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Smart Home Tips: Secure keyless entry using Kevo and Okidokey

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 04:37 PM - last edited on ‎02-26-2015 04:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Create a perfect gaming home theatre in three easy steps

by Blogger on ‎02-26-2015 10:49 AM - last edited on ‎02-26-2015 10:50 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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With the sophistication and power of today's gaming consoles, having the right home theatre set-up can make the difference between simply playing games and truly experiencing them. Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U are all capable of producing stunning high-end graphics and sounds, and a home theatre can help you bring these game experiences to life. If you're thinking about starting your home gaming theatre and are wondering where to begin, I have three easy steps you can follow!

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Buying a laptop: How connectivity matters to you

by Blogger ‎02-20-2015 10:47 AM - edited ‎02-20-2015 12:13 PM

 

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Power, portability, and display technology are some of the major features of laptops. When considering a new laptop, the range and types of onboard connectivity features also matter. This is especially true as laptops become more portable and their designs continue to evolve. Determining how and where you will use your notebook will help you to decide what connections you can expect to need in your next machine.

 

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Tips For Choosing Toys For Your Baby Or Toddler

by Blogger on ‎02-20-2015 07:57 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 10:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I found out after having my first baby, choosing the right toy for a growing and changing baby and toddler can be a little overwhelming. There are just so many different toys available, and it can be hard to pick and choose what they’d really like to play with. Here are some tips for choosing toys for your baby or toddler.

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The Business trip survival guide

by Blogger on ‎02-19-2015 11:37 AM - last edited on ‎02-19-2015 11:38 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Business travel is usually meticulously schedule-driven, and often quite hectic. It is vital, therefore, to be adequately prepared before leaving to ensure your trip is a success. As someone who travels for business each year, I present my best tips to help make sure your experience is as smooth, and comfortable, as possible.

 

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How to perform a system transfer from Nintendo 2DS/3DS to New Nintendo 3DS XL

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2015 10:36 PM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 09:58 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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So you just upgraded to a New Nintendo 3DS XL console? First off, good choice! As I mentioned in my unboxing video of the new system, there are tons of great new features to enjoy. Now that you have your shiny new handheld system, you're probably wondering how to transfer the years of precious content you have stored on your older Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL system. The good news is that it's a fairly painless process, and I'm here to walk you through all the steps you need to take!

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How to keep your Baby happy when you’re on the go

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 07:33 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2015 02:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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If you're as busy as I am, you need to kit your car out for  busy driving days with your new baby. I found some great short cuts for keeping my baby busy.

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Buying a laptop: What display should you go with?

by Blogger ‎02-06-2015 01:39 PM - edited ‎02-13-2015 08:49 AM

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Display technology from HDTVs and smartphones have slowly made it to notebooks and with the advent of multi-touch and hybrid devices, one needs to decide if a touchscreen is a necessity. We're also seeing pixel dense high-resolution displays that are incredibly immersive. Which display should you go with?

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Buying a laptop: what you should know about processors

by Blogger ‎01-30-2015 11:33 AM - edited ‎01-30-2015 11:34 AM

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So many people looking to buy a laptop can get intimidated and scared to ask about things they don’t understand. For many it often seems easier to just buy whatever is popular rather than actually look under the hood and kick the tires. Don’t worry, we’re here to help you see that shopping for a laptop isn’t so bad. We’ve got a few guides that will walk you through a few of the factors you should be paying attention to when making your decision. This will help you feel more comfortable comparing machines, and make asking the right questions even easier. There is no reason laptop shopping ought to be intimidating. Let’s make it a fun experience and hopefully learn a thing or two in the process. Speaking of processes, we’re going to start by focusing in on processors by taking a look at some of the things you ought to know about them when you start shopping.

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Tips to make your home office ergonomically friendly

by Blogger on ‎01-29-2015 01:27 PM - last edited on ‎01-29-2015 03:25 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I’m sure by now we’ve all heard about how important posture is to maintain good health, and if you spend lots of time in front of your computer this is especially true. I’ve been working from home for nearly a decade now, so I know all too well how prolonged time in front of your computer can result in aches and pains, usually in your back, arms, wrists, and neck. Fortunately, I learned a bit about ergonomics while at university, which I’ve put into practice over the years in my home office to help minimize the risk of prolonged strains and stresses.

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Easy tips to save time in the kitchen

by Blogger on ‎01-22-2015 12:45 PM - last edited on ‎01-22-2015 12:48 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Finding time to eat properly and live a healthy lifestyle isn't always easy. Life today can be hectic, and sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything we need to do to be our happiest and healthiest selves. Thank goodness, then, for time-saving shortcuts! And that's what today's blog is all about―saving time at meal time! So if you're like me and can use all the help you can get when it comes to making nutritious meals in a more timely fashion, then click on through for a few tips and tricks (i.e., time saving products) that will help you to prep. easier, cook faster, and eat healthier!

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Essential fitness: choose the right tools to improve your body and mind

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2015 04:14 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2015 04:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Fitness isn’t your gear. It’s a state of mind, a commitment to yourself, a pledge that you’ve taken to respect the body you have and to make it the best it can be within your abilities. Fitness isn’t your gear, but having the right tools can help you carve that final sculpture–no matter the shape–more easily. These are the tools that, in my experience, I think you need.

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There’s nothing quite like working from home, regardless of whether you do it part-time from your day job or make a living doing it. It can be liberating and lonely; efficient and distracting all at once. To make you work the way you should, your home office needs to have what you feel you need. Here are some product ideas that can make working close to your bed, couch and kitchen as fun as it should be.

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Can a Receiver work with a Soundbar?

by Blogger ‎11-28-2014 01:45 PM - edited ‎11-28-2014 01:45 PM

 

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Home theatre setups can get complicated once you start adding on all sorts of different components. There are a lot of different gadgets out there and people’s setups can vary wildly, so you’ll rarely see the same combination of gear twice. With that in mind let’s take a look a community question that popped up in our forums recently. A user as asking about setting up their soundbar with their receiver, which is actually a pretty interesting question and gives us an opportunity to talk about how to approach your home theatre setup and get everything working in harmony.

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Picking the right tablet by understanding how you'll use it

by Blogger on ‎11-01-2014 11:54 AM - last edited on ‎11-05-2014 11:22 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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To an outsider, it might seem like all tablets are the same. They’re more or less all flat rectangles with touchscreens and a couple of buttons along an edge or two. Don’t let the superficial similarities fool you though. There can be a huge difference between tablets and picking the right tablet to match how you intend to use it can make all the difference in the world. 

 

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