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Back to school made easy

This back-to-school season, the right supplies can help you start the year on a positive note. Whether you’re a teacher looking to stock your classroom, a parent hoping to set your child up for a successful year, or a student yourself, Staples has all the school supplies you need to be successful. Shop our wide variety of back-to-school supplies, from learning games and toys to school tech.

Shopping for your classroom

At Staples, we know that a well-equipped classroom can help empower educators to keep students engaged. From school binders to lesson planners, we have all the classroom essentials you need to create a safe and fun learning environment for your students. Shopping for an elementary school classroom? Check out our selection of crayons, school glue and safety scissors, which are perfect for young learners. Need supplies for older students? Our study tools like index cards and smart notebooks are great for students in middle school, high school or college with more complex studies.

Preparing for the school year

Whether you’re shopping for the first year of elementary school or the first year of college, you can find everything you need to thrive at Staples. For young learners, shop our fun yet practical selection of back-to-school essentials. A high-quality lunch box can help them stay fueled and take on their busy day of learning, while tools like colorful notebooks and school pencils ensure they’re prepared for whatever lessons their teacher has planned. Going off to college can be an overwhelming experience, but the right supplies can ease the transition. In addition to what you or your student needs to succeed in class, remember to stock up on dorm room essentials like storage bins and laundry supplies.

Take a seat

Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

Office furniture that is the proper size and height makes a big difference. When shopping for chairs, the height of the seat should be adjustable so that the user’s feet can sit flat on the floor with their knees at right angles. Likewise, the accompanying office desk should be at a height where the users’ elbows can sit comfortably at right angles at their sides while typing or writing. Browse our selection to find the combination that’s right for you. If size if a concern, check out our big & tall chairs which can support up to 500lbs.

Game on

If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

Tech accessories for work or play

Whether you’re shopping for tech essentials for school, work or anywhere in between, Staples has all the latest products to keep you up to date. Browse our selection of laptops and Chromebooks to find the perfect on-the-go computer for schoolwork, homework, hybrid work, and play. If you’re a gamer, streamer, or work with large files, a gaming laptop or desktop PC might be the best option for you. With installed RAM up to 64GB and up to 2TB SSD, gaming laptops can handle everything from the newest online games to editing audio, films and more. Need more file storage? Increase capacity with an external hard drive.

Shop NXT Technologies wide assortment of tech accessories including chargers, power banks, headsets and more. Staples range of audio accessories can help you create the best audio experience. From headsets for focused work time to headphones and Bluetooth speakers for music and entertainment, find the latest audio technology at Staples.

Show seasonal allergies who’s boss

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

No matter what you do, it’s unlikely that the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be avoided entirely. Make sure to have over-the-counter cold and allergy medications on hand to battle symptoms, and stock up on facial tissues so you’ll always have one available when you need them.

Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

Up your printing game with a Supertank Printer

Looking for a printer with more print capacity that’s better for the environment and your wallet? Shop Staples selection of Supertank Printers for all the benefits of an inkjet printer with the convenience and savings of replacement ink bottles that last longer and cost less per page than standard inkjet printer cartridges.

Find a Supertank printer from your favorite top printer brand including:

  • HP Smart Tank & Neverstop Printers
  • Brother INKVestment Tank Printers
  • Canon MegaTank Printers
  • Epson EcoTank Printers

And don’t forget to browse Staples Ink and Toner Finder to find the right replacement ink for your new printer. No matter what printer you have, enter the brand, cartridge or printer model into the easy-to-use Ink and Toner Finder, and browse for compatible ink.

Staples® Official Online Store

Back to school made easy

This back-to-school season, the right supplies can help you start the year on a positive note. Whether you’re a teacher looking to stock your classroom, a parent hoping to set your child up for a successful year, or a student yourself, Staples has all the school supplies you need to be successful. Shop our wide variety of back-to-school supplies, from learning games and toys to school tech.

Shopping for your classroom

At Staples, we know that a well-equipped classroom can help empower educators to keep students engaged. From school binders to lesson planners, we have all the classroom essentials you need to create a safe and fun learning environment for your students. Shopping for an elementary school classroom? Check out our selection of crayons, school glue and safety scissors, which are perfect for young learners. Need supplies for older students? Our study tools like index cards and smart notebooks are great for students in middle school, high school or college with more complex studies.

Preparing for the school year

Whether you’re shopping for the first year of elementary school or the first year of college, you can find everything you need to thrive at Staples. For young learners, shop our fun yet practical selection of back-to-school essentials. A high-quality lunch box can help them stay fueled and take on their busy day of learning, while tools like colorful notebooks and school pencils ensure they’re prepared for whatever lessons their teacher has planned. Going off to college can be an overwhelming experience, but the right supplies can ease the transition. In addition to what you or your student needs to succeed in class, remember to stock up on dorm room essentials like storage bins and laundry supplies.

Take a seat

Whether you’re working from home or outfitting a space for gaming, your comfort is dependent on finding the best chair. At Staples, we provide a broad range of office chairs and seating, so you can find the right fit for you. Select from multifunctional task chairs, computer & desk chairs, drafting stools and more. If you will be using your new chair for multiple hours a day, make sure to get an ergonomic office chair to prevent unnecessary strain.

Comfort, all day long

Office furniture that is the proper size and height makes a big difference. When shopping for chairs, the height of the seat should be adjustable so that the user’s feet can sit flat on the floor with their knees at right angles. Likewise, the accompanying office desk should be at a height where the users’ elbows can sit comfortably at right angles at their sides while typing or writing. Browse our selection to find the combination that’s right for you. If size if a concern, check out our big & tall chairs which can support up to 500lbs.

Game on

If you’re a gamer, you know that a single gaming session can last all day or night. For the best and most comfortable gaming setup, Staples has gaming chairs in colors and styles for everyone. Make sure to match your new chair to an ergonomic gaming desk, the perfect complement for the high-tech gaming computer and accessories you’ve invested in.

Tech accessories for work or play

Whether you’re shopping for tech essentials for school, work or anywhere in between, Staples has all the latest products to keep you up to date. Browse our selection of laptops and Chromebooks to find the perfect on-the-go computer for schoolwork, homework, hybrid work, and play. If you’re a gamer, streamer, or work with large files, a gaming laptop or desktop PC might be the best option for you. With installed RAM up to 64GB and up to 2TB SSD, gaming laptops can handle everything from the newest online games to editing audio, films and more. Need more file storage? Increase capacity with an external hard drive.

Shop NXT Technologies wide assortment of tech accessories including chargers, power banks, headsets and more. Staples range of audio accessories can help you create the best audio experience. From headsets for focused work time to headphones and Bluetooth speakers for music and entertainment, find the latest audio technology at Staples.

Show seasonal allergies who’s boss

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, now is when they are at their worst. Stock up on allergy season’s most important products to keep your home, classroom, and office allergen-free. Start with an air purifier to strip the air of allergens like pollen and pet dander and replace existing air filters for improved air quality. Frequently dust, wipe down hard surfaces, and vacuum carpets and furniture to help eliminate pollen tracked in from outside and dander left behind by pets. When leaving the house, check the pollen count and bring a face mask to help filter the air you breath outside.

No matter what you do, it’s unlikely that the symptoms of seasonal allergies can be avoided entirely. Make sure to have over-the-counter cold and allergy medications on hand to battle symptoms, and stock up on facial tissues so you’ll always have one available when you need them.

Spring (Cleaning) is in the air

Spring cleaning and decluttering is a tradition meant to refresh our spaces for the year ahead. Staples has everything you need to clear out the clutter, store and organize your belongings, and all the right cleaning supplies.

Clear out the clutter

Start by preparing a checklist and make sure you have all the necessary supplies. Use storage bins and a label maker to make sorting and organizing easier. Prepare extra boxes for donations and trash bags for the things you no longer need. Look for decorative boxes & baskets that will compliment your home’s décor and use them to organize. You can also use closet organizers and storage drawers anywhere they are needed.

Start with the basics

An all-purpose cleaner, cleaning brush and microfiber cloths will clean most surfaces. Use a duster to remove unwanted dirt and furniture polish to revitalize wood surfaces. Upgrade your broom, dustpan, wet mop, and vacuum to make cleaning any type of flooring a breeze.

The nitty gritty

Spring cleaning doesn’t stop there. There’s so much you can do to reset your home:

  • Improve air quality and eliminate pollen and pet dander with a new air purifier and an air freshener with a scent you love.
  • On a sunny day, take the opportunity to clean your windows – you’ll need glass cleaner, a bucket, a squeegee, and paper towels.
  • Have a step stool or ladder on hand to access hard-to-reach places like the tops of cabinets and overhead lighting.
  • Replace broken light bulbs and check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Use drain cleaner to clear up sink and bathtub drains.

Up your printing game with a Supertank Printer

Looking for a printer with more print capacity that’s better for the environment and your wallet? Shop Staples selection of Supertank Printers for all the benefits of an inkjet printer with the convenience and savings of replacement ink bottles that last longer and cost less per page than standard inkjet printer cartridges.

Find a Supertank printer from your favorite top printer brand including:

  • HP Smart Tank & Neverstop Printers
  • Brother INKVestment Tank Printers
  • Canon MegaTank Printers
  • Epson EcoTank Printers

And don’t forget to browse Staples Ink and Toner Finder to find the right replacement ink for your new printer. No matter what printer you have, enter the brand, cartridge or printer model into the easy-to-use Ink and Toner Finder, and browse for compatible ink.

Personal firewall – one of the important security elements

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Whatever they say, but the security of working at a computer consists of only three elements. This is the computer itself, a stool and the third element that is between them, i.e. You or me.

I won’t talk about myself. For 20 years I have done such a thing with computers that I will have enough for the rest of my days. Although, as they say, do not renounce the bag and the prison. You yourself know about yourself … and you will learn a lot when studying a computer. We won’t talk about the stool either – off topic. But let’s talk about the computer.

But speaking seriously, the topic of security when working at a computer is quite voluminous and difficult to understand not only for novice users, but also for advanced users.

In order to know how to protect your computer from external and internal threats, it is advisable to understand a little bit where these threats can come from and what actions we need to take in order to protect our computer, not ruffle our nerves and save precious time.

That’s what we’re going to do.

One of the main elements of protection operating system and programs installed on your computer is Protective Screen .

A firewall is a program (set of programs) that “tries to protect” your computer.

Notice I wrote “trying to protect” not “protects”. But how effectively Protective Screen will protect your computer, 95% depends on you and 5% on the manufacturer of the operating system and programs that are installed on your computer.

A more correct name for the Security Screen installed on a personal computer or laptop is Personal with Firewall .

The name speaks for itself. Personal Firewall protects the operating system and programs installed on your personal computer from threats from the external network, in other words, from the Internet .

Other names for Protective screen, this is Firewall (from German Brandmauer ) and Firewall (from English Firewall ).

The original concepts of these words are quite interesting – this is a wall that separates closely standing buildings, preventing the spread of fire.

But back to our computers.

Another interesting fact. The protective screen under the Windows operating system is called “ Windows Firewall “.

Why in the “American” operating system the protective screen has a German name, to be honest, is a mystery to me (although it used to be called a firewall, more precisely “Internet Connection Firewall”).

I’m touched by one of the explanations read on Wikipedia: When Microsoft was criticized because of the “leaky” protective screen, they decided to significantly improve the interface and functionality of Internet Connection Firewall , renaming it to “ Windows Firewall “.

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But, God bless him, with the name. The main thing is that at present the protective screen copes with its direct duties and quite well.

Let’s see where the Protective Screen settings are located on your computer.

For users of Windows XP

For users of Windows 7

I won’t even talk about the fact that the protective screen must be turned on. I will say something else. If you disable this protection, then your computer can turn into a “zombie” in a few minutes if you do not have a good anti-virus program that has similar computer protection functions.

By “zombie” I mean the following. A computer can be attacked through all opened insecure connections (they also speak of ports). A malicious program (programs) can be introduced, with the help of which (which) your computer will be remotely controlled by bad people (now these are mostly programs – robots).

So, if you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t turn it off.

You can look and delve into the settings of your personal firewalls, but I do not recommend you to change anything.

By default, the protective screen is configured to protect you to the maximum from external threats, and to minimize the inconvenience that arises in the form of “brakes” in the work of browsers or the number of signs with messages that warn you of a particular event . It’s kind of like the golden mean.

With this I would like to conclude the first lesson on the security of your computer.

We will talk about such important elements as updates and anti-virus programs in the next lessons.

That’s all for today. Good luck and creative success to all.

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With respect to all my readers and subscribers

Oleg Ivashinenko

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Posted by Oleg Ivashinenko on November 12, 2012.
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With the development of computers, some previously popular gadgets are becoming obsolete. A striking example is the cactus, which could be seen in every office near the monitor. Several of these devices that used to be in the majority, and now lie in a landfill – in this article.

Protective screen for the monitor

What was it for

Allegedly stopped electromagnetic radiation from the CRT monitor. Accurate data on the benefits of protection is not yet found. The most efficient were such monsters with a ground connection.

In my personal opinion, such protection did more harm than good. I did not see a single user who would suffer from radiation, but I saw many of those who planted their eyesight, examining letters on the screen through this mesh. With the advent of LED backlit displays, the screen is no longer needed.

What replaced

To my surprise, I found that protective screens are still on sale. But they have a completely different function. Now they reduce glare and prevent neighbors from peeking into your monitor.

Cactus

What

was for Useful, according to scientists, a living absorber of electromagnetic radiation, which rarely needs to be watered. Ideal for the office.

Unlike the protective shield, there has been much less research on the usefulness of the cactus in stopping harmful radiation to the brain. Although this plant can really absorb radiation. But the effect of it is so small that in a large office it is impossible to determine.

The real benefit of having a living flower near a modern monitor is the psychological support of the user. You can always take your eyes off the screen and focus on something real. Secondly, it’s just beautiful. There is no other benefit.

What is replaced by

Cacti, but already plastic, are sold in large quantities in the open spaces of Chinese stores. Now it can be any flower you like. Only from him as much as from a living cactus – zero, but no need to water.

Phone line modem

What it was for

For most computers, the phone line is the first way to communicate with the outside world. Here is one of the popular models in Russia.

Through a modem, you could go to the BBS to communicate with other users and exchange files. Communication speed gradually increased, but due to the poor quality of the existing telephone line, it could not be increased forever.

What replaced

Modern computers initially assume an interface for connecting to an Ethernet network. Operators start the Internet through fiber optic cables, modems are needed here already other, special ones. But some apartments still have old Voice modems.

Paste for a ballpoint pen

Why

was needed Only older readers will remember this unique gadget for Soviet computers. Over time, on Iskra 1030, one of the first available domestic clones on the x86 platform, the hard drive stopped starting by itself. The manufacturer knew about it. To start the disk, a window was made with a plastic cap, through which it was possible to push its spindle with paste from the handle.

Many owners of such machines always had the paste ready.

Tape recorders

Why

was needed For home users, the tape recorder became the first carrier. Programs and games were distributed on cassettes.

The tape recorder combined dozens of different models of computers: Spectrum, Sinclair, Orion, Byte and others. It is clear that the file could only be read sequentially. Therefore, if the reading failed, the procedure had to start over.

What was replaced by

Later, the tape recorder cassette was replaced by floppy disks.