Category Archives: My Tech

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…>

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…>