Category: Android

You Don’t Need A New Galaxy S10 Phone

image of Galaxy new S10 Phone

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…

​Do You Use Skype or Face Time?

Why Use Skype? Skype is an app that lets you connect with people using the video camera on your computer or mobile device. Face Time does the same thing, but only works with Apple products. Even if you use Face Time, it’s a good idea to know how to use Skype as well. They are…

Best Way To Backup Your Computer and Mobile Devices

Do you have a backup strategy for your computer and mobile devices in the event of a catastrophe?  Are you wondering about the easiest and least expensive way to do it? I recently received an email from a client with questions like these and I thought you would like to know my recommendations…. “Is iDrive…

Crapware

Crapware: Why manufacturers install it, what you can do about it, and why it’s not going to go away   Based on an article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes  http://www.zdnet.com/ Crapware, also know as “bloatware” or “junkware,” are apps that hardware companies install onto their devices on top of the operating system (OS).  It’s a bunch of free trials and…

Good News – Phones Unlocked!

Good News – Phones Unlocked! The government has agreed to the unlocking of devices in the United States  This means you can now unlock your mobile phone or tablet (iPhones, iPads, Android smartphones and tablets) and use it with a different wireless network carrier. All major service providers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and U.S…

Great Apps for Computers and

Apps are not just for smartphones and tablets. Many apps are web based and accessed through your web browser. You don’t have to have a smart phone or tablet to use some of the most popular apps. However, when people buy smartphones or tablets, they often ask me what apps they should know about.  I’m…

The Joys of Airplane Mode

  Many of us will be traveling and visiting family this time of year.  Here are some tips to enhance the peace and joy of your holiday season. Using Airplane Mode on your smartphone isn’t only useful for flights. The feature can prolong your battery life or allow you to unplug and enjoy some uninterrupted…

Listen Up Sports Fans… There’s An App for That!

This week a client asked me if he could watch college football on his new tablet.  Yes!  “There’s an app for that.”  Actually there are a lot of apps available.  There are many free and paid options to watch football, soccer, basketball, tennis and other favorite sports. You can download an app through “the company…

Can’t Type? Try Dragon Naturally Speaking

Can’t Type?   There is a great solution.  Dragon Naturally Speaking Dragon is similar to the speech recognition apps on smart phones like Siri and Google Voice, but you can train Dragon to recognize your voice and your speech patterns so it gets more and more accurate.  It will even scan the emails in your “Sent”…

iPhone VS Android — “The Boys Slug It Out For Another Round”

iPhone Vs Android “The Boys” Slug It Out For Another Round Apple and Google went for another round in the competition for market dominance this week as Apple launched it’s larger iPhone 6 models and its iOS 8 operating system for all its gadgets. iOS 8 has has some very cool new features and I…

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