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October 24, 2014

How to be the CHAMPION of your day!

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , — Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley @ 9:48 am

How to be the CHAMPION of your day!

Sometimes when we get in a routine we forget how great life is and we go through the motions, this isn’t always the best way to live. You can become distracted and frustrated, unable to complete simple tasks.

 How to be the CHAMPION of your day!

So here is a healthy reminder of how to have the best day/week ever!

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October 20, 2014

Computer Productivity

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , — borth @ 2:23 pm

Computer Productivity

Being more efficient while using your computer can save you time. When someone asks for help in doing research or just about anything else in general while at their computer, I will stand behind them with utter frustration as I see them using slow techniques. While I keep my mouth shut, I always want to show them shortcuts. In this post, I wanted to share some of the shortcuts I use and ways to be more efficient.

Depending on your usage with a computer, this post can be useless. For those of you that depend on your computer during most of your workday, this may save you time, keystrokes, and possibly carpel tunnel. Keep in mind that this post is for the PC and not Mac.

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October 14, 2014

How do you communicate on your Phone?

There are so many apps and different forms of communication that you can use to get a hold of a friend or send a funny message. Sometimes texting just doesn’t get the hilarity of the story across and you do not necessarily have time or want to talk on the phone. Or maybe you are traveling abroad and you want to check in back home without breaking the bank, there are a million and one reasons to download some of these apps! Check out our list of top ways of communication on your cell phones!

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September 23, 2014

Time, Technology or Lazy – Changing the Way We Interact

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Ruben Lugo @ 4:53 pm
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In today’s world of “being social”, we’ve evolved into more of an interpersonal digital social communication with those around us. If we think back, before personal technology we walked around and greeted people with a hello, had small chats with those around us, road our bikes and went to play with someone. We’d play in the back yard, front yard, go to the park or to another friend’s house because they just got something new to play with. It was a time of being creative / constructive with our hands and feet; giving us the need to use our brains and apply ourselves while being outdoors with something tangible. It opened up a world of creativity, personal / social skills and real world character building activities for each of us.

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September 18, 2014

Mobile Device Ecosystem Security

Filed under: iPad,iPhone,Smartphones & Tablets,Tablets — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Ruben Lugo @ 11:35 am

Convenient

Per a previous blog I wrote Battle of the Smartphones a part of the buying decision is Ecosystem as it provides a simple and convenient way of managing all of your content, from audio, video and photos from one single source; a central hub station if you will. The proprietor of this ecosystem provides a platform in which distributes content to millions of people worldwide and allows the user and their multiple devices a wide range of selections / choices of content per the users desire.

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New iOS8 Updates

Filed under: iPhone,Smartphones & Tablets — Tags: , , — Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley @ 11:02 am

iOS8 for Apple just came out and brought about some new features that are pretty cool. We compiled a list of the top 11 features that you can now use. Some are cool, different and can even save your life? Weird right, who would have thought that Apple would save your life?

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September 10, 2014

Internet Safety Basics- You are not alone!

Filed under: General,Technology — Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley @ 3:41 pm

Internet safety is important for all ages! With how many “villians” are out there on the web trying to steal your information, you need to make sure you are at least covering the basics. There are of course a lot more intense ways to protect you on the internet but let’s just start with the basics for now.

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Smoked BBQ Wireless HDTV

Filed under: AV,General,HDMI,Wireless,Wireless 3D Digital Kit,Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix — Tags: , , — Ruben Lugo @ 3:33 pm

BBQ Weekend

Smoked BBQ is some of the best tasting BBQ out there, from brisket, tri-tip, pulled pork and the infamous ribs that everyone loves. If you’re like me, going out to your favorite BBQ place with friends and family is always fun, but nothing beats homemade BBQ. As some of you know, when running a low and slow, we’re looking at a minimum of 4 to 12 hours, depending on what you’re smoking on the grill. The question everyone asks is, how can you sit out there for so long, don’t you get bored; how do you have the patience? Then they say, let me know when it’s ready I’ll show up to start eating. Well, here’s a trick you can use on your next early morning Smoke BBQ weekend to get everyone to hang out with you and make a great day of sharing the joys of making smoked BBQ.

Check List to Running Low and Slow

When getting ready to smoke for some ribs for 6 hours, there are a few things one always has to prepare for a check list.

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September 5, 2014

Freeways / Highways of the Future

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , — borth @ 3:22 pm

Current Designs are Antiquated

The current designs of our freeway and highway systems are very antiquated. The speed at which technology is moving and our understanding of the challenges of fast population growth, our roads have not kept up with the times. We are relying on ideas from many decades ago that just don’t work anymore.

Population and Geographical Challenges

I live in Southern California. If you’ve never been to California, you undoubtedly know we have horrible traffic problems grid-locking our roads. You’ve heard of the horrific Los Angeles traffic. I frequently have to travel on the 91 freeway connecting Orange County to Riverside County. This is one of the very few through-fares connecting the counties due to large mountain ranges dividing them to the north and south. To avoid the 91 freeway, you have to drive about 45 minutes south just to get on a dangerous and windy 2 lane mountain road. You can also drive another 45 minutes north to other freeways and eventually trackback to the south. With the population exploding in Southern California, CalTrans has their work cutout for them.

Carpool Lanes (HOV) and Toll Lanes

Carpool lanes may have been a great idea in the 70′s and 80′s to help reduce congestion by getting more people into one car and reducing the number of vehicles on the road. This just doesn’t work today. There are far too many people traveling today that there sometimes is absolutely no benefit when it comes to keeping traffic moving. Don’t get me wrong, we still want people to carpool, but these lanes are not a solution. On the 91 freeway, they have added Toll Lanes. As of now, they can cost up to approximately $10.00 per way during the busiest times. This is certainly not affordable to everyone. This is a luxury lane. I certainly don’t want roads to be divided for the upper income earners and the lower income earners. I want a transportation system that works.

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September 3, 2014

Issues with Technology in the Classroom

Filed under: General,iPad,Tablets — Tags: , , , , , — Kayla Sigafoos-Wortley @ 11:31 am

Technology is constantly changing and so are our students, this means that teachers and students need to grow in to the use of technology in a classroom, together.

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Integrating something new in to a routine that you have been doing for a long time is scary, especially when that something new has so many new variables it can sometimes be hard to plan for. For teachers, adopting technology in to the classroom can be very difficult for multiple reasons from not being provided the proper instruction or technology to them being resistant because they are set in their ways. Technology can help students learn and flourish at a young age with technology that they will be using through schooling and work. Here are 3 reasons why the integration of tech can be difficult in a classroom.

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