10 January

New Year Tech Resolutions!

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It’s a new year! A fresh start. Time to clear out the old, make room for the new. Here are a few tech resolutions to help you start the year off right.

Update! Update! Update!

Keeping your computers and phones updated to the latest version is important when trying to maximize the usage and performance of all your gadgets. Today, instead of clicking “remind me later” go ahead and take some time to update all the programs that have been jumping up and down in your dock for the last month. It will not only make you feel better, but make things run smoother.

Clear out your old apps.

Feeling like your phone is cluttered? Do you find yourself constantly scrolling over apps you’ve never even opened? This month is the perfect time to delete all your old apps and take advantage of new apps or simply free up memory space. Looking for great new apps? Check out this list we found for the best apps to get you into the new year.

Put a lock on it.

Our smartphones, computers and tablets are basically the easiest/quickest way to find out everything you need to know about a person. From a simple swipe on a phone, your bank account, emails and even photographs are readily available to anyone. Take time this month to secure your devices, add those pins & lock your phones. It might seem like a nuisance to have to unlock your phone every time you need to use it, but the day your smartphone is stolen or misplaced your personal information will be safe. Take a look at these tips on how to keep your smartphone safe.

Back it up!

Having a computer crash or a smartphone wiped out can be quite devastating. We are often so busy throughout the day that backing up our files can be the last thing we want to do. This year, take the time to back everything up properly so that a wipe-out won’t leave you completely stressed out. These days, backing up our information has been made very easy for us. Whether it’s a cloud based program or an external storage system, backing up information can be done easily and you won’t ever have to risk losing all your data again.

Change your passwords!

Passwords are often hard to remember and since we do so many more things on the web these days then ever before, millions of people use the same password for every website they visit, putting them at major risk for identity theft. Take some time and change your passwords. Don’t use the same one more then once and create passwords that cannot be easily cracked. Need help coming up with the perfect password? Try this password generator.