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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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