Posts Tagged ‘Shopping’

Back to School 2011! Get psyched!

Posted 22 Jul 2011 — by HarriMac
Category Back to School, Featured, Soulville

Did I date myself by saying “get psyched!”? It’s that time of year again, back to school time. I’ve been trying to help a niece and a cousin get ready for college this year and so I’ve decided the first Back to School post this year would be things you need for college. Most of these assume that you’ve a freshman living in a dorm, but many could be useful despite your year status or dorm status.

Please post in the comments if there is an item you think I’ve missed or if there is something else that really helped you get ready for college.

How To Choose A Digital Camera

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Posted 20 Jul 2011 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Geek Girl, Soulville, Technology

Almost every phone these days has a digital camera built in. But what if you want more? You want better zoom, more precise shooting, or just manually adjusting the shutter speed or aperture? You can’t do that on every phone. So here’s a quick how to for picking a digital camera to use in the place of or in combination with you camera phone.

Ask yourself five questions –

1)     What do I plan to take pictures of?

2)     Where do I plan to use my camera?

3)     How much control over the composition do I want?

Looking for a Laptop (again)

Posted 22 Apr 2010 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

I just got word that I am being considered for another position at the company I work for – and it will require me to get another laptop that runs Windows, instead of my trusty MacBook.

I’ve been looking at Toshiba and Lenovo machines as a new work machine. It doesn’t have to be super powerful, just budget friendly and lightweight.

Lenovo has some neat netbooks, but that’s not the size I’m looking for – so I’m looking in the 13.3-15 inch range. The prices online look pretty good, but then again, everything looks great at 3am, right? If I stay within budget, I could probably find a nice machine for around $600, which is a fraction of my MacBook and have a nice work computer.

Thinking of selling your site?

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Posted 28 Feb 2010 — by Ellie
Category Technology

Domain Appraisal is the first step you should take after deciding to sell your site. Not only can you get a person to evaluate the value of your site, but you can also use the information for tax purposes or to help you decide how much to charge for advertising.

Look for domain appraisal that is non-automated and uses a variety of factors to determine the value of your site. Don’t let them just look at one or two factors and make a decision on how much your domain is worth! Look for appraisers who are experienced or have training in valuation.

10 Great Android Apps for the new Android Owner

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Posted 25 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

androidWe’ve covered Apple iPhone apps here quite a few times, but now Android is on the scene in a major way! I’ve gotten the Samsung Moment and I’ve been loving every moment of finding awesome free apps for it that make my life easier or are just plain fun!

Below you’ll find my handpicked list of 10 great Android apps that are a must for new Android owners. Tell me your favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear from you!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Posted 01 Dec 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Happy holidays! Most of us in the US will be celebrating Christmas on December 25, but this is also a holiday season for people of other faiths and cultures. For me, the holiday season is a time to show appreciation to the people I love and care about by exchanging gifts, spending quality time with each other and enjoying great food.

Below is my list of some great gifts for anyone on your list. They can all be purchased at and delivered by Christmas. I have ordered from them in the past, and their gift wrapping is professional and seasonal.

How to Get Control of your Digital World

Posted 26 May 2009 — by Ellie
Category Featured, Geek Girl

Pile of GadgetsIt is easy to get bogged down with gadgets in our digital world. Most of us have a cell phone, an iPod or MP3 player, a digital camera and a laptop which we carry with us on a regular basis.

As evidenced by my “go bag” and HarriMac‘s, there’s plenty of analog stuff we geeks carry with ourselves on a daily basis, too!

But, today, I want to help you get control of your digital world. It won’t hurt, I promise, and you’ll be feeling a lot better physically and mentally once you get rid of some things by combining them, upgrading or downgrading!

15 Really Cool and Free iPhone Apps

Posted 12 Mar 2009 — by HarriMac
Category Featured, Soulville

SoulvilleI’ve had my Apple iPhone for about 3 weeks now and I think it’s pretty awesome.

Every couple days, I find some really neat applications that help all facets of my life – school work, organization, entertainment, hobbies.

Here are 15 of the coolest free iPhone apps I have located so far.

1. The Weather Channel – For quick updates on weather, this is where I turn first. It’s easier to check the weather here upon waking up than getting up and going to a website on the computer.

10 Things to Look for in a Web-host

Posted 02 Mar 2009 — by Ellie
Category Geek Girl

Finding a new web-host can be a challenge, especially if you are new to having a website or blog.

However, there are 10 Things to Look for in a Web-host, and these 10 tips will ensure you get the best host to meet your needs.

  1. Price is important. You do not want to spend a lot of money for hosting that is mediocre, nor do you want to spend money if a free host will fit your needs.
  2. How much storage is the host offering? You’d be surprised at how hosts offer so many different amounts of storage space. Find a good balance between storage and the other features, to get your money’s worth of the hosting.