Category: Smart Phones

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…

Smartphones

When it comes to choosing a smartphone, it’s a matter of lifestyle, personal interests, and budget.  You may not need a smartphone at all, or you might enjoy having the latest and greatest.

How To Clean Gadget Screens

People often ask about the best way to clean the screens on their computers and mobile gadgets. I’ve tried a lot of things and I’ve found a simple solution to be the best… plain water or eyeglass spray and a regular size microfiber towel. Be sure to reserve a special towel that is used only…

What To Do If Your Cell Phone Gets Wet

One Saturday night, I received an urgent call from a client who had dropped her cell phone in the toilet. It had fallen out of her pocket. I know…it’s funny….but embarrassing too. Well, she isn’t the only one. It’s a fairly common occurrence. Don’t we all know someone….? If your cell phone gets wet, you…

​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…

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…

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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