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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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Tips for Safely Shopping Online

You can’t see or touch the merchandise, so what makes online shopping so appealing? The top three enticements are: 1) You don’t need to leave your home to do it 2) You can access retailers all over the globe 3) Shopping online can save you money To ensure that your credit card information is safe […]

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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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For the last 20 years I’ve taught digital immigrants to conquer their fear of technology. I’ve also answered their questions, as best I could, about what device might be right for them and how to use the bugger. What I haven’t done is chase down the latest and greatest gadgets out there. You’d think I’d […]

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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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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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