Tech Tips for Families and Classrooms

What is Facebook Trusted Contact?

What is a Facebook Trusted Contact?

Facebook has added an interesting security feature called Trusted Contacts that will help you get back into your account if you ever find yourself locked out. For example, you may have forgotten your password and be unable to access your …[Continue]

5 safety tips for sharing photos of kids

5 Safety Tips for Sharing Photos of Kids

By Susan Marque for Tech Connect Who wouldn’t want to share that adorable baby picture, the latest accomplishment your kid had, or the incredible new dance costume that won the competition? Your smartphone and tablet applications let you chose where …[Continue]

How to add painterly effects

How to Add Painterly Effects to Your Photos

According to Wikipedia, “An oil painting is painterly when there are visible brushstrokes, the result of applying paint in a less than completely controlled manner, generally without closely following carefully drawn lines.” It also describes the effects created by a …[Continue]

2 Games pulled from Google Play for stealing Facebook passwords

2 Android Games Stealing Facebook Passwords

I’ve written before about whether or not it is safe to login to third-party sites or apps with your social media credentials. There I listed several pros and cons of using the OAuth technology to login using a Facebook or …[Continue]

What is Google Play Music?

Is Google Play Music Now Free?

Is Google Play Music now free? Yes! Partially. In an effort to compete with free streaming music apps like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple Music, Google now has free music channels as part of its Google Play Music service. Free music …[Continue]

Time to Detox

What is a Digital Detox?

According to Oxford Dictionaries a digital detox is a “period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the …[Continue]