3 Easy Ways to Clean up Your Computer

It’s spring cleaning!! Even though it is starting to get really nice outside, you might still be spending a little more time on your social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram…etc. Wouldn’t you like to like, share, pin and favorite those posts a little faster? Today is a great opportunity to speed up your computer before you start surfing. You will probably want to use your computer since you are stuck at home and Read More …

4 Ways the Elderly can get Scammed Online

I don’t know if is all the Grace and Frankie I have been watching on Netflix or the fact that my own parents are getting on in years but this is a topic I hear about all the time. I have also helped several elderly computer users with this problem. This is something you have been pondering in midlife. We worry about our kids but we also really worry about our parents! We see Internet Read More …

Why Would you use Linux Lite 4.0 Final Release?

I will tell you why. It is awesome. It is built on the same foundation as Ubuntu Linux but it is meant for older hardware. What I really like about it is that it has a 32-bit version (not just a 64-bit version). I have two old laptops that I now can use on a daily basis because Linux Lite 4.0 final release has breathed new life into them. To illustrate I am writing this Read More …

Elizabeth Holmes Theranos Woes Could Have Been Avoided

I consider myself a bit of an armchair Theranos analyst now. I have successfully watched and read all the mainstream media on the scandal. I have watched the Nightline Documentary The Drop Out:The Story of Elizabeth Holmes that came out 3/15/19. I also read the book Bad Blood by John Carryrou and I just finished watching the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon valley which came out on 3/17/19. Essentially it is Read More …

Speeding Up Your Internet

Some people do not have the luxury of having lightening fast internet speed at their house for many reasons. You could be like me and live in the country with few options (I currently have a consistent but slower broadband provider). You could be in the city but limited by geography (I once worked for a place that was right in the middle of the city but railroad tracks prevent us from getting any acceptable Read More …

Remember Google+?…Neither Do I

I am writing the title of this article a little tongue in cheek. Of course I know what Google+ is. I have had an account for several years and used it for a small stint in 2014 and for a couple of weeks this year. In December 2018 Google announced that in April 2019, it would be shutting down Google+ services for personal use. Funny though, I only got the announcement via email today? The Read More …

How to Unlock a Smartphone for Free in Canada!

I had a bit of an issue over the holiday. I accidentally dropped a phone and it stopped working. It is a Koodo phone and I haven’t finished paying off the tab! So I am going to use an old phone in the meantime. It is not a bad phone it is just a little older and a little slower…… There is just one problem, it is locked to another Carrier. It is not really Read More …

The Proper Way to Dispose of Your Smartphones

I was looking for some software to download after Christmas and I came across a a great CNET Video showing how to properly dispose of old tech. I take this information for granted since I work in this industry. However, I think it is a good idea to share this information with everybody since I am sure a lot of you receive new tech which is probably considered an upgrade from what you had before. Read More …

Last minute Tech Gift Ideas…

I was watching the news the other night and a great segment came on with Marc Saltzman. I remember him from the days of CFNY Edge 102.1. He kind of got his start there in the late 90’s doing a small radio segment on up and coming tech…. Well he made some great suggestions for tech gifts this year. It had everything to do with what’s trending. Things like, new smartphones, home automation (smart-everything) and Read More …