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Tech Toys for Christmas

Tech Toys for Christmas

Soon it will be time to start thinking about Christmas and what to give to friends and family. I’d like to share some techy things that would make good gifts. Smart Devices Voice-controlled devices such as Amazon Echo or Alexa will continue to flood the market. You...
The phishers are trying to hook you

The phishers are trying to hook you

Recently a client arrived at my office to pick up a fixed computer, telling me that on her way in she got a call from “Apple” telling her she needs to verify her apple account ID. She was asked if she was near a computer. She said no, “I’m on the road,” and the caller...
Digital Parenting

Digital Parenting

When my wife and I were parenting in the nineties, modern technology was just emerging. I introduced our three little girls to simple, slow-paced but enchanting computer games such as “Grandma and me,” “Putt-Putt saves the Zoo,” and other educational programs. But...
The phishers are trying to hook you

Staying connected

Maintaining close connections to family, friends, and the community improves life quality and happiness immensely. This is especially true for those living alone. Case in point: My widowed mother is still living in her old apartment in Munich. I set up her computer...
Online and off, beware of scammers

Online and off, beware of scammers

Recently more of my clients and friends have been talking about scams they fell or almost fell for, so I decided to write a series of articles to build awareness about dishonest schemes that confront us in person and via internet, email, mail or phone. The more I...
Summer Technology Tips

Summer Technology Tips

The beginning of the New Year is traditionally a time when people make resolutions toward positive habits and changes. This should include your digital life. Here are my suggestions for some things that you should consider to keep all your electronics shipshape for...
The tech in your car

The tech in your car

About 11 years ago I was shopping for a new car. At that time, gas prices were rising and $5 per gallon seemed to be on the horizon, so I chose a Ford Escape hybrid. This car had technical features such as anti-lock brakes, numerous air bags, and security that would...
RIP – Windows 7

RIP – Windows 7

Many of my PC clients prefer Windows 7 to Windows 10. If you are a diehard Windows 7 fan, you can keep using it, but not for long. Here are some important things that you should know if you haven’t migrated your PC from Windows 7 to Windows 10. You may have seen a...
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