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Ten things that make my tech life easier

Ten things that make my tech life easier

If you are also a tech lover like me and want to make your tech life easier then you must read this article of "Ten things that make my tech life easier" to the end.

The best 10 things to make tech life easier:

1. Adium

This program on the mac should be one of the first things a new user to the mac puts on their machine. It has a great simple interface yet a deep feature list. It can connect to practically every instant messaging service and social sites out there.

It has a great community that constantly strive to make it better. With hundreds of plugins and themes, if for what ever reasons you need something that is not officially offers, you will probably find it in the ‘extras’ download. The final and best feature of this program is it’s free. That’s right folks! Why pay for the milk when you can get the duck for free? (inside adium joke) If you’re a windows or linux user, Digsby and Pidgin are its nearest cousins.

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2. Google Reader

This is my first and foremost destination when I open my browser. At my fingertip is information tailored for my interest. It saves me time and lets me skim my news at lighting speed. I was once a blogline user but google has won me over with a far superior product that is both functional and pleasing to the eye.

Imagine driving to every newspaper in the country to read their headlines or to every department store to see their specials and ads. Now image all of the newspapers and stores coming to your house to show you what they have to offer. That is the power of RSS and an online RSS reader.

3. Firefox

I was using this program when it was known as phoenix. This program is open source and completely free, yet it is worth more than money can buy. With it, you can securely browse the web without worrying about active-x exploits, phishing sites, and other malicious things that can harm your computer. I have a PC and a MAC and this program is on both. While I’ve used Internet Explorer and Safari, Firefox is the bridge to my various computers by the add-ons it offers.

I can sync my bookmarks between different computers with xmark. I can change the way an ugly site looks with Stylish. If I had a spout at the end of my USB ports I bet I can find an add-on that will brew me a cup of coffee with this browser.

4. Mozy

Imagine running out of your house only to realize you left the keys inside just as you slam the door shut. A quick call to your mom up and you’re back in with your spare key. Foresight, redundancy, and offsite saves the day again.

Now if you had the foresight to think something like this was going to happen and the redundancy of making a spare key but did not put it offsite but instead somewhere in the house; you would still be trying to break in right now.

This is why for all the careful planning and switching out disk/tapes a person does for their backup, it all goes up in smoke if your house burns down and both your computer AND the backup are sitting side by side. Mozy is your answer. For the majority of you out there, just backing up your financial and important documents will not take up even one gigabyte. Mozy provides the first 2 gig for free! No monthly fees or hidden cost, just sign up and the peace of mind is there for you.

The REAL value is now easy it is to backup to your new off site storage. Mozy has both Mac and PC client programs that will backup a designated folder or file of your choosing to their server automatically at an interval you can set up also. I have my important documents backed up to them every week on a certain day. Everything I would ever need should Godzilla attack my little hamlet is only 800mbs. Use this link and you will get an extra 256mb by having me refer you. You could also use this code, B7QJPN, when you sign up.

4. Mozy

Imagine you run out of your house and locked yourself out and could not get inside. You call your mom up and go to her house to get your spare key. Foresight, redundancy, and offsite saves the day again.

Now think if you had the foresight to think something like this was going to happen and the redundancy of making a spare key but did not put it offsite but instead somewhere in the house. You would still be trying to break into your own house. This is why for all the careful planning and switching out disk/tapes a person does for their backup, it all goes up in smoke if your house burns down and both your computer AND the backup are sitting side by side. Mozy is your answer.

For the majority of you out there, just backing up your financial and important documents will not take up even 1 gig. Mozy provides the first 2 gig for free! No monthly fees or hidden cost, just sign up and the piece of mind is there for you. The REAL value is now easy it is to backup to your new 2 gig worth of storage. Mozy has both Mac and PC client that will backup a designated folder or file of your choosing to their server automatically at an interval you can set up also.

I have my important documents backed up to them every week on a certain date. Everything I would ever need should Godzilla attack my little hamlet is only 800mbs. Use this link and you will get an extra 256mb by having me refer you. You could also use this code, B7QJPN, when you sign

5. – 10. So I lied, I only have a few right now. I’m going to add more as soon as I poll my brain for things I can’t do without. I only hope I don’t have any Floridian voting brain cells.

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