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How to Protect Your Email From Info Snatchers

How to Protect Your Email From Info Snatchers

Are you using an email service like Gmail, Outlook, or Yahoo? Those so-called “free” services aren’t really free. In fact, they cost you plenty and you may not know it. Think about it. Why would a global corporation give you anything for free? Email isn’t a product these companies are giving to you out of […] Read More

Create Your Own Holiday Photo Cards

Create Your Own Holiday Photo Cards

It’s the time of year when we all start thinking using family photos in some form of holiday card. You could certainly use a cookie cutter design from your local one-stop shop, but why not put a personal stamp on the occasion this year and create your own? This week I’ll show you how. As a photographer, I […] Read More

Like Frankenstein, Computers are Strong, But Not Smart

Like Frankenstein, Computers are Strong, But Not Smart

In the comedic movie Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks cleverly satirizes the classic Frankenstein story.  For me, his most poignant comment on the topic of creating life was not can we do it, but should we do it. His characters were buffoons with hardly the sense to be responsible with their creation. It’s a brilliant movie, largely because […] Read More

15 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

15 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

How important are keyboard shortcuts? Can’t you simply use a mouse for everything? Shortcuts are called that for a reason — they save time. And since most people seem completely unaware of most of the best time-saving shortcuts on the PC, I’ve rounded up the best ones for you today. Ctrl+F for Find Let’s start […] Read More

Photographing Fall Colors

Photographing Fall Colors

Photographing the colors of fall may not seem to need much instruction, beyond “just point and shoot,” but I have some ideas to share today, coming from someone who does not live near the beauty of the changing leaves. I live in Texas, so some color appears closer to Christmas time and it’s just not as breathtaking […] Read More

Traveling Abroad? Slap This Sticker on Your SIM Card for Cheap Roaming

Traveling Abroad? Slap This Sticker on Your SIM Card for Cheap Roaming

Pity the unwitting overseas traveler who makes calls, sends text messages, and consumes data without planning ahead. The international roaming fees charged by most carriers are enough to make a grown blogger weep. One well-known workaround is to purchase a SIM card that works locally, but that’s a hassle on many levels. You have to find […] Read More

Which is Really Better: Mac or PC?

Which is Really Better: Mac or PC?

Asking a bunch of tech heads if they prefer a Mac or PC is like asking a bunch of New Yorkers if they like the Yankees or Mets: You’ll get loud, passionate arguments. I had this “discussion” with my father, a retired entertainment lawyer and professional word twister.  Arguing with him is like trying to […] Read More

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