Your Technology at Home

Do you use technology at home? It’s a great resource to have at your fingertips. Though, you might not know how to get the most out of your modern gadgets.

In 2011, 75.6 percent of households reported of having a computer, but even so, many of us are still trying to tackle PC familiarity. Optimize your computer and electronic experience by applying these easy tips!

Getting Started

There are a few things that you should know about your technology at home.

To get started you will want to have an idea as to; what kind of internet provider you have, the type of internet connection your PC is using, the brand and operating system of the computer you’re working on and how you would like to use that PC and other devices to improve your lifestyle.

If you feel that you have very little-to-none computer knowledge, we recommend having a one-on-one learning experience with an expert technician and also thinking about investing in a computer repair service plan.

If you are familiar with your computer and its specks, we recommend that your PC is up-to-date. Make sure that you are using the most recent update of your operating system. In fact, any technology that you have at home should be up-to-date.

Windows Applications for Technology at Home

Let’s say you have a Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 gadget, or just upgraded your device’s operating system to one of the following. Here are few applications you should install right away to optimize your technological experience at home.

  1. IM+

Most of us use our computer and windows device to communicate with friends and family. IM+ is the perfect windows application that allows you to chat “real time” across distinct networks. You will be able to use this app to chat with people on Facebook, AIM, Jabber and even GChat all at the same time, without having to continuously switch windows.

  1. StumbleUpon

If you would like to discover new and interesting things online consider installing StumbleUpon. This app helps you by recommending wUtilizing technology while you’re home. ebsites, videos and other bits of content that are geared towards your interests.

  1. HowStuffWorks

If you wonder how certain things work or need some knowledge about a subject, HowStuffWorks’ app can help you out. This application offers its readers wide variety of articles, podcasts and videos in regards to “how stuff works” like subjects of biology or auto repair.

  1. Netflix

Netflix is a must have for us and though it is not free (like the other suggested apps) it is a great addition to your device. You can stream movies and series through your browser on your time wherever you might be in the house or elsewhere.

Most of us do have a computer at home. Enhance your device by customizing it with apps that fit your personality and interests. Those with a Windows computer, phone or tablet should take advantage of these simple tips. If you’re wondering how you install an app to your device, just visit the Windows Store to search and install an app that fits your need.

Geeks on Site is always here to help you set up, and update your PCs. Give us a call today to see how we can help you tackle your technology at home!