SEPTEMBER 2011 ARCHIVES
New Laptop? Here's How to Keep it Safe.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by cyberacoustics
Ok, I have purchased the Echo Smartpen and a new laptop over the weekend, for my daughter, who’s going off to college. I won’t bore you with which one I purchased, but what did come to mind is what happens if it’s lost or stolen. Our laptops often contain a lot of sensitive data for work and personal use, and for most people, the thought of losing all that information is more than a little frightening. For my daughter I would think it would be devastating.
Here are few tips you can use to keep your laptop safe and find its way home if it goes astray.
The Case of the Missing Laptop
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by cyberacoustics
So you’ve gotten the dreaded call from your child at college—hopefully it is a call and not a text message—with the bad news: dad, I’ve lost my laptop. Of course, you start asking a million questions on how this could have happened, but the fact remains: the laptop is gone. But it doesn’t mean it’s necessarily gone forever. Luckily, there’s a lot of technology options available to you to try and get the laptop back.
College Textbook Rentals: An Interesting Way to Save Money
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by cyberacoustics
I know that it seem that I have been on a college kick lately, but this can really save you some bucks. We all know that college textbooks can be really expensive: up to $150 each for new hardcover versions—or even more! When you factor in having several classes, it’s not surprising that the used textbook market is booming. But did you know that the textbook rental market is also on the rise? That’s right, rented e-textbooks.
Amazon's Kindle Fire: What's It All About?
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by cyberacoustics
You’ve probably heard by now about Amazon is jumping into the tablet market. Where other tablet makers have failed, Amazon hopes that they can take a bite out of Apple’s market share. With the possibility of a pre-holiday launch, lets see if the Kindle Fire has what you are looking for.