Category Archives: My Tech

Track Online Holiday Purchases

Browse, shop, click and pay—it’s easy to get carried away with online shopping. Unlike traditional shopping, lugging bags around a shopping mall, you can forget how much you’ve actually bought. A good idea is to set up a little system for tracking your online purchases so you’ll know what you’ve got, collect receipts in one place, and monitor delivery. Online … <entire article…>

Email. Text. Phone. What is best to use?

With so many options in how we communicate these days, have we forgotten what makes sense? Before you automatically text, phone or send an email, it’s worth considering the best way to talk with friends, family or co workers rather than the most immediate way! Email The best way to send information about an event, address or contact. The recipient … <entire article…>

Online Calendars

August is a time when everyone is doing something other than their regular routine! With vacations, camp, cottage weekends and travel, it can be difficult to keep track of everyone, and all the events, including those happening in your own family. Trying to set up that annual family picnic? Arrange for friends at the cottage, share your vacation schedule with … <entire article…>

Summer Online Safety For You And Your Kids

Summer holidays means more time for your kids to be sitting at home, unsupervised at the computer.  The Internet may help us do many tasks now that we couldn’t easily do before, and gathers up information from around the planet with a simple click of a mouse. Your computer is a source of a lot of “invisible” information that continues … <entire article…>

Making Your Steps Count with a Pedometer

Recent guidelines say we need to walk 10,000 steps per day. How far is 10,000 steps? The average person’s stride length is approximately 2.5 feet long so 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles. A sedentary person may only average 1,000 to 3,000 steps a day. Try to increase your average daily steps each week by 500 per day until … <entire article…>

eWaste at the curb – Unwanted electronics on your garbage day

Now that the holidays are over, you may be enjoying some of the newest, “coolest” gadgets, and be thinking about replacing some old ones that have been your buddies for many years. But now it’s time for them to go. The City of Toronto, in collaboration with the Ontario Electronic Stewardship, is making it easier for you to get rid of unwanted electronics and ensure that these items … <entire article…>

eWast Electronics

Holiday Do’s and Don’ts with your tech-toys

Arranging parties and keeping track of guest responses has never been easier with email, programs like email, apps and smart phones. But when using these new tools for sending party invitations, be careful to avoid some of these invitation faux pas! Not everyone uses the internet or checks it as frequently as you do. Make sure everyone receives your invitation … <entire article…>

My Tech – Data Back-up

Looking for the absolute best, foolproof way to protect your data and ensure you never lose your documents in a computer crash? Back-up in more than one place. It sounds too simple to be true. But even “cloud” backing up isn’t guaranteed. Pick two of the following to make sure you’re not caught in a crisis. Free online back-up services, … <entire article…>

5 Helpful Apps when you are on the road or vacation

AroundMe by Attorno A Me S.R.L. [Free] Find out information about your surroundings. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theatre, restaurant, supermarket, and taxi. For every listing you can choose to see its location on a map, view the route from where you are, add the information … <entire article…>