Category Archives: My Tech

What makes your mobile hAPPy?

There are now over 2 million apps available, and the number grows each day. Some, like Facebook and YouTube are used by almost everyone. Others, much less known, have a loyal following because they appeal to a specific need: an entertainment app like Candy Crush, the exercise goals of MyFitnessPal, or productivity from Trello. Many are free. Some have a … <entire article…>

Let Your Smart Phone Be Your Wallet

Wallet collects all your passes, tickets, and cards, all in one place! Wallet, including Apple Pay, is Apple’s answer to digitizing all the cards that are overflowing your billfold, purse, or pockets. Wallet stores virtual versions of all your passes, tickets, coupons, credit cards, debit cards, and loyalty cards so you can easily access them at any time. Wallet is … <entire article…>

Plan, Store, Share, Enjoy! Apps for Smart Travellers

Remember a time when the maps and pamphlets you were using to plan a trip covered the dining room table? Not any more. Whether you’re hitting the road or taking to the skies, there are countless digital companions to plan your itinerary, line up your tickets and connections and make sure you’ve got a record of everything you want to … <entire article…>

If it Sounds too Good to be True, it Probably is

Spam has found its way into our lives. It is sitting in our electronic in-boxes, it calls us on the phone and is texting our mobile devices. Spam tells us that our IDs have been compromised, or we have won a trip or money and asks us for our personal information so they can verify who we are. The challenge … <entire article…>

Being Smart About Keeping up with Technology

How to Stay up-to-date  and not be Overwhelmed More and more, gadgets, digital devices and smart technology have become integrated into our life as good additions, for the most part of it. But keeping up with the newest, latest, smartest and coolest can be overwhelming, as most of us have experienced. Now, smart consumers no longer feel the need for … <entire article…>

I Spy With My Little Eye… You Could be Watched

The Threat to your Computer via your Webcam Webcams are everywhere – on your computer, mobile phones, tablets and even baby monitors. They’re great for Facetime, Skype, to attend remote meetings and keeping an eye on your home when you are away. They can also be a threat to your privacy if your device gets hacked. A virus called “RAT” … <entire article…>

Smart Home for the Smarter Homeowner

Imagine, just years ago, most of us did not think cell phones were necessary, but today, they are a necessity to almost all. Our cars have become smarter, with Bluetooth, GPS and back-up cameras – it can even park itself. If you have any of these, you won’t ever want to let them go. Now it’s time to think Smart … <entire article…>

Say No To Tech Talk. Say Yes To Tech Talk.

Say No To Tech Talk – Summer is here – taking that personal time for all. A weekend away, a patio dinner with friends, enjoying your favourite easy-to-cook food, comfortable summer clothing, more daylight and fewer rules. To make all of this truly enjoyable, you need to Say No to Tech, put it down, put it away… your cell phone … <entire article…>

Your Beloved Earbuds – Bet you don’t know it all?

When it comes to headphones, you’re most likely using them to listen to music or videos without bothering those around you. The remote on your Apple set can do pretty much anything you need in that regard. Playback Controls Pause & Play Tracks – Play or pause a song or video: press the center button once. This works with most … <entire article…>