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Tuesday Tip: Hiking Technology

by Tony Rushin My son, Jerod, and I took a hike in the Pisgah National Forest (western North Carolina between Brevard and Asheville) last Sunday morning. Jerod picked the trail, one that he had partially hiked last month: Butter Gap to Cat Gap Trail, a supposed 8-mile loop with a 1.5-mile option up John Rock…
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Tuesday Tip: Clean Up Your Hard Drive in 5 Clicks

By Blaine Williams Running out of disk space? Hard drives can get bogged down with unnecessary files and data that fill free space, causing the drive to reach capacity at a rapid rate. Luckily, Windows has a built-in cleanup tool that you might not know about. Windows Disk Cleanup utility will allow you to easily…
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Tuesday Tip: How to Freeze a Live Photo on iPhone

By Kate O’Neal For all the iPhone users out there (to those of you who aren’t, this tip doesn’t apply to you), you’re probably very familiar with the Live Photo feature. I remember when I first saw a live photo, I thought it was awesome and so fun. At the same time, I was frustrated…
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Tuesday Tip: the Hidden Mouse in Your iPhone

By Erin Kowtko Over the course of a day, how much time do you think we spend on our devices? According to a recent article from the New York Post, “Americans check their phone on average once every 12 minutes – burying their heads in their phones 80 times a day.” While checking your phone…
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Tuesday Tip: Facebook’s Breach and You

By David Gracey Facebook is always making headlines, but the past few weeks it has been front page news for a very bad reason: it allowed one of its paying customers to access data from 50 million accounts.  People are furious with the company, deleting the app from their phones and complaining of privacy violations.…
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Tuesday Tip: Home Automation to Make Life Easier

By Courtney Rose In the past, your home appliances served one function, such as chilling food and drinks or cooking food. Now, even your toaster oven or Crock-Pot can connect to WiFi. In my home, for instance, my doorbell, my thermostat, and, most recently, my vacuum, now connect to WiFi and allow me to maintain…
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Tuesday Tip: A Gym Bag Could Cost You a Window!

By Kevin Jackman Yesterday, a co-worker of mine went to lunch with a friend, and as they returned to their cars, his friend noticed his window had been broken into, and his gym bag was nowhere to be found. We usually write about tips that protect you from thieves and threats via the internet, but…
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Tuesday Tip: Never Run Out of Phone Charge Again

By Richard Stokes Do you know what low-bat-o-phobia is? It’s not the fear of low-flying bats, nor is it the fear of taking a baseball bat to the face when you’re seated in the lower levels. It’s actually the phobia of your mobile device’s battery running out. Actually, it’s really not; I just made that…
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Tuesday Tip: Financial Freedom with Microsoft Money

by Tony Coughlin It’s no secret that all successful people are able to maintain their success by managing their finances. Some of these people are naturally wired for this exact thing; I am not one of those people. I am the type of person that needs a little help in this arena to maintain my…
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Tuesday Tip: Cool New Uses for Your Phone’s Camera

by Tony Rushin Did you know you can use your phone camera for far more than just pictures? I snap photos of stuff I want to find later and save them in Evernote – important stuff like my license plate, specialty lightbulbs for the house, bourbons I’ve tried, and the like. I also use Scannable…
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