I've been in the Brainerd Lakes Area for the last 6 years, currently in Baxter with my wife and two little girls. We really enjoy all the activities and places to see in the Lakes area and particularly enjoy going to the beach and walking out at the Arboretum.
I grew up in western MN and went to school at the University of MN, Crookston.
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Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share just my opinion that was sparked earlier this week when I saw another article promoting a high-end dress that was supposed to be both fashionable and functionally charge your devices as well. Now I am no fashion authority. It's a commonly known fact, evidenced by years of mismatched socks on my kids, navy blues and blacks are way too close in color, and there was even one embarrassing incident where I mistook my brown slacks for gray in the dim lighting.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week, as promised, I am pleased to bring to you a review of new Skinit brand skins for your smart devices. As I alluded to last week, I had recently received a demo of the 100 percent customizable vinyl skins available for a multitude of devices and Skinit continues to grow their product line. Let's take a brief step back here and talk about skins and how they compare to cases and other protective elements you can get for your phones and tablets. Skins themselves have been around for a number of years in different iterations.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share some thoughts I had on what has been an increasing trend over the past few years and what it means for us as general consumers. Wait, over the past few years? Seems like an eon in tech terms, and in most cases that would be true. But this phenomenon has been slowly creeping up on us, biding its time in the shadows like a jungle cat stalking its prey waiting for the right moment to pounce on the unsuspecting public. Of course, what I'm referring to is the slow but eventual integration of tech into nearly every aspect of our lives.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! Great news! This week I get to share a reader inquiry and it's a question I get fairly frequently. Do you remember the adage that if you give a man a fish he'll eat for a day, teach him to fish he'll eat for a lifetime? The same is very true in the world of tech as well.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I thought it might be pertinent to discuss the mix n' match option of accessorizing your smart device and tech gizmos. For years tech companies spent millions building mini-ecosystems around their products - many still do. A prime example is Apple. As much as I like to pick on them, there is something really appealing to the way they package their products. Every single thing that Apple designs as accessories is designed to work with their products flawlessly.
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to talk about something that is becoming more and more prevalent in our tech society — the social media faux pas...
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share a question that I received from one of our readers. With summer (finally) here, we’re out and about more and this was a well-timed question. Our reader asks: “My fiance and I are avid music listeners and are in the market for a portable Wi-Fi speaker. Do you recommend one over another? Our range of price is $150-$250. The speakers that come to mind are the Beats Pill, Jawbone Jambox, etc. Any suggestions would be great.”
Hey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I thought I’d share on a subject I’ve been asked to speak on regularly: how can you measure your social media impact and your online presence? Admittedly this topic leans a little more toward the business side of the world; however, these tools can also be used to gauge your online privacy in regards to what the internet knows about you.
H ey there, Tech Savvy fans! This week I wanted to share a process that I use when I’m trying to learn something new. In my job here I’m frequently asked how to do something, or how to fix something and it really got me thinking about how I learn to do something when I don’t know the answer. It seems, and I’m sure many of you can relate, that in this day of ever-changing technology it is becoming exceedingly difficult to stay current on how to use the latest hardware, software or apps.
Esta semana je veux vous apporter una domanda reader. My sincere apologies to the Spanish, French and Italian speakers out there, as I’m sure my sentence structure leaves a little to be desired. What I meant to say is this week I wanted to bring to you a reader question.