Depending on how much data is on your drive(s) and how old your computer is, running a deep virus scan can take between “Zzzzz” and “forever”. But over the years, we’ve learned a few tricks to help speed up the process of scanning for viruses…
Posts Tagged 'advice'
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, maintenance, PC, Speed, techniques, technology, tips, unplggd, virus scan
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, earbuds, earphones, headphones, technology, unplggd
No matter how you look at it, headphones are needed. Some people own a pair, while others have a dozen. This doesn’t even start to consider the ones that are currently broken. So what kind of headphones should you look for, a pair that does everything, or a few pairs that will take care of business?
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, laptop, MacBook, notebook, purchase, technology, unplggd
If you don’t own a laptop, you’re probably going to be looking to get one at some point or the other. The problem is that there are so many different options and choices. What are the most important ones? Read on to find out more.
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, backups, blogs, computer, drobo, maintenance, NAS, PC, technology, unplggd
With ever expanding storage, it’s hard to fathom why people keep going on about backups until your own hard disk dies and you lose all of your files. Take it from someone to whom this has happened a few times, it’s not fun to go through. That is why you need to backup your files periodically, once every few months is optimal. Are there any other ways of doing this? Read on to find out more.
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, asia, blogs, expat, Life, taiwan, technology, tips, tricks, unplggd
Back in 2006, my wife and I took the decision to go to Taiwan to teach for a few years. We didn’t really know how long we’d stay, but we knew that we needed a change of scenery. Leaving your home to live in Asia is one of the best things that we’ve done. It’s been a few years, and we’re actually in the process of moving back. Here are some of the tips and tricks that we’ve discovered.
Tags: advice, back-to-school, blogs, roommates, saving money, students, tech, technology, tips
A lot of students have just started a new semester or are just about to. Students need to save pennies everywhere that they can. This is why it’s important to make sure that you stay on budget when school starts. Here are a few tips to keep things in balance.
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, losing time, Morning Routines, technology, time management, tips, unplggd
Most mornings, I just wish that I could switch off the alarm and go right back to sleep. Unlike my wife, who jumps out of bed, ready to take on the day, it takes me a while to really wake up and start things going. Like most people, I have to get up and go to work, which is why wasting time is such a big issue in the mornings. Here are some tips to optimize your mornings.
Tags: advice, Apartment Therapy, blogs, coffee, espresso, latte factor, saving money, technology, tips, unplggd
Like many people, I enjoy drinking a hot cup of coffee, even when it’s scalding hot outside. There’s nothing like hot coffee to wake you up. But buying a latte or a cappuccino every day, or 2-3 times a day, can end up costing you a lot of money. How can you save on this expense and what tech could you use?