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Everyone can use a little help with their holiday shopping and there’s still plenty of time to buy online. I’ve put together my top 10 favorite tech gadgets for your favorite Silver Surfers—including 5 ideas for under $25.   Logitech Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 for Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones   The genius of this Logitech […]

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Where Are We Going With Wearables?

Love is in the eye of the beholder and now tech is on the body of the wearer. There are watches, eyeglasses, and rings that transmit information over the Internet and back to your computer or tablet. Smart watches bring the world to your wrist and you to the world. You can text, email, and […]

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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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5 Tech Gifts for Mother’s Day

There’s still time to let your mom know that you love her this Mother’s Day. I’ve hand-picked 5 Tech Gifts just for the World’s Greatest Moms out there. NIX 12″ DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME – UNDER $100               Mom will love the Nix 12″ Digital Photo Frame’s motion sensor. Click […]

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What the F is Facebook?

If you want to know more about social networking, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn watch the video of my talk “What the F is Facebook?” hosted at the fantastic Senior Planet Exploration Center. Be sure to pass the video link on to those who are hesitant about social networking. Not to convince them to join, but […]

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4 Part Series of Talks in NYC

I’m presenting a four part series of talks at the Senior Planet Exploration Center (127 West 25th Street). It would be great to see you there. Please feel free to pass this email on to anyone else you think might be interested. Friday, March 20th @ 1:00pm “Is This Thing On?” Navigating the Digital World […]

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Tablet Talk on Good Morning Arizona

While in Arizona to speak at The Computer Technology Conference I stopped into Good Morning Arizona to talk tablets Below you can watch the video and read their notes from my visit. by Tami Hoey – Gmaz interview by Tess Rafols PHOENIX — Everywhere you looks these days, you’ll find folks using high-tech gadgets like […]

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Protect You and Your Smartphone

When a cell phone was just a cell phone, loss or theft was an inconvenience. Because a smartphone is the gateway to your emails, contact information, and much, much more, loss or theft can be a serious security breach. 3 Tips to Protect You and Your Smartphone if it is lost or stolen: 1) Set […]

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