Dial up the patience, dial back the anger

“My computer is so slow!”Kids these days will never know a world without computers and the Internet, and they probably take these tools for granted.   However, the belly-aching about slow technology I hear comes not from the younger generation, but from colleagues old enough to know better....more

High-tech vs. Low-tech Locks

High technology doesn’t necessarily mean better, stronger or faster. It does usually mean more convenient, as the word technology is defined as “including the use of materials, tools, techniques, and sources of power to make life easier or more pleasant and work more productive.”...more

Aging Out of Apple

I'm among the Apple Faithful. Really, really faithful. I've used an Apple computer since about 1985 when the first Macintosh rolled off the line. I still have it on a shelf in the garage....more

Take The Mystery Out Of Your Technology: Read Up

  It is terrific to know that you can take the mystery out of your technology by reading up on it. Some people are techno geeks who seem to know everything there is to know about every piece of technology that comes down the pike. Other people have not purchased a new piece of technology since the touch tone land line phone. ...more

The IQ alarm clock: No snooze button - you have to answer brain teasers!

Disclaimer: I'm not endorsing this alarm clock. I've never used it. I just think it sounds very cool (although, possibly quite annoying if the questions are too hard!).It's not exactly new. In fact, the article I ran across was from 2011. But it's new to me....more

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Weight Loss Apps for iPhone and Android Smartphones

Top 10 Tips on How to Use Weight Loss Apps for iPhone and Android SmartphonesA recent study from Northwestern University found that using a mobile app to track eating and activity actually helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year....more

How a burn phone changed my life.

After my recent personal economic downturn I did an essentials-only budget. The most obvious trim was one I’d been planning (and failing) to do for months: getting rid of the monthly cellular bill in favor of a burn phone.Due to my job I couldn’t drop the cell without having a replacement in hand. But researching the best options was just one more chore on a to-do list as long as my leg.The layoff got me off my dime, as it were, and within a few days I’d canceled the cell service and bought a pay-as-you-go....more

You get to use it, but it's still mine

You may have heard about a news item that went viral maaaany months ago. The one about a mother who gave her young teenage son a contract for an iPhone that he got for Christmas, after he had been begging for it all year?...more

Let Your Technology Help You Learn

Technology has brought so many wonderful ways to learn and get educated to the palms of our hands. Almost everyone who has a Smartphone has an e-book on it. People who use social media networking sites like Facebook are offered access to webinars on a daily basis. Google has made it easy for people to look each other in the face and learn together. Another new way of learning things is Twitter. A lot of information is shared 140 characters at a time and an incredible amount of information can be learned. ...more

Let Your Technology Help You Learn

Technology has brought so many wonderful ways to learn and get educated to the palms of our hands. Almost everyone who has a Smartphone has an e-book on it. People who use social media networking sites like Facebook are offered access to webinars on a daily basis. Google has made it easy for people to look each other in the face and learn together. Another new way of learning things is Twitter. A lot of information is shared 140 characters at a time and an incredible amount of information can be learned. ...more