.
However, it’s inevitable that at some point, your laptop will need some kind of repair. When you send it in for a repair, be sure to prepare your laptop beforehand to make sure your data is secure.
Over time, we gather a lot of information on our computers and we can get careless about security when we are using it day to day. Take some time to check off each item on this list before you send your laptop in for a fix.
Laptop Repair Security Checklist
1. Remove files that have passwords for your bank accounts, your PIN, and other significant numbers and other details related to your financials that could put your account at risk
2. Clear your cache to remove your stored passwords for email, social networks, etc.
3. Delete pictures and other files that you don’t want anyone to see.
4. Backup all important information to a safe place so you don’t have to worry about it getting deleted or lost accidentally (You should do this on a regular basis in case your hard drive fails or gets corrupted).
When you send your laptop to us for repair, we guarantee the safety of your data and sensitive information. But it’s better to be safe than sorry – some laptop repairs may accidentally cause your information to be removed, despite the most professional efforts. Backing up your information from your laptop hard drive is crucially important. You can rest assured that your laptop is safe with us – we will take all these precautions regardless. But when it comes to the vital data on your laptop, a double-check is never a bad thing.
If you have an iPhone, chances are, you’re obsessed. Most of us keep our entire lives in our phones these days, and some of us get to the point where that amazing “pocket computer” might as well be one of our body parts. And really, why not? The evolution of the iPhone has eliminated the need for so many items we considered commonplace in the not so distant past, like notebook planners, calendars, even landlines and wrist watches. Even though plenty of us still love these material items, they are more of a novelty than a necessity, thanks to the iPhone.
So naturally, what do we need next? Anything to make our iPhones even cooler. Check out these awesome accessories for iPhones that will blow your mind, make you laugh, and of course, make your life even easier.
The iFan. Are you always hot? This awesome little fan that plugs into your iPhone will keep your hands cool, no matter where you are.
The iRing. In case the notifications aren’t enough to remind you of all your important events, this iPhone gadget takes it a step further with a light-up ring that syncs with your calendar.
The iCam. Of course there is a camera built into your iPhone, but if you’re a photography lover, this add-on camera lens will let you keep up with your passion for photos with that “vintage” feel of a camera.
The iLock. Yes, it’s a padlock for your iPhone. This gadget keeps your info even safer than usual with a Bluetooth padlock you can use an app to unlock.
The iDrunk. This iPhone accessory keeps your smartphone both stylish and safe by providing your BAC through innovative smartphone technology. This one may come in handy for you and your friends to help you stay safe during a night out.
Ever get so caught up in a game or working with your headphones on that you miss the everyday sounds happening in real life, like your phone ringing or a knock on the door? Yes, it happens to the best of us. So can a new gadget help with this common tech problem?
Sundae Electronics has a solution. They have created SoundBrake, a cool and helpful new device that actually alerts you if there’s an important sound that you are tuning out. SoundBrake creates an outside volume alert level that is higher than the average background noise. For example, if you put a fan on, the volume alert would be higher than the consistency of the fan. Check out this video courtesy of Sundae Electronics on YouTube to learn more about how Soundbrake works:
This project is on the crowd funding site Kickstarter right now to raise funds to get SoundBrake from concept to production. Think you could benefit from something like this? Check out SoundBrake on Kickstarter to support this new gadget and make it a reality.
It looks like the next generation of coders and tech experts will be way beyond us when it comes to coding, and pretty much every other area of technology. Fisher Price will debut a new toy at this year’s Toy Fair that teaches kids to code at the ripe old age of 3.
According to Fisher Price, kids should be taught the various skills they will need to achieve success in a technology career later in life as early as age 3 or 4. Of course, your child will not be coding websites from scratch – this toy is more about developing the right problem solving skills needed to work on complex tasks like writing HTML.
An Innovative Way to Teach Coding
The innovative new toy design, craftily titled the Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar, will make its debut at Toy Fair this February. The Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar breaks down the various skills needed to write code later in life by having the child apply various “action” and “direction” commands to the different parts of the toy caterpillar’s body. These different commands, which are put in place by the child, then determine how the toy caterpillar will move and rotate around any given space in your child’s room.
This is more than just another toy. In addition to its pioneering method of teaching kids to code, the Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar will connect to an app that develops along with the child, later introducing him or her to more complex computer and technology tasks in the form of age-appropriate games.
So, overall, the Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar might be the most basic form of code academy on the planet – but this new toy design from Fisher Price is definitely something to keep an eye on as it evolves and develops. More toys like this are sure to follow behind the Think and Learn Code-a-Pillar soon enough.