Is Amazon Prime Worth $139 a Year?
Ever thought about all the things Amazon knows about you? I don’t just mean your favorite shampoo and what food your dog eats. Right now, there’s no gatekeeper in charge of where your data’s going, what it’s being used for and how that information is stored and exploited. Continue reading The Mouse Trap
Is Amazon Prime Worth $139 a Year?
It’s quite possible that you already have at least one Gmail (Google) account. If that is the case, it might be interesting to know that you are one of over 1.5 billion Gmail users throughout the world. No wonder this has become a daily tool that is quite hard to live without. Continue reading Janis Weber The Mouse Trap
Even if you haven’t created an account on a social media site, they might have a hidden profile with more details than you’d believe. Sneaky, right?
That’s why you should say no thanks when an app offers to look in your contacts to find all your friends. That’s not your info to give away. If you use social media, it’s worth clearing out all the things (and people) you’ve looked up. Here are easy steps to save yourself some potential embarrassment later. Perhaps you deleted a Facebook account years ago or never had one. Meta might still have your cell number, landline, or email address Continue reading Janis Weber The Mouse Trap
Have you heard about AI, also known as Artificial Intelligence? This new computer application is not a movie or an elaborate internet game. Bing has been reconfigured to present a totally different search engine and it is a product of Microsoft. I am sure it is the beginning of many more competitors, like Google’s Bard. Continue reading The New and Improved Bing Search Engine
The iPhone vs. Android comparison is a never-ending debate about which one is best. It will likely never have a real winner, but I’m going to try and help you to find your personal pick. The latest version of their operating systems, iOS 16 and Android 13, are both excellent, but in slightly different ways. Many of their features overlap, but design-wise they look quite different, aside from the basic touchscreen-focused layout. Continue reading Apple or Android Smart Phone?
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser.
Brave is a privacy-focused browser, which automatically blocks online advertisements and website trackers in its default settings. It also provides users the choice to turn on optional ads if wanted. (I cannot imagine wanting to see ads.) In other words, there are no annoying ads if you use Brave as your browser of choice. Continue reading Time to Switch to The BRAVE Browser
Copying and pasting a text is not too hard. Copying messages can be tricky because it’s difficult to highlight a body of text on your phone using only your finger. Sometimes you want to forward the entire contents of a text to show it to someone else, to re-submit deleted info, or to forward it to another recipient. Then you can simply “long press” a message. Tap More on the bottom menu, and then select the arrow in the bottom left corner to forward it. The original message’s content will be copied as a new message. Just select the recipients as usual. Once you are in the new recipient’s message area, just do the same. Press and hold then choose the paste option. Continue reading The Mouse Trap – iPhone texting tips
Do you know exactly which devices are using your connection? If your Wi-Fi isn’t password protected, you need to fix that. If your password is easy to guess someone can mooch your internet. If you use Buckeye, for example, you can call them and have them reset your password. Continue reading Computer 101 – Understand your wifi
A new year and new good habits. Organize those drawers and, oh my, that closet! I must be preaching to myself. I promise to get A Round Tuit. However, I am great at keeping my computer backed up and in good shape. Make this your resolution. Clean up your files and pictures. Get more organized. You will feel fantastic. Continue reading Computer 101 – Happy New Year everyone
I would shout out “do it today” but no one I have met does it the same day. I know you are busy this month, but what would you do if you lost all your files and photos? I have had two people call me this week whose hard drive has crashed. Gone is their data. They have a 25 percent chance, if they take the computer to a reputable shop, that they can retrieve the information and even fix the computer with a replacement drive. This isn’t free. They will spend hundreds to get the job done. Continue reading Computer 101 – DANGER – Back up your computer this week!