Looking for a connection between technology, parents and graduates? Look no further than the living room, family room or bedrooms in many U.S. households.
At present, there are more than a half billion devices used in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet or to each other via personal Wi-Fi networks. A lot of this growth most recently has been driven by strong demand for tablets and smartphones, with almost 18 million tablets and nine million or more smartphones added in the first three months of 2013, according to reports from the NPD Group. PCs are still the most connected device in the home, although the number of smartphones and tablets in use easily outnumber PCs, notes NPD.
Online sales will continue to grow this year, by as much as 12%, says the national Retail Foundation (NRF). This means that more people will be scouring the Internet looking for the perfect technology gifts for moms, dads, and graduates, from desktops and notebooks to tablets, smartphones, digital cameras and printers.
In our 2013 Moms, Dads & Grads Buyers Guide we highlight the top technology picks and best buys from across the TechnologyGuide Media Group's seven product news and review sites, including our newest launch, TechnologyGuide. We spotlight the perfect notebook or tablet for work or play, or the best smartphone for on-the-go productivity and performance.
We'll even provide tips on shopping for tech products, as well as suggest apps that can help graduates make the jump from classroom to corporate campus. Check back often for the latest articles and advice.
College Bound: Best Budget Laptops for Grads
Heading off to school can be expensive; here are our top 5 picks for cost-friendly laptops for that college student to be** Read more on budget laptops
Best PCs for Moms, Dads, and New Grads
When it comes to desktop PCs, all-in-ones are hot and thin is in. We highlight some of the top systems for 2013 that are perfect gifts for someone looking for a low footprint, high value system.** Read more on best PCs
Best Tablets Under $300 for Moms, Dads, and Grads
Everyone from business executives to toddlers wants a tablet. Fortunately there are surprisingly good models available for under $300.** Read more on the best budget tablet buys
MDG Phone Home: Best T-Mobile Smartphones
With its new contract-free structure, T-Mobile is the perfect network for grads looking to pinch pennies. Have a look at our comprehensive list of the five best phones the carrier has to offer.** Read more on the best T-Mobile smartphones
Cameras that Click: Best Cameras for Moms, Dads and Grads
It's that time of the year! Time to celebrate the Moms, Dads and Grads in your life. What better than with the best cameras on the market?** Read more on best cameras
Print Charming: Best Creative Inkjets for Home and Dorm
A new printer is on the top of every Mom, Dad or Grad's list of ideal presents and we want to make sure you pick the right one! Here are our top five creative inkjets for home or dorm, all priced under $200!** Read more on top creative inkjets
Best Budget-Friendly Laser-Class Printers
Looking for a budget laser? Here are our top picks in budget friendly laser printers that are great for home office or dorm room.** Read more on budget-friendly laser printers
TechnologyGuide: Best Home Theater Gadgets and Upgrades
It's not expensive or difficult to give an old home theater a modern makeover, at least not with these top home theater gadgets.** Read more on best home theater gadgets
Top 10 Essential PC Applications For Students
Graduation time is here, although most class-savvy students are already looking ahead to what they'll need for academic or even job search success. Here are some top picks for software applications.** Read more on 10 best software applications
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How To Buy A College Bound Teen A Laptop
High school graduation is just around the corner and we have assembled a few tips and tricks to help parents buy their college bound graduate a new laptop.** Read more on buying a laptop
Why Tablets Make Great Gifts
Whether someone buys a cheap tablet or a more expensive model, there's a good chance the person you're buy the device for will find it both useful and fun.** Read more on why tablets make great gifts
How To Take Better Graduation Ceremony Pictures
It's time for another set of graduates to enter a new phase of their lives. Check out our pro tips on getting those important shots.** Read more on taking better graduation pictures
Best Android Fitness Apps for Moms, Dads, and Grads
With summer now on the way, many of us want to get in better shape whether you're a mom, dad, or grad. Here are five of the best Android apps to help you get in shape for the coming season.** Read more on the best fitness apps
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