Sunday, April 28, 2013

Google Glass is trickling out to non-Googlers who are part of the Glass Explorers group.  Just before that began, I wrote this column explaining Glass.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Links for April 25, 2013 - Wifi

Links for Family Tech first published April 25, 2013 - WiFi

WiFi extenders [Amazon Affiliate Link]

To create a QR Code for guests in your home to scan to use your wifi, go this page.'

In the "Select ode Action" chose "WiFi Action".  Note: you may have to scroll down.

For SSID, enter the name of your WiFi.

Password, enter the password for your Wifi.

Network Type: choose from the drop down list the same security you set up on your Wifi routers Admin pages.

Finally, click the "Generate Code" button.  Up pops a graphic.  Right click on it to save it to your PC so you can print it out for your guests.

Here is an article about this process.

 [Amazon Associate Link] = If you buy during this session, you pay the same price as you would at Amazon, but I receive a small commission.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Family Tech: Get Fit with Tech

Technology can help us get fit, lose weight, manage what we eat, or just distract us while we exercise.

Family Tech from April 11, 2013 is online.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Links for April 18, 2013 - Google Glass

Since I wrote the column, some members of the public have been able to purchase Glass.  Starting Tuesday, April 16, some who ordered in May of 2012 were able to pick up their Google Glass in Mountain View, California at Google Headquarters.

So much more is known now about Glass.

A good resource for information about Glass is Google+ Glass Explorer's community.

Google published several web sites about Glass Monday night.

Google has said Glass will be sold to the public later this year for less than the $1500 the Explores are paying.  More specific information is not yet available.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Family Tech: Scan those documents now for next tax season

The Family Tech for April 4, 2013 hopes to take some of the drama out of your tax efforts next year by discussing ways to digitize this year's documents so you have them at hand next year.

Be sure to see the links post further down, for links pertinent to this column.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Links for April 11, 2013 - Workout apps

Links for Family Tech column first published April 11, 2013 about Workout Apps

Runkeeper for IOS and Android

Nike+ Running for IOS and Android

Ingress for Android [closed beta - requires invites - I do not have any, nor do I play]

Field Trip for Android



Calorie Counter and Weight Tracker from MyNetDiary on IOS

My Net Diary Calorie Counter on Android

Fitness Buddy for Android

Move! Bike Computer

Be sure too to search in either iTunes App Store, or the Android Play Store for terms like "fitness", "diet", "biking", etc. to see other apps.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Family Tech: Regaining Control of a Hijacked Email Account

One of the scariest things that can happen in our online lives, is to lose control of our email account.  

What do you do if it happens to you?

That is the topic of the Family Tech just published to the web.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Links for April 4, 2013 - Scanning Documents

Links for Family Tech for April 4, 2013 - Scanning Documents

NeatDesk at [Amazon Associate Link]

Other Sheet Fed Scanners at  [Amazon Associate Link]

Document Scanner Apps for IOS [iTunes Links]

 [Amazon Associate Link] = If you buy during this session, you pay the same price as you would at Amazon, but I receive a small commission.