Category: Travel

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…

Pre-purchase Consultation Questions

One of my services is consulting with people to help them choose the best computer or gadget for their individual needs.  So much frustration can be avoided by buying the right product in the first place, and I have already test-driven quite a few of them in order to pave the way for others to…

At Last…Google Maps on your iPhone

Now you can have Google Maps on your iPhone, iPad or any iOS 6 gadget! I’m so excited!  I never liked the iPhone app and miss the turn by turn voice prompts that you get with a GPS. No you can use turn-by-turn directions and keep your eyes on the road. If you’re and Android…

Find Wi-Fi On The Go

This app is awesome!     JiWire uses your phone’s GPS to find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots. It even gives you directions. It’s especially useful here in the desert when you want a nice air conditioned spot to chill and get some work done. (I personally love Panera Bread on Hwy 111 and 74…I even do…

See The Wonders of the World From Your Armchair in 3D!

Again, thanks to Kim Komando’s e newsletter (see www.komando.com ) for alerting me to The Google World Wonders Project  It is truly awesome.  Besides touring the world and learning history and geography from your computer, you could use this for planning vacation trips.  It’s also a great resource for educating children and grandchildren.   Kim pointed…

Blog Your Vacation–Yes You Can!

Did you know that “blog” is short for “weblog”?  Yes it is, and now you can do a web based journal of your summer vacation.  It’s all set up for you so all you have to do is upload your photos and write your journal. You can send your family and friends a link to…

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