Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone, Laptop and Tablet Batteries

One of our most popular posts focused on tips to assess your smartphone battery and keep it at its peak. If you missed it, you can find those tips here. Getting More from a Single Charge There are a number of ways you can help maximize the longevity of the charge on your iPhone orContinue reading “Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone, Laptop and Tablet Batteries”

Using Google Maps to Track Friends

Does that sound ominous or nefarious? We’re not talking about surveillance but rather using technology for good. In this case sharing your location with a friend so that you can more efficiently meet up or so that they can confirm you’re safely enroute home when you’re traveling alone. If you want to track someone orContinue reading “Using Google Maps to Track Friends”

Control and Convenience

Most of us tend to want a couple things from their technology – convenience of doing things easier and faster and a sense of being in control of the tech rather than feeling confused by it. To that end, there have been 3 topics readers have found most valuable here. How to maximize their smartphone’sContinue reading “Control and Convenience”

Save Memory and Time with One Tab

Do you tend to keep open many browser tabs (website pages) at any one time? Perhaps like me you are working on several projects at once and prefer not to have to go back and fetch the pages helping you do so every time you toggle between tasks. In last week’s post, we showed howContinue reading “Save Memory and Time with One Tab”

How to Save All Open Chrome Browser Tabs for a Later Session

If you’re an avid follower of Gransplain, you’ll already know how to save, find and open a single browser tab by bookmarking. If you missed that post, you can find it here. However, what if you’d like to bookmark all your open tabs at once? Say you’ve been working on a particular project and you’dContinue reading “How to Save All Open Chrome Browser Tabs for a Later Session”

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”