5 Tech New Year's Resolutions To Pledge In 2014
Posted: December 29, 2013 by Emily Brown
Along with the active use of technology come some bad tech habits that are pretty tough to break. But just because they are deeply integrated into your daily device routine, it doesn't mean they're unchangeable.
There is no need to wonder where to start, because here we offer 5 basic tech new year's resolution you should start with in 2014.
Clean The Clutter From Your Computer
If you have let irrelevant emails pile up in your inbox and your desktop is filled with old files, you have to do some thorough cleaning. In order to get rid of the mess and lead a clutter-free digital life from now on you have to do the following: For emails, try to answer messages asap and those that don't require reply, sort them out properly or delete them. For desktop files, save them to appropriate folders once you create them and delete any duplicate files the moment you spot them.
Don't Forget To Update Security Software
Even it's not the most thrilling activity, you need to update your security software every now and then to avoid getting malware or trojan horses that either could steal your personal information or damage your computer. Whereas often programs schedule updates, use 10 minutes of a less busy day to make some updates.
Do Regular Back-up To An External Hard Drive
Computers don't last forever and we don't realize that until our PC or laptop breaks and we lose some important data on the way. To avoid that from happening, make a habit out of backing-up your hard drive. Be it manually or using the many free back-up tools online, the choice is yours.
Be Social Media Savvy And Protect You Privacy
Do your best to became a master in tweeting, status updating and adopting new social media skills. After all, we live in an era where web connectivity and online presence are a key part of our lives. But don't forget to keep up track with social networks' updates, because along with updates often change privacy settings. You don't want your once hidden-info in your profile to become public out of nowhere.
Disconnect An Hour Before You Go To Bed
It may sound tough to break this resolution, but it's 100% worth the try. If you succeed to disconnect at least one hour before you go to bed you will sleep more peaceful and your productivity will almost double.