“It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix my family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.” From: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support by Jason Fitzpatrick
Do you have someone in your family who takes care of your techie problems for you?
I was that person for my mother. In fact, she was the one who suggested that I start this tutoring business to help other retirement-age adults.
I often laugh and tell people, “I’m your person, when you don’t have access to any techie relatives or you don’t want to impose. ; )
I recently read a fun article by How to Geek. The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support and I realized that it’s time to remind you that, “a few times a year someone needs to make sure computers are up to date,photos are backed up, and the tech is humming along as it should, so you won’t be in a in a position to have people exploit your computers, lose your photos to a hard drive crash, or otherwise be miserable because you just didn’t know any better. After all, you aren’t out there keeping up on all the tech news and reading how-to guides.”
And, there’s another great article for the New Year… Lock Down Your Tech With These New Year’s Resolutions by Justin Pot. It urges people to:
- “Use a freaking password manager
- Lock Down Important Accounts With Two-Factor Authentication
- Backup Your Computer (Seriously)
- Update (or Upgrade) Your Router
- Clean Out Your Browser Extensions
- Remove Unused Third-Party App Access From Google, Facebook, and Other Accounts
- Encrypt Your Computers and Phone”
As I often say, “using technology is like driving cars, they need check ups from time to time, and you have to know the rules of the road for your safety and security.
No Worries…There Are Easy Ways To Get It All Done:
- Read the two articles and follow their very clear instructions or
- Send these tips to your “Family Tech Guru” so he or she can do it or
- Hire me to teach you how to do it or
- Hire me do it for you
Whatever you decide is fine, but please make a decision and “get ‘er done” so you can have less frustration and more fun.
Wishing you a very happy new year and may your techie world be simple, easy and fun this year!
P. S. Please share this with your loved ones so they can get the help they need too. Thanks!