There is a famous historical photo of Easter morning, 1913 on 5th Ave in New York City. If you look closely at the photo you can see one horse-drawn buggy among a huge mass of cars. Then study the photo of Easter morning, 1903 – one decade earlier – at that same location. See if [Read More…]
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Are you a tech savvy senior? Take this quiz – LOL!
Back in our day, LOL stood for “little old lady,”and a TIA was a small stroke. Not anymore.* Now many of us seniors are left scratching our heads and rolling our eyes when trying to decipher text messages and emails from our younger humans. But it’s almost the dawn of a new decade – does [Read More…]
Stay Safe and Secure Online
Has your computer suddenly slowed down? Are you seeing an uptick in pop-up advertising? Have you received a phone call claiming to be from the IRS or Apple tech support telling you to take immediate action? Or a legitimate-looking email from “your bank” asking you to verify or update your account information? For all the [Read More…]
Tech help on the way? Make the most of it
Computer problems can be stressful and sometimes getting tech help can be even more stressful. Here’s how to prepare before you make that call for professional tech help. Whether you have an in-home appointment, are calling tech support on the phone, or bringing your computer to a service shop, here are some things you [Read More…]
Disaster preparedness: How our smartphones can help
A few years ago my neighbor knocked on my front door. Because he was a chronic borrower of things I answered the door assuming he needed another tool. Instead, he said “There’s a bad fire coming our way and we may have to evacuate. They said on the news that we might have just 15 [Read More…]
High-tech solution for a low-tech problem (and a happier marriage)
Jacci handed me the bottle of advanced formula hand sanitizer that boasts aloe and an easy to use pump dispenser. She couldn’t unlock the easy to use pump. She expressed her frustration with some colorful words and walked out of the kitchen with the wave of the hand that says “honey you deal with this.” [Read More…]
Top five smartphone apps for your summer trips
Would you like to feel more secure the next time you’re on the road? Do you want to be sure that you’ve mapped out a good driving route? What if you’re traveling alone and want your spouse or loved ones to know where you are relative to your destination? And if something unexpected does happen, [Read More…]
Three, two, one – backup!
Are your prized photos and important files safely backed up? Our tech mentor says there are two types of people when it comes to backing up computer files – those who back up regularly, and those who wish they had! There are a variety of ways to create and maintain backups of your files. We [Read More…]