Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? - Vogue

AFP Blog

Can the 50-Minute Phone Rule Change Your Life? Vogue : "Instead of laughing in my face for speaking in clichés, Simon shared that he’d taken motivational speaker and author Brendon Burchard’s advice on giving up “screens”—not just phones, but laptops and TV as well—for the first and last 50 minutes of his day. “It’s

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Infographic: Interesting Stats On The Rise Of Internet Phone Calls


Internet phone calls, typically referred to as voice over internet protocol (VoIP) by IT professionals, are becoming increasingly popular amongst businesses and nonprofits, both small and large. Accessible on multiple devices, including desktops, laptops, and cell phones.

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How to Get Long Life Out of Laptop and Cell Phone Batteries

Tech Soup Blog

I got to talking last week with Kiera Butler of Mother Jones magazine about the best ways to keep the rechargeable batteries in laptops and mobile phones healthy and long-lived. Dell says that a full life span for a garden-variety lithium-ion laptop battery is 18 to 24 months. A cell phone battery can last the same length of time, and is good for approximately 400 recharges. However, it's best to unplug a laptop or phone if you're just storing it for some days.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

To be able to telework, people usually need five things: a computer or tablet, broadband Internet, access to work email, access to work documents, and a phone. As smartphones mature, we’re doing more on them and less on our laptops.

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Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector?

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What Will Happen When PCs and Mobile Phones Converge?

Tech Soup Blog

The robust smartphones of the near future will likely use a combination of mobile apps and cloud apps and because we'll dock them so much with our laptops, we'll begin using those types of applications much more on our computers as well.

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iFixit’s Basic Phone Repairs that Most of Us Can Do

Tech Soup Blog

Our goal is to teach everyone how to repair the stuff they own—whether it’s laptops , snowboards , toys , or clothes. Although we’ve been told otherwise, there is no such thing as a “green” cell phone or computer.

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Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help!

Tech Soup Blog

In a time of crisis, there's so much need for food, water, shelter, medical care, and whatnot, but the communications infrastructure has made securing those things much harder, since phone, computer, and Internet systems have been damaged as well.

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2013: Free WiFi in Forbes Magazine and Braille Phones

Tech Soup Blog

Mashable reports that the world's first mobile phone specifically designed for sight-impaired people is under development. It will be a Braille phone and it is due to come out the end of this year at an affordable price ($185). Of course mobile phone payments are not new.

Learnings and Reflections from BlogHer about Mobile Phones for Video Blogging and Beyond

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

However, in one of the discussion threads on the Summit wiki, there has been mention about using cameraphones or smart phones for this in addition to. Our questions were: What do you need to know about web/blog design so that your blog can be read by people on a mobile phone? Photo 1.

NTC Reflections: How many Smart Phones does it Take to Make a Dinner Reservation?

Beaconfire Wire

A few people had Smart Phones back then. I had a phone that made phone calls. For me, not much has changed (although my phone does text). But now that I saw the ubiquity of Smart Phones at NTC, I’m ready for a change.

Better manage volunteers through software tools


Let’s face it, with the constant advancements in cell phone, laptop and tablet technology, people are spending more and more time online than off. Welcome to a new era of volunteerism, whether you like it or not.

Refurbished Computers for Nonprofit Serving Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

Keli gets to talk to many people on the phone who use TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) to get low-cost refurbished computers. GreenTech Hardware Green IT laptops computer recycling refurbished computers

The Disposable Computer

Tech Soup Blog

Tablet computers: So maybe your iPad isn't a replacement for your desktop or laptop, but the Surface Pro is getting awfully close. These laptops are priced between $200 and $500. Cell phones too; if you're out of warranty, you pay the $150 to get a new one.

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

The nonprofit provides laptops, tablet computers, training, and other technology resources to elderly people. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

How to Set Up an Instagram Printer for Your Next Event

Tech Soup Blog

Instagram is a photo-sharing app (for Android phones and the iPhone) that has a built-in social network. He also set up a script that triggered the print function from his phone to his laptop.

Developers and Nonprofits Come Together to Make Apps for Change

Tech Soup Blog

The user can go to any bus stop and simply text the stop ID number (listed on every bus stop) to a local phone number (415-528-3226). The reality is that not everybody has a device, such as a phone or laptop, which connects to Wi-Fi. One hour. Eight apps. Infinite inspiration.

Can your Office Staff Handle New Software?

Vertex Systems

Almost everyone nowadays has a laptop or computer at home and they’re very familiar with the Windows operating system. Furthermore, a good portion of those people own a tablet or smart cell phone. Vertex was also designed to work on mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.

Are your Staff Computer Savvy?

Vertex Systems

“Computer Savvy” has taken on an entirely different meaning in the age of smart phones and being online almost anywhere, almost any time. Intuition by Vertex is designed to be user friendly and will work on mobile phones, tablets, laptops or any office computer.

TechSoup’s 5 Basic Things to Protect Privacy

Tech Soup Blog

Now that we can use our phones to make credit card purchases, do online banking, email our doctors, and store lots of personal information, it’s probably time to take few precautions. Well over half of smartphone owners don’t password protect their phones at all.

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Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

The nonprofit provides laptops, tablet computers, training, and other technology resources to elderly people. Is back to school just for kids? Apparently not.

Mobile for Good: Earth Month Edition

Tech Soup Blog

Fairphone wanted to do something more so they decided to make their dream earth-friendly phone a reality. Owners of a Fairphone will also be able to easily order new parts in case their phone is damaged. American Mobile Phone Recycling on the Rise. 11,000 were laptops.

A Case for Mobile Computing in the Rehab Agency Community

Vertex Systems

All they need is a smart phone, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. For many years, the term “mobile computing” would conjure up images of Captain James T. Kirk and Spock with their hand-held computer scanners on an alien planet.

Using Smartphones and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots to Tell Your Story

Tech Soup Blog

Here's an idea for using smartphones with good cameras and video capability like the Dell Venue Pro touch screen phones for digital story telling: Send someone out to video compelling work that your nonprofit or library is doing out in the field for your holiday message.

Upcoming Webinar January 15: Symantec's Norton Security for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Their newest products combine features of Norton AntiVirus, Norton Internet Security, and Norton 360 for Windows and Mac all in one, easy-to-implement package, making it simpler than ever to get your PCs, Macs, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices the protection they need for 2015.

6 Ways to Engage Millennial Donors


Millennials, like most people, love putting stickers on their water bottles, laptops, bike helmets and it’s always nice to receive something for making a contribution. Like most everyone these days, millennials are on their phone quite a bit, so make it easier for them to view your content, sign up forms, and donation pages. Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation.

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Case Management Software: Focus on Clients, Not Paperwork.

Vertex Systems

It can also be used on any tablet, laptop, or cell phone while out in the field – no more lugging around reams of paperwork and 3-ring binders. For many rehabilitation agencies, case management has become an exercise in loose post-it notes, reams of paperwork, and repetitive data entry.

Why Celebrity iCloud Hacking Should Matter to Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you pay attention to the news, you may have recently heard about a major Internet hacking of celebrity phones and devices , in which hundreds of photos were leaked to the wider Internet.

Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Another big trend in the IT press forecasts is the much heralded decline of the traditional PC – laptops and desktop computers. cloud computing mobile phones nptech NTEN big data tsfeatured tsmobiletechnology tsplanningstrategy The Internet of Things

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Community Tools Based on Community Listening

Tech Soup Blog

At the event we talked to some very smart and committed ham radio experts to understand new technologies useful for converting ham radio signals to readable messages on a laptop. mobile apps nonprofit mobile phone Caravan Studios nonprofits data

Making Sense of Windows 8 Hardware

Tech Soup Blog

Probably the most intriguing new devices are the convertibles, which are hybrid tablet and laptop devices. Microsoft slates are designed to be as functional as a laptop, in a small touch screen form that weigh only a pound and a half. Windows Phone 8 Smartphones.

Mobile for Good: May Edition

Tech Soup Blog

June is generally a very busy month for mobile with Google I/O, Apple's WWDC, and lots of summer phone/tablet releases. A kill switch would allow consumers to remotely lock and wipe their phone so thieves can't get a hold of their data. apps mobile phone tsmobiletechnology

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Free pizza event today backs charity seeking Pepsi grant

AFP Blog

Anyone who comes in and votes for Hannah's Hope via cell phone or laptop will receive a free slice of pizza, courtesy of owner Matt McClellan.If Just one example of how Charities are promoting themselves in Pepsi Refresh.Free pizza event today backs charity seeking Pepsi grant: "Volunteers will be at Tour de Pizza, 212 37th Ave N., St Petersburg, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today.

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Capture and Share Events with Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

You can give real-time updates from fundraisers or liveblog featured speakers at events from your laptop or mobile device. If your organization uses Flickr (Android, iOS, Windows Phone) to manage photos, the mobile app is a must-have companion.

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Infographic: How Tech Changed The Way We Work


Smart phones, tablets, laptop computers, and desktop computers are synonymous with work. Americans used to dread the sound of the the a rattling filing cabinet.

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Why Apps Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

Apps are only a few years old, but have taken the mobile phone and tablet worlds by storm. Apps are software widgets that you usually download onto a phone or PC. They are add-ons that extend the functionality of your mobile phone, tablet computer, or PC beyond its basic repertoire.

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JUST IN: The Latest Stats on Responsive Web Design for Private Schools [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The evidence is building and it’s becoming harder to ignore: an ever increasing number of people are using phones & tablets to tackle all manner of tasks on the web. From booking rides on Uber to depositing checks from our phones, mobile devices are central to how we interact online.

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The Year in Review: The Best Tech Stories of 2015

Byte Technology

The newest version of your favorite phone may go up a little, but you’ll recoup any up front loss in the long run. The Internet behemoth unveiled the Now on Tap feature that cuts down on the amount of time you need to find something on your phone from minutes to mere seconds.

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Will Google’s Mobile-Friendly Website Search Ranking Kill Your SEO?

John Haydon

You’ve probably already noticed the “Mobile-friendly” designation in Google search results on your mobile phone. And that future exists on smartphones and tablets – not desktop or laptop browsers.

Cool App Roundup: Office Apps for Smartphones

Tech Soup Blog

It renders documents well on the screen, nearly as well as on a laptop, and allows users to do a surprising amount of formatting, particularly within Word docs. Are you using an office app on your phone or tablet computer? GreenTech Green IT cloud computing cell phones mobile phones apps App It UpOne of the great things about smartphones is that they are so easy to carry around. They’re especially convenient for email.

Recycle Your Rechargeable Batteries!

Tech Soup Blog

Most mobile phones and laptop computers use lithium ion rechargeable batteries. Find out where to recycle them at read more.

5 Reasons Why VOIP Is The Future Of Nonprofit Communication


Dollar for dollar, VOIP phone services are the cheapest options available for nonprofit organizations seeking a versatile communication platform. VOIP calls reduce the need for traditional phone infrastructure like copper wires and wooden poles.

New Release: FluidSurveys 5.0 at TechSoup! Improving How Questions Get Answered

Tech Soup Blog

Your survey resizes automatically to adjust to desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone screen dimensions. Release of FluidSurveys 5.0. Change can be good—really good. The release of FluidSurveys 5.0