Posted on January 2nd, 2017 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: the new Chromebook, 3D art and photos, glamorous camping, news, tech tips.
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Posted on December 26th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
First there was the Drones Club, then Drone Racing and now: making some money with drones. Our friend Lee gets his family a tech present every year. Last year it was drones. Lee’s 20-something daughter, a civil engineer, started using hers to offer aerial photography and video to construction sites. Then she started her own drone business, offering these services as a certified remote pilot in Wisconsin. If you Google the phrase “how to be a drone entrepreneur,” several sites come up. The first, from Virgin.com, describes several possibilities. One is farming. Drones have been crop-dusting in Japan for 15 years, and U.S. farmers are getting started. American farms are much larger and farmers here are looking for drones that […]
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Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: A better way to do email, alternatives to cable TV, Internuts, trends, and kid’s coding book.
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Posted on November 7th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: The Amazon Echo Dot, Internuts (a crazily lazy brass band, a girl who speaks 20 languages, Roald Dahl quotes), and how to make your web searches private.
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Posted on October 31st, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Young children love to hear the same story over and over. Our dental hygienist told us what she does to keep from going nuts. She calls that old story up on YouTube. So we searched on “Goodnight Goon,” a Halloween classic. Our dental hygienist had been reading it to her two little boys every day for a year, until finally she called it up on YouTube. This was definitely the right thing to do. Because whatever the story, there’s someone reading it aloud. Be specific in your searches: We searched on “Cat in the Hat read aloud” and there he was. There were several readers and they all showed the pictures in the book; one had half a million views. […]
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Posted on October 24th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
This week’s topics: Easy backup in Windows 10, preventing hackers, new Epson printer. “Internuts” include a bedtime story site, photo collage site, gaming site and anti-politics site.
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Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Get info about your local hospitals and nursing homes, see what they’re good and bad at. A “411” info app for your iPhone. A new photo editing program and more.
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Posted on September 19th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: Free music app, refurbished computers, geography game, Netflix Releases,security for Android phones, Dropbox tip.
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Posted on September 12th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We tried an experiment. We went out to the drugstore and bought a $40 cell phone. It wasn’t the cheapest one; we could have bought one for $13, but Bob noticed it was a so-called clam-shell or flip phone and you can’t load apps onto those. The impetus for this experiment was our 97 year-old friend Ida. She said she may have to give up driving one day and switch to using one of the ride services, like Uber or Lyft. So then, she would have to get an iPhone so she could call a cab. Uh-uh, we said. You do need a smartphone or a computer to call one of those ride services but you don’t have to spend […]
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Posted on August 29th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Movies versus video games, public radio app, setting your home page and finding a professional.
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