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Don’t get bogged down by blogs… A web log, known as a “blog,” is much like a diary or journal entry except blogs are shared with the world rather than kept to yourself. A blog’s creator is a “blogger.” Consider me your personal blogger.

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Interview with Carey Holzman

Carey Holzman and I have been crossing paths or years. When at the 2015 APCUG Las Vegas Tech Conference last month he and I finally got a chance to sit down and chat. Here’s our interview detailing what’s new in the revised “Is This Thing On?” A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies Technophobes […]

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4 Battery Saving Tips for Your Smartphone

The last thing you want to have happen is the battery on your smartphone or tablet pooping out when you need it most. (Check out Chapter 18, Phone It In p.298, in “Is This Thing On?”). Four simple ways to increase the battery life of your digital device are… Reduce Brightness Turn off wifi Turn […]

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Do you open the door to your home to strangers? I didn’t think so. Then why would you open an email from someone you don’t know? It happens more and more that fake emails arrive in your inbox with a subject meant to scare you into action: “Unsuccessful Attempts to Access Your Email” “Account Suspension” […]

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My 4 Favorite Travel Gadgets

I want to stay organized, feel at home, and leave nothing behind when I travel. Having been out of commission for a few months recovering from being hit by a car, I’m very thankful to be on the road (or in the friendly skies) again promoting the newly revised “Is This Thing On?” A Friendly […]

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Do You YouTube?

There are certain website names that just stick with us. Even if you’re not a big website surfer, you’ve most likely heard of Google, Amazon, and YouTube. Well, today let’s learn what YouTube is all about. YouTube is a website that allows anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone, along with access to the Internet, […]

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