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.
Filed under: anti-virus, graphics, Internuts, kids, photos, printer, security, virus, Windows | 2 Comments »
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.
Filed under: Google, health, Internuts, maps, photos, trends | Comments Off on JUST THE FACTS
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.
Filed under: Android, apps, computers, games, Internuts, maps, music, security, shopping | Comments Off on MAKING MUSIC
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 […]
Filed under: Internuts, music, phones, photos | Comments Off on SKIP THE IPHONE
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.
Filed under: apps, business, career, Internuts, radio, trends, Windows | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 22nd, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy just ordered her first pair of glasses online. She couldn’t resist after reading “Seven Reasons to Order Glasses Online,” an article we found — where else? — online. We’re not going to go into all the reasons, but here are the ones that impressed us. Number one is price. Number two is free return. The third is parking. These also turn out to be the reasons for almost any online purchase. It is no secret and no longer a surprise that buying online is the winner in the retail Olympics. Amazon.com is the leader but not the only name in online shopping. Its sales are increasing 20 percent a year, while traditional large retailers’ sales have been moribund for […]
Filed under: apps, books, Internuts, photos, video | Comments Off on BUYING GLASSES ONLINE, AN EYE-OPENING EXPERIENCE
Posted on August 15th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Five topics: Getting Better Directions, Better Searching with Google Chrome, Fun Doggy website, Political website tells you which candidate you’re most like, What Cortana can do
Filed under: browsers, Google, Internuts, maps, web, Windows | Comments Off on COUNTING THE WAZE
Posted on August 8th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: Texting a soldier, retro game, video trends, avoiding loud commercials, family safety settings, sketching tips, ten enigmas that defy explanation.
Filed under: art, games, Internuts, kids, trends, Windows | Comments Off on CHAT WITH A WORLD WAR I SOLDIER
Posted on July 25th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics in this column include: Finding Your Ancestry Online, Brain Teasers and other interesting websites, Getting a hacked Gmail account back, Fun Projects from Maker Lab’s new book, Sending birthday greetings online, Tips and Tricks for your cell phone.
Filed under: email, Gmail, how-to, Internuts, science | Comments Off on FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS ONLINE
Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you use Facebook, but worry about it sharing your personal information with strangers, we have a fix. It’s Facebook’s “Privacy Checkup.” From your computer, go to Facebook.com and click the tiny picture of a padlock next to the tiny picture of a globe in the upper right. Follow the steps to increase your privacy. — You might not want anyone to see how often you play “Candy Crush,” or any other application, for example. In that case, change the “public” setting to “only me.” — Remove any apps you’re not using. — Change the information on your profile page and remove the year of your birth if it’s listed. (It’s easier to do identity theft if the bad […]
Filed under: apps, cheap calls, computers, health, Internuts, photos, tech support, trends, video | Comments Off on HERE’S LOOKING AT EVERYBODY