Tech Talk


Internet speeds, sand and computers,

Tech Talk #92 – Dec 8, 2018   Internet speed tests Do you know how fast your internet is? Do you know how fast it should be? A quick check of the bill from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or a phone call to your ISP, will tell you what speed you’re paying for. Now for testing.   At first, the only way to check your Internet speed was at speedtest.net. Over time, their site

Useful apps for your computer

Tech Talk #91 – Nov. 24, 2018 Useful apps for your computer Microsoft and Apple both pack lots of features and apps into their operating systems. For many people, the included apps are all they need to get things done on their computers. But what if you want or need to do more than what those apps can do?   There are thousands of apps and programs for download out there. Here are some of

Stopping spam calls

Tech Talk #90 – Nov. 10, 2018 Blocking and reporting spam calls Are you getting tired of getting spam and scam calls on your cell phone? You know; those calls about elections, solar panels, IRS problems, dubious charity donations, energy retrofits, health insurance, and all the rest.   Current cell phone technology offers ways to block these calls. Of course, the spammers know this and have adapted. Almost all scammers and robocallers use “number spoofing”