Category Archives: My Tech

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…>

Saving time with Auto Fill Online Forms… a very bright idea

Tired of manually entering your name, address and other details into website forms all the time? There is a better way – let your browser do the work for you. Browsers can enter many common details into any online form using standard browser settings. For MAC Safari Users: Choose Preferences in the Safari menu Click on Auto Fill Tab Check … <entire article…>

Google’s new voice activated 411 service. It’s free, fast and easy to use. Give it a try and see how simple it is to find and connect with local businesses… and no computer is required. Dial 1-800-GOOG-411 Say where (choose from city, street names/intersection, postal code, etc.) Say what you’re looking for (actual business name or type of business i.e. … <entire article…>

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

Beware of email spam from banks that look like a message for you. Banks don’t usually contact their customers by email. If you get one of these messages, never click the links, or give out your name or password. Delete or report the email to the bank by forwarding the message to phishing@ [name of the bank].com Email spam also … <entire article…>