How To: Spice Up Your Laptop or Tablet

We spend a lot of time on our laptops and tablets, and frequently that time is spent working. Whether we’re in class or sending important emails, it’s nice to be surrounded by things we like. Personalizing your work space can make tedious tasks and long classes seem more bearable, and one of our favorite ways to do this is with decals, stickers, and skins! Here are some that are guaranteed to keep you smiling while you’re hard at work:

Go with a beautiful design to cover the outside of your laptop or your keys.

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MixedDecal on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
THEWOODWE on Etsy
THEWOODWE on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy

Give yourself some inspiration.

ThinkNoir on Etsy
ThinkNoir on Etsy

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The 5 Best Apps to Stay Organized

There’s a common belief that your tablet, phone, or iPod causes distractions and hinders daily productivity, but there is a plethora of apps available to help organize your life. This is particularly useful for students who have difficulty balancing their homework, work, and social schedules. Try some of these apps to help with time management and organization, and you may find that your mobile device is actually an asset to your success.

Things iOS

Things

Things is a daily task app that allows you to track your to-do list and categorize projects into sections. Keyboard shortcuts and tags make everything convenient to use and easy to navigate.

If you have an Android device, try Google Keep instead.

Evernote iOS Android

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Stuck on What to Get Mom for Christmas? 7 Perfect Gifts for Mom

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By rdesai (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Stuck on What to Get Mom for Christmas? 7 Perfect Gifts for Mom

Mom has been there for you through it all and given you everything. This year it’s time to give back, give her something special she really wants. What should you get mom for Christmas when she keeps saying she doesn’t need anything? Let P.C. Richard & Son help you out. We’ve got seven great Christmas gift ideas for mom she’s certain to love.

Keurig Brewing System

For every mom that loves a hot, brewed cup of coffee, a Keurig Brewing System is the perfect gift. Keurig’s brew a delicious cup of coffee in a fraction of the … Read more...

The Top 10 Christmas Gifts for College Students in 2015

By JD Hancock from Austin, TX, United States (Merry Christmas 2010) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By JD Hancock from Austin, TX, United States (Merry Christmas 2010) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Surprise your college student with the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether your student is living on-campus in the dorms or off-campus in a rental, P.C. Richard & Son has great Christmas gifts for college students to help make their time away from home easier.

The top ten Christmas gifts for college students include:

AZ1_RM3316B1. Compact Refrigerator

Ideal for any dorm room and even for an apartment bedroom (what college student wants to walk all the way to the kitchen to grab a soda?) a compact refrigerator is a must-have appliance. The compact fridge easily holds cans of soda, bottles of juice, … Read more...

Laptop vs. Tablet – Pros and Cons for Taking Notes

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With back to school on the horizon, it’s time to make a decision about the best way for your kids to take notes once class is back in session. While laptops used to be the first choice, improvements in tablets have made these mini computers another popular option. At P.C. Richard & Son, we’ve put together some pros and cons to help you and your child make the best choice.

Laptop Benefits

There’s a lot to like about laptops, which are constantly getting better and better. Here are some good reasons to buy your returning student a laptop:

Simulates a desktop. Laptops come with full keyboards, trackpads and have the option of a wired or wireless mouse. Their … Read more...

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab4

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Samsung’s next generation Galaxy Tab4 line releases May 1, 2014 and is perfect for the whole family. This new line offers an exceptional multimedia experience in a more premium and portable design, making it ideal for viewing or sharing content with friends and family.

All three Tab4 models, 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch, sport a WXGA display with a 16-by-10 ratio—ideal for watching movies, playing games, or reading digital content. And with the Multi Window function, users can seamlessly move between apps and windows, and drag and drop content to better fit the screen.

The Tab4 line also comes with features like Group Play for sharing music, documents, and games in real time, WatchON and Netflix for watching TV shows and … Read more...

Keeping Your Devices Safe In The Cold

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Stepping out into the bitter cold does not only have an effect on you, but the blast of arctic temperatures could put your electronics on thin ice! Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and laptops can all lose functionality as the temperature drops. Here are some problems that may occur during these chilly days:

Battery Drain: Is the most common and most immediate effects of cold weather. Your device may spontaneously power off with a dead battery in extreme cold. If your smartphone is exposed to cold temperatures for an extended period of time, you risk killing the battery altogether.

Screen Issues: LCD displays on smartphones, Apple iPads or Android tablets are sensitive to the cold. Users may experience delayed touchscreen reactions … Read more...

Top 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $50

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Have you been looking for some gift ideas to stuff those stockings with? Well, not only do we have great ideas, but we have great prices to match them! We’ve listed our top 10 favorite stocking stuffers that cost under $50… check them out below:

  1. Skull Candy Ink’d 2 Earbud Headphones: Loud, comfortable, affordable, the ability to block surrounding noise, and comes in various colors! What have you got to lose? It makes a great little stocking stuffer. Everybody can use another set of earbuds, even if they already have a pair.
  2. HYPE Mini Capsule Bluetooth Speaker: Small, lightweight, and crystal-clear sound… not only is this Bluetooth speaker the perfect travel accessory, but it fits into a stocking
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Sony Event This Week at P.C. Richard and Son

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It’s the perfect week to start your holiday shopping with the Sony event going on now at P.C. Richard and Son! We’re celebrating all that Sony has to offer this week with amazing deals on Sony TVs, laptops, cameras, speakers, and much more.  Work, play, or create – Sony offers an array of products that are great for the office, home, or hobby. 

This week, save up to $1500 on select Sony 4K Ultra HDTVs and experience a picture as real as life itself! Plus, purchase any 55”/65” Sony 4K Ultra HDTV and save $200 on a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player, which allows you to watch select movies in 4K.  Don’t forget to also check out their … Read more...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition

 

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition will go on sale in the U.S. October 10, 2013, but you can pre-order yours today. With improved S Pen capabilities, vibrant display, and improved multi-tasking features packaged in a sleek polished design, the new Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition delivers a brilliant tablet experience.  Continue reading to see why this tablet is worth the price.

 Worthy Features :

Super Clear LCD

The display offers brighter colors and more lifelike graphics. The 2,560 X 1,600 pixel WQXGA display contains over 4 million pixels, offering users a dynamic viewing experience.

My Magazine

Samsung introduces a new magazine-style user interface called My Magazine. My Magazine allows users to organize the latest news, Read more...