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Future Shopping is about more than just preparing to go back to school

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-29-2014 12:48 PM - edited ‎08-29-2014 12:51 PM

Future Shopping

 

School is quickly approaching, and many parents, students and teachers are preparing for the return of the normal routine that comes with going back to school. Of course you’ll need to purchase boxes to carry lunches, books for taking notes, printers for those assignments that will have to be submitted and all the other school related items you’d expect. But shopping for back to school is about a lot more than just the obvious. For the past few weeks, Future shop has been posting tweets, blogs articles and Facebook items that emphasize that back to school shopping is about more than just preparing for next month and the beginning of school. As I’ll explain here, by thinking beyond next month and beyond simply “back to school”you will be more likely to prepare today’s students for the world they will face when their schooling is complete.

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How a Surface Pro 3 can help with student life

by Blogger on ‎08-23-2014 07:31 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’ve been a huge fan of Microsoft’s Surface Pro line since they were first announced. It’s no secret. They generally feel to me like the perfect gadget balancing my need for an Ultrabook with my desire for a tablet. With many of you headed back to school, and looking for new computers to take with you, let’s take a look at the latest Surface Pro 3 and see what it can do for student life.

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Plan your studies to have time for these Fall game releases

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 03:48 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:41 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The upcoming school year is guaranteed to be a busy time, so if you're thinking of picking up a video game or two this fall to play during your down time, you'll need to make sure you plan accordingly. To help you out, I've conveniently compiled a list of blockbuster games that are releasing this fall so you can mark important dates on your calendar and begin your planning early!

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What will your office look like in 2020?

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 10:47 AM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:30 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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 I'm Futurist Trevor Haldenby and a few weeks ago, I wrote about some of the exciting careers that might exist in Canada in the year 2020. But while cubicles and phone banks will probably survive for the next 5 to 10 years, we’re also going to see some exciting changes around where we go to work every day.

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Things to Consider when Buying New Furniture

by Blogger on ‎08-22-2014 06:33 AM - last edited on ‎08-26-2014 11:51 AM by Administrator

Things to consider when buying new furniture

 

Keep these three things in mind before rushing to buy your next furniture piece.

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Review: Lifesaver by Mio Power Bank Battery

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 12:34 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

Miolifesaves.jpgSmartphones and tablets have more features and functionality than ever before and as they are more connected and do more, the need to keep our devices powered through the day becomes more important. While many mobile devices are now sporting sealed-in batteries, which are not user replaceable, there has been a steady increase of external batteries that can charge and power our devices while on the go.

 

As with most accessories, different users and use cases will decide which version of the product makes most sense. With external battery chargers, one of the biggest things to consider is the size of the battery you need. Power users or those who bring more than one phone or tablet with them, as well as travellers will want the biggest, most powerful battery would be the most useful.

 

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Backup Solutions for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎08-16-2014 08:50 AM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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As we increasingly work and move between computers and mobile devices, the need to consider constant and secure backup strategies becomes more important. For the back to school season, there are various hardware and software solutions that enable quick, effortless and safe backup solutions for our vital information, projects and critical e-mails as well as the documents we need for reference and for submission.

 

A good backup solution begins with a plan and knowing that at any given time you need to have at least two secure backups of your most recent work and documents. USB thumbdrives, external hard drives and nearby servers are all good ideas but most people should look at having a third option and one that is possibly offsite. Let's look at some strategies for backups as well as some products worth considering.

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Choosing the right Apple MacBook for you

by Blogger on ‎08-13-2014 03:04 PM - last edited on ‎08-13-2014 03:23 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Look at one of Apple’s MacBooks today and you will see something that looks familiar, yet uniquely different at the same time. The MacBook line has gone through several evolutionary changes over the last eight years, having also gone from three particular designs, down to two: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Both follow the same design philosophies, though feel distinct at the same time. Based on my years of experience with both, I can tell you why.

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The Smart Dorm Room

by Blogger on ‎08-11-2014 05:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-17-2014 10:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Very soon a lot of you college students are going to head off to school to trade the comforts of home for the confines of a dorm room. Thankfully these days that doesn’t mean living in the technological Stone Age, and there is a lot you can do to prepare and make the most of it with a smart door room. You don’t know what to expect, and it may be a challenge to run wires, or deal with securing all your valuable gadgets, or figure out how you’re going to keep entertained away from mom and dad’s living room with its big screen TV. No need to worry. With all the wireless technology, ultraportable gadgets, and flexible entertainment devices you can get, you can prepare for all of this.

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Great Lunch and Snack Ideas for Preschoolers

by Blogger ‎08-10-2014 09:17 PM - edited ‎08-18-2014 01:10 PM

Great ideas for lunch and snacks for your child going back to preschool

 

Your baby is growing up and going to preschool! Time to get creative by making lunches and snacks your kid will actually want to eat as he or she goes off to play with new friends. Here are a few tips on providing nutritious food that your child won’t toss in the trash.

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Protect your iPad with the right case from Logitech

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 06:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:26 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that you’ve got your hands on a new iPad Air or iPad Mini, it’s time to get to the real fun of accessorizing it! To retain its pristine condition, it’s imperative that you equip your device with a protective case right off the bat. If you don’t want the added bulk of carrying around a keyboard and case, a folio case is your best solution. Logitech has a unique selection of folio cases from their recently expanded tablet product line. To guide you in the right direction, here's a closer look at Logitech's new iPad cases:

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Office Desks That Do More Than Just Hold Up A Computer and Monitor

by Blogger on ‎08-07-2014 10:35 AM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Last week I blogged about the great selection of office chairs available online at Future Shop... But what good is a great office chair without an equally good desk to park it at? It's a real dilemma. And that's why this week I'm following up my chair article with a brief overview of Future Shop's wide selection of fun and functional home office desks. Personally I'm a big fan of variety, so the desks I'm looking at today couldn't be more different! There's something for just about everyone at Future Shop, and while I can only cover a select few desks in my post, I promise to point you in the right direction to find Future Shop's entire selection of diverse desk offerings. So click on through and bring along your imagination--you might just find inspiration inside!

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Essentials for creating the perfect study space

by Blogger on ‎08-04-2014 01:24 AM - last edited on ‎08-05-2014 11:03 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years of being a university student, it’s the importance of creating the perfect study space. While it’s a bit underrated, I’d say it’s just as important as having effective study skills since your study area has such a big influence on your productivity—at least, that’s what I’ve found! Changing it up and studying in libraries and coffee shops is great and all, but if you’re like me, chances are you still spend most your study time at home. Luckily, you have full control over your study space at home, so make sure you optimize it to make the most out of your study time. Check out these tips and great products for revamping your study space:

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Explore the possibilities with Future Shop and Futurist Trevor Haldenby

by Blog Editor in Chief ‎08-01-2014 12:40 PM - edited ‎08-01-2014 12:40 PM

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The future is a mystery, and it always has been. So how can we prepare for the careers of tomorrow, when we dont know which skills will be needed five or ten years from now? Well the fact is some people make it their business to predict the skills that will be in demand in the future. Future Shop wants to help us explore these possibilities on social media. You will be ale to share your thoughts participate in quizzes and discover future careers you may not have imagined. Theyve even enlisted the help of an expert, futurist Trevor Haldenby. He will offer his insights and tips. Read on for more details:

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Feel Great and Improve Productivity with The Right Office Chair

by Blogger on ‎07-31-2014 01:03 PM - last edited on ‎08-07-2014 04:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Finding the right office chair may not be the highest priority for some, but considering the amount of time we spend sitting in one, it might be worth taking the issue just a little bit more seriously. Future Shop has a great selection of office chairs that will help you to feel great and be more productive at work, and its variety of styles is simply amazing. So why not check out a few of the more interesting chair designs in today’s blog. I assure you, I've selected some of the coolest designs they have! But I also warn you, my taste tends to be a bit eclectic (some would say downright weird), so enter at your own risk! :smileyhappy:

 

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