What’s in your e-mailbox that you don’t need?

canstockphoto26782238 (1)What are you doing to keep your e-mailbox organized, up-to-date, and under control so that there are not too many unanswered, unread, or e-clutter mail items? Sometimes, I move mail to a trash bin when I cannot get it under control.  But with Mailstrom, the task of organization becomes much easier.  I suggest you try it right away!

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Are you aware that you can get your e-mailbox clutter under control fairly easily using Mailstrom, which  works with Gmail AOL, Outlook, and any other email service that supports IMAP.  And you can try it for free just to get the hang of it.

  •  Mailstrom is a web-based email client that allows you to take bulk actions on your inboxes. Connect Mailstrom to your email (Gmail, Outlook, AOL, iCloud, etc) and then Delete, Archive and Move messages by the hundreds or thousands. Keep your inbox clean with features like Unsubscribe, Block Sender/Subject, automatic rules, and daily or weekly email reports.
  •  How does the free trial work? All users get a free trial of Mailstrom. When you sign up, Mailstrom takes a snapshot of the messages in your inbox (if you have more than 5,000 messages, it will load the latest 5,000).
  • You can use Mailstrom to delete, archive or move 25% of your messages. To act on more messages, you will need to subscribe to one of the plans. Your Mailstrom free trial does not require a credit card and entails no obligation on your part. Look at it as a chance to take some free whacks at your inbox with our awesome power tools. Source: Mailstrom: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Click the image below to access Mailstrom.

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Check for more details at: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2044597/review-mailstrom-puts-you-in-control-of-your-email.html

Black History Resources

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Nowadays there are many resources available to us via the Internet and APPS, which give Black History information.  Below are some that I like.

♦ ORIGINS OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH. The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent. Known today as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the group sponsored a national Negro History week in 1926, choosing the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event inspired schools and communities nationwide to organize local celebrations, establish history clubs and host performances and lectures. Source: Black History Month – Black History – HISTORY.com

For those of you who like to explore information using APPS these links will lead you to some interesting sources.

  • Get fresh and razor-sharp insights on black news and perspectives from The Root. Download The Root Android app to get: *Highlights of the hottest news stories from around the web *Our hand-picked selection of commentary by the top African-American writers *Original features tackling race, politics, society, culture and the day’s most-talked about topics.Source: The Root – Android Apps on Google Play
  • Description The Then and Now Series offers an informative look into the lives of 100 people in history. The initial product covers 100 people in Black History.Source: Then and Now Series: Black History on the App Store

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The Accidental Family Help Tech…

canstockphoto15142264In your family tree are you the Help Tech?  That is to say, you have “some” experience with fixing relatively easy computer problems, but you seem to be the most knowledgeable one in the family for random computer issues. Isn’t it often the case that you don’t know the answer right off the top of your head, chances are you know where to go to find the best answer(s) to ‘fix’ the problem.

I am often searching the www for computer solutions to issues that come up with mobile phones, computers, word processing, or new Apps.  The list is very long.  However, now and then I find a piece of information that is one of the best solutions I’ve come across to explain how to do something step-by-step. Continue reading

SmartPhone Leasing…What’s the deal?

canstockphoto16723097Just when you thought you understood how to get a new smartphone after your contract period is up, the wireless carriers introduce the “early upgrade plan”.  Do you have any idea what that is, or if will it work for you?  I checked out an article that discusses the pros and cons of this new “deal“.  Apparently,  it’s still cheaper to own your smartphone, but it depends on what type of smartphone user you are.  One thing is for sure, if you’re the kind of smartphone user who gets excited about any new feature, then this may be the plan for you.  Below are some of the highlights reviewed in the NYTimes article.  Make sure to check out the link at the end of this post for exact details. Continue reading

Getting Politically Savvy with APPS

social vote_oct 15The APP phenomenon allows us to be connected socially using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, to name a few. More recently,  we can also be connected using politically social apps.

The 2016 presidential race will not only be televised, now you can participate in the social conversation via your smartphone.  In addition, you can cast your vote on issues like gun control, healthcare and the environment. There are apps that have a transcript of the US Constitution.  Did you know the Library of Congress has a Constitution app, which is free?  You can also use an app that takes top political stories and makes them available all in one place. Many of these apps are available free of charge.

Take a moment to check out the links below, then review the article for detailed information.

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  1. Library of Congress APPs: http://www.loc.gov/apps/
  2. Brigade: iTunes app
  3. Polito-MixAndroid
  4. Polito-Mix: iTunes app

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Ready…Set…Back to School Technology & More

It seems that it was not so long ago that preparing our grade school children, high school teenagers, and college bound  students for back to school items consisted of purchasing new clothing, books, pencils, crayons etc.  Maybe we knew more recently about laptops, or desktop computers; however, there is a whole new world out there when it comes to understanding what to buy for your students, and yourselves🙂. That’s why Tech4Boomers searched around for some suggestions that you could review if you are still deciding what to do, and what to buy.  Continue reading