Category: tips and tricks

Have you heard of Mophie?

Have you heard of Mophie? It’s a compact battery that can charge almost any device.  It stores enough juice to charge two tablets at the same time… and it charges fast! It’s great for keeping your cell phone or laptop charged when you don’t have access to electricity.  It’s perfect for long bike rides, camping…

Does Your Internet Seem Slow?

Does Your Internet Seem Slow? Based on an article by Fiona Syrett at http://digitalunite.com/ Here is a simple way to check your speed and some tips for speeding it up. When you sign up for broadband, your internet provider (ISP) tells you the maximum speed you can expect. However, the reality can be quite different. It’s very…

Are You Doing Your Updates?

It’s very, very important to allow updates on your computers, tablets and smart phones.  Updates have fixes for “bugs” (program errors that cause malfunctions) and “patches” that prevent breaches in security.  Often the updates contain cool new features too. Many people don’t allow the updates because they don’t understand the value, or they don’t know…

Do You Reboot?

Do You Reboot? Your Techie Tip for this week is to turn your computer completely off at least once a week.  The reason this is important is that its memory gets too full and it’s likely to slow down or get confused. (Just like us!) During the shutdown process, it files everything away where it belongs…

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