Do you have first generation AirPods? Here’s how to sell them to get the new version

The surprise (to me) in these suggestions is to sell the case and each ear's Pod separately as Apple's replacement charges are do high. Whoda thought? 9to5Mac.com often has good ideas. https://9to5mac.com/2019/03/20/how-sell-used-airpods/ How to get the most money from selling your used AirPods Michael Potuck - Mar. 20th 2019 12:58 pm PT @michaelpotuck Want to … Continue reading Do you have first generation AirPods? Here’s how to sell them to get the new version

Tired of entering your username and password Again into your usual websites?

Do you feel like you're constantly  having to sign in Again to sites that you use regularly? Your angst has been noticed, and the powers that be are working on a solution. https://www.wsj.com/articles/username-and-password-hell-why-the-internet-cant-keep-you-logged-in-11552222800 Username and Password Hell: Why the Internet Can’t Keep You Logged In Ever feel like you’re constantly logging in on the same … Continue reading Tired of entering your username and password Again into your usual websites?

Apple iPhones have automatic backups — use them

Many, if not most, iPhone users don't do too much fidgeting. They add apps and contact information and off they go. But there are several key things you should make sure to set up. One is "Find My Phone" (discussed elsewhere). The other is to turn on iCloud's automatic backup. Here's a story from someone … Continue reading Apple iPhones have automatic backups — use them

Facebook disclosing too much (again) and not giving us an opt-out

Way back when, Facebook asked its members to provide a phone number that could be used in emergencies by Facebook. Given the number of suicides prevented, elderly people rescued, etc., that seemed a commendable purpose. But one of the promises was that the security number would be kept private. Surprise, surprise -- Facebook allows the … Continue reading Facebook disclosing too much (again) and not giving us an opt-out

Be prudent if about to buy an iPad

Apple periodically refreshes or replaces its devices. Fortunately for consumers, some of those modifications are predictable to the point of knowing the actual date. Why buy an iPad that's about to be obsolete or one that is about to be replaced by a less expensive, better model? This article takes you thru the options for … Continue reading Be prudent if about to buy an iPad

Don’t be the person blinding others with your iPhone’s flashlight — turn the brightness down

https://www.popsugar.com/tech/How-Control-iPhone-Flashlight-Brightness-45846391 Please Tell Me I'm Not the Only One Who Didn't Realize You Can Dim an iPhone Flashlight February 25, 2019by VICTORIA MESSINA 362 Shares View On One Page Start Slideshow  ← USE ARROWS KEYS → Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sheila Gim We've likely all been in the following situation at one point: the clock just … Continue reading Don’t be the person blinding others with your iPhone’s flashlight — turn the brightness down

Are you finding Gmail’s “smart replies” as useful as I do? And how do they do it?

If you've been as intrigued as I have been with the remarkable ability of Gmail to suggest at least one good reply in its new "smart replies" feature, this article will fascinate. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/17/gmail-smart-replies-seamas-o-reilly How smart are Gmail’s ‘smart replies’? The Observer Gmail When Seamas O’Reilly responded to all his emails for a week using only … Continue reading Are you finding Gmail’s “smart replies” as useful as I do? And how do they do it?