Category Archives: home office

SmartTechCheck Podcast: Hot Tech Holiday Shopping Tips

My December 3, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed hot tech holiday shopping tips. Watch the video of the podcast here, or listen … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CES 2022 Preview

My December 30, 2021 appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter John Quain. This week we previewed the upcoming CES 2021 and recapped the top tech trends of the year. Watch the video of … Continue reading

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CTA: Expect Robust Q4, $500b In U.S. Tech Sales in 2022

Despite chip shortages, supply chain problems, and staffing issues, demand and sales for consumer tech – especially WFH and home entertainment devices – has and will remain high through the holiday season and next year. Read this report here at … Continue reading

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The 9 Best Inkjet Printers for Business in 2021

Inkjet printers are ideal for businesses with less demanding printing work but have photo and other heavy color art and graphics reproduction needs. Inkjet photo-printing superiority, an aspect even the best laser printers find challenging, is handy for operations such … Continue reading

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The 9 Best Laser Printers for Business in 2021

There’s a perception that laser printers are conspicuously more expensive than their inkjet counterparts and are, therefore, unaffordable for thrifty small and mid-sized businesses. On the contrary, however, laser printers not only represent a huge price premium over inkjets, but … Continue reading

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Should You Upgrade to the New iMac?

With a new iMac going on sale later this month, the enduring question is: is it time to upgrade? Built around the powerful new M1 chip and sporting a host of other upgrades, the new iMac is worth a long, … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Apple’s phantom event, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips

My March 23, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed Apple’s phantom event, Apple HomePod’s temperature sensor, Microsoft Exchange hacks, Zoom tips, Apple’s app … Continue reading

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The best printer for 2020

Yes, printers are still a thing, and they can even make a great gift. Despite the near ubiquity of digital displays — from phones to laptops to TVs — there are still times when you need a hard copy. Shopping … Continue reading

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Top 10 Back-to-School Gear

If our national health luck holds up, a host of young scholars will physically return to the classroom in a month or so. Even if young scholars continue their education virtually, they’ll need the right gear to smooth their studying. … Continue reading

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Our Video Chatting New Normal

Odds are, over the last two months or so, you’ve Zoomed, Skyped, FaceTimed, Webexed, Housepartied or Hangout-ed—likely more times than your combined lifetime total of video chatting. And when you aren’t video chatting, you’re watching someone else video chatting on … Continue reading

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