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Got A New iPad For Christmas? Here’s How To Get Started

Electronics are a popular gift choice for many people around the holidays. After all, they are both sleek and attractive, and they keep us connected in our fast-paced society. One of the fastest growing electronics markets over the past couple of years is tablets, with the Apple iPad leading the pack by a wide margin. These thin, fast, and capable gadgets are the perfect go-between for smartphones and full-on computers, and are the perfect accessory for anyone who likes to stay connected on the go.

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3 Reasons To Bring Your Mom to DWC

If you or a loved one is struggling to master technology, there are classes at the Digital Workshop Center that can help. Ask your doctor if DWC is right for you.

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Smartphone Gadgets that Continue to Change the Game

Every few months, I like to research the latest smartphone trends and see what best fits my business and me. Recently, I came across a few interesting gadgets that I thought were fun and practical and wanted to share. If you’ve made the move to a smartphone but prefer the old-school feel of a traditional phone while working from your home or office, there’s a gadget for you. The POP DESK by Native Union allows you to transform your smartphone into a more traditional phone with a handset and a slick, modern stand. The $50 stand allows you to use all your mobile phone’s features while giving it the feel of your trusty desktop phone. Another useful smartphone gadget is also good for the environment. The Solio Bolt is a solar-powered phone charger perfect for those on the go, especially in remote areas. Imagine a scenario where you work in the field extensively and use your smartphone for various tasks, such as navigation, the calendar and listening to music. All these tasks drain your phone’s battery, and — unless you have an electric car — you’d have to run your car’s engine to get a power source to recharge the phone. The Bolt allows you to tap into Colorado’s abundant sunshine to keep your phone running for as long as you need it. The $70 Bolt comes with a help guide and a cable to connect to your phone or micro USB device. One more exciting smartphone gadget under development is the Occipital Structure Sensor. This gadget can connect to any smartphone and allows individuals to capture an object in its three-dimensional sense. It’s great for contractors or those who need to build maps, industrial design, or fields where it’s imperative that you understand an object’s dimensions. This will be a perfect tool for those who need to quickly assess the size of a room, such as in construction or real estate. After collecting the data with the OSS, the information can then be easily sent to a computer or co-worker for analysis. Every day there are more smartphone and tablet gadgets released onto the market. If you have any you would like to share, please leave your suggestions in the comments below! If you would like to try any of these handy gadgets but need help using your smartphone, check out our iPhone/iPad 101 class. We’d be happy to help you get started! [Originally published in the Coloradoan on...

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