Category: iPad

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…

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  (These numbers reveal how outdated it had become.)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

​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…

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…

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”…

FYI for Current Users of Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod

FYI:  For Current Owners of Apple Gadgets: The iOS 8 update is available now for users of iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and later, and iPod touch (fifth generation). You may have to delete some things in order to have enough memory to install the update.  It can take quite…

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