The Importance of Backing up Your Data

My high school engineering teacher had a saying that has stuck with me. She had it postered all around the classroom. “Technology will fail you at the most inopportune moment.” Basically the moral of that memorable line was simple - back up your files, else you lose your 80 page thesis hours before the deadline, crash the harddrive with all your client-deliverable files the same day they're due, or misplace your most precious photos of your wedding day (there’s never a good time for that). And it's an adage that I've certainly seen to be true with our clients here at Springboard Media.

Topics: Retail Business Education

Meet the Sonos One: A Virtual Personal Assistant with Hi-Fi Sound

Sonos and Alexa are taking their new partnership a step further than just a simple software update.

Meet the new Sonos One.

Amazon Alexa and Sonos blend seamlessly into this sleek new speaker that can deliver all the convenience of Alexa and the unmatched sound of Sonos in one fell swoop.

Topics: Retail

It's National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day! Here's How You Can Celebrate

Happy Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day!

There may not be a Hallmark card for this one, but this holiday acts as an important reminder for all computer users. A clean and organized desktop will not only make your computer run more healthfully, but it will keep you more productive.

10 Halloween Apps You Can Get for Free

Getting in the Halloween spirit? Keep your Halloween fun with you at all times in the form of games, craft inspirations and even a fitness app! As is the trend, most of these have In-App-Purchasing (IAP), but rest assured you can get some spooky satisfaction out of just the free versions as well.

Topics: Apps Retail

It's Here! SONOS is Finally Compatible with Alexa Devices

"Alexa, play my Dinner playlist." 

A phrase (or variation of it) that we have been waiting to say since it was reportedSonos and Alexa were teaming up last year. Sonos is always working on improving their devices - the richness of the sound, as well as the features and capabilities and they do not disappoint with this update. As of right now, your existing Sonos speakers can be linked to either Amazon Echo or Dot for voice control capability with a simple in-app update.

Topics: Home Automation Retail

The iPhone Set-Up Bundle

Launch Day is finally here! 

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus along with the Apple TV 4K and Apple Watch Series 3 have hit the shelves, and as your trusted technology resource we're here to help you every step of the way.

Topics: Retail

The Upgrade Checklist: Everything You Need to Do Before Getting a New iPhone

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X will be on the shelves before you know it, and if you’re looking to update check out Springboard Media’s iPhone Upgrade Checklist before you do.

Topics: Retail

Smart Thermostats Compared: Honeywell vs Nest vs Ecobee

A smart thermostat can save you money and energy. It can change temperature changes automatically throughout the day. It can start warming or cooling your house while you're on the drive home. And best of all, you can control you home's temperature on your phone, from anywhere.

Topics: Home Automation Retail

ICYMI: Apple Wows With Latest Update Announcements

If you’ve been waiting for the world to resemble those futuristic scenes of The Jetsons, then you are going to want to check out these updates. Apple is bringing the average consumers closer than ever to those cartoonish ideas of technology, from facial recognition, to making calls from a device strapped to your wrist.

Topics: Retail

Our Favorite New Products from CEDIA 2017

CEDIA 2017 is finally here.

This annual conference is one of the largest home automation showcases bringing over 18,000 home tech professionals and over 500 exhibitors.  Springboard Media’s home automation team is already on the showroom floor and ready to take in all the latest and greatest in smart home technology.

Topics: Home Automation