Screen Time Which display is best for what?

This past September, Apple triumphantly announced both the iPhone 8, the next generation in the current series, but also the $1000 iPhone X, supposed to demonstrate the future of mobile phones. Yet only this month, rumors abounded that Apple was planning to kill of the iPhone X this year, due to much lower than expected sales. The thought was that they would rather avoid the embarrassment of a failed model that is relegated to a collector’s item, instead of keeping it around for several years and making them available at discounted prices as is the usual Apple practice. The original […]

Organizing Your Electronic Documents

Remember the days when everything was paper and you had file cabinets to organize all that paper, or it was in boxes with no organization? Today we likely have those same disorganized drives on our electronic devices. With all these electronic documents, I find having a good organizational system for them is essential. Not only does it make it easier to find things, but it helps reduce recreating things because you cannot find them. Please follow and like us:

You Don’t Wanna Cry about Ransomware

The internet saw a massive ransomware attack on May 12th, when computers in nearly 100 countries were hit and held hostage to hackers. The hackers demanded those affected pay a ransom to have their files and systems released. The attack hit medical networks and government agencies especially hard, as they are more vulnerable since they tend to upgrade their systems less frequently than businesses. It’s all a reminder of how important it is to safeguard your computer’s security. Please follow and like us:

Connecting with Routers

We live in a connected society, and expect everything to be networked and connected to the internet. Connecting requires a modem, and today most internet providers provide you with a combination modem and router. They usually have four ethernet ports, and tend to include wireless access. Please follow and like us:

Choosing the Right Cloud-Storage Option

Today I was going through some things from when I attended college in the late 1980s and found some old five-and-a-quarter inch computer data storage discs. It reminded me of how data storage has changed over the years. My first computer was a Vic 20 and its data was stored on a tape cassette. Please follow and like us:

Choosing the Right Cloud-Storage Option

Today I was going through some things from when I attended college in the late 1980s and found some old five-and-a-quarter inch computer data storage discs. It reminded me of how data storage has changed over the years. My first computer was a Vic 20 and its data was stored on a tape cassette. Please follow and like us:

Making DIY Tax Filing Easy

In the last issue, we looked at into various programs to help with personal financial management. In this issue, we’ll look at perennial, pesky, and inevitable taxes. By this time, you should have received most of your 1099s and other tax documents, so it’s time to get them filed. Please follow and like us:

Personal Finance Programs to the Rescue

The new year is here, resolutions have been made, and it’s a great time to look at ways to manage your money. There’s that cruise you want to take, the kitchen to remodel, a new house to buy, and lots of other expenses that necessitate you managing your money in order to afford them. Fortunately, there are a variety of personal finance software products to help you, both for the desktop and online or desktop. Please follow and like us:

Wearable Tech: It’s What’s Next

The options and availability for “wearable tech” have exploded in recent years, and are expanding every day, including watch-type products such as the Apple Watch, Fitbit, and Samsung watches. They are one more way we have become a net-connected society. Please follow and like us: