CAUTION- Do this BEFORE upgrading  iOS or before getting a new iPhone
September 12, 2016 – 9:37 pm | No Comment

(Note, this article was originally published September 17, 2013 when the iPhone 5 was released.  It has been updated for newest iOS 10–steps haven’t changed since iOS7)
Whether you are buying an iPhone 7 or 7+ or upgrading to …

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Articles by Barb Gonzalez

I'm a baby-boomer widowed mom of a teenage son. I am passionate about Home Theater and Gadgets. (My son is thrilled about that. My boyfriend is befuddled by it.) I love to play with these toys that make life fun and sometimes easier. But, like most people I find technology confusing and that the answers are in techno-babble. Crucial details and steps are left out. I've been given the gift (and sometimes a frustrating curse) of being able to see things from the mind of a beginner at the same time I can understand complex technology. Mostly, I give tips to help you choose, set up and use your electronics - home theater, gadgets, etc. But I also will write about the ways you can approach technology so it is easier for you to figure out for yourself. My favorite quote is "The obvious is hidden from those on the inside." Those who understand can rarely explain. I hope my gift will help you to enjoy technology and move forward into the future with fun and ease!

iTunes 10 (or 9) How to set up Home Sharing
September 29, 2009 – 9:12 pm | 14 Comments
iTunes 10 (or 9) How to set up Home Sharing

Since iTunes version 9,  Home Sharing has allowed me to share music, movies, apps and more.  With the Home Share feature, I can share my tunes and movies with my family and they can share …

Try out MMS on your iPhone Today! Finally send pictures with your text messages
September 25, 2009 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Try out MMS on your iPhone Today! Finally send pictures with your text messages

UPDATE: As of 11:30 am PST, the AT&T upgrade is available.  IMPORTANT!: If your iPhone doesn’t automatically shut down and restart, you will have to turn off your phone and restart it  (press the top …

What you Must Know about Streaming Movies from Online-“Fair Use”
September 10, 2009 – 4:17 am | 2 Comments
What you Must Know about Streaming Movies from Online-“Fair Use”

I am the proud owner of a number of devices that allow me to stream the movies I want to watch anytime I want to watch them.  August is a month of reruns so movies …

WordPress Attack- Upgrade now
September 5, 2009 – 7:15 pm | No Comment
WordPress Attack- Upgrade now

While the email I received about this email attack appeared “phishy,” –that is, it had no formatting, did not look official, and had misspelled words and bad grammar–it seems that it is for real.
For those …

Movie-Going App So You’ll Never Have to ‘Hold It”
August 25, 2009 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
Movie-Going App So You’ll Never Have to ‘Hold It”

The perfect app for pregnant women! I promise to get back to Home theater and other devices but this one I just couldn’t pass up.  I’m on a liquid detox diet right now and went …

ALERT! July 31 is Last Day to Apply for DTV converter coupons!
July 31, 2009 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
ALERT! July 31 is Last Day to Apply for DTV converter coupons!

If you use an antenna on any of your TVs or devices (VCRs, TiVo, DVD recorder) and you need a converter box, TODAY is the last day to apply for a coupon.  Converter boxes typically …

iPhone Hijack is No Hoax – Beware of certain type of text message
July 31, 2009 – 7:15 am | No Comment

While it seems like these types of warnings are conspiracy theories and scare tactics, it seems this iPhone warning is real.  By sending a text message to an iPhone, hackers are able to hijack the …

Surviving the First Day at Comic-con
July 24, 2009 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

The massive crowds at Comic-con are a testament to how popular “popular culture” truly is.  Mostly appealing to teens, the rest of the nearly 130,000 people are mostly made up of young men in their …

Comic-Con for Adults & Baby Boomers
July 22, 2009 – 4:03 pm | No Comment
Comic-Con for Adults & Baby Boomers

If, like most people you haven’t heard of Comic-Con, it is a convention for geeks and those who like pop culture.  From video games to popular TV and movies, it’s all there.  Movie directors like …

Lessons & Tips about iTunes and Your Account
July 21, 2009 – 11:43 pm | 6 Comments
Lessons & Tips about iTunes and Your Account

I have been using iTunes for several years now.  My first iPod was a second generation iPod that still had a black and white screen.  I’ve loaded it up with all the CDs I owned. …