Category Archives: My Tech

R U an Appoholic?

ap.po.hol.ic  adj. To be addicted to buying/ downloading apps for your smartphone. This includes daily searches for new interesting apps to download. (Urban Dictionary) While I was writing this, the Apple website was counting up to 10-billion downloaded apps from their App Store. I am sure many of you have a number of those 10-billion in the palm of your … <entire article…>

A New Web Browser has Arrived – Google Chrome

The people that have brought us Google Earth, Google Maps, G-Mail and many other helpful computer tools have now launched a new web browser called Google Chrome. A stable, fast and simple browser is essential   considering how much time we spend online searching, chatting, shopping, banking, reading and watching videos. Here’s a brief outline of what Chrome brings to the … <entire article…>

Connect your Laptop to your Television

There are many reasons why you might want to connect your laptop computer to your television.  Some popular ones include: You may have downloaded some movies/videos and want to watch them on the “big screen”. Your  friends are over to see your vacation photos and you don’t want them to crowd around a little laptop screen. You missed your favourite … <entire article…>

US $100 bill goes high-tech

The U.S. greenback continues to be a popular currency for travelers. To help protect everyone from counterfeit money, the US $100 bill has had a major high-tech makeover. Two New Security Features: A Blue 3-D Security Ribbon on the Front Tilt the note back and forth and focus on the blue ribbon – the bells change to 100s as they … <entire article…>

Be Smarter than your Smartphone

Today almost everyone has a smartphone. We use it to text, tweet, surf, chat and talk. It has become our computer away from home. Of course, all this convenience comes with a price. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people have been afflicted with mobile “bill shock”. This is when your bill is much higher than your plan’s monthly … <entire article…>

Drag & Drop

Turn emails into tasks or appointments instantly Outlook or Mail, as well as most email/calendar programs, makes it easy to drag emails directly onto your digital calendar and task list. This means you can set up appointments and manage your tasks with one click. It preserves your original message and all the details. When you review your electronic To Do … <entire article…>

Six Good Reasons to Set-up your own Online Photo Albums

Not long ago, most of us would share our favourite digital photos by emailing them to each other – but now there is an easier and better way to share our memories without sending large-sized emails. Today you can easily find free online photo sharing programs to organize, store and share your pictures with family, friends and the world. Easy … <entire article…>

Helping archive human knowledge at your finger tips.

If you’ve shopped online you have probably used CAPTCHA. CAPTCHA is a program that identifies its user as human or computer. CAPTCHAs  prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs that generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs. About 200 million CAPTCHAs are solved around the … <entire article…>

Delete, delete, delete! So you think it is gone?

Anytime a file is deleted from a hard drive, it is not erased. Even though you have emptied your Recycle Bin or the Trash Can, the files are still located in the hard drive and can be retrieved. The only thing you have deleted is the bit of information that points to the location of the file on the hard … <entire article…>