planners, tech gadgets, tech apps, paper versus digital

Write it Down or Power it Up? Password Lists

Welcome back for another installment of Write it Down or Power it Up where I review something we typically track to see if —in my opinion—it’s best suited to be managed on paper or using technology. This week’s topic is keeping track of passwords. In this digital age where almost every aspect of our lives involves technology, the number of passwords we need to keep track of in our personal, professional, and/or academic lives has greatly increased. So which is the best—and safest—way to keep track of your passwords?
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Write it down or Power it up? Calendar Schedules

Calendars…schedules…the ‘heart’ of a planning system. Some plannernerds like to manage their calendars in a ring-bound, spiral-bound or disc-bound planner while others prefer to use a bound book or travelers notebook. Then there are those who are loyal to their calendar apps running on a smartphone or other device. In this installment of Write it down or Power it up? we’re going to review both options—paper versus digital—to see which one is the best tool for the job.

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Tech Gems – Lexar JumpDrive

As a blogger, I use my iPhone for many things. I take a LOT of pictures, film videos, and download files which means there’s always the danger of running out of space quickly on my phone. Originally, I would have to power up my laptop, connect my iPhone, and spend some time using different apps to transfer and backup all these files then delete them off my phone. It was a long and tedious process. Then one day, I found a solution that both made the process easier and doubled as a backup solution in a compact, 3 inch package. What was this little tech gem?

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Fathers Day, Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is around the corner and it usually comes with a little less fan fare than Mother’s Day so let’s show some love for Dads! Dads are amazing. They make us laugh, feel safe, and are one of the first role models we look up to as a kid. They are also one of the most difficult people to shop for. Beyond the ties, sports stuff, and hobby accessories let’s take a look at some great gift ideas for dad.

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planners, tech gadgets, tech apps, paper versus digital

Write it Down or Power it Up? My Primary Planning Tool

Smartphones. Tablets. E-readers. Laptops. Life has gotten so much easier but also overwhelming thanks to portable devices. I’ve always been fascinated by technology, so much so, I’ve dedicated over 20 years of my life to the IT profession. On the other hand, I’ve also spent a lot of time experimenting with many different paper planners. So after two decades of ‘writing it down’ and ‘powering it up’, which is my primary planning tool?
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Tech Gems – iClever Bluetooth Keyboard

As mobile technology continues to evolve, smartphone and tablet users are able to do more on-the-go. There are, however, some limitations like when you have to do a significant amount of typing. In this case, having an external keyboard is ideal. This year, I received the iClever Bluetooth Keyboard as a gift from my husband and what a wonderful ‘tech gem’ it’s turned out to be!

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Santa’s Sleigh List – Tech Gadget Gifts

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Welcome back for another installment of Santa’s Sleigh List where you won’t just impress your friends, family, and colleagues, you’ll ‘slay’ them! 😉

This week we’re going back to my techie roots which I realize I haven’t paid much attention to on my blog. To my fellow ‘techie nerds’, I sincerely apologize. {bows head in shame} I hope to make it up to you by sharing with you a list of some of my ‘must haves’ and favorites to serve as gift ideas and help you bring holiday cheer to someone you care for or maybe even for yourself. 😉

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