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5 Smart Tech Upgrade Cycle Tips

070612_rg_SmallTechUpgrade_01.jpgBeing afflicted with tech envy, one can find themselves easily convinced upgrades are necessary with every model release. While some people absolutely need new tech for their work, most of us can do without it. Here’s how you can survive the vicious cycle of upgrades without unnecessarily breaking the bank…

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What To Look For When Purchasing a Phone Case

iphn4_snpcs_rostarr05.jpgIt’s not uncommon now for smartphone owners to accessorize their smartphone to match their attire. It’s always good to have a couple of choices. But making sure the case fits and protects while also giving your phone a personalized exterior is equally important. Here are a few tips for making sure the case(s) you purchase fit correctly…

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The Instagram Workflow: Taking it to the Next Level

061512_rg_TakingInstagramNext_01.jpgIt’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. With that in mind, it comes as no surprise that people on various different smartphone platforms are snapping away using Instagram to create beautiful shots of everyday views. That being said, there are quite a few impressive photos that are on Instagram that require a bit more work than just taking a photo with the app. Here’s how you can do the same with only your smartphone.

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3 Surefire Alarm Clocks For the Perpetually Late

021712_rg_SurefireWaysGetUp_01.jpgIf you’re like us, you’ve probably struggled with getting out of bed on time without pressing the snooze button, which we find quite insidious, as very few of us make rational decisions a few seconds after their morning alarm sounds. Here are some of the ways you can ensure that you’ll always be up once that pesky alarm sounds.

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How to Live without a Cell Phone or Tablet

110111_rg_NoCellNoTab_01.jpgOne of the most insidious things about technology is that it’s constantly updated, urging users to purchase new devices when usually, there’s not much wrong with their old ones. This vicious cycle of consumerism can be all too temping, but we’ve managed to do so over the last few years. While we’re not above reproach, we’ve certainly scaled down our tech-related buys…

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Bread Bag Tags + Power Strip = Easy Identification

070511_rg_BreadTagsPowerStrips_01.jpgWe’ve mentioned using bread bag tags before to label cords, but Make intern, Tyler Moskowite took it to another level and used the common throw away item to identify all of his cords for easy identification. Instead of just plugging in your power cords haphazardly, you can use the bread tags to ensure that only the right ones stay plugged in when you need to. Some power supplies and computer peripherals are energy vampires, so it’s a good way to stay on top of things.

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Getting the Most Out of an Older MacBook or iMac

062711_rg_GetMostMac_01.jpgNot everyone can update their computer every year, which is why it makes sense to try and get the most out of your computer, especially if it’s a Mac, which usually cost more than their PC equivalents. There are many things that you can do to make your computer last as long as possible, before you need to spend your precious cash on a new one.

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Use Gaming Mice to “GTD”: The More Buttons, the Better

062011_6570_rect540.jpgGaming mice can be pretty useful to people who want to get things done, even if you’re not really a gamer. Gaming mice often come equipped armed with an arsenal of customizable buttons. So instead of executing spellcraft or quickly calling up the use of a weapon for your favorite PC title, these mice can be programmed with a plethora of shortcuts, accelerating your productivity in a single press. All in all, the sweet spot is about 10 programmable buttons to allow you to GTD (“Getting Things Done”).

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Manage Productivity in 10-Minute Increments to GTD

As many people have started working at more than one stable job, which is probably a trend in the coming years, it has become quite important to stay on top of things. This can be problematic when you are trying to juggle a few different part time jobs and/or graduate school. The trick to not being overwhelmed is to stay organized. In our experience, we’ve discovered that when we are faced with a time crunch, managing it through 10-minute increments makes it easy to GTD. Here are a few tools that will make your busy life easier.

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How to Be Able to Clean Your Desk in 5 Minutes

060711_rg_KeepDeskClean_01.jpgLike most people, we find that keeping our desk free of clutter is a daily struggle. Sure, we clean it often enough, but it doesn’t take long for mysterious stacks of paper to appear out of nowhere. The funny thing is that if you’re diligent about it, you can quickly clean your desk without too much of a fuss if you’re ready to tackle all of those papers. The most important thing we can say is that you need to have some kind of shelving system in place to make everything work smoothly.

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