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Technology Can Lead to Better Health

Lisa Niday - Saturday, July 13, 2013

On the surface this title might sound like an oxymoron considering many are of the opinion that technology in our lives leads to more stress. I would contend it's how you use the technology that determines whether it is a tool or it leads to stress. I recently purchased a Fitbit Flex for a birthday present to myself. A good friend of mine had tried the Fitbit and the Jawbone Up and I was in the market to purchase a tracker so I benefitted from his testing and then bought a Fitbit Flex. He had the Fitbit and put it in his pocket, although he indicated he had lost a couple and liked his Jawbone because you wore it on your wrist. I waited for the Fitbit Flex which puts the Fitbit into a wrist bracelet to get the best of both worlds in my opinion. Read more

Tech Tools of the Travel Trade

Michele Broccardo - Sunday, June 16, 2013

Mark Brown’s Suggested “Tools of the Travel Trade” Read more

Postagram-A New Take on Postcards

Lisa Niday - Sunday, December 09, 2012

In the old days when people traveled they sent their loved ones a post card from their vacation location. I liken this to "my grandma went to Hawaii and all she brought me was this t-shirt", kind of a reminder you're not at that great destination and most likely are "slaving away" back home. Now the positive spin is they were at least thinking of you on vacation. Technology has once again intervened and really added a great new spin to the old way to let others know about your vacation. Read more

Lightroom

Lisa Niday - Sunday, July 08, 2012

It's true that the era of digital photography forever changed photography, but today photography has changed a great deal due to the advent of smart phones. The smart phones have proliferated the number of photographers and this will only continue to grow. I was amazed at my grandson's t-ball game when every parent had a DSLR. Since photography has spread and gone mainstream, I thought a discussion about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom might be in order. Read more

iPad

Lisa Niday - Saturday, February 18, 2012

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Apps Make Your Phone More than a Phone

Lisa Niday - Tuesday, January 04, 2011

My husband often questions why I would pay so much for my cell service, mind you he has a trac phone and just learned he had an address book on it. I try to explain that my cell phone is more than a phone. For starters it does have the basic phone functions, but I have an electronic contacts which sync to my contacts on my computer, so no more lugging paper address books (he still does, spends countless hours rewriting all this information each year). Read more

New Useful iPhone Apps

Lisa Niday - Saturday, April 03, 2010

For those of you using the iPhone you realize it is so much more than a phone. The apps certainly make it more powerful and many of these are free. I've got a few new ones to share with you and hope you will find these as helpful as I have. Read more

iPhone Apps

Lisa Niday - Thursday, February 04, 2010

I wanted to pass along a couple of IPhone Apps that I have discovered recently that I thought might be of interest. Read more

Find my iPhone Feature

Lisa Niday - Sunday, October 04, 2009

This week's column is short and sweet but a lesson learned at my expense so I hope I can help all you iPhone users avoid problems. I am traveling abroad right now and brought my iPhone. It was stolen in Madrid. Fortunately my phone is on a company plan, and they wiped the phone immediately when I reported it stolen. Read more

Using a Computer Doesn’t Have to be a Pain

Lisa Niday - Wednesday, September 16, 2009

For this week's tech tip, I wanted to include an article about posture and using your computer. I found this to be useful and hopefully you will to. Read more


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