A-Z of Tech – helping you and your business understand technology

Sometimes we take the most basic concepts and products in our lives today for granted.  To help, EFTM has teamed up with Officeworks to bring you the A-Z of...

Sometimes we take the most basic concepts and products in our lives today for granted.  To help, EFTM has teamed up with Officeworks to bring you the A-Z of tech.

Over the next two weeks we’ll bring you 26 tips on tech.

From products to concepts and ideas, these are 26 great things to help you with your tech life.  Business or personal, technology is everywhere!

Today, we’ll kick it off with A-E

  • SGBV2000GB_seagate_seagate_expansion_2tb_desktop_external_hard_drive_blackA. Apps for that
    Did you know there’s an app that can control door locks at home while you’re at work? Or that you can use an app to track and find your keys or glasses? Browse your app store today to find tools to help you day-to-day.
  • B. Backup is essential
    There is no excuse for losing photos and files in today’s digital age, when you can back-up your data to a hard drive in minutes. Opt for hard drives with an internal shock sensor and ramp loading technology for extra protection against data loss.
  • C. Cloak it in the cloud
    Forget the white fluffy things, these days the Cloud could be the best thing for making your life easier. Cloud computing allows you to store and access data and programs on the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive, making it the perfect solution for those on the go. Storing your mail, contacts and documents in the Cloud makes them accessible from any device that’s connected to the internet – any time.
  • D. Drive with hands-free
    If your car doesn’t have built-in Bluetooth for your phone, grab a hands-free charger that plugs in to your phone. Answer calls and charge your phone simultaneously.
  • E. Environmental responsibility
    Think about the environment when upgrading your tech. Be sure to drop off your old devices (computers, batteries, ink and toner cartridges) in-store at your local Officeworks collection box to ethically dispose of your e-waste.

We’re doing this in association with the good folks at Officeworks.  If you’re shopping for tech, remember that Officeworks’ tech products are backed by its 5% Lowest Price Guarantee, twice daily price checks, tech services, easy returns, no commission selling, great service and in-store helpful advice.

Stay tuned to EFTM for more tips!


Trev produces two of the most popular technology podcasts in Australia, Your Tech Life and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He hosts a nightly radio show on Talking Lifestyle, 8pm Monday to Friday in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show and A Current Affair. Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave. Like this post? Buy Trev a drink!
3 Comments on this post.
  • Gary Lum
    18 May 2015 at 8:37 pm
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    I love the PowerCube from OfficeWorks. I bought two and took them to Hawaii on a recent holiday. Best thing ever.

  • Harry GoLightly
    19 May 2015 at 5:40 pm
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    Wow, can’t even handle a critical comment from a reader or hold up your end of the exchange when it comes to transparency. Nice work there Trev, sadly a typical approach by an amateur ‘blogger’ instead of a professional.

    • Trevor Long
      19 May 2015 at 5:44 pm
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      I have all your comments saved, ready to publish – All I ask is that you come out from behind your keyboard and have the guts to put your name to your comments. Do that, verify your identity and I’ll publish the whole thread again. Otherwise, you’re just a boring keyboard warrior with no life outside attacking people online. Simple really

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