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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Degunking Gadgets: The Proper Way to Clean Electronics

I like to think of myself as a person who keeps a clean house, but a few of my possessions would likely tell a very different story. My phone screen is currently covered with smudges and grime, my computer keyboard has unidentified splotches of funk on it, and the TV screen is even punctuated with…

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Quick Tip: Order Student/Teacher Edition Software

I always thought that the student/teacher editions of software were somehow inferior to the real thing. And then I discovered the secret: they're the exact same with a lower price as a courtesy to students and teachers. That means that teachers, students and, yes, homeschoolers can pick up software at a ridiculously low price with…

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CES 2011 and How to Prepare for Next Year

The following post is from Stephanie of BizzieMommy.com: International CES is the world's largest consumer tradeshow. This was my first year experiencing CES in Las Vegas and I’m still trying to recover from exhaustion and sore feet! It’s a HUGE convention – it took up every inch of the Las Vegas Convention center and even spilled…

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Question of the Day: How Has Technology Made Your Life Easier?

I recently finished reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock (which is still available free for the Kindle!), a story that follows a family in the South after an unexplained atmospheric event renders all electronics, communication, transportation, financial institutions, media and even governments useless around the world. The book focuses on one family and their faith…

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV: A New Way to Watch TV

The following post is from Stephanie of BizzieMommy.com: We’ve been contemplating dumping a cable for the past few years. After all, the only time it really gets any use is when we watch Weeds or Entourage. Once the seasons are over, we're left with a bunch of movies and TV shows we have no interest…

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The Story of Electronics

The day I launched Life Your Way, I issued a challenge for readers to clear out the old technology in their homes and recycle them properly. The challenge was two-fold: to eliminate clutter in our homes and to make sure that technology wasn't ending up in landfills, where it could harm the environment and, ultimately,…

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Quick Tip: Backup, Backup, Backup

There's nothing worse than the feeling of turning on your computer and receiving the "blue screen of death." Whether you're a Mac or PC user, there is always the possibility of your hard drive crashing or your computer getting lost or stolen or some other disaster that leaves you without special pictures or important documents.…

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Question of the Day: Your First Computer

I still remember my first computer, a Tandy desktop that my mom and step-dad got me for Christmas when I was 7! I spent hours using PrintShop to create calendars, cards and certificates for friends and family, and I distinctly remember lying on the floor some time later carefully typing a report about Magellan (why…

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The Art of Digital De-Clutter: Storing Documents Digitally
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The Art of Digital De-Clutter: Storing Documents Digitally

The following post is from Andre of Pulse + Signal: As we get deeper and deeper into using the Internet for many of our activities, the amount of material being written around productivity and organization continues to grow exponentially, and the lines between our online lives and our offline activities are blurring. One way the…

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