Leave a comment

5 tech things you are wasting money on

5 tech things you are wasting money on
© Loke Yek Mang | Dreamstime.com

There's almost no choice. If you want to fully participate in the 21st century, you're going to need a smartphone, computer, smartTV, tablet and other gadgets. You're going to need access to the internet. Plain and simple.

But, this rise in technology has brought about another trend that, if you're not careful, can cost you big. Manufacturers are constantly pushing "the next big thing," and "essentials you need," as they try to add to their bottom line. 

We've done the research, and there are quite a few ways you can waste money on technology without even realizing it. Here are the top five.

1. Computer tune-up software 

You've heard it a thousand times before, that ad trying to sell you software that tunes up your computer. But guess what? You don't need it. 

We're not saying that you don't need to run regular cleanups for your PC, we're just saying that you don't have to pay for them. What these advertisers are hoping you don't realize is that there are free programs available.

Wise Care 365 is one of my favorites. It's a super speedy download, it's free and makes cleaning your computer easy. 

Once you download Wise Care 365, you'll see a big box with easy-to-read tabs that'll show you everything you can do with it. That starts with PC Checkup.

Within a minute (it's that fast), it will scan through thousands of files on your PC and clean up dozens or hundreds of them. Your computer will be given a grade on a scale up to 10, to tell you how sick or healthy your computer is.

A program called IObit Uninstaller will also help you free up space. This free download uninstalls unwanted programs and plug-ins you never meant to install.

As your computer gets older, the Advanced SystemCare feature can optimize its performance by up to 300 percent. It does this by deleting junk files, clearing out private information and disabling unneeded startup items. 

One Windows 10 privacy feature you really need to start using
Previous Tips

One Windows 10 privacy feature you really need to start using

Check whether your email account has been hacked
Next Tips

Check whether your email account has been hacked

View Comments ()