Noobie’s Best of 2017

Noobie’s Best of 2017It’s the end of the year! To commemorate our wonderful year together, let’s go back and check out Noobie’s best of 2017. From the best videos and infographics to the most amazing tech hacks we’ve shared with you, check out the highlights of 2017 here:

 

I. Videos and Infographics: Best of 2017

1. Top 10 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts You Must Know

Working with a spreadsheet program like Excel can be a pain, so make it easy with these top Excel keyboard shortcuts. These are not advanced techniques but the basic ones perfect for learning Excel for beginners. With these shortcuts, there will be less clicking, so you have more time working on those rows and columns of data. And because these Excel shortcut keys are great for newbies, they are quicker to memorize! To further help you commit them to memory, here they are in infographic form.

2. What Is Home Automation & How It Works | Noobie

What Is Home Automation & How It Works | Noobie’s Best of 2017

You may not need to have the same home automation system of Bill Gates, but it’s important to understand the basics. This blog post will explore one of the most common trends in technology called smart home automation. Find out how it benefits you, what you need, and how things work.

3. Boost iPhone Battery Life With These Helpful Tips

Boost iPhone Battery Life With These Helpful Tips | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Apple has led the dawn of the smartphone era. However, with this newfound technology came the handheld device’s great energy hurdle. Since we have to constantly be at the mercy of electrical outlets and power banks, we found ways to make the iPhone battery life last through the day on one full charging. Get gadget savvy with useful information on how to maximize the iPhone battery lifespan.

4. How to Use Google Analytics for First Time Users

How to Use Google Analytics for First Time Users | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Planning to create a website for your business? Learning how to use Google Analytics may help you create marketing decisions to expand your reach. Sure, there are experts who can analyze and interpret data for you, but if you want to try your hand at learning it, check out this guide!

5. Ransomware Virus; 7 Ways to Protect Your Computer

Ransomware Virus; 7 Ways to Protect Your Computer Noobie’s Best of 2017 |

Ransomware viruses are a nightmare. On May 12, 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attacks locked down 230,000 computers. The hackers behind the cybercrime authored the virus through a vulnerability in Windows. The ransomware virus locked down their computers and asked for payments in Bitcoin for ransomware removal through a pop-up. Learn how you can avoid this happening to you.

6. Smart Home Gadgets Perfect As Gifts For Holiday Season

Smart Home Gadgets Perfect As Gifts For Holiday Season | Noobie’s Best of 2017

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. Make your list, check it twice, and get to shopping for family and friends all from the comfort of your home. They’ll love these awesome home gadgets you can order and ship straight from Amazon!

7. How to Protect Yourself | 31 Tips to Stay Safe Online

How to Protect Yourself | 31 Tips to Stay Safe Online

Knowing how to protect yourself online has become an increasingly important issue in today’s world of interconnectivity. Almost everyone has a digital footprint, that can breed criminal activity online. More than ever, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from identity theft, keyboard loggers, and other digital crimes. Keep reading to learn 31 precautionary measures to take in protecting your digital presence.

 

II. Pillar Posts: Best of 2017

 1. 27 Essential WordPress Plugins You Need To Install

27 Essential WordPress Plugins You Need To Install | Noobie’s Best of 2017

If you want to make the most out of WordPress, then you have to use WordPress plugins. Noobie rounded up more than 25 plugins, a lot of which are our personal favorites. In the list, you’ll find great free WordPress plugins, the best WordPress SEO plugin, and a whole lot more. Check them out now.

2. 9 Best Organization Apps Sure To Make Life Easier

9 Best Organization Apps Sure To Make Life Easier | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Organization apps, if used correctly, can help you prioritize and focus. With these best productivity apps for Android and Apple, you can break down your long-term goals into more manageable tasks. You can also declutter your day with these best time management apps for Android and Apple. Take a look at these new tools to help you manage your day-to-day.

3. How to Protect Yourself | 31 Tips to Stay Safe Online

How to Protect Yourself | 31 Tips to Stay Safe Online | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Knowing how to protect yourself online has become an increasingly important issue in today’s world of interconnectivity. Almost everyone has a digital footprint, that can breed criminal activity online. More than ever, it’s crucial to take the necessary steps to protect yourself from identity theft, keyboard loggers, and other digital crimes. Learn 31 precautionary measures to take in protecting your digital presence.

III. Top Social Posts: Best of 2017

1. 7 Ways to Protect your Computer From Viruses

2. How Does DropBox Work?

3. Common Technical Support Problems for PC and Simple Solutions

IV. Crowd Favorites from 2017

 1. How To Create Gmail Account For First-Time Users

How To Create Gmail Account For First-Time Users | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Creating a Gmail account has a lot of benefits. One, you can use the email sign in details for various apps that you can integrate with Gmail or Google. Moreover, you can now access all Google apps and customize your Google experience. The email platform also offers several tools and features to make emailing not only easy but also fun! Are you ready to create your first email account in Gmail?

2. Cyber Monday 2017 Deals To Include Great Discount On Google Pixel 2 & More

 Cyber Monday 2017 Deals To Include Great Discount On Google Pixel 2 & More | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Cyber Monday 2017 is quickly approaching! It’s time for you to check out the gadgets you should look out for to purchase! This year, Apple, Samsung, Google and other tech companies have released their newest flagship phones. Google, in particular, will reportedly offer significant discounts for their latest flagship phone, Google Pixel 2 and XL. Learn more about this excellent news from Cyber Monday Hero.

3. 9 Cool Home Gadgets Perfect For Families With Small Kids

 9 Cool Home Gadgets Perfect For Families With Small Kids | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Parenting is not an easy role, and while there’s nothing that can take the place of a parent, there are a lot of cool home gadgets that can make it more fun and convenient. In fact, these home technology gadgets are ideal for families with small kids. From yogurt makers to smart home devices, here are cool gadgets for the house you should check out.

4. MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive? This Is How You Can Fix It

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Unresponsive? This Is How You Can Fix It | Noobie’s Best of 2017

Want to Unplug for a Bit?

The MacBook Pro Touch Bar is an OLED multi-touch strip lying at the topmost layer of your MacBook’s keyboard. What’s beautiful about this new feature for 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro is its ability to provide a new set of functionalities based on the app you’re using. But like most things, it’s great when it’s there, but it’s frustrating when it’s unresponsive. Noobie shows you how to fix a stuck MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

5. iPhone Features | Tips & Tricks You Need To Know

iPhone Features | Tips & Tricks You Need To Know | Noobie’s Best of 2017

iPhone features are arguably among the most cutting-edge in mobile devices and broadly define the overall Apple experience. As you may already know, consumers line the glass walls of the Apple store for hours in anticipation of the newest Apple gadget launch. Noobie lists the latest (and most discreet) Apple iPhone features and benefits you can implement today.

We had a wonderful year together! We hope we helped you learn more about technology and gadgets. Let’s continue sharing useful information about technology next year!

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