Tips and techniques to help those who want to be more technologically savvy but may need a little more hand holding.

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

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

Some of My Favorite iPhone Apps

Lisa Niday - Monday, August 10, 2009

This will be a little like Julie Andrews telling of "her favorite things", these are my favorite iPhone apps that are not included with the iPhone but downloaded for free or purchased. I use many of the standards that are included and would rate them as favorites as well. (I covered these here. You'll find a brief paragraph about what I find useful and a screen shot from the iTunes store to the app so you know what to search under. These are in no particular order so don't read anything into their position in the story as to their importance as an app. Note most apps have updates and your Apps icon on your phone will alert you when you have updates, it won't matter if they are free or paid apps. Expect updates each time we have new OS and I always find they give us some new features then. Read more

Apps for the iPhone-Just the Basics

Lisa Niday - Saturday, July 25, 2009

Everywhere you look, you see commercials for Apps for the iPhone, ads in the newspaper and people are talking about them (ok so maybe my friends are a little nerdy). So what are Apps? They are applications which run on your iPhone. You get a number of Apps free with your iPhone (ok so you paid for them in the price of the iPhone). In my book this is what separates the iPhone from other Smart Phones. It's the number of applications which allow you to extend your phone into a minicomputer. Read more

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