Thursday, February 28, 2013

Links for February 28, 2013 - Social Media

This week we talk about some websites besides the well known Facebook and Twitter.

They are Quora and Reddit and Google+

Update March 9, 2013: Column posted.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Family Tech: Commute Tech

Let technology make you more productive, or at least less bored, during your long commute.

This week's Family Tech.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Links for February 14, 2013 - Commute Tech

Links mentioned in Family Tech for February 14, 2013

NPR Podcasts

Podcasts on iTunes

History podcasts

Tech Podcasts

Car Blackbox type apps


Update 02/22/2013 - link to the column

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Links for February 7, 2013 - Ways to Automate your Android phone or tablets

There are simple automation apps like AutomateIt.

The most powerful program of this type is Tasker.  It has a pretty steep learning curve, but it also can control more aspects of the phone than any other app I have found.

Locale is another fairly sophisticated app, but I have not played with it.

Update 07-15-2013 : Column is online here.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Family Tech: Free wireless phone. Sort of.

If you have an old Android or iPhone sitting around, you can set it up with free wireless service.  Sort of.

This week's Family Tech column.