Author: Mardi Boettcher

My Mission is to teach adults how to enjoy the many benefits of computer technology and make it simple, easy and fun.

Best Phones for Seniors

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You have to see this!  It’s the information you need and it’s not condescending.  So refreshing!  Thanks to Payette Forward  Good job!

Are You Still Frustrated by Passwords?

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You don’t have to be frustrated by passwords anymore . Let Google Chrome and Apple Keychain take care of them for you. Here’s how…

Text Message Scams

Text message scams are the basically the same as email scams. Trust your instincts. Don’t respond to people you don’t know. Don’t give out any information. Remember, it’s “social engineering” — they are skilled at scare tactics to short circuit your reason. Stop, breathe, and call up Your Higher Self and you’ll be fine. And…

Happy New Decade!

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Techie Tips about the best innovative technology from the past decade from PC Magazine and words of encouragement from Seth Godin that Feeling stupid is OK.

Alexa and Google Home Can Eavesdrop

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Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices can be accessed by hackers to eavesdrop on user conversations or trick users into handing over sensitive information.

Chromebook or iPad?

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Microsoft says it will fix a lingering broken Start menu problem that’s been affecting Windows 10 users over the past few weeks.  I’ve been using a Chromebook for about 5 years. My clients who are using Chromebooks and iPads don’t have to deal with these problems. If they call me, it’s to learn how to…

Great Solution for Robocalls

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Here’s a great idea for handling robocalls that I hadn’t thought of before.

You Aren’t Too Old or Stupid For Technology

Do you feel still feel stupid sometimes when it comes to technology? People often tell me, “I’m so stupid when it comes to technology and I’m always quick to say, “You’re not stupid, you just need a little education!”  I hate to see them so down on themselves or convinced that there is something wrong…

Windows 7 and Office 2010 End of Support Deadline

This month, Microsoft has started reminding users that the company will no longer provide free support for Windows 7 after January 14, 2020.

Backups Don’t Have to Be Hard or Confusing

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I love articles by How To Geek because they often cover basic information that my clients should know.  The articles are written very clearly but sometimes I make them even simpler by providing a shorter version and definitions of technical terminology. I’ve talked about backups many times, so I think most of you will be…

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