8 simple tech tips for PR professionals

From updating your smartphone to taking caution on location-based apps, here are easy ways to make your plugged-in existence easier and safer.

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Technology can make our lives easy and convenient, but you need to be smart. Here are eight smart tech tips for the fall:

1. Make relevant updates: Smart phone operating systems update every few months, and updating can do wonders for your phone’s productivity. Check to see if your phone is due for a system update. Android recently updated to Ice Cream Sandwich and Apple’s iOS 6 is making its debut in a few short weeks.

2. Change your passwords: Changing the passwords for all of your accounts can be daunting, but it’s imperative to switch them up periodically for your safety. Keep passwords in a safe, secret place to make the process less overwhelming.

3. Out with the old: During college I would rid my computer of old files after every semester. This is a habit I still do, even after graduation. Eliminate unused documents to help your computer run faster and more efficiently. This can apply to smart phone and tablet apps as well.

4. Clean up your social media accounts: Now’s a good time to untag yourself from those less-flattering Facebook photos, remove inappropriate posts, and update your LinkedIn profile. This is especially important if you’re looking for a job or internship.

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