Tech Talk


Browsers and banking, autofill typos, casting to your TV

Tech Talk #88 – Oct. 13, 2018 Browsers and banking If your computer can’t connect to your bank or financial institution anymore, you need to switch your browser.   Old Windows and Mac computers become “unsupported,” meaning they no longer receive security and bug fixes from Microsoft or Apple. The default browsers (Internet Explorer or Safari) on these computers are also no longer supported. As security on the internet evolves, these old versions of IE

Chromebooks, dual-band routers, undo, and more

Tech Talk #87 – Sep. 29, 2018 Chromebooks, dual-band routers, undo, and more   What’s a Chromebook? A Chromebook is an inexpensive laptop, designed to be used while connected to the internet. Most of your applications and all of your files are stored online.   Why are they inexpensive? Chromebooks don’t run on a Windows or Mac operating system, so they don’t have to pay the Microsoft or Apple “tax.” Chromebooks run Chrome OS, Google’s

Scary smartphone stats, user-friendly home tech, Google search tips

Tech Talk #86 – Sep. 15, 2018 Scary smartphone stats Addiction. There, I said it. People, Americans in this case, are addicted to their smartphones. Not you and me, though; we’re fine. Other people, probably someone we know, is addicted.   How smartphone-addicted are Americans? People use their phones for an average of 3 hours and 8 minutes a day and check their phone 110 times a day 50% are uncomfortable when they leave their