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

Give yourself some inspiration.

ThinkNoir on Etsy
ThinkNoir on Etsy

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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...

Back To School – Choosing the Right Laptop

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If you’re heading to college for the first time, the most important thing you will need is a laptop. You’ll use your laptops for more than just class work: for streaming movies, shows or music, staying in touch with friends and family, gaming, storing photos and much more. You’ll want to find one that’s right for you and your needs, as well as last through your college life.

Before you begin your search for the perfect laptop, the first thing you should do is check with your school or major for specific system requirements. Some colleges and universities want their students equipped with a Windows-based laptop to cut down on software incompatibility issues. Others will let you use almost … Read more...

Planning the Ultimate Summer Road Trip: Family Trips to the Cape

Family Road Trip

Pack up the kids; it’s time for the ultimate summer road trip! Whether you’re planning a cross-country trek to visit family or a week-long getaway to the Cape, look to P.C. Richard and Son for ways to keep everyone entertained as the miles roll along.

Here are 5 must-haves for a stress-free summer road trip with kids of all ages:

 

 

 

1. Keep on Track With a GPS

A quality GarminGPS navigation system with updated maps help you avoid construction and other traffic delays that can add hours to any road trip. GPS features to look for include real-time traffic updates, reliable route alternatives to avoid construction, or other traffic snarls and free map upgrades for life. While … Read more...

HP Back to School Bundle Sweepstakes

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You may not want to think about school while you’re lying on the beach, but now is the time to start preparing to head back and we want to help. P.C. Richard & Son wants to kick off your school year right with a chance to win an HP Back to School Bundle! This bundle has everything you’ll need for studying: a laptop for class, a tablet while you’re on-the-go, and a desktop computer for your dorm! Think that’s too much computer power? With HP Connected Apps, you’ll be able to maintain your digital life and school files across all these devices.

You could be the lucky winner heading back to school in style with an HP 8” TabletRead more...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Get Dad What He Really Wants!

 

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and you may be thinking, “what should I get for Dad?” Forget the ties, socks, and coffee mugs… this year, get Dad what he really wants.

 

 

#1 GrillWeber Grill

If your dad is anything like my own, he’ll look for any excuse to BBQ. During the summer months mom usually gets a break from preparing dinners and dad will ‘man’ the grill. If your father’s grill is looking a little worn or just outdated, you can be sure he would appreciate a new one. To show his appreciation we bet he’ll grill you up something tasty!

 

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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...

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...

Enter For a Chance to Win an HP Back to School Bundle!

You may not be thinking about school while you’re hanging out on the beach, but you know what they say; time flies when you’re having fun! Before you know it you will be heading back to school, and now is the time to start preparing for the year.

P.C. Richard & Son has just what a student needs to make this the best school year ever. We are giving away two HP Back to School Bundles which include; an All-In-One Touchscreen Computer, a Slate 7 Tablet and an All-In-One Wireless Printer – it’s everything you need to make the grade! Two lucky students will be heading back to school in style; one of them could be you!

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