Review: KeySmart Key Holder & Organizer

by Khalid Hosein on February 1, 2015

KeySmart - key organizerAnnoyed by your jumble of keys hanging off of your keychain? KeySmart offers up their eponymously-named product to wrangle those keys into submission. KeySmart consists of 2 laser-cut flat aluminum bars held together at its opposing ends by screws. Your keys fit in between the bars and rotate around the screw columns.

KeySmart prides itself on a precision-assembled product, a process that they show off in a video on their website, but it’s not a false claim. I could tell this as I was going through the steps of disassembling and then reassembling my unit.

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Maintain Recurring Task Lists in Evernote

by Doug Felteau on December 31, 2014

To Do ListEvernote has become a staple in my everyday personal and professional life both as an archive for documents to maintaining dynamic lists. I have archived documents such as manuals for my electronic equipment, recipes, work documents, meeting notes, notes about health and travel and notes about practices and games for the U8 Girls Soccer Team I coach. Additionally, I’ve found Evernote to be very useful in maintaining dynamic lists including lists for shopping, wines I enjoy and wish lists of items around the house I would like to upgrade. Even more dynamic, Evernote has become my system of record for my task list using a series of Notebooks and processes. I’ve used Todoodle, Todoist, Google Tasks, Outlook’s notes, paper and more but have not kept a task list process as long as I’ve used this system so I wanted to share with the Geek’s readers.
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Announcing our book on Computer Password Security!

by Khalid Hosein on December 24, 2014

Book cover - Computer Security PasswordWe are proud to announce that the geeks, yours truly – Doug and Khalid, have written and published their very first book. We saw a great need for a single source of compiled information and advice that the average computer user could follow to improve and secure their online accounts and passwords.

Being in the IT and information security field, this is a subject that we speak about constantly, and yet while there are thousands of articles online, there were no books that nicely encapsulated all of that knowledge.

Every week, thousands of passwords and/or identities are stolen, and those are only the breaches we know about. Don’t become a statistic – follow the easy-to-follow advice in our book to greatly reduce your exposure.

As a holiday special, we’re giving it away tomorrow, Christmas Day, 25 Dec 2014! 

We’d love to hear your thoughts. If you have a few minutes, help out other shoppers by posting a review on Amazon.

Gift Guide for Geeks

Do you have someone on your gifting list with particular taste in all things Geek?  If so, the Geeks have your gifting playbook depending on your level of investment (how much money do you want to spend?).  Below are some great gift ideas under $50, under $100, under $200 and over $200 but you can […]

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014 has started

Amazon is leading the pack with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for bargain hunters including entire sections of the store on sale from Toys & Games to Electronics. Here are a couple of Amazon’s most popular deals: Breaking Bad Complete Series for $149.99 (50% off) Seagate Backup Plus 5TB External for $139.88 (46% off) […]

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5 Ways to Reduce Roaming Costs

Sponsored Post Mobile usage costs are something many of us don’t think too much about when we’re home, but when we go on holiday, we often discover that it’s something we should have considered. Usually we can connect just fine, but hostel and hotel Wi-Fi is usually horrible, or ridiculously overpriced. Likewise, roaming fees can […]

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Educational Web-based Games for Kids

Video games have long evolved from being only about fun and entertainment, and today there is a wealth of educational games, many of which are online (web-based). In this post, we take a quick look at 6 of these, which are either free or free at their core. GameUp from BrainPOP This collection of free […]

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Review: Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker

Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker System

Kinivo sent the Geeks a sample of the Kinivo M2 Bluetooth Speaker system which is a 2.1 speaker system designed for computers, smartphones and tablets for testing. I’ve tested the Kinivo speaker system using Bluetooth from a Mac, iPhone, iPad and Samsung S4 as well as NFC on the Samsung S4… yes, Bluetooth AND NFC. […]

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Review: V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones

V-MODA sent the Geeks a sample of their Crossfade M-100 headphones with some interchangeable cables which included their SpeakEasy Mic, SharePlay Audio and BoomPro, CoilPro and 3-button cables.  V-MODA crowdsourced the creative process to design the Crossfade M-100 headphones tapping into audiophiles, producers, editors and DJs to fine-tune the sound and ergonomics.  

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Passwords Are Not Broken, but How We Choose Them Sure Is

By Bruce Schneier, author of recent book, Carry On: Sound Advice from Schneier on Security I’ve been reading a lot about how passwords are no longer good security. The reality is more complicated. Passwords are still secure enough for many applications, but you have to choose a good one. And that’s hard. The best way […]

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