Technology

10 Things You Should Never Do Over Text Message

Texting has totally made life easier, right? The first text message was sent in 1992 from Neil Papworth, a former developer at Sema Group Telecoms. Mobile phones didn’t have keyboards at the time, so Papworth had to type the message on a PC. Papworth’s text — “Merry Christmas” — was successfully sent to Richard Jarvis at Vodafone.

Is 1960s Technology Still Relevant?

The 1960’s held an unprecedented advancement in all types of technology. While most of these advancements became obsolete within a few years, some have been so important to technological advancements that we still use them today.

5 Ways Tech Is Changing Retirement

There was a time when growing older meant relying on family or hired help to assist with health, cognitive and financial issues. While we may not be leading fully automated lives like the characters in futuristic movies and sci-fi novels, new technological advances are allowing many people to live independently for much longer. Whether you want to ...Read More

5 Tips: Let’s Be SAFE on Facebook!

Maybe you’re on Facebook to keep up with old friends. Maybe your family is spread far and wide and social media is how to best stay current with their lives. Or maybe you just love the daily stream of pictures and tidbits people choose to share. It helps us all stay in the loop. It helps everyone feel a little bit closer to the ones they hold dear....Read More

“Your Call Is Important To Us”

Three weeks. That’s how long it’s been since my wife and I purchased our his and her cellphones. The first week we had a moment of weakness—similar to when the Democrats selected Hillary Clinton to be their candidate. I still don’t know what happened but we got so excited that before we knew it we were unpacking the cell phones from their box—it wa...Read More

The 3 WORST Words: Activating Your Device!

WARNING… The following contains disturbing graphic scenes: a middle-aged married couple trying to setup their new cell phones. Enough said. For the life of me I don’t know what got into Jan. But right out of the clear blue she piped up, “Gary, lets set up the new his and hers iPhones we bought.” So, I did what was natural. I gathered myself; took a...Read More

6 ways to connect with your grandchildren using technology

Grandparents all over are learning that, when used without fear, technology can be an exciting bridge between generations. How to get started? Start by asking your grandchildren to show you what they like to do on the computers or smartphones.

My Smart TV and Other Oxymorons

I just got a smart TV. It’s an oxymoron (a combination of words that have contradictory meanings) like jumbo shrimp and a little pregnant. Years ago life was simple. There were three national networks – NBC, CBS, and ABC. Trusted names like Harry Reasoner, Barbara Walters, and Howard K. Smith maintained broadcast news standards. Fake news and alter...Read More

Are Cassette Tapes Making a Big Comeback?

In a world that seems more and more digital the surprise resurgence of vinyl shown us, many music lovers still long for that physical connection, but what about cassette tape? Remember that portable but somewhat clunky analog recording medium of a supposedly bygone era?  Are they making a surprise comeback? Let’s look at some numbers: in 2014 Natio...Read More

10 Best iPhone Tips & Tricks

These are pro tips, tricks and hidden features for advanced users that will help you get the most out of your iPhone 6S, 7, 7S. Did you know all of these tips and tricks?

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