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QTIP: Pick Favorites

Posted on July 12th, 2019

I’ve done it. It’s a bit awkward. You’ve probably done it too. While talking with a friend, a topic comes up that prompts the blurtation "I have a great picture of that!" Then while fumbling the Photos app I scroll thousands of pictures saying,...

QTIP: Now Hear This!

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Want to get smart? Maybe you just want to hear a great story. Listen to podcasts. What’s a podcast? Wikipedia says "a podcast or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download in order to list...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

NYTIMES: You Don’t Want the Malware Prize

Posted on April 23rd, 2018

Devious code is sending people to fraudulent quiz and contest pages, so ignore that "lucky winner" notice and run a security scan. Pop-ups claiming to offer prizes to Amazon customers are part of a surge in malicious advertising. Credit The New Y...

QTIP: Read It to Me

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Sometimes reading lengthy text on a small mobile device is difficult and impractical. Especially when also navigating around ads that aggressively compete with content for limited screen space. Here’s an easy solution. On your iOS device, go to...

Capturing the History of Your Future

Posted on April 18th, 2018

Way back in 2018, while you stood in the shower an inspired thought came to you like a thunderbolt. You remember leaping from the tub and, while dripping wet, jotting a singularly inspired thought onto a random scrap of paper. Where is that sodden...

NYTIMES: A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone

Posted on April 17th, 2018

by Terry Sullivan, The New York Times Credit Joshua Bright for The New York TimesNot long ago, a filmmaker wouldn’t dream of shooting a movie on a phone because the quality was so inferior to what you could capture on pricier devices. ...

QTIP: What's Your FMA?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Social media mints acronyms faster than a government agency. AMA = Ask Me Anything, LOL = Laughing Out Loud, ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing, TBT = Throwback Thursday, BFF = Best Friends Forever, FFF = Favorite Female Friend, FMF = Favorite...

NYTIMES: Sharing High-Resolution Photos by Email

Posted on January 18th, 2018

By J.D. Biersdorfer, January 18, 2018 The New York Times Tech Tips Q. How do I make sure I am sending a photo at the highest possible resolution when I attach it to an email message on my phone? A. Before you send the photo, check the image-size...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

QTIP: Sync your notes

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Simple text apps do the job. You want to dash off the grocery list on your desktop at home or work so it will sync to your mobile device before you arrive at the store. Try one of these apps.Mac OS XiOSWindowsAndroidChrome OSNotes👍👍Google Drive👍...

NYTIMES: Why You Should Wait Before Buying Samsung’s New Galaxy S8

Posted on April 18th, 2017

Rarely does a major product launch under a cloud like this. Following Samsung’s recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 phone last year, should you buy the new Galaxy 8? From The New York Times, April 18, 2017, by Brian X. Chen The new Samsung Gal...

QTIP: Keep it simple...

Posted on April 5th, 2017

"…I asked the boy for a few kind words He gave me a novel instead" - Madeleine Peyroux Have you ever needed to quickly type something only to lose the thought while Microsoft Word ponderously booted up — then stopped to download and install updat...

NYTimes: A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Adapted from March 31, 2017, The New York Times Personal Tech column by J. D. Biersdorfer and Kelly Couturier Setting up a system to keep your files backed up automatically is easy. Spending a little time today could save...

QTIP: What's the most awesome app?

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

What is the one app that makes everything work better? Hints: The app is easy to use, it’s free, and it’s already at your fingertips. It’s your contact manager. That’s right, your Contacts app. Among the standard apps preinstalled on every PC, Ma...

NYTIMES: Upload the Pictures, and Let Google Photos Do the Rest

Posted on June 10th, 2015

JUNE 3, 2015 New York Times Personal Tech | Gadgetwise By E. Justin Swanson A bullfight in Madrid, which Google Photos animated from a sequence of photographs. Credit Amy Kelsey for The New York Times I DON’T take a lot of photographs. I have a p...

QTIP: Can’t Read the Fine Print? Snap it.

Posted on June 7th, 2015

So you’re a boomer and you can’t read the fine print — or anything smaller than a billboard. Then clarify things with simple utility pictures taken with your smartphone camera. After being unable to read the devilishly unreadable type, a closeup...

BINSIDER: Almost every detail about Google’s wireless service might have just leaked

Posted on April 15th, 2015

Google said last month that it plans to build a small wireless service that would allow it to function sort of like Verizon, AT&T, or any other carrier. Google's Sundar Pichai said at Mobile World Congress that the company would make its own wire...

NYTIMES: Device Syncing: Call From Computers and Text From Tablets

Posted on March 16th, 2015

By Molly Wood, New York Times technology columnist MARCH 11, 2015 Illustration Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times RECENTLY, I sat next to a woman on a plane with a serious collection of devices: a laptop, a tablet, an iPhone, an Android pho...

WSJ: Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving It

Posted on February 10th, 2015

Handwriting Isn’t Dead—Smart Pens and Styluses Are Saving ItFebruary 10, 2015By Joanna Stern New connected pens and improved styluses make your handwritten notes available on all your devices. Joanna Stern tries out the leading implem...

Trend Micro: 2014 Report on Fake Apps Feigning Legitimacy

Posted on October 1st, 2014

This current report by legitimate security software maker Trend Micro contains detailed descriptions of a wide variety of fake software, how it works, and risks it poses for consumers and business. Download PDF