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
♦ 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 🙂
How many of us have experienced the loss of an unreturned phone? Recently, I was wondering what goes through any person’s mind who finds a phone belonging to someone else, and decides to keep it, or sell it. What are their thoughts about keeping something that is clearly an important personal item of someone else? Is it that they relate to the ancient Roman law, Finders, Keepers?
♦ Finders, keepers is the adage with the premise that when something is unowned or abandoned, whoever finds it can claim it. This idiom relates to an ancient Roman law of similar meaning and has been expressed in various ways over the centuries..via Finders, keepers – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Have you ever had the opportunity to return something of value to someone else? What makes a person do his/her best to return an item to the owner? Is it moral conviction/training value within a person?
♦ Honesty refers to a facet of moral character and denotes positive, virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, and straightforwardness along with the absence of lying, cheating, or theft. “Honesty is the best policy.” — William Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Steve Landesberg and Tony Farrugia. all said this saying.via Honesty – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If you find a locked iPhone
Since you can’t unlock the phone, you can’t poke around… But you do have options.
- The first is to hold down the Home button for a few seconds, which may—depending on the owner’s phone settings—trigger either Siri or Voice Control. In either case, when prompted by the beep, say, “Call ICE.” If the phone’s owner has an ICE contact as described above, the phone will either start calling that person right away or ask you to clarify which number to call (as in, Home, Mobile, Work, etc). If you luck out and connect with the emergency contact, you can explain the situation to that person.via What to do if you find a lost iPhone | Macworld.
Call the police
- You can also turn to your local police department. Manalapan, N.J., police officer Joe Felicia told Macworld that after you turn a found phone into the police, “if the owner responds to the police station and can identify the phone, the police department will return the phone to the owner. If not, the phone will go in a bin with hundreds of other phones.”
Felicia said that he sees “no problems” with trying to search the phone to locate the owner, if “it is being done in good faith.” The one catch: “If you are searching the phone and you stumble onto something that is obviously illegal… the phone would go directly to the police.”via What to do if you find a lost iPhone | Macworld.
Find the owner of a lost cell phone
- Power the phone off. This can be done by holding down the power button on the phone. The power button is usually on the right side of the phone, toward the bottom. On some phones the power button is highlighted in red..
- Turn the phone back on by pressing the power button again. You may need to hold the button for a second for it to power back on..
- Watch the screen to discover the service provider. Once you know the service provider, contact the company’s customer support phone number. Many phone companies’ websites have “Contact Us” sections where you can find this number…
- Answer questions from the representative the best you can. The agent may ask for the phone’s serial number and the type and style of the phone. If you are not sure of these answers, the support agent can help you locate information. The information you provide should be able to give the agent the information he needs to find the owner.
- You may be asked to bring the phone to a local store or mail the phone back with a prepaid envelope the company sends you. via How to Locate Cell Phone Owners | eHow.com.
I hope this is helpful 🙂
Someone is putting their words in my messages! Recently I sent a message discussing something I thought showed that I was comprehending the subject and in the middle of the sentence was the word ‘toot‘! The list is long of those AutoCorrect/Autocomplete moments; however, it seems we can’t live with, or without it. Just in case you want to remove it or venture into finding out how to control it more to your liking, here are some tips that i found for Android, iPhone, and iPad users.
First, let’s review some of the selections for inputting information with the keyboards provided by your mobile devices. For example, you may find Swype easier to input text on your mobile device. Here’s a brief description: Swype is an input method for touchscreens where the user enters words by sliding a finger or stylus from letter to letter, lifting only between words. It uses error-correcting algorithms and a language model to guess the intended word. It also includes a tapping predictive text system in the same interface. Swype is designed for use on touchscreen devices with a traditional QWERTY keyboard. via Swype – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
♦ According to Swype, it’s a faster way to input messages. Maybe this will help you to control those AutoCorrect errors (?) Swype provides basic/advanced training guidelines, which you can get at this link: http://www.swype.com/
To find the tutorial take the steps below:
- Select Settings
- Select Language & keyboard
- Select Swype settings
- Scroll down to find Help
- Choose Tutorial
If you decide you want to stay with “Touch input” I suggest you take the Tutorial for how auto-correction works.
Use the steps below to find the tutorial
- Select Settings’
- Select Language & keyboard
- Select Touch input
- Select Tutorial
Touch input users may also want to consider adding their often used personal acronyms to their Personal dictionary, which is an option available right beneath the Tutorial. Choose the Edit personal dictionary, and add your words.
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iPhone users can check out Business Insider, which has some suggestions for “teaching” your phone new words among other ideas. http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-fix-iphone-auto-correct-2012-2#
iPad users can turn autocorrect off using the settings options.
I hope this is helpful. See you at the next Post 🙂
Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. via Black History Month — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.
Both Android and Apple are celebrating Black History Month with interesting APPS. There is an exciting selection to choose from. Take a look and see what meets your personal interest.
ANDROID APPS: Description – Are you searching for facts and information about the lives of famous and important black people in history? Discover all the facts about the inspirational lives and achievements of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and other famous and noteworthy black history people.Maybe you’re a teacher looking for ideas for Black History Month activities…a student researching a project… or a concerned parent who wants to make sure that their kids are fully aware of the many famous African Americans who can inspire them to follow their dreams. Nearly 100 profiles are included.via Black History People – Android Apps and Tests – AndroidPIT.
ANDROID App Screenshots
iPhone APPS for History and Inspiration
The Black History Month iPhone app offers pre-selected images that are relative to the time of celebration. A short description is available for each image, which can be used for your phone’s wallpaper or incorporated into the Gallery. For 99 cents, the iPhone app also includes a soundtrack for a full slideshow effect.
For an iPhone app that offers some perspective on Black History Month, there’s Then and Now Series: Black History. A relevant resource, this $1.99 iPhone app is also great to share with the kids. Learn of those that have made an impact in recent and distant history, with an easy-to-use interface offering information about 100 influential people.
For a more basic perspective, the 99-cent African American History iPhone app offers the run down on important African-Americans and their achievements. With a “This Day in History” option, you can also receive daily information made relevant throughout the entire month of February.
Aside from basic history quotes, African-Americans have had an impact on the country’s film culture as well. Check out the TCM iPhone app to see what related films will be included in February’s lineup. The free iPhone app also gives information about each film, its cast and crew, and its influence on America and cinematography.via iPhone and Android apps to celebrate Black History Month – iPhone app recommendations – Kristen Nicole | Appolicious ™ iPhone and iPad App Directory.
I hope you enjoy these APPS. 🙂