July 23, 2013

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Over the last 60 years, technology has become an increasingly essential part of our everyday lives. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some drawbacks. Many people are starting to question whether technology’s ubiquity could have some negative side effects. Here are some of the ways too much technology could be bad.

Health

Computers, television and the Internet compel people to spend vast amounts of time sitting. As a result, they don’t get enough exercise and poor health develops. Furthermore, compulsive snacking often goes along with these activities, exacerbating the problem. Sleep can also become disrupted both by the light from the (more…)

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Viruses and malware infections are serious issues that plague millions of computer users around the globe. Unfortunately, these unseen challenges can lurk in unexpected places online, making it easy to accidentally introduce one of these unwanted visitors to a home or business computer. In order to combat the real threat of virus infection, it is essential to take the necessary precautions to safeguard the computer system.

Antivirus tools are the first line of defense against threats operating online. There are a myriad of different programs available to help keep computers safe. Some of (more…)

March 22, 2013

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It’s easy to take a camera, have the subject in the middle of the frame and press the shutter button. If this is your preferred way of taking pictures, you probably noticed that many of your pictures tend to be boring and predictable. Even if you don’t have an expensive DSLR camera, you can still take fun and exciting pictures. Consider these tips.

New poses

If you or your model tend to make the same face and poses, try changing things up. A quirky (more…)

January 20, 2012

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There are some things that take time to get used to and technology is likely one of them when it comes to your aging parents. If your folks are totally adverse to getting high-tech we’ve got a few ideas for how you can start them off slowly so they don’t panic. Just make sure you show them the ropes.
TV – Get them a plasma TV for a holiday occasion or even Direct TVfor the one they already have. Dealing with tons of channels and newfangled buttons is actually a great warm up for them when it comes to getting more accustomed to technology.
Laptop – Your folks may be a long cry away from a Mac but they’ll likely get some enjoyment out of a basic, small laptop. Teach them how to watch YouTube videos and talk to them about the functions of email and social networking.
Phones – Where you go with phones depends on whether or not they’re already using cells. If not, get them a simple flip phone that they can share and if so, see if you can talk them into upgrading to a smartphone that you can teach them about.

November 16, 2011

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When children go online they are exposed to many things that can be detrimental to their mental and emotional help. The internet can be a great source for leaning, but it can also be a breeding ground for child predators, pornography, and inflammatory material. In order to keep children safe, parents should incorporate the use of parental controls.

Parental controls monitor the child’s activities online and stop them from accessing information that is unhealthy to them. Parent controls can be used in several different ways. A parent can use his or her computer to make a list (more…)

November 14, 2011

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These days most people are aware of the dangers that are present all around us. There are threats coming at people from all directions, and many people are realizing first hand, that their computers aren’t even safe. There are a number of threats that people have to be aware of, but one of the most underestimated threats out there is cyber crime. Although a lot of people may not be aware of how serious this problem is, the people who have been victims of cyber crime know exactly how important it (more…)

October 18, 2011

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Utilizing games in the classroom not a new idea, however, implementing the use of technology and gaming is a bit more cutting edge. Websites abound that are available for student learning/gaming both at school and at home.
MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games) allow students to interact with the world in a fresh manner. Students can take on the role of famous leaders in history and interact as that person. Students can experience life at different stages of the Earth’s history through MMORPGs.
Social gaming allows students to discuss the assignment within a different (more…)

July 17, 2011

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Technology impacts just about every area of our lives, and our family life is not immune to it. While some technology can be distractions to interacting as a family there are just as many that can be used to bring your family together.

Cellphones are everywhere and average age of ownership lowers all the time. While there is a long-standing debate over when a child should have their own phone, a basic cellphone can help keep a family updated with each other. If your son’s soccer practice ends (more…)

July 15, 2011

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Kids today are tech-hungry. Long gone are the days when your 4 year old was happy with a ball and a stick. How do you know what technology is good for your little budding genius?

Here are a few of my favorites in no particular order:

Leapfrog’s Leapster Explorer – great for kids from 3 to 8 and offers a wide range of educational and fun games for boys and girls. Also has a built in e-reader and can transform into a camera.Is this new to you? Catch up here

iPod Touch – Great for little fingers, fairly durable and has (more…)

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With the myriad of different computer brands flocking the market, it becomes a hard practice when finding the right one for you. It all comes in handy, when you are looking at a Pc in accordance to your set goals or aims. For instance, if your long term effects are to open up a social networking site your computer being the server then you will need to invest in a super-computer. On the other hand, if your needs are all based on (more…)

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