Chill Out! Keep Your Electronics Cool This Summer

By | 2018-05-16T13:37:59+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone, Consumer Tech|

Chill Out! Keep Your Electronics Cool This Summer Before you make your way to the pools or beach this summer, read these tips to keep your technology in good shape. Store laptops in cool places. When you travel with your laptop, be sure to take it with you.  A hot car can be detrimental [...]

Just when you’ve lost all hope for decent WiFi…

By | 2018-04-16T09:52:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Consumer Tech, Home Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Just when you've lost all hope for decent WiFi... There's a new line of products on the market that is solving a lot of people's in-home WiFi woes. Mesh Router systems offer a sort of WiFi blanket through its coverage area, without dead spots or weaker signal, when properly configured. Whether your house is [...]

Wireless Network Connection and Windows 10 Microsoft Edge

By | 2018-04-16T10:20:35+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Networking, Windows, Windows 10|

Wireless Network Connection and Windows 10 Microsoft Edge Q. My computer has always connected to my wireless network just fine until recently. Now it says it’s connected but I can’t when I try to go to websites I get a message that the page can’t be found.  How do I fix this? A. [...]

Switching From Yahoo to Gmail

By | 2018-04-16T09:55:58+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Categories: Email Troubleshooting|Tags: , , |

Switching From Yahoo to Gmail Q. People keep telling me I need to get a Gmail address. I’ve had my Yahoo email address for over 20 years and I don’t want really want to change it if I don’t have to. Is it really necessary to switch to Gmail? A. While you don’t [...]

What To Do When Parental Controls Don’t Seem To Be Doing The Job

By | 2018-04-16T10:41:56+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Home Networking|

What To Do When Parental Controls Don't Seem To Be Doing The Job Many times I get calls from worried parents, frustrated that despite enabling parental controls on their child’s line through the wireless carrier, the problems persist: installing and using forbidden apps, time limits skirted, and contact with others that were assumed blocked. [...]

Alexa and Google and Smart Homes, Oh My!

By | 2018-04-16T11:57:13+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Tech, Home Networking|Tags: , , , , , |

Do I need a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot? This is the question of the season, if not of the upcoming year. The answer is “Yes.” Well, you might not need one, but there’s a good chance you’d love one. Let’s start with a brief explanation of what these two home tech [...]

Back to the Basics Before You Update to iOS 11

By | 2018-04-16T11:00:29+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: iOS 11, iPhone, Software Update|

Back to the Basics Before Major Updates The Basics There are some really cool features in iOS 11, make no mistake. Like all major updates though, some users are having issues.  Me, for example, as I write this hours before catching a flight and breaking my phone with an update. Personally, [...]

Fitness and Nutrition Tracking on Smartphones

By | 2018-04-16T15:32:14+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Tech, Fitness Tech, Uncategorized|

Fitness and Nutrition Tracking on Smartphones Q. I'm looking for an app for my smartphone to track the nutrition of the food I eat throughout the day and there are so many to choose from. Can you recommend one? A. The choices can be overwhelming. There are not only a lot of good [...]

Five things everyone one needs to know about their wireless network even if they are not technically inclined.

By | 2018-04-16T15:40:16+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Home Networking|Tags: , , , |

5 things everyone needs to know about their home wireless network Let’s face it, we all feel the need for speed and any hiccups we get along the way frustrate us to no end.  So, how do we align what we expect to what is reasonable to expect from our in-home WiFi? Let me [...]

Windows 10 Creator Update

By | 2018-04-16T15:56:38+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Windows, Windows 10|Tags: , |

Windows 10 Creator Update If you haven't already heard, Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 10 Creator Update, which is finding its way on many Windows computers over the next several weeks.  With this update comes several exciting new features including picture-in-picture, game mode, dynamic locking, 3D Paint, and much more.  When your [...]

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