Posted on March 27th, 2017 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Google Assistant is now inside our Android phone. She says little but hears all. You’ll get yours soon enough. Google Assistant will do your bidding when you speak to it, even when the phone is dark and locked. We could be lying on the couch half dead and say, “OK Google, call the Doc.” The next step: it will bill us too. Most Android phones don’t have the Assistant yet. You can find out when yours will have it by Googling the question. (Yes, Google has become a verb.) Last month, we read that the Assistant would be on both the “Nougat” and the “Marshmallow” operating systems at the end of February. That’s 30 percent of all Android phones. We […]
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Posted on January 30th, 2017 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Is online dating the worst way to find a mate, or the best? In any event, it’s much more popular than we ever thought. According to a Consumer Reports Magazine survey of 115,000 subscribers, 44 percent are in a long-term relationship or got married through online dating. Yet reader satisfaction with these sites is lower than for any other service the magazine rates. They even rate lower than tech support. Now that’s the pits. As chance would have it, we know four women (no men) who have used online dating services. Two are happily married to the men they met this way, a third is happy in her new relationship and the fourth is still looking and not at all […]
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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 November 28th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Topics: Using DOS instead of Windows to save photos quickly. Virtual reality for kids. Internuts. Digitizing a paper photo with the free Google PhotoScan.
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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.
Filed under: anti-virus, graphics, Internuts, kids, photos, printer, security, virus, Windows | 2 Comments »
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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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
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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.
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Posted on May 23rd, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Here are some facts on children’s use of their phones. Most kids get their first phone at age 10. The most common activity is texting. Almost a third have sent text messages to their parents even though everyone involved was in the house. Seventy-six percent of kids access the Internet from the family room, down from 85 percent four years ago. A quarter of kids now have private access from their bedrooms. Fifty percent of kids begin using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat at age 12 or younger. The study was done by Influence Central, a marketing firm. Making Windows 10 Look Like Windows 7 For $5 we can finally stop moaning about the clunky look of Windows10. “Start10” is […]
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Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy converted to using a Mac a couple months ago, after her Windows 10 machine became so slow she almost tossed it out the window. Then Bob spilled tea on the Mac (It was an accident! Really!) and the rest is history.
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