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  (These numbers reveal how outdated it had become.)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!

Cartoon of frustrated TV user with remote controller

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…

Google Password Checkup is Such Great News!

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With the frequent news about security breaches, are you concerned that your passwords might be compromised? Have you registered with https://haveibeenpwned.com/? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I’ve got great news for you! Google Chrome Can Tell You if your passwords have been compromised! Google has created an extension (software program) for its Chrome web browser that…

How To Make Your Technology Less Frustrating and More Fun This Year

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“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…

Holiday Photo Tips and Tricks

Are you capturing lots of great memories with photos this holiday season?  Here are some great techie tips about photos from my news feed. Remove the background from photos for free From Beth Zensies, Your Nerdy Best Friend   “Just upload a pic to remove.bg and the site instantly removes the background. Where was this all my…

Do I Need A Streaming Device?

TV menu for streaming services showing Netflix and Hulu

Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick…Do You Need One?    Are you considering buying one of these devices or are you wondering if you need one? These devices are designed for streaming content.  In this article I’m going to give you some basic information about how they work and and make some recommendations. What Is Streaming?…

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