About Colin Robinson
Colin works for a high technology equipment manufacture as a senior product manager. The majority of his time is spent traveling to visit clients and to teach them in using this hi-tech equipment. He has to keep up with the latest advances in computer technology and trends and has spent over 32 years in his line of work traveling extensively. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. Read more at http://www.worksmartandtravel.com/colin-robinson/

How to Use Chromecast in Your Hotel Room

April 3, 2015 23

Please read my new article “Chromecast in a Hotel Room – Four Easy Ways To Get It Working” which supersedes this article. Updated 11th May 2016. I love using my Chromecast in my hotel room while traveling. Chromecast makes an excellent traveling gadget because it’s small, inexpensive and it uses your smartphone as the remote control (less stuff to carry around).  My laptop is free to use for other things […]

News and Updates – LastPass gives Smart Phone users 9 Good Tips

April 1, 2015 0

Posted on the LastPass Blog today is a very good article giving Smart Phone users 9 good tips on how to protect their phones and data stored in their phones.  You can read the article here.    But I’m going to add two additional recommendations in addition to the 9 in this article. Use a good VPN when on public WiFi By using a good VPN when on public WiFi, […]

Save Money on Currency Exchange

March 29, 2015 0

There are many articles on the internet about how to save money on currency exchange while traveling. But none of the articles talk about the little known Global ATM Alliance.  If you bank with Bank of America and have one of their ATM or Debit cards, then you can save money on foreign exchange fees because Bank Of America is a member of the Global ATM Alliance.  The Global ATM […]

News and Updates – SugarSync Pricing Plan and Storage Changes

March 29, 2015 0

As promised in an Email to their subscribers last October, SugarSync Pricing changed this week. The new pricing structure and increased amount of storage make SugarSync a more attractive option putting them more inline with their competition. For existing users, SugarSync grandfathering their pricing plan while increasing the amount of storage. I’ve been grandfathered in at $7.49 per month and my storage increased from 60Gb to 250Gb. New users are […]

Sleeping Well While Traveling

March 21, 2015 0

I often have difficulty sleeping well while traveling.  Whether I’m jet lag, wired, or in strange surroundings sleeping strange bed, sleeping is hard.  At one point in my traveling career, my hotel insomnia became so bad that I had to do something. So, after seeing my doctor, I did some research.  My research findings make common sense, while others are quite surprising. Some of my conclusions are below which you […]

T-Mobile Announces Un-Carrier 9 and Hotel WiFi Test Launches Content API

March 18, 2015 0

  Hotel WiFi Test Launches Content API Hotel WiFi Test Tweeted some interesting news yesterday announcing the launch of a Content API designed for other travel and hotel booking websites.  What’s really interesting about this news is they are giving travel booking website the ability to show their collected data on internet access speeds at different hotels around the world.   This is great news for the business traveler as […]

How A New Service Saves Time Downloading Documents!

March 15, 2015 0

We are becoming more and more of a paperless society as each day goes buy. But who’s really pushing this? Believe it or not, its not you or I.It’s the big companies and their interest is not in saving the environment! It’s in saving costs associated with not having to print your bills, bank statements and other documents and sending them through the postal mail system. Instead you are sent […]

How to Check A Hotels WiFi Speed Before Booking a Room!

March 10, 2015 0

How many times have you stayed at a hotel and found the internet access slower than dial-up? If you travel a lot like I do, chances are you have found slow internet access at many hotels. You may have paid for some of this slowness too. Well now you can check the hotels internet speeds before booking a room thanks to a new cool website called Hotel Wifi Test www.hotelwifitest.com. […]

News – Earth Class Mail files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

March 7, 2015 0

Earth Class Mail sent all there users an Email on Monday last week explaining important changes taking place at the company. In the Email they explained that they were approached with an offer to buy the company several months ago and the terms of the sale have now been agreed upon. Apparently one of the terms of the sale is to restructure their legacy debt so it will no longer […]

The CardStore.com

March 7, 2015 0

Now here’s a big time saver for me if not a Tim Ferris time hack, the CardStore.com! Let’s take a look at buying a birthday card, filling it out and mailing it.   For me to run up to the store (10 minutes), pick out a card, (another 5 minutes) fill it out, stuff it into an envelope and address it (5 minutes) and run up to the post office to […]

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