Computer & Electronics

3 Free and Easy-to-use Social Media Tools Perfect for the Promo Industry
March 14, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Hi there, Promo Marketing audience! I’ll get to the tools in a quick second, but I wanted to introduce myself first. My name is Mandy Kilinskis. I’m the content and social media manager for distributor Quality Logo Products, Aurora, Ill. I’ll be here monthly to share practical tips on digital marketing. Enough about me—on to the…

iClick Announces New Regional Sales Manager
March 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm

iClick, Seattle, announced that Cynthia Troiani will represent the tech supplier as a regional sales manager for the South territory. This territory includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. Troiani, a 15-year veteran in the promotional marketing industry, brings to iClick a distributor and supplier background. “We are…

Should You Upgrade to QuickBooks 2016?
March 11, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Question: Is it time to upgrade to QuickBooks Premier 2016? Answer: QuickBooks Premier 2016 was released in November 2015. Every year when software comes out, it takes time for the bugs to get worked out, and Premier 2016 is no exception. It's wise to wait a few months after the initial release to upgrade. My…

New Scribble Pen Replicates Any Color with Scanner
March 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

For those of you who answer the question, "What's your favorite color?" with "rainbow," there may finally be the perfect pen for you. The Scribble Pen uses a special ink cartridge and scanner to replicate any color with both a ballpoint pen tip and stylus tip for tablets. According to Mashable, the Scribble Pen allows…

5 Ways to Improve Your Use of Microsoft Outlook
February 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

For many of us, we use Microsoft Outlook more than any other software. yet we rarely take the time to brush up on our Outlook skills. Bad habits are ingrained, and our knowledge of Outlook largely is based on when we first started using Outlook. Most of us never took a class and probably haven’t…

Microsoft Recalls AC Power Cords
February 3, 2016 at 7:15 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Microsoft, Redmond, Wash., is recalling AC power cords for its Surface Pro devices sold in Canada due to fire and shock hazard. The recall involves AC power cords sold with the Microsoft Surface…

LocknCharge Technologies Recalls Charging Stations
January 28, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced yesterday that LocknCharge Technologies, Madison, Wis., is recalling its iQ10 charging stations due to a defective USB charging hubs that can cause an electrical shock to users. The charging stations are 16x16x12.5" white metal cubes with two black…

21 Super-hot Gadgets Designed for Millennials
January 26, 2016 at 4:48 pm

Primed for fun, these gadgets all have one thing in common: They help you embrace life. Recording extreme sports, chilling to the music of The National, streaming a Netflix show in HD ... all possible. 1. Griffin Travel Power Bank ($70) There's a keychain on the left, but it also happens to be a charger…

Report Claims Child Labor Behind Lithium-ion Batteries
January 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm

Major electronics brands, such as Apple, Samsung and Sony, reportedly are failing to do checks to ensure that they aren't sourcing cobalt mined by child workers. A report from Amnesty International, titled "'This is what we die for': Human rights abuses in the…

Microsoft Patents Rechargeable Surface Pen
January 19, 2016 at 3:23 pm

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into the Surface Pen, and the device actually is quite an advanced piece of hardware, but that doesn’t seem to be enough for the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant. Not with several other companies, including Apple, building similar products. The company has started work on a rechargeable Surface Pen…