Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scheduled Posts

We have a hurricane approaching us tomorrow, and we are being warned in advance that we won't have any power.

So along with storm preparations around the house, I am taking time to schedule a post for Sunday even though I won't be on the computer.

This blog is hosted on Blogger, and one of their great features is the ability to schedule your posts for any time in the future.

You can pick the day and the time, and since the info is all stored on Google's servers, when that time arrives, they will automatically post the blog entry.

A pretty handy tool, especially for times like these, or vacations when a computer is not available.
This is one feature that I use quite a bit.

Keep it in mind if you use blogger - it is quite a handy tool.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peace of Mind

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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We never think about it until it's too late.

Backing up our computers, that is.

I know I am guilty of it, and I have had it happen to me so you think I would be right on top of it.

Right after my computer was hit with malware, and I was able to get it back in shape, I made sure I manually did a computer backup regularly for many weeks.

Then once in a while I would forget about it and eventually the back-ups would get farther and farther apart.

Now there is a new way of backing up files on a  PC or Mac that takes the "remembering" out of doing it.

It is an online backup service that is offered by Carbonite.

It works automatically in the background to back up your files when it is connected to the internet.

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Once your files are online, they can be accessed from any computer, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android or Blackberry Smartphone with a free Carbonite app.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Greenery Inside

We have some old pieces of RAM and a couple of older processor chips that we thought might be worth something to somebody.

So I checked them out online.

I was quite surprised with what I found.

They aren't worth anything for their "technology" features as I thought they might be though.

They are worth something for the metals that they have in them.

My couple of little pieces won't bring much, but if I had known they were going to do this, I would have saved many that I had taken to the dump.

We have disposed of a few computers over the years.

If I had just tucked that "greenery" on the inside away in a small box, it would be paying pretty good right about now.

Metals are at an all time high right now, and there is always someone who will find "treasure" in the "trash" of someone else.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Total Control

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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We all rely on our cell phones for just about everything these days.

No longer do we need to keep an address book for all of our family and friends - we have cell phones and they do all that for us.

They also store many of our photos - keepsakes we do not want to loose.

All too easily, all of that info can be lost in a snap.

Whether it be from an accident, equipment malfunction, or someone steals the phone, not having our info available causes big problems for many people.

But there is a solution for that for those that have Sprint as their cell phone providers.

The Sprint Total Equipment Protection App can help locate a missing phone, lock and remotely wipe a stolen phone, and wirelessly sync contacts.

The phone can also be located on a map with the network integrated GPS technology in the phone.

Usually this service can only be added to the phone within the first 30 days of activating a new phone.  But until August 30, 2011, Sprint is holding an open enrollment  which allows it to be added for current subscribers.

This plan even covers the phone should it accidently take a swim in the pool with you.

Check out this YouTube video for a quick demo.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Cell Phone Deals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Cute NET10 commercial

Each day there seems to be more and more choices for cell phone plans.

The deals look to be getting better too.

The trend seems to be getting away from the lengthy plans and contracts, and going towards the monthly plans.

These plans have no contracts, no credit checks, and they provide nation wide coverage.

There is a plan for everyone too.

One of these phones could even be used a second phone for a business for a very low rate.

Real NET10 customer

The NET10 Unlimited plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data for $50 a month.

And for those who only need a simple phone, they have a plan for them too.

The Easy Minutes Plus plan offers 200 minutes for $15 a month.

And they even allow you to switch between plans each month without any fees or penalties.

The Pay As You Go plans allow you to carry over your unused minutes as long as the plan stays active.

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And they have a phone for every need.

Simple phones as well as the ones with all the bells and whistles including, cameras, video recorders, web access, and blue tooth capabilities.

Only the phones from the most trusted manufacturers are available: Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Kyocera.

They have great prices on these phones too.

It is certainly something to think about when renewal times comes around with our current cell phone providers.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Check Those Links

Keeping a blog or website current with old links is something that often gets overlooked.

Especially when it is one that has been around for a few years.

And putting in new links is also something that should be ongoing.

Many links that I put in my blog years ago are no longer valid.

The websites have closed, the blogs have been deleted, or not posted to for a long time.

Those links have got to be taken off.

They only lead the search engines to dead ends or bad websites that have taken over the domains.

And it reflects badly on your blog or website ranking.

I have seen many good blogs come and go over the years, but I often forget to delete the links I have for them on my website.

It's a good thing to remember to do every few months

And add a few new ones too - the search engines love new content.