Are you planning a trip out of the country? Let’s talk about precautions you should take so you don’t come home to a smartphone bill that’ll ruin your vacation after-glow. 1. Call Your Cell Phone Service Provider (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.) – Before traveling overseas call your cell phone service provider and ask what packages […]
If you have a PC computer you’ve possibly seen this window, or something like it, pop up when you turn your computer on. What are you to do? Well, I don’t want to tell you what to do, but here’s what I’m going to do. Wait…Wait…And then wait some more. The free upgrade to Windows […]
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 […]
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 […]
For those of you that send e-mails to more than one person may I make a gentle computer suggestion? When you send a mass e-mail, do not input all of your recipient’s e-mail addresses in the TO: address box. That choice exposes all recipients to each other’s e-mail addresses – something I prefer not to […]
Do you feel like all this technology has you less in touch with your family? You’re not alone. Point by point you’re probably making MORE contact, but it could feel like the content of the communication is thin. In my interview, on CTStyle, I offer 5 suggestions of how to better stay in touch and have fun while doing it.
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‘Tis the season to give thanks, presents, and ring in the New Year. We’re all grateful for the good health and happiness of our friends and family and the good health of our computer and printer. What? Your computer isn’t working? Oh dear. The elves are all busy – too busy to come to your […]
I’ll be presenting a mini-series of four lectures on computer-related topics at the centrally-located Mid-Manhattan Library March 21st and 23rd. The first session, for the absolute beginner, will answer the questions: Why would I use a computer? What good would it do? How I can keep my identity – and my bank accounts – safe […]
When I’m asked what free web-based e-mail I recommend it is NOT Gmail. I know, I know. Your kids and grand kids are all over you to use Gmail instead of AOL. I agree that AOL is inconsistent and not as compatible with many handheld devices, but Gmail’s design is not particularly “user-friendly” (a misnomer when referring to anything computer). I would suggest Yahoo over Gmail, but I understand that your family has more influence over your decisions that I do.
I am not ashamed to admit that I don’t know how to type. I have all ten of my digits, but I’ve typed three books to date with only six of them in use. I call it the Columbus Method – find the key and land on it. The keyboard on a computer is very […]