Our New Year’s Tech Resolutions

Instead of wasting another gym membership or breaking old habits, this year resolve to get your ever-expanding tech life in order.

Here are a few easy tips to make 2014 feel like the ultimate power button.

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Backing Up Your Data

As wise man Axl Rose once said, “nothin’ lasts forever.” Even if he wasn’t talking about hard drives and data, the mantra still stands. We depend on our laptops, tablets, and all other gadgetry to run smoothly. So when they don’t, we panic. Backing up all your essential data to an external hard drive or a secure cloud service, like Dropbox or Googledrive, is straightforward and grants you access from anywhere at anytime. The year 2014 shall be the end of data-loss face-palms.

You lock your smartphone screen and your back door, so why not your accounts? A hacked account can inflict more damage than someone spamming all your friends about diet pills from Nigeria. As phishing schemes and hacking attempts become more sophisticated, so should you. All it takes in most cases is setting up a 2-factor authentication (2FA). Companies like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter now offer this level of security by using text message-based mobile authentication. While preventing a password breach and identity hack, it is also a helpful tool in keeping track of lost usernames or passwords.

Protecting Your Devices

Our tech toys travel with us everywhere. From the office, to home, and even on vacation — they get around! For devices so valuable, isn’t it time to give them a little TLC? So protect your gear with a stylish protective case. Cases like the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air or iPad mini take on double duty as a two-sided case and a Bluetooth keyboard that complement your iPad without sacrificing portability. With these in tow, your tablet is sure to see 2015.

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Decluttering Your Workspaces 

It’s time to ask yourself: how many team-building mugs does one really need? Studies have shown that a messy desk can make for a messy mind — clutter can distract you at work and leave you looking unprofessional. In addition to clearing out all the excessive flair from your desk area, you can also streamline your computer peripherals with the Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820. This sleek, space-saving keyboard features a built-in touchpad that allows you to navigate everything on your computer from one device.

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What tech are you hoping to get in check this year? Get into the 2014-spirit and share them in the comments.

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