Tag: about gadgets

The gift of technology – My top 13 Gratitude List

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Doesn’t it feel so good to take time to focus on all the blessings in our lives? One of my greatest blessings is being able to do work that I love and to be able to make other’s lives happier and richer. You make this possible and I…

A Little Comic Relief

Modern technology can be really frustrating at times.  Besides occasional malfunctions, there are the constant changes!  If you feel stressed-out sometimes, I want you to know that you are not alone.  It’s even a challenge for me to keep up!! Fortunately, I love reading, doing research and taking classes.  And, being able to share what I know and brighten up someone’s day…

​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…

Best Way To Backup Your Computer and Mobile Devices

Do you have a backup strategy for your computer and mobile devices in the event of a catastrophe?  Are you wondering about the easiest and least expensive way to do it? I recently received an email from a client with questions like these and I thought you would like to know my recommendations…. “Is iDrive…

Are you wondering if you should upgrade your OS?

There are major changes happening with computer and mobile gadget operating systems and it’s my mission to make it easy for you to keep up and enjoy the many benefits.

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…

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…

Listen Up Sports Fans… There’s An App for That!

This week a client asked me if he could watch college football on his new tablet.  Yes!  “There’s an app for that.”  Actually there are a lot of apps available.  There are many free and paid options to watch football, soccer, basketball, tennis and other favorite sports. You can download an app through “the company…

Can’t Type? Try Dragon Naturally Speaking

Can’t Type?   There is a great solution.  Dragon Naturally Speaking Dragon is similar to the speech recognition apps on smart phones like Siri and Google Voice, but you can train Dragon to recognize your voice and your speech patterns so it gets more and more accurate.  It will even scan the emails in your “Sent”…

Presentations for Service Groups and Clubs

I love to share about my work, so I’ve started doing speaking engagements for groups.  I will be speaking at two Rotary Club luncheons in May. If you are a member of a group that would like me to do a presentation, please let me know.  Some topics that might be of interest:  “An overview…

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