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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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 …

BEFORE YOU SELL ON E-BAY PROTECT YOURSELF! BEWARE!
February 2, 2010 – 6:36 pm | No Comment
BEFORE YOU SELL ON E-BAY PROTECT YOURSELF! BEWARE!

Now I know why I hear less about people selling on eBay. There is so much illegal activity, you can’t trust that you’ve really sold an item. Here is a little bit about …

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 …

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. …

IPhone 3Gs Service Died. What to do? Breathe & Ask a Smart Kid
June 21, 2009 – 11:44 pm | One Comment

I’m practicing my yoga breathing right now.  Just two days after getting my phone and a week without voice mail, my phone went down.  The screen kept going blank and now there’s no service.
My son …

The Journey to Get My iPhone 3GS – Adventures in Frustration
June 20, 2009 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

For some reason weird things happen to me (I have odd problems) when it comes to technology.  I’ve said it before,  I think it happens so I can tell others what to do to resolve …

Transferring settings & info from old iPhone to new iPhone 3G (s)
June 16, 2009 – 8:35 pm | 11 Comments
Transferring settings & info from old iPhone to new iPhone 3G (s)

I have a ton of apps on my old iPhone. Many apps are customized with login information and preferences and I would hate to have to redo all of that when I sync’d my new …

Waiting for my iPhone 3G (s) – Temporary Problems
June 16, 2009 – 8:32 pm | 2 Comments
Waiting for my iPhone 3G (s) – Temporary Problems

Yesterday I noticed that I couldn’t get my voice mail messages on my current original iPhone. I called AT&T for help and talked to the iPhone tech support. We tried all types of …

Not ALWAYS User Error (Sometimes it’s NOT your fault)
May 30, 2009 – 3:38 am | No Comment
Not ALWAYS User Error (Sometimes it’s NOT your fault)

Have you ever noticed that… just after you’ve hooked up a new device, or moved your equipment, or changed a setting or even added software on a computer…a day or two later something breaks and …

Troubleshooting your Technology
December 30, 2008 – 4:37 am | No Comment
Troubleshooting your Technology

As you get to know your new gadgets, they may not react the way you expect. Certainly, it would have been easier to read the user manual that you let slip back into the …