iPhone iOS 16 Sleep Settings

iPhone iOS 16 Sleep Settings can be a little tricky. With that in mind, let’s see if I can clear it up for you. (Fear not, Android users! I’ll be posting a “How To” for your phones, also.) Why Use Sleep Settings? Some people shut off their smartphones at night because they don’t want to be disturbed. On the surface, […]

iOS 16 Is Here!

iOS 16 is here! If you’re an iPhone user, this post is for you! If you’re an iPad aficionado, you’ll need to wait a few more weeks for the release of iPad OS16. Why Upgrade To iOS 16? I often get asked whether a person should upgrade their device – no matter what computing device it is. My answer is […]

Let’s Talk About View Settings

View Settings – they’ve been around forever. For Windows users, they’ve been around since Windows 95. Still, customers log in to our Remote Technical Support because they don’t understand why they can’t find something on their computer. As soon as we change the view, helping them is easy. What Is The Option Called View Settings? Both Windows PCs and Apple […]

QR Codes

QR Codes are everywhere! Let’s learn what they are, why and where we use them and how to use them. QR Codes – What Are They? QR is an abbrevation for “quick response.” Basically, the QR Code is a two-dimentional bar code. The code was developed in 1994 by Masahiro Hara and his team of engineers at Denso-Wave. Once created, […]

My App Pick For February

Today I want to share my app pick for February. Microsoft Translator In today’s world, where we “meet” online with people from countries all over the world, being able to communicate is critical. Oh, and not just online. We meet people IRL1 who don’t speak our language. Again, communication is critical. Let me give you an example. When the new […]

An Apple A Day

I thought you might want to know that Apple has another live “event” scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Wait! You’re a Windows 10 user, so why would you care about this? Because this online time of sharing what’s new is not about computers. As far as we know, Apple will probably be announcing its new […]

TurboScan

I’m working diligently to do away with paper – receipts, business cards, etc. I came across an app I like a lot and I want to recommend it to you. I’m not affiliated with Piksoft, the creator of the app, I just really like it. TurboScan is available in both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The […]

One Ringy Dingy

If your smartphone is like mine, it seems to always be ringing! Sometimes, it’s not convenient to drop everything and answer the phone. As a means of helping me decide which ringing of the phone needs my immediate attention, I set up special rings for particular people. This way, if they call me, I can know who it is just […]

Print To PDF

Did you know that on a Windows computer and/or on an Apple iMac, you can create a PDF file from any document or photo? The really good news is that you can do that without Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other program which creates PDFs. Windows computer: Open any document or picture which you’d like to save/send as a PDF. […]

One In 2,610,602

Today, myself and a few of my friends – about 2.6 million of them – watched the live Apple event. Most of us sat on the edge of our seat waiting to have all the iPhone rumors either confirmed or debunked. But, alas, we had to wait even longer than we thought. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, started the presentation with […]

An Apple A Day…

In just two days, it’s another big day for Apple. You might recall that back on September 15, 2020, we told you about an exciting day for Apple. (“Today Is An Exciting Day…Well, Kind Of”) For those of you Apple techies, it was just that. Apple introduced a new watch, new iPad and a new iOS (Operating System). However, because […]

Cool Backgrounds

When I’m conducting a live seminar (remember the pre-coronavirus days?) or when I create a YouTube video, people often comment about the desktop backgrounds I use. For instance, the picture above is a pretty neat background of a vinyl record and the player it’s sitting on. Oh, I know some people use one of their own pictures for the desktop […]

I Hate Auto-correct

If you look at the keyboard image above, you’ll see something annoying that my iPhone’s auto-correct has recently started doing. When I type the word “the” it automatically replaces it with “The” even when the word is not the first word in a sentence. No matter how many times I try to correct it, auto-correct keeps doing the same thing. […]

You Can Bank On This!

In my video, “How To Prepare Your Computing Devices For A Hurricane,” I talk about USB Power Banks. (The video is at the end of this post if you haven’t seen it yet.) The picture above shows three of mine (I have more.) which are all fully charged. Since I’m sitting here writing this post as we await Hurricane Isaias, […]