Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital. Sometimes choosing the most interesting questions to highlight is the best part of my job. This week, I received questions about buying police-quality bulletproof gear, buying the iPhone 7 as opposed to the iPhone X, how to make money using a Kindle, and more.
When Amazon's Echo first hit the market, it was basically just a voice-operated speaker. Now it's better than ever, but a lot of people only ask Alexa a few basic questions. The question I get over and over again: What else can Alexa do? Read my column and I'll show you seven amazing commands Alexa can tackle for you.
Robocalls are not just annoying, but can also be dangerous. Well, it’s time to end those robocalls for good. Luckily, you have a whole arsenal of smartphone tools at your disposal. You can block numbers, turn on Do Not Disturb mode, use your carrier's tools, or use third-party apps to end this telephonic menace. Let's take a look at 7 ways to stop them now.
Facebook has become more than just a virtual lounge for hanging out with family and friends. People can now create groups, do business, create de facto websites for their organizations, and schedule a whole calendar of events. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! The real Facebook experts have a whole arsenal of tools at their disposal. I've rounded up some of the best!
Using an iPhone or an iPad is like having a computer in the palm of your hand. However, when you pull your Apple gadget out of its shiny package, it's not personalized yet. For that, you need to tweak some settings to make it your own. That's why I’ve created this list of tips and tricks to help you make using your iPad or iPhone even easier.
Thanks in large part to advancing technology, robocalls are easier than ever to make. Here’s the shocker. It’s about to get worse. So how do you shield yourself from these robocall and telemarketing scams? Don't worry, I've got the answer.
Thumb drives used to be so cool. They were simple and portable, and yes, about the size of a human thumb. Those days are over. Cloud technology has made USB drives redundant and worse, a liability since they could easily get lost. Most of them have vanished into junk drawers, exiled with old cellphones and various chargers, forgotten. It’s time to give thumb drives a new lease on their electronic lives.
We all have bad habits, like biting our nails or drinking straight from the milk carton. While it's bad form, it won't steal your life savings. It won’t target your children. As a digital expert, I cringe when people confess their hazardous activities and unacceptable etiquette. It's time to quit the bad behavior.
Remember: An iPhone is basically just a computer that fits in your pocket – and in many ways, it’s even better than a computer. The iPhone camera is better than many point-and-shoot cameras. Your iPhone may even be able to store more data than a cheap desktop, and the apps are comparable to those on any device on the market. It's so powerful that there are sure to be features that you don't even know about.