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What the Tech? Setting Up a Better Home Office

Twitter has told its employees that they have permission to work from home. Forever. When the stay-at-home orders began you may have cobbled together some necessities like a printer, a web camera and cordoned off some space for a home office. But as David after dentist once asked on YouTube, “is this forever?” Here are some things that might help…

What the Tech? Graduation Gift Ideas for Isolated Students

No doubt this year’s high school and college seniors are getting a raw deal. They’re missing graduation ceremonies, assemblies and parties. So maybe it’s a good idea to reward their hard work with a special gift. You know, something better than a Dr. Seuss book (The Places You Will Go, really?) Gadgets they can use make perfect gifts for any…

What the Tech? How to Keep Isolated Kids Safe from Online Predators

The FBI is reporting a significant increase in activity involving sextortion. A federal crime where an adult coerces a child to send them sexually explicit photographs over the internet. You’re probably thinking, ‘my child would never send a nude picture of themselves to someone”, but sextortion is happening to kids as young as 8 years old according to the National…

What the Tech? App of the Day: Restly

Medical researchers and experts say it is very important to get enough sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors at the University of Chicago Medical have even stated that a lack of sleep might hurt our immune system making us more susceptible to catching and or fighting off a virus. But who can sleep with all the worries that a pandemic…

What the Tech? An App Can Help Kids with Doing Chores and Earning Money

As most of us are still trying to work from home, it’d be nice to get the kids to help around the house and earn an allowance. There’s a fairly new app that helps accomplish that, called “Busy Kids”. Founder of the app, Greg Murset says he hopes the app helps kids learn some fundamental skills. “How do you teach…

What the Tech? Solutions to Slow WiFi

As many Americans continue to work from home and students continue to be taught online through Zoom meetings or something else, internet speeds have become a big concern. Several viewers have contacted me saying their WiFi has slowed to the point they can’t work effectively from a home office. Why has your speed slowed? There are a few possible reasons…

What the Tech? App of the Day: iTunes U

While you’re stuck, I mean safe at home, why not put some of that time to good use? Like getting an Ivy League education. Or learn new skills, for free! It may be the most valuable app on an iPhone. iTunes U is a stock iPhone and iPad app from Apple. Teachers use it for class assignments and creating lessons,…

What the Tech? How to Find Online Jobs

With the number of layoffs and furloughs rising and unemployment numbers top 30 million in just the past 3 months, Americans are looking for ways to earn money from home. In some cases, working from home or “side hustles” can turn into full-time careers. If you Google, make money from home, you’re going to see a lot of scams. But…

What the Tech? Tech Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

While many people are still quarantined at home, some may be having trouble keeping up with what day of the week and month it is. Here’s a reminder: Mother’s Day is May 12th. If you’re shopping online for mom, you may need to place your order sooner rather than later as most online shops are prioritizing, processing and shipping COVID-19…