Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Top 6 Productivity Tools for Students and Professionals

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Posted 23 Sep 2014 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville, Technology

Keeping your life organized is supposed to be easier with technology but sometimes it can be very overwhelming instead. We’ve put together 10 web and smartphone tools to help you stay organized and keep you on your toes.

Calendar – The first thing needed for organization is a calendar. In addition to a trusty paper calendar (never needs charging!), we highly recommend Sunrise. It is free and syncs with your existing calendars and several apps such as Asana and Evernote. They recently implemented real time sync with Google calendar. The web calendar and the apps are easy to use and are nice to look at too. Sunrise for iOS Sunrise for Android Sunrise for Web

Happy 2014!! Woot Woot!!

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Posted 12 Jan 2014 — by HarriMac
Category Announcements, Featured, Soulville, Technology

Happy New Year everyone!! We hope that this 12th day of 2014 finds all of you having an awesome year so far. There are about 353 days left in the year so how will we spend them? We at ThePinkC know we’re up for an adventure! This random posting and barrage of fall posts might be our continued pattern this year. Life happens and we’re trying to enjoy life so we hope it works for you all to see some infrequent posting. We’re not Ellie, even though we try to keep her vision going, and we’ve had to admit this to ourselves. But we hope that you’ll enjoy the content we do have to share and will give us feedback for what you wish to see in the near future.

How to read DRM eBooks on a different device

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Posted 17 Feb 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville, Technology
Amazon Kindle Keyboard

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A Tech Year of Service

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Posted 10 Feb 2013 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville, Technology

The National Day of Service in the United States was January 19 this year. The celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr’s birthday was the 21st. Even though these are two very recognized days to spend a day on not a day off helping your fellow man (animal, nature, etc). This doesn’t mean these are the only two days that you should give service. As Marian Wright Edelman said “Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”. We all have different reasons for serving. For some, there is the intrinsic happiness we get from having served. For others, there is the happiness that comes from extrinsic motivators like recognition and honor. Either way, you need to find some service!

Time to Update Your Emergency Kit!

Posted 04 Nov 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Soulville, Technology

In the US, today is the first day of Daylight Savings Time. This change to and from Daylight Savings Time is great for remembering that you should not only change your clocks, but check your emergency kit and check your fire alarm/carbon monoxide detector batteries. While I’m a public health geek through and through, my emergency kit isn’t only food and flashlights. I have tech supplies too! Below I’ll cover both, but think about setting these up more as a marathon not a sprint. Trying to acquire even just the home emergency kit can cost quite a bit of money so for many of us it involves some saving and some bit by bit shopping.

Cool Tech You Might Use This Semester

Posted 05 Aug 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured, Reviews, Technology

Technology has a very useful place in education. Very useful. Teachers and professors have smart boards and these days everyone seems to be using Blackboard or a similar technology to encourage group discussions and have a repository for course materials. Every class dealing with numbers is using specific software and/or requiring super fancy calculators (which as we all know are best used for an intense game of Tetris®). Many classes are having you write papers or do some intense research for papers. So what tech might you actually get to use? What tech might get your work done and make everyone else want to be your buddy?

The Lenovo T420

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Posted 22 Jun 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville, Technology

A couple months ago I got a Lenovo T420 laptop. I chose it after some careful deliberations of some more mobile options and some more powerful options and debating whether I wanted to get a MacBook Pro and use some programs via Windows Parallels. Though I certainly would have been very happy with a MBP, I couldn’t transition a lot of my programs just yet so I stuck with Windows. While I still don’t understand why a larger hard drive wasn’t available (even to purchase and replace), why you couldn’t upgrade the sound option, or why USB 3.0 wasn’t available, I’ve been fairly satisfied with the selection.

Tech Fun in the Summer Sun

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Posted 20 May 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Soulville, Technology

Children and college students everywhere are getting out for the summer. Those of us working year round don’t get a break but everyone can enjoy the increased number of activities that open up in this peak season. If you’re looking for a few ideas for technology to help you out at this time of year, check our ideas below.

I'm joining the modern age.
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E-Reader

Exercise Technology

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Posted 06 Apr 2012 — by HarriMac
Category Reviews, Soulville, Technology

I love to exercise even if I don’t do it as much as I should. One way I’ve managed to do more of it is to set my bike up on an indoor trainer. I can catch up on emails while I ride or watch Netflix/sports or do any number of things inside the comfort of my own home (or focus big time on the ride to get maximum workout in). And when I’m done? Quick shower and back to work or relaxation. Why is this relevant to a technology blog? Because we all should move more AND because my setup has benefited from modern technology, mainly a wireless bike computer and a trainer. I tried to use a wired computer but the cable wasn’t long enough to reach the rear wheel and had seen some bad reviews about using a wireless indoors. Mine works perfectly so I’m glad I took the leap. Moving from outdoors to indoors to ride is an adjustment because you do not know how far you’ve gone without the computer so I love the computer chip makers :) The trainer I have isn’t top of the line but it does the duty and I admit I searched for the perfect prices and sales to get everything (except the bike, I had that already). Do you take advantage of something like this? What’s your setup?