Monthly Archives: December 2012

  1. Tips for New iPad Owners

    Tips for New iPad Owners

    Got a new iPad for Christmas? Get started using your iPad with these 4 tips for new iPad owners.

    1. Get an iPad cover.

    The first accessory any new iPad owner needs is an iPad cover. The choices range from book-like covers (like Pad & Quill's Graduate Edition iPad case) to sleeves, bags, clear protectors, and skins.
    Save money by waiting on other accessory purchases until you figure out how you'll be using your iPad the most. Docking stations, keyboards, stylus pens, and other accessories can all come in handy depending on what you want to do with your iPad.

    2. Accident prone? Sign up for AppleCare+.

    Accidents happen to the best of us. Be prepared for them with AppleCare+. The standard warranty for a new iPad is 90 days of complimentary

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  2. Coming home

    Coming home

    We hope you Holiday season is going well!  We completely understand last minute shopping here at PQ.  Why, because I am one of the worst.  Just ask me if I have Mrs. PQ's gift yet.  Does having an idea around the concept count? So if your like me, we are now shipping same day on most cases for iPad, iPhone or Kindle.  They can still arrive at your home for Christmas!



    Speaking of home, our eldest is returning from college this week. I believe it is not just to ask dad for more money either.  Seriously, I know she, Mrs.PQ and the rest of the crew can not wait to spend this long weekend together as a family.  Although our home dynamics have changed, the traditions around Christmas remain the same.  An evening of watching 'A Christmas Story', baking cookies, stuffing stockings and Christmas Eve service are some of the yearly holiday traditions we will be enjoying.  For

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  3. iPhone 5 Security Tips

    iPhone 5 Security Tips

    The data stored on your iPhone 5 makes you an easy target for identity theft. Thieves can find everything from financial information to email accounts to pictures of deposited checks on your iPhone's memory. Don't let data theft happen to you. Keep your iPhone 5 secure with these steps.

    1. Secure your iPhone 5 with a password.

    Annoying? Maybe. But entering a password every time you use your iPhone can save you from people who don't know how to mind their own business or accidental purchases made by your kid, as well as more deliberate attempts to steal your personal information.
    With a passcode in place, no one can snoop through your photos, read old text messages, or download apps without your permission. You wouldn't leave your diary lying open on the coffee table, would you? Don't leave your iPhone available for anyone to snoop through either.

    2. Install "Find My iPhone."

    One of the

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  4. 5 Must-Have MacBook Air Accessories

    5 Must-Have MacBook Air Accessories

    A naked MacBook might look good when it's new, but you won't be tapping into the full potential of your MacBook Air without adding a few accessories…and you'll be risking damage from scratches and dings. Here are 5 of our top picks for spiffing up your new laptop with MacBook Air accessories.

    1. HDMI Adaptor

    Want to view photos or watch YouTube videos on your TV? A mini display-port-to-HDMI cable will turn your TV into a larger-than-life monitor for easy viewing. An HDMI adaptor also lets you use your MacBook Air for presentations at work or with a client. For hooking up to an external display VGA monitor, you'll want to pick up a VGA-specific adapter as well.

    2. External Storage

    Need more space to store your photos, music, and design

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  5. WOODCHUCKcase

    We are very excited about our newest addition to the PQ Bookshelf. WOODCHUCKcase. Started by two young Minnesota entrepreneurs who are creating beautiful real wood skins for iPhones, iPad's, laptops and more.  Their story is not unlike Mrs.PQ's and myself.  Started out of their houses, prototyping and eventually brought these gorgeous USA made products to market.



    Their passion is to make beautiful wood products, keeping it local and employing sustainable processes throughout manufacturing.  The fit could not be better as we love:  Minnesota, wood, keeping it local and really cool devices.  PQ always offers FREE domestic shipping so try out a Woodchuck skin for iPhone 5 or 4/4S with one of our cases.  30 Day money back guarantee makes it fairly risk free!




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  6. Tips for New Kindle Owners

    Tips for New Kindle Owners

    Making the transition from hardcover books to digital e-books should be fun, not overwhelming. As you learn to navigate your new Kindle device, no doubt you'll find your own list of favorite tips and tricks. To get you started, here are some of our favorites.

    1. Save battery life.

    The biggest battery killer on your Kindle device is the wireless connection. Most of the time, you don't need reception for more than a few minutes at a time. Turn the Wi-Fi connection on when you need it, and turn it off when you don't. You'll need fewer battery charges in between.

    2. Get a Kindle cover.

    Part of the fun of owning a Kindle is taking it with you wherever you go. Keep your Kindle from getting damaged by using a Kindle case. It protects your Kindle if you drop it and prevents scratches, nicks, and dents. The more places you bring your Kindle, the

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