Technology changes so fast that it’s often difficult to keep up. Some that were once must-haves are now….NOT and new ones are taking their places. However, some of your old favorites may still be the best.
According to Yahoo Finance, here’s a list of what to keep and what to lose:
DESKTOP COMPUTER — Lose it. Laptops have everything you need. There is nothing the average computer user can’t get from a laptop.
HIGH-SPEED INTERNET AT HOME — Keep it. Even though MiFi (a device that changes 3G into Wi-Fi) exists now, it only works well if you have a great data signal at home. If you want reliable internet and the ability to watch Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix, don’t lose your high-speed internet.
CABLE TV — Depends. Cable can still be a nice perk, but if you aren’t in desperate need of it, you can get by with most shows by subscribing to Hulu Plus, Netflix, or Amazon Instant Video.
POINT-AND-SHOOT CAMERA — Lose it. Although Smartphone cameras are probably not as good as the old point-and-shoot cameras, they are much more convenient. It is extremely easy to share pictures on a Smartphone, and there are apps to make your pictures look extra awesome. You may not take your camera everywhere, but you usually take your phone everywhere. It is always nice to be able to capture a moment at any time of day.
CAMCORDER — Lose it. If you are just looking to take some fun videos, a Smartphone will work fine. If the quality isn’t good enough, you are probably in need of a nice (and expensive) camera. There is very little need for something in the middle of the two.
USB THUMB DRIVE — Lose it. If you need to share files, you don’t need hardware. You can usually move files around using the internet. You can e-mail files to yourself or sign up for Dropbox or any other service where you can create a “private, shareable hard drive in the cloud.”
DIGITAL MUSIC PLAYER — Lose it (probably). Two words: Smart. Phone. If you want a small music player for something such as exercise or background noise, purchase an iPod Shuffle.
ALARM CLOCK — Keep it. Remember when the iPhone alarms didn’t work and people woke up late? It’s always safer to have a good old alarm clock –they are less complicated, anyway.
GPS UNIT — Lose it. If you have a Smartphone, forget about buying a GPS. Smartphones usually have free or cheap GPS systems — cheaper than a normal GPS.
BOOKS — Keep them (with one exception). Digital books are great, but let’s be honest — nothing compares to a real live book. You never have to recharge a book’s battery. One great style of digital books to purchase? Cookbooks. They are cheap and extremely handy.
B.U.L.L.I.E. Nation Rescue and Pet Food Center are teaming up to help the animals and families affected by the tornado in Oklahoma. The shelters and rescues are overrun with extra animals to feed and care for. They will be having a Stuff the Truck event Saturday, May 25th from 10 to 4 at Pet Food Center’s North Evansville Location.
It’s no secret kids are smart little nuggets. For starters, they’re chock-full of helpful logic and know how to fool parents with a fib. As we’ve recently discovered, they’re also very talented in the poetry department.
Miranda Lambert's soft spot for animals is well known in country music circles. The singer has her own animal rescue organization, and she's agreed to pitch in to help take care of the many animals displaced by the devastating tornado which hit Moore, Oklahoma on Monday (May 20).
Jason Aldean has decided to 'take a little ride' on the wild side and let his fans help decide the next single from his hit record 'Night Train.' With ten No. 1 songs under his belt, he's hoping those who know best will be able to choose his next hit.
Taylor Swift has made a very nice career singing about the different stages of her life so far and her new song '22' is another great example of that. Swift is growing up through her music right before our very eyes and as fun as she makes being 22 sound in the song and in the video, the reality of being 22 is really very different as Conan O'Brien so eloquently points out.
Every dad knows what it's like to have a conversation with their toddler. Imagine if you will, re-enacting that conversation with another adult man playing the part of your 2-year-old daughter for example. The conversation would be the same, but the dynamic is totally different. One YouTube user decided to do that very thing.
If you enjoy twists and turns of a police drama and a sexy soap with all the fun of the country music business, then you should be watching Nashville on ABC. The show wrapped its first season last night and it's been announced they're back for a second in the fall. That's good because what a cliff hanger...or hangers actually.
Country music superstar Tim McGraw thrilled a fan who is battling cancer by acknowledging her at his concert in Burgettstown, Penn. this past Saturday night (May 18). The photo showing the singer giving Shirlene Borsos a tender kiss on the head has since become a viral internet sensation.
Jon Pardi is one win away from the Country Whuppin' Hall of Fame! To make that happen, he'll have to beat someone who's made it there twice. Let's see if the Pardianimals can hold off Lauren Alaina's new single in today's Whuppin'!
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