Technology Update May 10 2018

My thoughts for you today are …

What would you like your technology to do for you?

What would you like to be simpler with your technology?

How do you feel technology is making your life better?  And how has it let you down?

Please keep in mind:  Most Windows laptops and desktops are upgradable.  Pre-2013 MacBook Pro laptops are also upgradable.  I can upgrade the hard drives and / or RAM to breathe new life into your machine.

With summer coming, we have the increased risk of lightning strikes and power surges.   Some of you have whole house surge protection. GREAT.  The rest of you need quality surge protectors for your electronics.  I will provide Amazon links to models that I like.

– Tripp Lite 10 Outlet

– Tripp Lite 8 Outlet

Additionally, whether winter, spring, summer, or fall you should have backups of your important data.  You probably have an external hard drive for a backup of all of your files. How about some flash drives (aka thumb drives) for smaller backups of your favorite folders? Flash drives are today what floppy disks were 20 years ago.  It would never hurt to have certain folders backed up to a flash drive.  Flash drives are also very portable.  You can take them with you. It doesn’t hurt to have a couple of flash drives on hand.  Here is an Amazon link.

Samsung 32 GB

(San Disk is also a good brand, as are PNY and Kingston)