I love to share the basics of tech to show what you can get done quickly and easily with tablets(like the iPad), smart phones and PCs from the point of view of someone who has vision difficulties as I am legally blind. I avoid "geek speak" as I share the great things you can get done with new technology. It is more important to get things done with tech than the tech itself.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Target Hacked - What Can You Do Now?
Yep, big Target got hacked and lot's of folks are concerned but you can take back some control with only some amounts of effort.
Sometimes, hackers produce a new card with your number on it. This is a tough one. In this case you might have to get a replacement card. As time consuming as this sounds it is not all that bad and the alternative s might be even more troublesome.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
3 Critical Windows 8.1 Tips for Beginners
There are always those things one remembers that puts them over the top of whatever challenges them. Windows 8, and now Windows 8.1 is a challenge for many. These 3 Critical Tips will help tremendously.
Sure, there is much more and many of you may have other tips but I strongly believe these 3 will serve you well.
- Right click on the Start Button
- Just Start Typing to Search
- Hit the Windows Key to get back to the Start Screen
Windows8.1 in Detail
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
My Top 10 Most Useful iPad Apps - Dec 2013
To me, a most useful app is one that I use virtually every day. It helps me get something done or provides useful information to me in a manner I can use. Since I have a vision disability, I need larger print so the apps I choose have a bias to this required feature. As a result, many very useful apps are not on my list if I cannot see the text well enough.
Tweetbot Alternative Twitter app FREE
News and Information
I love to read but it so difficult with my vision disability. I require large text and a nice contrast between the task and paper in order to see properly. As a result, books and newspapers are out. However, Pocket saves me because I can "clip" web sites, web articles and other news on the web to Pocket where I have the text set to very large on a very white background. Via my smart phone, I can "share" tweets from bloggers that will put the bloggers article right into Pocket where I can read it comfortably. Pocket also strips out web and blog advertising and just shows you the text and included pictures.
AP Mobile (Associated Press FREE
There are many news apps for the iPad, some of which I like very much but none allow me to enlarge text enough to make them comfortable to read. AP mobile allows me to enlarge the text enough for easy reading. Also available for iPhone and Android smart phones.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Try Flixster When Going to a Movie
Flixster isa FREE app for iOS and Android that is my "go to" movie and theaterapp.
We go tothe movies about once per week, sometimes more and often at a moment's notice.While out and about my wife might say, "let's go to a movie, what'splaying?" All I have to do is lookat my smart phone and look at Flixster.
|Flixster for Android|
Flixstershows theaters close to you by using the phone's GPS. No searching needed. Youcan even choose a particular movie and see where it's playing and at what time.
- Play Movie Trailers
- Get Show times
- View Photos
- View and Add Ratings
- Purchase Tickets
- See Upcoming Movie Info
If you area movie fan, Flixster is a "must have" app regardless of mobiledevice.
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