You lock the doors to your apartment, so why wouldn't you lock your voicemail? You're just as liable to be a victim of theft from a fraudster getting into your voicemail inbox. And if you think password-locking your phone protects you, think again.
Hello, techies. Look at your phone. Now back to me. Now back at your phone; it isn't there. Sadly, it's been stolen, but you know how to get it back. Look down, back up. Where are you? You're in a police precinct with the officer who's filing your report. What's that in your hand? Look back at me. I have it. It's your found iPhone. Anything is possible when you know what to do after your phone's been stolen. I'm on a horse.
Even for experienced bikers, riding can be a gamble, especially at night. In the evening hours, bikes are required to have front and rear lamps, and though many bikers also don reflective gear or clip-on lights, poor visibility from the side is a known factor in many car-bike collisions -- a problem that this Kickstarter project seeks to remedy.
It's too hot to think. It's too hot to move. We're pretty sure we just saw a mirage in the dining room. We just want to lie under a spinning ceiling fan and drink iced coffee till autumn. So in that vein we've decided to install some motorized blinds. Why expend all that energy getting up, going from window to window turning that terribly tiny stick when you can push a button? Hey, if you're so inclined you can put them on a timer and then you don't even have to push the button. Or, you know, if you want to save money on energy costs and have them close themselves when you aren't home that's good too.
After a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster is passed, with planning, you'll be thanking yourself you got that backup generator. Let's take a look at some compact power generators available for emergency situations...
We know that it's a good habit to routinely change our secure online passwords. But we also acknowledge the idea is similar to the practice of daily flossing: often considered and known as "better safe than sorry" practice, but ultimately not always integrated as a regular habit. If you want a recurring mental nudge to restyle your passwords, we have a handy prompt for you...
With information at the tip of our finger tips, technology is becoming more of a distraction than a tool. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, not take over our lives. Spend less time working on technolgoy and get back to the root of technology with these 10 ways to make it work for you.
For as long as we can remember we’ve heard the old wives tale that you should not mix battery brands in the same device. Naturally, that did nothing to prevent us from doing it frequently. We've never had any problems before (or so we thought) so it had to be fasle, right? Well it turns out the answer might have you running to the drug store after work.
Now that we work in an office out of the house, we sometimes (okay, rather frequently) forget essential cables and cards as we move around. We've assembled a small bag of necessities to keep in our desk drawer; here are the cords and accessories we recommend keeping on hand, so you're prepared for every contingency.
A friend of ours is doing something quite out of the ordinary. A little over 93 days ago he packed away all his possessions (donating and selling off as much as he could), set aside funds and made preparations for a journey some of us could only dream of embarking upon: hiking the entire 2,663 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. The hike started in late May at the California/Mexico border and will eventually complete in the more brisk region of British Columbia. A most epic walk in the woods (and mountains, deserts, and just about everything inbetween)! He's been able to stay connected, and even update his Facebook page, thanks to an important tech device in his backpack...