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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…

​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…

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”…

iPhone VS Android — “The Boys Slug It Out For Another Round”

iPhone Vs Android “The Boys” Slug It Out For Another Round Apple and Google went for another round in the competition for market dominance this week as Apple launched it’s larger iPhone 6 models and its iOS 8 operating system for all its gadgets. iOS 8 has has some very cool new features and I…

Back Up Your Smart Phone and Tablets

  Please Check This Now! Is your smart phone or tablet doing backups? Did you even know that it’s supposed to? Do you realize that if your phone or tablet breaks or is stolen, you might lose your photos, music, address book and notes? Apparently none of the people who sell phones are setting it…

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