Category: Techie Tips

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

image of computer with 2019 on the screen

“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…

How to Backup Your Computer

Be prepared for a computer crash

Why Backups Are Important Hard Drives Crash — Even though solid state drives, don’t have moving parts like disc drives, they can still fail. Computers can get stolen — especially if you travel Operating system (OS) updates can corrupt or delete your files. I feel so sad when I see clients who are devastated because they…

The iOS 12 Release Made Simple

This week, Apple released a new version of it’s operating system for iPhones and iPads, iOS 12 and many of you may not care much about it. I’ve been looking forward to this update because it’s supposed to make older phones run faster and I still use an iPhone 6 Plus.  It will be interesting…

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.

What Are Cookies, What Do They Do, And Are They Harmful?

Cookies, you’ve probably heard the term and you might have some concerns about what they do, but maybe they’re just one of those “techie mysteries.” By the end of this lesson, you will understand and be able to explain What cookies are How cookies work How cookies help web browsers improve your experience, Why websites…