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An Amazing App!

SticknFind - Stick it to anything then find it with your Smart Phone!
chip app
The Radar Screen displays all your devices within range.

You can tap the Sticker on the radar screen and decide if you would like it to Buzz, Flash the lights or do both.

Of course, because we don't really know direction, the radar Screen can only be used to approximate the distance of the Stick-N-Find to your phone, but not direction.

So once you have located on the Radar Screen a Sticker you would like to find, you start walking in a specific direction, and see if it gets closer or farther.

Stick-N-Find stickers have a buzzer and light, so that you can find stuff in the dark.

Are you backing up your PC? Follow the 3-2-1 Rule for back up.

I lost a backup drive . . . ONCE . . . from then on I have followed these rules:

3 - Backup copies of anything you want to keep. 

2 - Different storage media. 

1 - Offsite storage site.

To explain further:

Keep 3 copies of any important file.
This means keeping your original, plus at least two copies of that original. This builds in redundancy, so that if one of your backups fails, or if a file becomes corrupted, you have it somewhere else.

Use 2 different types of media to back-up the files.
The idea here is that you don’t want to put all of your eggs in one type of storage basket. So if you back up to a hard drive and it fails – you have not lost all your files.
( In my experience, backing up locally to anything other than a hard drive or network drive is cumbersome, which means that you won’t do it as often as you should. )

Store 1 copy off site.
If your house burns down, or someone breaks into it and steals all your gear, you’d be out of luck with only local backups. As a result, you should keep one more backup offsite. Offsite storage could be “cloud storage” – or a physical hard drive in another location.

 

Belarc Advisor printouts are a tech essential!

They tell you absolutely EVERYTHING about your computer: processor info, drivers, even down to a list of all your programs and software licenses!

 

The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser. All of your PC profile information is kept private on your PC and is not sent to any web server.

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