Tech Tips for Families and Classrooms

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]

Should I upgrade to Windows 10?

Should I Upgrade to Windows 10?

Windows users that regularly get Microsoft updates, will probably have noticed a small Windows 10 icon in their system tray. Clicking on it gives you opportunity to get a completely free, 100% licensed and legal copy of Windows 10. Pretty …[Continue]

Why is Chrome such a memory hog?

Why Chrome is a Memory Hog?

The Chrome browser from Google is fast and I love it. But it’s a memory hog, and if you have too many tabs and too many addons, your computer can slow to a crawl, or even crash. Why, you may …[Continue]