Category: Techie Tips

Best Phones for Seniors

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You have to see this!  It’s the information you need and it’s not condescending.  So refreshing!  Thanks to Payette Forward  Good job!

Text Message Scams

Text message scams are the basically the same as email scams. Trust your instincts. Don’t respond to people you don’t know. Don’t give out any information. Remember, it’s “social engineering” — they are skilled at scare tactics to short circuit your reason. Stop, breathe, and call up Your Higher Self and you’ll be fine. And…

Happy New Decade!

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Techie Tips about the best innovative technology from the past decade from PC Magazine and words of encouragement from Seth Godin that Feeling stupid is OK.

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.

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…

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