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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Never turn off Auto-Renew for GoDaddy
January 24, 2014 – 7:12 pm | No Comment
Never turn off Auto-Renew for GoDaddy

You may note that there are a lot of broken links and photos are missing. Over the next few days, I will be trying to restore (and update) the Simple Tech Guru website. It all …

How the HP Envy23 is Taking Me Away from my MacBook
August 23, 2013 – 3:42 am | No Comment

Ever since HP gave me this Envy 23 TouchSmart computer, I’m finding myself working on it almost as much as I work on my Mac—maybe more.  Everything from research and taking notes to editing photos is so …

You Can Have a SmartFriend to Help with your Computer
August 7, 2013 – 12:13 am | No Comment
You Can Have a SmartFriend to Help with your Computer

Who do you call when you need help with your computer– when you can’t make your computer do what you want?  Hopefully you have a smart friend who knows about technology. That friend is usually …

Photos Disappeared After Import? –How to Fix the Date in iPhoto
October 5, 2010 – 7:42 pm | One Comment
Photos Disappeared After Import? –How to Fix the Date in iPhoto

For the past few days, every one of the photos that I’ve imported from my Nikon into iPhoto have disappeared. They show up in in the file “last import” but then I can’t find them …

Filtering Your Wall in Facebook – March 2010- Seeing the Friends & Posts You Want to See
March 17, 2010 – 6:51 pm | No Comment
Filtering Your Wall in Facebook – March 2010- Seeing the Friends & Posts You Want to See

Thanks to my reader who asked me the question after reading my blog from 10/09.   Things happen so fast on Facebook. It’s hard to tell if the changes (that mess you up because just …

Choosing Your Internet Speed– Google to Provide 1 Gb/s–what it means…
February 11, 2010 – 5:14 pm | One Comment
Choosing Your Internet Speed– Google to Provide 1 Gb/s–what it means…

I’m all for fast internet.  My local provider, BendBroadband, offers us 60 Mb/s download.  Let’s compare that to what most people can get now.  DSL offers 1 to 6 Mb/s. (Megabits per second) The speed …

Pandora Makes it Easy to Share Music
October 28, 2009 – 7:30 pm | No Comment
Pandora Makes it Easy to Share Music

You don’t have to be too tech-savvy to use Pandora.  Pandora will create a “radio station” that plays music based on a song or an artist that you like.   Now Pandora has made it …

How to Unclutter your Facebook Wall
October 24, 2009 – 8:07 pm | 2 Comments
How to Unclutter your Facebook Wall

As explained in my previous blog, Facebook is filtering your News Feeds for you. If you are like me, you’d rather decide whose feeds YOU want to see, instead of having it decided for …

FACEBOOK Live Feed vs News Feed Made Simple
October 24, 2009 – 8:04 pm | No Comment
FACEBOOK Live Feed vs News Feed Made Simple

Facebook is part of our daily lives and when changes are made without being explained, it sends us into confusion.  That’s why I wanted to help people understand what’s going on with the “Live Feed” …

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 …