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What Are QR Codes?

QR codes are those square geeky looking bar codes you’re seeing everywhere now.  QR stands for Quick Reference and that’s the idea – quick. Using your smartphone you can take a picture of these codes to instantly load the link.  Simple!  You need an app for that: iPhone:  Bakodo – free in the App Store […] Read more

How To Fix an Overheating Laptop

Overheating is a common problem with laptops. All electronics run better (and faster) at cooler temperatures. Head over to HowToGeek to learn how to diagnose and fix common overheating problems. Read more

Free Phone Calls From Your Computer or iPad/iPod

  Google lets you make free phone calls anywhere in the US or Canada for the rest of 2011. Works great!  All you need is a free Gmail account. From Your Computer Browse to Gmail and click, Call a Phone on the left side.  Obviously you need a mic and speakers but most laptops in […] Read more

Half Off Gift Card at Amazon.com – Today Only

Buy a $20 Amazon.com gift card for just $10:  LivingSocial.com (choose “I’m already a subscriber” to skip right to the deal and buy) Amazon.com is a favorite online site for shopping.  I couldn’t miss sharing this good deal with everyone.  Enjoy! Read more

Best Tips of 2010

LifeHacker compiled a great list of tips, videos, and how-tos from 2010:  Best of 2010 A few examples… How to Take Better Pictures with Your Smartphone’s Camera Five Best Music Streaming Services Top 10 Must-Have Browser Extensions More… Read more

In the News: Wikipedia Celebrates 10 Years!

Did you know Wikipedia celebrates 10 years on Jan 15th!? Also, they just raised $16 million in donations to remain ad free.  Continue reading… Read more

Best Tech Gifts For 2010

What’s the best tech gift this holiday season?  PCMag has put together a great list for 2010 after much testing and compiled reviews.  Click the next button to page through … there are 81 slides ranging from, cameras, HDTVs, ebook readers and more: Start the Slide Show Read more

5 Things To AVOID When Shopping For A Laptop

Makeuseof.com points out what to AVOID when buying a laptop: Just Say No To Single Core Processors Watch Out For Big Terrible Displays Don’t Believe Manufacturer Battery Life Claims Leave Extended Warranties On The Sales Floor No, You Don’t Need That Accessory A good read if you’re in the market for a laptop.  Read the […] Read more

In The News: Google’s Latitude Finally for iPhones

Google’s Latitude is finally available in the AppStore for iPhones. Latitude is a free tool for your Blackberry, iPhone, Android, or Windows to pinpoint your friends on Google Maps.  Watch the video, or see our previously mentioned article. Read more

Send A Personalized Call from Santa

Google Voice lets you customize and send a free personal phone call from Santa.  A treat for your younger one, or some laughs for an unsuspecting friend.  Enjoy! =) Send a Call From Santa (no signup or account required) Read more


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