Posted on September 30th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A friend of ours got an Apple Watch as a retirement present and it came in really handy on a trip abroad when he couldn’t find his iPhone. His watch told him a phone call was coming in and he answered it on his wrist. He then realized that his iPhone must be nearby because the Watch won’t work unless it is. And so he carried that thought through and found the phone in another jacket. Or, you could just search through your pockets.
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Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If we had a new-fangled Apple Watch, we’d get the $30 “WatchStand” from Griffin Technology. It charges and displays the Watch and an iPhone on a pedestal that makes the watch look like a jewel.
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Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The new Phone 6 makes text messaging a lot easier. Send a text message to a group, add your map location and your voice, pictures and video. It’s all in the “details.”
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Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
You don’t have to buy a new tablet or computer to get a good one, any more than you have to buy a brand new car. “Refurbished” machines are items returned to the store or the manufacturer, but they’re not lemons.
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Posted on August 2nd, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’ve used the website “VRBO” (vacation rentals by owner) to rent a house instead of the typical hotel room. If you’ve got a home to rent to others, the website HotSpotTax.com takes some of the tax complications out. We didn’t like the one we rented, but maybe you have something better.
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Posted on April 24th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy’s Kindle Fire went into a coma for several months and the battery wouldn’t charge. So we got an iPad Mini, a smaller version of the iPad for $278 from Amazon.
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Posted on October 24th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
More Android-based tablets than Apple iPads shipped in the second quarter. But iPad revenue still beats Android revenue, since they’re more expensive. The majority of tablets sold this year have been in the smaller, seven-inch screen size. The new iPad Air ships in November.
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Posted on September 19th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A friend of ours, a lifelong Windows user, switched to the Mac after a bad experience with Windows 8. This causes us to rethink our latest Windows recommendations.
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Posted on September 13th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Apple is offering “iWork,” a program group similar to Microsoft Office. It’s free for Windows and Mac, It’s available but still in beta testing. What does that mean? Might have some bugs. Probably.
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Posted on June 29th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Yahoo mail recently started forcing users to upgrade to a new version, or stop using Yahoo. This came off as pushy and a little scary for some of our readers. The supposed benefits are faster email, less spam, and an easier-to-use design. But not everybody is on board. The biggest complaint concerns Yahoo’s new policy of scanning your email messages so they can target ads. Google’s Gmail has done this since its beginning, and it doesn’t bother us. It’s just robots selecting the ads, and we’d rather see relevant than irrelevant ones. Savvy folks point out that if you don’t like your email being scanned, you should stop using your grocery savings card, which also tracks usage. And be wary […]
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