There is no longer any doubt that in today’s world often we use technology to help us with our lives. As a matter of fact, JOB HUNTING is no longer done in the old-fashioned way, and I don’t mean newspapers. I’m sure most of you are familiar with the on-line application process. Making your way through the many application requirements, and then hoping that you will be among the very lucky prospective candidates to get a response can be frustrating, to say the least. Continue reading
Category Archives: iphone & ipad
Keeping up with tech news…
♦ Periodically tech4boomers highlights articles that have tips, tricks and useful information. This week we want to call your attention to an article by Katherine Boehret, of the Wall Street Journal, which covers iPhone and iPad things you should get to know. Don’t forget to click the link provided for the details. A sample of what she covers is: ♦ how to directly access apps, ♦ how to Tap to scroll up, ♦ keyboard shortcuts, ♦ how to take screenshots, ♦ how to swipe search. In all she covers ten things you will want to know. Click this link for the article: via Ten Tips and Tricks Every iPhone and iPad User Should Know – WSJ.com.
Choosing Computer Monitors
♦The next article we think you will want to read is by Kate Murphy at the New York Times, Personal Tech section. This article covers what you should consider when buying a computer monitor. Since we spend sooo much time these days looking at computer screens, it’s important to know why you choose one monitor versus another, and how important the specs are. Ms. Murphy explains resolution, and how the picture elements (pixels) are supposed to give a sharper picture quality. However, that may be true only up to a point. Murphy checks with a retinal neuroscientist for his opinion. In addition, contrast ratio is explained. But, after all of this discussion it turns out “Response time is the first thing to look at”. Ergonomics play an important role when choosing a monitor. How monitor ergonomics affects eye, back, and neck strain is also reviewed. All said, this is an important article. Read more by clicking this link: via Things to Consider When Buying a Monitor – NYTimes.com.
I hope this is helpful 🙂
I cannot write my post today before I acknowledge the recent reports about the manufacturing of Apple products in China. Even more to the point, I do not think that any one of the many Apple customers in the United States was not troubled by the report of how these products, we’ve come to love and use, are being made for our use and entertainment.
Human cost does matter. In this country where we live to enjoy all sorts of labor laws to protect the human cost value from capitalism, we cannot close our minds and eyes to this recent, startling revelation. We should further evaluate and listen, but we cannot ignore what is alleged.
In 1904 the National Child Labor Committee began its mission of advocating for child labor laws in the United States. That was one hundred eight years ago. That’s only one issue.
Surely, as citizens, parents and ultimately as consumers of the products, which Apple and other companies either manufacture, or contract with others to manufacture, we will be vigilantly watching for what plans and solutions to this multi-headed hydra are proposed and implemented. The news is disturbing; the answer is probably not simple.
There is clearly more to come on this subject.
A Tribute to Steve Jobs
I should not write my post this week without first acknowledging the passing of Steve Jobs. I have often expressed my delight with the ‘i‘ devices. However, what I believe is most extraordinary about Steve Jobs is that he connected an entire universe with his inventions. All over the world people enjoy Apple products. He was Apple’s Rock Star. Every time he brought us something new, the response was phenomenal! We couldn’t wait to buy it, learn to use and enjoy it. And, the newest invention was immediately at the top of the computer charts! 🙂
Steve Jobs infused his creations with love and care, and we were the recipients of that love, and care. So, as I think about Steve Jobs, I’m feeling thankful that I have experienced his passion, his genius, his drive for perfection through his inventions. Yes, there are other inventions, but the way I see it he was the first to take the computer experience and convert it to personal entertainment with a business component.
He engendered diversity on a grand scale: young, old, various cultures, languages, professions. The list goes on and on. His influences and his footprints will remain forever on our universe.
Thank you, Steve Jobs, for helping us to connect worldwide through your visions!
Twitter via Smartphones: An Introduction
In this week’s post we are focusing on Twitter Mobile Apps. As we discussed in a earlier post, mobile apps allow you to use the Internet and social media environments.
Here is a description I found, written by Amy Gahran, which explains mobile apps. Please click on the link to her website for a more detailed description.
What are mobile apps?
A mobile app is software that runs on a handheld device (phone, tablet, e-reader, iPod, etc.) than can connect to wifi or wireless carrier networks, and has an operating system that supports standalone software. via What’s a mobile app? – contentious.com.
In upcoming weeks I will continue to provide you with links to sources that I rely on to bring you technology information.
In computing, a hyperlink (or link) is a reference to a document that the reader can directly follow, or that is followed automatically.
via Hyperlink – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
How to use Twitter on your smartphones will have links to Twitter Help, and Simple Help. These are sources that I use for information frequently. However, due to the popularity of the Simple Help site, there may be numerous advertisements on the page. Nevertheless, the illustrations will be very easy to follow.
Also, don’t be discouraged with the new techniques required to view the information. These built-in transitions will give you some ‘hands-on” training in navigating back and forth to more than one blog.. That’s part of what it’s all about, right?
Remember: tech4boomers is focused on helping you acquire, and familiarize yourself, with the skill sets necessary to operate in a social media environment.. Enjoy the transitions…. Here we go…
Twitter for iPhone: An Introduction
Users who are getting started with Twitter for iPhone often have concerns about the following:
1. Where do I find the Twitter for iPhone application?
2. Will Twitter for iPhone work with my iPhone OS?
3. What’s new in the current version of Twitter for iPhone?
4. I need help with Twitter for iPhone!
5. I’m having trouble with an older version of Twitter for iPhone.
6. I want to know more!
Where do I find the Twitter for iPhone Application?
From your iPhone, click the App Store icon, type ‘Twitter’ into the search, and select Twitter for iPhone from the results.
♦ Ok folks take the next step. Click the link below for detailed illustrations and guidelines. 🙂
via Twitter Help Center | Twitter for iPhone: An Introduction.
In coming weeks we will focus on how to use Twitter on the Blackberry, and Android Smartphones.
See you next week 🙂 !
Creating iphone, ipad, and ipod touch Distribution Lists
Hi “i ” Boomers 🙂
I discovered some useful, and relatively easy to use, iapps this week which i am eager to tell you about. These apps allow iphone, ipod touch, and ipad users to send email using Distribution lists. Distribution lists allow you to send email to multiple recipients at one time.
The first app i tried on my iphone.
Mail2Group – this app has two versions.
Mail2Group lite is free, and supports up to 3 email addresses per group.
Mail2Group (regular) supports unlimited email address and cost $1.99.
You can view a demo at
You can get answers to your questions at
The second distribution list app i loaded on my ipad
iEDL (name of app)
You can purchase the app for 1.99 (and it’s worth every penny)!
You can get a demonstration at http://tinyurl.com/3gjqcmc
You can get additional information at http://tinyurl.com/3shoknr