For new devices received over the holidays, below are some Best Practices for setup and security

You got the shiny new gadget you’ve been wanting, now what?  If you set it up the right way, you might wonder how you ever lived without it. But set it up wrong and you could open yourself up to all kinds of headaches and security issues. From unboxing to troubleshooting issues that crop up and upcycling your old gadgets, using your new piece of tech may not be as simple as opening the package and heading out the door, at least not right away.

Here are a few pro tips and tricks to get you up and running in no time.

1. Unboxing basics
2. Troubleshooting
3. Hire Help for complex needs
4. Back it up
5. Lock it down
6. Missed connections
7. Recycle Old tech devices