Computer & Electronics

Website Features You Don’t Really Need
May 27, 2020 at 2:48 pm

That barrage of website options and possibilities can be hard to resist, which is why so many websites begin to look more like Frankenstein’s monster than Prince Charming. All of those website features—the widgets and toolkits and plugins—begin to add up. Which ones do you need?...

Mapping Customer Names Into QuickBooks From Excel
May 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: I have been trying to load customers into QB Premier from an Excel file, but I keep getting error messages about duplicates. How can I fix that? Answer: Here’s the fix: QB Premier runs on lists. Once you enter data into lists, you can use that list entry over and over…

Apple Update Makes It Easier to Unlock Face ID Enabled iPhones While Wearing a Mask
May 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

For those of us with fancy iPhones that recognize our faces, face masks might create some difficulty. But, since wearing a face mask in public spaces seems to be the norm for the foreseeable future, Apple has adapted to the times and made it so iPhone users can still easily unlock their phones with its Face ID function, even when they’re wearing a mask...

Cutting Edge: The Difference Between a Successful Tech Promotion and a Dud
May 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm

When you’re working with tech items in promo, you can’t just chase every shiny thing that makes a momentary splash on the internet. A lot of tech items are expensive, so you’d be putting your customers in a bad spot if they bought a product no one wants by the time people receive it...

This Data-Driven T-shirt Is a Big Step for Wearable Tech in Health
May 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm

Wearable technology plays a key role in the development of health care advancements. It has the ability to track vitals, transmit information to medical professionals and provide data during emergencies. There have been stories of items like Fitbit bracelets literally saving people’s lives. For a lot of medical issues, time is of the essence, so…

Keep All Data in Your System, Even When You Switch
May 7, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Ask the Accountant… Question: Help! I have been using an industry software that I pay for each month to write orders. I am now switching to another system. How do I get my order history out of the old system? Answer: Does this software have the capability to export into QuickBooks? If so, your order…

Top 5 WFH Products from Spector and Co
April 1, 2020 at 8:24 am

Working from home—or, “WFH.” For most of us it’s our new reality, so let’s make it as functional as possible! We’ve created a “WFH Kit” that is perfect for setting up a workstation on your kitchen table or any available space you can call your own! First, a key piece of the workstation, the Tobi…

HPG Moves Origaudio Production to Utah and Texas as California Mandates Statewide Shutdown
March 20, 2020 at 11:14 am

California's stay at home order is in place until further notice, and includes the staff at the Origaudio Fountain Valley, Calif. production facility. In response, HPG has urgently moved a large portion of U.S. Origaudio order fulfillment and inventory to the Handstands facility in Utah, along with the BEST Promotions facility in Texas...

Atlantic Coast Cotton Announces New Mobile App
March 11, 2020 at 11:25 am

Atlantic Coast Cotton, Gainesville, Va., announced a mobile app designed to make connecting with the company fast and easy. Users can check stock in real time, connect with customer service reps, place orders and more with their smart phones. The app is available for Android or iPhone systems on their online stores. With the app,…

Proforma Hosts Promo Standards Meeting
February 21, 2020 at 11:38 am

Proforma, Cleveland, hosted a meeting last week for PromoStandards. “The Standards Committee is an important part of the continual advancement of technology within our industry,” said Brian Carothers, Proforma’s chief technology officer. “By collaborating with other distributors, suppliers and service providers, it defines what standards need to be updated or created to improve and simplify…