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…

The New iPad Air – Power For The Rest of Us

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In addition to the new iPad Mini, Apple has announced a new iPad Air. If you’ve been wanting an iPad Pro but weren’t willing to pay the price, you may be excited about the iPad Air. It provides most of the features of the Pro for a much lower price. The two iPads are really…

A New and Improved iPad Mini is Here

After almost four years, Apple has updated the iPad Mini and, at the same time, managed to keep the prices down. The processor has been updated from an A8 to a A12.  (These numbers reveal how outdated it had become.) This processor should speed up the performance substantially. In addition, the display is brighter and…

Smart TV’s are Stupid!

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Do you use a Smart TV or are you thinking about buying one? Here is some important information you should know. If you would prefer a video version of article, click here First, What exactly is a “Smart” TV? A smart TV is a TV that can connect to the Internet and has built-in apps…

You Don’t Need A New Galaxy S10 Phone

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I just read a review of the new Galaxy S10 and S10+ by Engadget and was absolutely amazed that it was described as “a superb phone” in spite of an “inconsistent fingerprint sensor and a subpar digital assistant.” If you like technology simple, easy and fun like I do, you’re probably wondering… Why in the…

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