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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

4 Tips to Keep the Summer Heat from Frying Your Technology

Our tech devices go with us everywhere. We use our smartphones, tablets and laptops to check emails, monitor social media and capture those precious moments we encounter in our day to day lives. We take our laptops, tablets and smartphones for granted, they're delicate machines, and can suffer catastrophic problems if allowed to bake in the hot summer temperatures. Just like you, there are some things you need to do to make sure your technology will last for a long time. Here are some tips to keep your tech safe in the summer:

1.Know the "safe range" for temperatures.

Most tech devices are good to go in temperatures of 50° to 90° Anything warmer than this is asking for trouble. Laptop, smartphone and tablet batteries are notoriously not heat-friendly and the components of your delicate hard drive or internal storage might expand—sometimes causing permanent damage which puts you at risk for losing documents, photos and music stored on your devices.