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Interview with Gavin Jocius, Executive Vice President Canvas on Demand

Interview with Gavin Jocius, Executive Vice President Canvas on Demand

When it comes to online Canvas printing Canvas on Demand is one of our top picks for best canvas printing. And when it comes to marketing those canvases on the web, Gavin Jocius is an expert. Since 2010 Gavin has successfully built the digital presence and growth for brands including LuLu, CafePress and now at his current role at Canvas on Demand. In addition he’s written a book, spoken at SXSW Conference and is the father. We got the chance to interview Gavin to find out more behind the scenes at their company. Read on to learn more and get inspired because he most definitely Rocks the Web.

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Geek Squad Reviews: Quality Service or Total Ripoff?

Sick computer: Geek Squad Reviews

You grab your laptop to browse the web and realize it won’t boot up. You’ve got it hooked to the charger, and yet nothing happens. Great, something’s broken. Now you need to find someone to fix it. Should you go to Geek Squad at Best Buy or should you go elsewhere? Let’s dissect Geek Squad and see if they’ll fix your device, set up your equipment, or cause you more pain…

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Best Tablet For Kids, Reading, Students, Work, & Gaming? Our Top Picks For Each!

Guy on tablet: Best Tablet For Kids, Reading, Students, Work, & Gaming

Tablets are popular for many uses around the home and classroom and these days they are more affordable than ever. But it depends what purpose you plan to use your tablet for in determining which one you should get. Some tablets are better for reading books while others are more suited for playing games. So we’ve chosen a tablet for each individual category, including: kids, reading, students, work and more! We’ve done the research for you including the pros, cons and various pricing for each one so you can find the best fit for you and your needs…

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Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Person in coffee shop on computer: Public Wifi Hackers? Keep Prying Eyes Off Your Files!

Do you often get online at your local coffee house, a hotel when traveling, or other public places (called WiFi hotspots)? If you’re not already aware — public WiFi access has the potential to severely compromise your online security. And hackers can get into your computer in no time (as in, 2 seconds!). So, what steps can you take to protect your online presence and your identity if hackers come calling? Keep reading to find the best ways to keep your private online self as secure as possible…

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9 Data Loss Prevention Tips For Your Digital Life

Woman pulling her hair out: 9 Data Loss Prevention Tips For Your Digital Life

Let’s face it. Phones get stolen, computers crash, coffee spills on our iPads. Life (and accidents) happen. So when it does, it’s critical to be prepared. Because we rely so heavily on technology nowadays, it’s that much more important to have a contingency plan. It’s devastating enough to lose your precious devices but it’s that much more frustrating to lose what is on them too. So here are some data loss prevention tips to help prevent it from happening to you…

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Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Man with empty wallet: Do RFID Wallets Work? Blocking 21st Century Pickpocketing

Did you know your credit card information can be stolen out of thin air when you’re doing something as simple as waiting in line at the grocery store? Today’s thieves do, and they have an alarmingly easy way to electronically pickpocket you without you ever knowing. What makes this possible is RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which is embedded in millions upon millions of credit cards. Fortunately, there are products called RFID wallets than you can use to help protect your credit or debit cards from being remotely read, but do RFID wallets work? First, we’ll explain the basics behind the technology so you can understand how you’re at risk…

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The Hot New Toy: Are Hoverboards Safe?

Hoverboard with fire extinquisher:Are Hoverboards Safe?

Did you buy your kids the must-have toy of the year, or are you considering making the purchase? We’re talking about hoverboards — and although today’s hoverboards don’t quite reach “Back to the Future” heights, they’re still all the rage. After this past holiday season’s explosion of hoverboard popularity, the media called into question the safety of hoverboards, citing fire hazards as a major concern. So, are hoverboards safe? Here, we’ll explore hoverboard safety and give you the information you need to make an informed purchase or to determine if the one you’ve already purchased is safe…

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