Question of the Day: Do You Keep Your Desktop Clean

I'm a little bit fanatical about keeping my computer desktop clean. I often save files there temporarily, but I clear them once or twice a day. However, I know there are plenty of people who keep multiple programs or files on their desktop all of the time! So today I want to know... How many…

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Computer Spring Cleaning, Part 2: Dealing with Data

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Last week, I covered cleaning your physical computer. For Part 2 of Computer Spring Cleaning, we'll look at dealing with digital clutter and organizing the data stored on your computer. Digital Clutter I have a confession to make: I was a digital hoarder. Looking through my…

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Computer Spring Cleaning, Part 1: Cleaning Your Computer

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Spring is a great time to purge and reorganize your living space while giving everything a good scrubdown. Don't forget that this is a great time to give your computers the same attention. I like to break my computer spring cleaning into two portions: cleaning the…

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Simplify Your Life by Putting Technology in Its Place

This week we're talking about simplifying family life. Tune in all week for strategies and tips for every area of life, and if you're looking for more in-depth resources, be sure to check out the Huge Simplify Family Life eBook Sale! I love technology, so this isn't a "technology is evil and robs us of…

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Sync Your Desktops with Dropbox

Dropbox is one of my favorite online services. It not only allows you to backup the documents on your computer(s), but it also lets you share documents easily between multiple computers and even has a public folder that lets me share files with other people. When I first signed up, I moved my entire file…

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Dealing with Malware

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: Do you dread opening your computer because it is inexplicably slow? Have you stumbled on a website that later rendered your computer unusable from all the popups? The Internet is full of awesome things to view and download. Unfortunately, it is also full of not-so-great things…

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Snagit: The Secret to Getting the Gifts You Really Want

The following post is from Stephanie of BizzieMommy.com: I remember when I was a teenager I asked for black tennis shoes for Christmas, among other things. And while I did receive black tennis shoes – they were NOT the black tennis shoes I wanted. My then boyfriend teased the heck out of me. His only…

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Use Windows Hotkeys to Save Time + Free Printable

I'm a huge fan of hotkeys, text expanders and other shortcuts that help you get more done in less time! If you're a Windows user, there's a ton of hotkeys built right into the system! I've listed them below and included a free cheat sheet that you can download and print. It prints four to…

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Family Friendly Gaming

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: As a child of the 1980s, I grew up playing video games. My dad got me my own Nintendo when I was about 8 years old and I spent many a childhood afternoon playing games like Mario Brothers, Top Gun, Excite Bike and the original Legend…

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