5 Signs You’re Addicted to Your Cell Phone

May 21st, 2012

It seems like everywhere I go, half the people I see are either talking on their cell phone or sending text messages. It’s even more popular than teenagers and earphones. I don’t think I’ve walked into a store in years without running into at least one person who has a cell phone glued to his or her ear; and it must be glued, because it never seems to come off!

Constant Distraction

Do you go out with your family or friends and spend half the night texting or talking to other people? Are you constantly thinking about surfing the mobile web for a new Moves Like Jagger ringtone? Do you worry about your Words with Friends games? If you can’t enjoy the company of the people you’re with because you are constantly getting distracted by your cell phone, it’s a sign that you need to turn the phone off for a [...] Continue Reading…

Blogging your way to an education

January 11th, 2012

The Internet is a great place to learn things. But did you know it is also a great way to open up opportunities for learning in the real world? It’s true!

Of course we can all name tech giants like Mark Zuckerberg who dropped out of college and went on to become millionaires. But times have changed. Tech companies in Silicon Valley are now populated with computer science graduates from Stanford, UC Berkeley and other great schools from all over the world. These jobs have gotten very competitive, especially now, and even if you have the skills, you will need a degree to compete.

Sure, you say, you can learn a lot in the real world in expensive colleges. But what good does it do you if you if you graduate college and find yourself living in Zuccotti Park, saddled with the weight of more student loans and college debt than [...] Continue Reading…

Connect to Your Favorite Software Sites with Social Media

December 30th, 2011

Downloadable content is scattered all over the Internet, and it’s easy to lose track of all the sites you may visit to add extras to your hard drive. Instead of sorting through bookmarks, trying to remember URLs or scrolling through your Programs List in hopes of getting lucky, connect to your favorite software sites with social media. Many of the companies you download packages from have profiles on popular social sites, just like you.
Following Your Favorites

As any Facebook user knows, you get to see what your friends are up to when you check your social media homepages. Anytime your sister posts that she’s bought another holiday present or your brother announces that he’s watching the game, you see it (whether you want to or not). But sometimes, those random updates can be helpful…depending on who you’re following.

When you follow your favorite software sites, you’ll be among the first to [...] Continue Reading…