Tech New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

New Year's Resolutions

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions yet? It’s not too late. To make the most out of 2019, you need to review your current computer system, hardware and software to see if there is any room for improvement. What maintenance should you preform? are the latest upgrades worth the money? What new gadget should you invest in?

Here are some ideas…

Start fresh

Do a thorough sweep of your computer and phone – emptying trash, deleting old files and uninstalling unused or obsolete programs and apps. Cleaning out your hard drive should be an important part of owning a computer. If you want to keep your system running smoothly, you need to take care of it!

Watch our YouTube Video on why your hard drive gets full.

Privacy

While many laptop users know that the built-in web cam that comes with most new units can be vulnerable to hacking – allowing someone to literally spy on you through the lens, not everyone knows that your smartphone camera can be controlled, as well. Make one of your New Year’s Resolutions to prevent your privacy from being invaded.

There are covers available for your phone that shield the camera when not in use. Watch our video about this on YouTube, as well.

Don’t be a victim in 2019!

Useful smart tech for the home

From touchscreen smart hubs (that help you control to smart fridges (that will make grocery shopping easier), there’s lots of smart home tech that’s designed to make like easier.

If you haven’t upgraded already, consider making one of your New Year’s Resolutions to automate your home with smart technology. By giving yourself more control over the temperature, lighting and security, you can actually save yourself money through reduced energy costs. Smart thermostats are probably one of the wisest inventions.

Contact TwinBytes

If you can’t fix your computer yourself, or you need advice on what to do for your business in the new year, contact TwinBytes in Markham. We offer solutions to your computer and networking problems.

Happy New Year! Start 2019 off with no regrets!