Many parents of college kids have experienced the dread of having their child message, call or write to say that they need money. Technology now allows us many options to send our cash-strapped kids a little loot.

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Data Backup: Moving Files Without Losing Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎01-15-2014 02:58 PM (14,956 Views)

A couple weeks ago, I wrote a post encouraging everyone to make backing up their data their New Years’ resolution. As I was reviewing the different ways to create data backups, it struck me how many devices we use on a daily basis now create and store digital files.

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The One New Year's Resolution

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-31-2013 03:06 PM - last edited on ‎05-04-2016 10:54 PM by (4,429 Views)

It’s that time of the year again – time to take a good hard look at yourself and resolve to be better next year. And yes, time for magazines, TV news shows and blogs to suggest a New Year’s resolution for you. Yeah, irritating, we know. But this is one you should pay attention too. It’s not that hard and could save you a lot of grief when the inevitable happens.

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Get the Right Start With Your New Phone

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-27-2013 03:09 PM (11,806 Views)

Getting a new phone is fun. Whether you bought it for yourself or it was given to you by a loved one, firing up a new handset is one of the true joys of our wireless world. At some point, all phones seem restrictive after you use them for a while. A brand new phone frees you to get some new wallpapers, better ringtones and those cool apps your old device couldn’t handle. Then, of course, there is the wonderful new phone smell…

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Travelling With Your Tech

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-20-2013 03:14 PM (9,427 Views)

Like people all over the world, we Agents often find ourselves travelling to get together with our friends and family over the holidays. And, being more tech-dependent than the average citizen, one of our main concerns is what combination of devices and accessories will we be able to take with us. Sure, Agents travelling over-land can error on the side of caution and fill up the backseat with extra batteries and cables. But those of us who need to grab our boarding passes and stand in the airport security line have decisions to make. Considering that we generally think tech belongs in carry on luggage, weight also becomes an issue.

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Online Shopping During the Holidays, Part 1: Let’s Be Safe Out There

by Geek Squad Agent ‎12-12-2013 03:17 PM - edited ‎07-14-2016 11:14 AM (7,614 Views)

As the holiday shopping season ramps up, a lot of us are on the lookout for good deals on gifts for family and friends. With all the shopping available online these days, maximizing your gift budget is as easy as firing up your smartphone and hitting your favorite shopping site.

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Breaking Old Tech Habits is Hard to Do (But necessary)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎08-23-2013 03:36 PM (10,977 Views)

Each time I return from getting my teeth cleaned, I swear it will be different this time: I’ll develop better dental health habits – brush after every meal, floss at least once a day – in order to avoid the uncomfortable gum scraping (and guilt-inducing “tsk-tsk”) from my hygienist.

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The Evolution of the Touchscreen

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-30-2013 03:41 PM (11,451 Views)

Touchscreens are the input device of today. They’re everywhere – ATMs, gas pumps, desktops and (of course) our pockets.  The touchscreen is an intuitive, elegant and effective interface whose usefulness in the modern information society is shown by its prevalence in the world around us.

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Your Tablet Sure Is Handy – But Is It Secure?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎06-11-2013 03:55 PM (7,569 Views)

Mobile computing devices are letting us access the Web (and take care of business) from just about anywhere. Wireless technology now lets us pay our bills at the coffee shop, check our email while waiting for the kids after soccer practice, or take a conference call while getting our oil changed. Tablets and smartphones make it easy to manage our lives and stay in touch with the office while we are out and about.

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Lost in Transportation: Tips to Lock, Locate and Recover Your Technology

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-15-2013 04:24 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 04:53 PM by (4,894 Views)

According to a recent study, more than 8,000 mobile devices were left behind at just seven of the country’s largest airports in the last year. The most common places mobile devices were left behind? Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints and restrooms.

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Cooking & Technology: Making Meal Prep Easier

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎04-04-2013 04:34 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:19 AM by Geek Squad Agent (3,677 Views)

The digital age has revolutionized everything around us — including cooking dinner. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a skilled chef, there are a number of smartphone apps, online resources and gadgets that can make your time in the kitchen much less frantic, and much more productive and fun.

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Smartphone Passcodes: Should I Be Worried?

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-20-2013 05:09 PM (9,389 Views)

There have been a number of articles in the tech press lately about vulnerabilities with smartphone passcodes. Phones using both Android and iOS systems have been plagued by hacks that allow unauthorized users to get around the passcode lockscreen. Apple recently released an update to their operating system intended to address this problem. A similar issue was also discovered in Galaxy Note 2 phones.

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Where did that file go? (Digital Storage Basics)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2013 10:48 PM (6,329 Views)

Saving digital files used to be so easy — just hit “Control-S”, and “Bam!” — your spreadsheet was saved. If you wanted to take the file with you, you just burned it onto a CD, and you were off.

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Cracked Screens 101: How They Happen, How to Avoid Them

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-16-2012 08:23 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:42 AM by Geek Squad Agent (28,167 Views)

Ah… portable electronics — the joy of modern technology. The most appealing thing about touchscreen phones, notebooks, netbooks and tablets is their portability. We take them just about everywhere we go. We toss them in our backpacks, our purses, and our pockets. And sometimes… they pay the price.

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Americans Abroad: Using Your Mobile Phone While Visiting the UK

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:14 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:28 PM by (1,924 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: Taking Your Technology With You

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-27-2012 11:09 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:27 PM by (1,619 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: London Through the Eyes of Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-26-2012 11:16 PM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 11:26 PM by (4,455 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Americans Abroad: How to Send Postcards Back Home from Your Smartphone

by GeekSquadUK on ‎07-24-2012 11:18 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 09:49 AM by Geek Squad Agent (595 Views)

With international athletes converging on the UK this summer in their quest to be best, we’ve reached out “across the pond” to our fellow Geek Squad Agents in Great Britain to help us with a tech tip series for Americans attending the festivities in the UK. Read on!

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Smartphone + St. Patrick’s Day: Don’t Go Crying Over Spilt Beer

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎03-15-2012 02:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 11:43 AM by Geek Squad Agent (8,453 Views)

It’s that time of year again – St. Patrick’s Day! You dress up in green, wear a “kiss me I’m Irish” button, and hit the pubs for some fun with friends new and old. It’s a day when, regardless of your ethnic background, everyone is Irish.

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iPod Not Working? Don’t Shoot It! Troubleshoot it! (At Home)

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎02-27-2012 12:35 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 10:41 AM by Geek Squad Agent (4,108 Views)

iPods are awesome. Really, they are. Cutting-edge technology, bringing our favorite music and video to us at the touch of a button, any time we like. Which is why it sucks when they occasionally decide not to work.

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Holiday Tech Tips: Invite Your Smartphone to Dinner

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎12-21-2011 01:37 PM (3,837 Views)

In part 2 of this week’s series we will be discussing how you can empower your smartphone or tablet and make your holidays easier, by learning about all of their most futuristic features.

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Steve Jobs: The Passing of a Legend

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎10-06-2011 02:05 PM (4,409 Views)

Steve Jobs is gone. The founder and father figure of Apple has died, leaving us all wondering what will happen in the wake of his passing.

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2 Minute Miracle: Geek Squad iPhone Email Set-Up

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-03-2011 02:37 PM (7,868 Views)

2 Minute Miracle: Geek Squad iPhone Email Set-Up

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iPhone Security Update 3.0.1 Now Available

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎07-31-2009 11:32 PM (2,517 Views)

If you have an iPhone, we suggest that you install patch as soon as possible.

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The Best Star Trek Tie-Ins

by Geek Squad Agent on ‎05-08-2009 08:44 PM - last edited on ‎07-14-2016 12:05 PM by Geek Squad Agent (3,040 Views)

Star Trek is set to release today and I couldn’t be more excited! Sure, I’m thrilled that the new movie is coming out soon, but what’s even more exciting is all the fancy merchandise that gets released to help promote the movie itself. You’ll see tons of blogs about the movie itself, but I think I’ll change things up a bit by focusing on all the nifty gizmos that would make any Trekkie jump for joy.

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