Category Archives: My Tech

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…>

Device on Ice

Is it okay to text or compute while gathered with friends and family on the patio or deck? We say no, leave your phone and your computer inside. It’s not cool to Twitter or chat online during a social gathering, especially when you’re visiting face-to-face on a warm summer day or evening. The same goes for collecting emails or finishing … <entire article…>

What is the “Gadget” of 2011? Everyone is Talking Tablets

Tablets are more than high-tech eye candy. They have taken the best of today’s devices, such as notebooks, smart phones and game consoles, and packaged it into one sleek gadget. 5 reasons tablets have taken off as the must-have tech-tool of recent history. It’s Portable Allows for a mobile workflow like editing/proofing a document, reviewing graphic details missed on a … <entire article…>