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The question often comes up: “How much data do I need on my data plan?”

The answer is easy. ¬†“It depends”.

It really depends on what you do with your smartphone & tablet. ūüôā

According to research firm NPD, a sample of 1000 android users shows how much memory people use.

”¬†The overwhelming majority of […]

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I often get asked how to keep email synchronized across all my devices. For example, if I read then delete and email on my smartphone, I do not want to have to see it again when I get back to my desktop computer.

The answer is straight forward. ¬†When you setup your email, make sure […]

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Note: ¬†The spring ¬†2013 “Using Your iPhone and iPad for Beginners” class at the Santa Rosa JC is already full!

The next class will be this summer.  Please check back for updates.

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The holidays are over.  Now its time to get back to life as normal.
But wait!

You received some awesome gifts. Now you want to learn how to use the most awesome of them all.

I offer some excellent personal and group lessons for iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android smartphones & tablets and more.

I […]

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Okay, I have to admit, I was skeptical at first.

I wondered, why would I need an iPad mini when I already have an iPhone and an iPad.

Even more, if I’m going to upgrade my iPad from the original iPad to a newer one, shouldn’t I go for the biggest and best?

I came […]

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Okay, last time we talked about the three tiers of gift giving.

For the first tier, I made the overly obvious recommendation of smartphones, tablets, or Kindes.

Today, I have some more creative suggestions that fit into the second tier:¬†Those close […]

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Wow, it’s hard to believe the holidays are almost upon us!

If you haven’t already done so, it is time to tart thinking about buying gifts for everyone.¬†You need to by gifts for family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Sometimes it literally does feel like everyone.

You probably divide your purchases into three broad groups:

Those […]

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Reminder: tonight we set the clocks back by one hour.  You get an extra hour of sleep (or partying).

Yes, you might already know that, but these days, you are never sure which time piece is giving you the correct time and which has the old time?

Chances are, that your computer, smartphone, tablet, and […]

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Is Free Really Free?

On October 31, 2012 By

It is amazing how many FREE apps there are for our smartphones and tablets.

Are people really that generous ¬†that they don’t need you to pay them for all their hard work?

I’ll give you a little hint: “No“.

Here’s my Tip for the week – Free apps are NOT entirely free. ¬†But, YES you […]

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Very Useful Chrome Browser

On October 17, 2012 By

My search to find useful information that benefits the most people is getting harder and harder.

For years I have been using Mozilla’s Firefox browser. It has many great features that make it very useful.¬† Most specifically, I like the way; if it closes for any reason, either intentionally or unintentionally, when I reopen it, […]

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