Posted on February 25th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
This happens a lot: Somebody will tell us about a great site, article or video they saw on the web, but don’t remember exactly where it was. Google it, they’ll say. Sometimes that works and sometimes it doesn’t.
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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 6th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We heard from a church secretary whose job it is to create a website. She doesn’t know how to do that and wondered if we’re sticking with our previous recommendation, Yola.com. We’re re-thinking that.
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Posted on July 30th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
There are dozens of ways to build your own website these days, but some are easier than others. The good news is you don’t have to learn HTML or coding of any kind, to produce a great site. And most of your choices are free. The first question to ask is would you rather work on or off-line? Online is great for collaborative sites. Your contributors won’t have to own special software to edit the site and add material. Just give them the password and they can get on. On the road, you can work from any computer. We’ve created several sites using Yola.com, and we think they look great. With drag and drop, you can add social networking, storefronts, […]
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Posted on July 7th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We love taking a photo with our Android phone and have it automatically show up in our Google Plus account online. Google’s Picasa can also upload photos to your Google Plus account and provides excellent free editing tools.
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Posted on July 1st, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Quite a few people seem upset over the possibility that their online activities are being tracked by the government. Yahoo acknowledges they have answered around 13,000 tracking requests from the feds in the last six months, and Facebook and Microsoft have similar numbers. Google’s “Chrome” browser has an “incognito mode,” but warns that you could be under “surveillance by secret agents.” (Can you imagine what a boring job that must be?) Mozilla Firefox has denounced government tracking and offers add-ons, such as “DoNotTrackMe,” to cover your embarrassing parts. In an upcoming release, they’ll block the most intrusive tracking cookies by default.
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Posted on June 19th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Chrome is still our favorite web browser, and according to a recent Accuvant study, commissioned by the security firm ZoneAlarm, it is also the safest and the fastest –even though it’s only around five percent faster than others.
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Posted on April 22nd, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you surf the web with Google Chrome, you may notice that typing the first few letters of a website you’ve recently visited brings up the rest. Now Mozilla’s Firefox does the same thing. They call it the “Awesome Bar.”
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Posted on April 15th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Just when we got used to websites ending in “.com,” “.org,” “gov.” and “.net” along with 18 other obscure endings, ICANN, the nonprofit group that controls the dot endings, is about to expand the list with 1400 more. The first ones will roll out on April 23.
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Posted on March 5th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The Google Chromebook comes in four versions, one by Samsung, another by Acer, one by HP and the new “Chromebook Pixel.” Acer, by the way, is one of world’s largest computer makers, and just reported that it sells more Chromebooks than Windows 8 computers.
Acer said laptops based on the Chrome operating system accounted
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