5 Ways Technology Has Improved Education

It’s easy to be swayed into thinking technology is about gadgets that are more flash than substance. But the reality is that tech has improved the area of education in a number of game-changing perspectives. We’ll look at 5 of the top ways that tech could be useful to you and/or your family members. OpenContinue reading “5 Ways Technology Has Improved Education”

What’s Up with NextGen TV?

NextGen TV is starting to roll out to a number of countries including the US and UK. It’s already a reality in others, particularly in Asia. What does this mean for you now? What is NextGen TV? ATSC 3.0 is the technical name of what’s been branded as NextGen TV. The headline feature of NextGenContinue reading “What’s Up with NextGen TV?”

Your Smartphone Tests TV Remote Batteries!

If you’ve ever found your TV remote not working even after replacing the batteries, you can check if the issue is with the remote itself by using your smartphone. Here’s how…. Open your camera and tap the icon to bring up the front-facing lens, shown below highlighted in yellow. Now point your TV remote directlyContinue reading “Your Smartphone Tests TV Remote Batteries!”

What 3 Words

This isn’t meant to be a post about the lapse of proper grammar (although a moment of silence for the demise of the words “which” and “whom”, please). Rather it’s a post about a fabulously accurate, easy and free navigation system you can access on your smartphone. What’s so Great about What3words? What3Words is uniqueContinue reading “What 3 Words”

Never Say “Die” (to your Old Smartphone)

With these further tricks to help your old phone run faster, you’ll not be so quick to get rid of it just yet. If you’ve missed the prior top tips (and you really should start with those, you can find them in Parts 1 and 2 here and here, respectively. Turn on Chrome‚Äôs Lite mode.Continue reading “Never Say “Die” (to your Old Smartphone)”

Don’t Give Up on Your Old Smartphone Until You’ve Tried These Easy Tricks

If your Android or iPhone are older and have become sluggish or properly creaky, follow our top tips to speed things up. The top 3 tricks can be found in our prior post here. Below you’ll find additional simple fixes that may, well, fix the slow reaction. Close background apps. Even though smartphones’ operating systemContinue reading “Don’t Give Up on Your Old Smartphone Until You’ve Tried These Easy Tricks”

Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.

Do you find your iPhone or Android has become sluggish or downright slow? Before your resign it to the scrap heap (or a reseller for less than the sum of its parts), consider trying these top 3 tricks to give it more pep. Update your operating system regularly. Why is this important? Besides ensuring you’reContinue reading “Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.”

Now Where Did That Message Go?

Have you ever frittered away time scrolling through historical messages on your phone looking for that one piece of information you know you’ve already been told? How much time do you waste before you give up and ask the person again for their address, travel dates, recipe or other needed information? There is a betterContinue reading “Now Where Did That Message Go?”

Lots and Lots of Texts

Are you someone who sends one long text vs multiple shorter ones in a row? I thought so. Have you ever noticed it seems that friends and family who are under 30 seem instead to send a barrage of short texts of one sentence or sometimes one word each? As your phone pings 4, 5Continue reading “Lots and Lots of Texts”