Posted on October 10th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Chrome users no longer have to worry about so-called “Flash ads” playing automatically, ever since Chrome killed Flash. But what about other videos that start up out of the blue?
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Posted on January 22nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
– If you look up a map in Google Maps while you’re connected to the Internet, it will still be there when you’re disconnected. That goes for directions too. — Your cell phone service provider will block certain text messages if you call and give them a name or number to block.
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Posted on November 18th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Our niece has a baby and was looking for a way to generate some income without leaving the house. So she went to a website we’d never heard of, Flippa.com, and bought a business for $365. She’s already $100 ahead.
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Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Most people find good websites through social networking sites. The six most popular are Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Digg and LinkedIn. The seventh, Flipora, is one we’d never heard of till they announced a new version.
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Posted on July 1st, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you want to get a website online fast, there are over a dozen services, that can do that, and many of them are free. We’ve used the free versions of “WordPress” and “Yola” to create web sites. Friends have raved about Weebly for producing new sites, so we tried it and must agree, it’s very nice; it’s also free.
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Posted on June 16th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Forty years ago, Bob wrote about an idea that may finally be gaining adherents. As a homeowner, he thought it was ridiculous that everybody on the block had their own lawnmower. Why not just have one and pass it around? Why try to own everything if you can share it? To pay for repairs or replacement, you would all contribute to a common fund, maybe monthly or once a year. It took the Internet to move this idea along.
People are now sharing tools and toys using apps like “Freecycle,” amounting to 700 million pounds of used items last year, according to a recent report by author Jeremy Rifkin. If those items were stacked …
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Posted on December 21st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“CloudMagic” lets you search Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange, iCloud, Outlook, iMap and Google Apps from one search box.
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Posted on December 18th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Thwarting a dictator or anyone else’s surveillance is a whole lot easier these days. Dissidents all over the world can go under the radar with something called “the onion router.” The onion router is a free download at TorProject.org.
The onion router prevents people from le
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Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A pretty girl, very sweet looking, knocked on our door and said to Joy:”I have to get on the Internet. Can I use your password?” We didn’t know her and she wasn’t a neighbor, but she stood poised and ready with notebook and pen to take down our password.
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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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