How far have you gone to keep a laptop relevant?

A new laptop is an investment. It costs you money and it costs you time—you have data to transfer, software to install and settings to get just right. So it makes sense to put a little effort into extending the life of an existing laptop, especially if it’s one you’ve grown fond of. The key is to know when to walk away and just buy a replacement instead of throwing good money after bad. That’s not always easy to do. I have a few examples of going to extremes to keep a laptop relevant that hopefully will help when it comes time to make that decision yourself.

How to boost your computer’s performance with a solid state drive...

Is your computer or laptop feeling a little sluggish lately? One of the best upgrades available for adding a whole new level of performance to a PC is to replace its hard drive with a solid state drive. SSD capacities continue to increase even as prices fall, so adding new life to your older PC is easier than ever.

Make your laptop your mobile vacation entertainment hub

Should you bring a laptop with you on your holidays? Many people would argue against it, saying that technology has no place on a vacation, especially one where you’re spending time outdoors or where there are kids involved. I’m sorry, but the genie is out of the bottle in terms of technology intruding on trips and kids are smack in the middle of it all, whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or handheld game console they’re clutching. My suggestion is to embrace technology and bring your laptop. With a few tweaks, it can become your mobile vacation entertainment hub, perfect for keeping your sanity during those inevitable downtimes.

Bringing your own device to school and the school policy

  Many schools are implementing a ‘bring your own device’ policy – meaning students learn from their own computers and not those provided by the school.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 1 is the Google Pixelbook Go

The 12 Days of Christmas gift idea list is now upon us, and for the first day, there's one of the best Chromebooks available — the Pixelbook Go from Google.

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