I am not a spammer

I am having an absolutely dreadful time with Gmail treating my occasional emails to a relatively small group as SPAM. I'm highly offended but left with little choice than to try to shrink the size of the list to a size that's acceptable to Google. I have no recourse. Ironic beyond measure while watching the … Continue reading I am not a spammer

Stream of anecdotes about Apple Watch helping to save lives

I can vouch personally for the effective ways in which the Apple Watch's activity rings nudge and rewards activity. Have they saved my life? No. But do they keep more less sedentary? Yes. I had a bad fall and the Apple Watch made it easy for me to get help. I wouldn't be without mine. … Continue reading Stream of anecdotes about Apple Watch helping to save lives

Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

This writer often produces stories not available in the U.S. but they are, of course, tilted by not being domestic. Am including this because it nicely explains (huge demand, not a lull before a new design( the more or less sudden inability to get a new Kindle immediately if yours dies. Lots of people at … Continue reading Amazon Paperwhite and Oasis Kindles are sold out, but not because new models coming

How to use the hand wash feature in WatchOS 7

This looks like many other Apple Watch features -- initially silly but ultimately a huge assistance to compliance. https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/use-new-handwashing-feature-apple-watch/ watchOS 7: How to Use the New Apple Watch Handwashing Feature Monday July 27, 2020 5:24 PM PDT by Tim Hardwick In watchOS 7 for Apple Watch, Apple introduced handwashing detection, which helps users wash their … Continue reading How to use the hand wash feature in WatchOS 7

People call for the time even after smartphones

This still isn't bad entertainment for the young set since the numbers are still available even tho this is an old article. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/remember-when-you-could-call-the-time/488273/ Remember When You Could Call the Time? You still can, and thousands of people do it every day.Adrienne LaFrance June 22, 2016 Nate Steiner / Flickr The first two telephone numbers a … Continue reading People call for the time even after smartphones

Kindles become obsolete just like every other tech device

To save you the trouble of looking it up since U.S. residents were never presented with the Kindle Paperwhite 3 and 4 labels, the Paperwhites whose software will no longer be updated are those that are not waterproof. Simple dividing line. https://goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-has-ended-support-for-the-kindle-paperwhite-3/amp Amazon has ended support for the Kindle Paperwhite 3 Michael Kozlowski 18 hours … Continue reading Kindles become obsolete just like every other tech device

Supreme Court says law can deny robocallers the right to call cellphones

Altho I'm personally quite pleased by this result, I do find it curious (word choice very intentional) that the right to own guns is more or less unlimited, but the right to free speech can be substantially restricted. Why do I say restricted? Fewer and fewer people have phone service that's connected to anything but … Continue reading Supreme Court says law can deny robocallers the right to call cellphones

For techies: keep yourself from being tracked while reading Gmail

https://www.theverge.com/21319293/gmail-reading-email-tracking-pixels-how-to-prevent-block-chrome How to prevent being tracked while reading your Gmail Keep from being followed online By Barbara Krasnoff Jul 10, 2020, 1:33pm EDT If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. All of those obnoxious marketing emails that crowd your inbox aren’t just pushing a … Continue reading For techies: keep yourself from being tracked while reading Gmail

Understanding SDK trackers on your iPhone

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/7/8/21311533/sdks-tracking-data-location The hidden trackers in your phone, explained How covert code enables your phone’s apps to spy on you.By Sara Morrison  Jul 8, 2020, 10:30am EDT In the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic, an animated map from a company called Tectonix went viral. It showed spring breakers leaving a Florida beach to return to their homes across the US, as … Continue reading Understanding SDK trackers on your iPhone

Adding multiple contacts to a group in Gmail

I just had to do this -- add a bunch of names to a pre-existing group in Gmail. It took me awhile to find the solution. So here it is for you. from: Benjamin Pratt, 2/11/20, found at https://support.google.com/mail/thread/4227944?hl=en In https://contacts.google.com/1. Under labels got to create label (at the bottom of the list of existing labels) 1. Create a label … Continue reading Adding multiple contacts to a group in Gmail

Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over

I posted about this in November 2018 but this is a well-done version. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/17/21293996/siri-iphone-shortcut-pulled-over-police-starts-recording-video ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over’ shortcut makes it easy to record police It’s free to download and takes just a few minutes to set up By James Vincent Jun 17, 2020, 7:28am EDT As protests against racial police violence have … Continue reading Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over

Smart appliances may stop functioning soon — technical problems

If you've owned a computer for awhile, you've run into problems with security certificate expirations before. It's a problem that never dies. https://www.tomsguide.com/news/smart-home-cert-disaster Smart TVs, fridges and light bulbs may stop working next year: Here's why By Paul Wagenseil 3 days ago Expiring security certificates will cut many devices off from the internet (Image credit: … Continue reading Smart appliances may stop functioning soon — technical problems