In a society that’s dependent on technology, some things are unavoidable. Here’s a rundown of things you simply can’t escape if you use electronics, digital media, or tech devices and some related tips for making life easier when you do encounter these things.
Whether you’re registering your child’s build-a-bear or paying your credit card bill, many online tasks require you to create and remember a password. Some websites go a step further and require you to create a password that meets certain complexity standards. It’s wise to keep a list of your frequently used passwords in a safe deposit box. That way, you’ll have them in a secure place if you need to refresh your memory.
From tablets to TVs, many companies want you to register your new electronic devices. In many cases, companies use the information you submit to contact you if there’s a problem with the device. They’ll also use the information for marketing purposes. Because of this, some people use an incorrect middle initial on the registration form and discard any snail mail that arrives with the wrong initial on it. Registration can also be required before you can access certain websites.
You’ve careful typed up that long response to your boss on your iPhone and you’re ready to hit send — but before you do, your message is gone and the little white circle appears in the middle of the screen. Your battery is on its last leg. If you use any kind of mobile device, you’ve got to have a plan for charging the batteries. Plan to carry both a car charger and a cord for traditional outlets. You’d be surprised how many eating establishments besides Starbucks offer outlets near tables where you can charge your device.