A Technology Christmas Gift List for Kids in 2017

The advances of technology have permeated to the smallest citizens of the world and what better way to ring in the Christmas spirit than to ensure a best tech gift list for kids to make sure that they have the best holiday season around.

There are many exciting options in different price ranges. From hatchimals, mask tech toys to robotic toys and coding games, there are quite a few to choose from. Drones and hoverboards for kids are extremely entertaining and rated among the coolest tech toys of all times.

Apart from hoverboards, and drones and cameras, there are quite a few DIY robot and other DIY tech options. You can always choose an age appropriate tech toy after reading reviews and other information on the popular toys doing the buzz this holiday season.

Use the following hacks or tips to make the best out of technology on a budget

  • Introduce your children to the pleasures of family board game time and you can even go digital with this old school idea. Try adding board game apps like Monopoly, Scrabble etc., to their tech gadgets like iPads and tabs. These are quite enjoyable and inexpensive too.
  • If you child loves DIY toys, give him/ her a tech-based toy like a DIY toy or include them while trying some add-on hacks like camera for drones, led light strips for their hoverboards and so on.
  • If your children are avid gamers, try to procure games cheap. Most serious gamers never pay retail! There are online stores which allow gamers to buy and sell many used titles for gaming consoles. Browse these sites and you may find some great deals on your child’s favourite games. You can also try ‘online rental’ options to avoid buying expensive games which may fall out of favour after sometime.
  • Downloads can also be budget-friendly. There are sites where you can pay and download music, apps, e-books and cool gaming stuff which are of good quality as that of their conservative gift-wrapped physical counterparts.

Try these options before you resign to an expensive gift this holiday season…

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Importance Of Firewalls

Having a computer is one of the aspects, but keeping it in a smooth and running is the major task. There are major threats and problems arising within that small device. You would never be aware of a few of them, and few would be known.

The major threats are due to virus, spyware and malware that when stricken puts your data into trouble. Protecting your data from threats is possible by using antivirus and also by updating the firewall on your PC. Though many computer repair centres will help you on that, it’s always better to be aware of such threats and tackles to come out of it. Computer repairs North Lakes which is led by computer technician Robert Krajnyk are experts in protecting your PC from threats, have great solutions to it, and they cater to any PC, be it Windows or Linux, or even the Mac.

They give effective solutions and are punctual everytime. You needn’t wait hours at the centres and then get your problem heard, they have online solutions and processes to make things easier and smoother for all.

Well, let’s now check for few DIY tips for protecting your PC, by checking upon Firewall:

Firewall is basically a             security system for the network, which controls the traffic flow based on few rules that come via the internet.  They are important for any computer that is connected to the internet. There are 2 types;

  • Hardware firewall
  • Software firewall

Hardware firewalls are physical and are seen as astand-aloneproduct, which gives astrong protection to your PC. They use packet filtering method and check for their source and destination. But, compared to software firewalls, they are less effective. They tend to ignore the embedded worms or virus in the outgoing mails and treat them as plain regular traffic.

Software firewall:

They are the most effective ones, as they protect maximum from the threats. They are installed on the computer and can be customised as per your requirement. They have defined controls for setting up a file or document and have privacy control and protectthe computer that is installed on the network and not the whole network.


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