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  • Nest Cam – Great Addition to your Home Security Platform

    Nest Cam – Great Addition to your Home Security Platform

    DIY home and business security is all the rage these days. I’ve previously written about Abode and what they can do to help you secure your home. Though they have some basic cameras that integrate well with their systems, I feel that there is room for improvement, which is where Nest Cam can step inContinue reading →Read More »
  • CrashPlan Home is No More: Update to the Protecting your Digital Assets Series

    CrashPlan Home is No More: Update to the Protecting your Digital Assets Series

    Things often change quickly in the tech world, and this week proved to be no exception. In a previous series of articles, I went into detail on how to protect your digital assets, which included making cloud backups. At the time, I favored Backblaze but had some good things to say about CrashPlan too. Well…Continue reading →Read More »
  • Hiking with Youngsters: 11 Tips to Make it a Success

    Hiking with Youngsters: 11 Tips to Make it a Success

    You already love the outdoors yourself and you know how important it is to get your kids outside with you as well. Unfortunately, they might be very young still and we all know it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to take them hiking. Don’t let that stop you!Read More »
  • Get Outdoors

    Get Outdoors

    We were fortunate to enjoy a break in the weather yesterday and decided to take full advantage of the situation. I have to admit that we haven’t always been great at getting the kids out into the wilderness as much as we should. Now that our youngest is over a yearRead More »
  • Assistive Video Game Technology

    Assistive Video Game Technology

    If you’re anything like me, you grew up playing video games. In between stints of playing outside, I have fond memories of having friends over and gathering around my Nintendo to have an afternoon of gaming fun. My younger brother and I also spent countless hours playing games togetherRead More »
  • Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

    Screen Time: How Much is Too Much?

    Is there really such a thing as too much screen time? Between cell phones, computers, televisions, tablets, and watches, a screen is usually only inches away. As much as I hate to do it, because I love my electronics,Read More »
  • The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    The Apple Watch: A Dad’s Opinion

    Apple Watch reviews are everywhere. You can visit any major tech site and see in-depth reviews of every feature, software bug, pro, con, and whatever else you’d like. Instead of beating a dead horse, I’m going to talk about how the Apple Watch has helped meRead More »
  • What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

    This list is ever-changing, but I thought it would be fun to make a list of the podcasts I listen to most often and to get suggestions from all of you on some good ones that are missing from the lineup.Read More »
  • The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    The Challenge of a Good Work-Life Balance

    Let me start off by saying that I might not have always been the best person to write about work-life balance. Earlier in my career, I felt that it was a badge of honor to put in extra hours. Maybe someone would notice.Read More »
  • Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    Protecting Your Digital Assets, a Guide to Backup – Part 3

    We have already covered how to best organize your information and make a local backup in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, so you are off to a great start. In this installment, I’ll look at the vast array of cloud backup options to make sure you’ll be protected if something happensRead More »

 

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