Category Archives: My Tech

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…>

Sharing Your Screen Remotely – JOIN ME!

With the join.me mobile app you can join an online meeting no matter where you go.  With two versions, a free edition and a pro package, join.me offers meetings for everyone. The app is very intuitive, click the “start” button to start a meeting or click the “join” button to attend one. It’s that simple. The pro version gives people … <entire article…>

tile – Your Personal “Lost & Found” Device

How often have you misplaced your keys or wallet? Maybe your child came home from school only to say, “I know I had my backpack during lunch time.” Wouldn’t it be great if you had something to help you find your precious stuff? Well, now you do… introducing Tile. Tile is an inexpensive device to help you keep track of … <entire article…>

Pack the sun in your bag for endless power

Ever found yourself on a hike, maybe on a camping  trip or even at home with no power and your favourite electronic device’s battery is dead? With no electricity to give your devices the needed jolt to get up and running, what can you do? The answer is above your head….. way above. Solar panels are becoming very popular on … <entire article…>

Keeping Cool. Looking Cool. Saving Money!

The Nest thermostat works off the premise that so few homeowners actually set up their home’s programmable thermostat – so the Nest programs itself by learning your household patterns. For example, if a family typically likes the house to be 20 degrees Celsius during the day, and an energy- saving 17 degrees at bedtime (around 11pm) in a few days … <entire article…>

Spring Clean – Cable Management

Wires and cables are the ugly afterthought of many home offices and entertainment units. By the time you’ve wired up your network, plugged in your lamps, phones, computer equipment and home theatre your floor looks like a rat’s nest. Cables and wires crisscross the floor, clutter your desk and stick out from behind your beloved flat screen tv. It doesn’t … <entire article…>