Tech Tips


How to Find Your Favorite Artists With Songkick

by Barbara J. Feldman June 19, 2012

Live music fans rejoice! Songkick is an iPhone and Android app that will scan your local music collection and let you know when your favorite artists are going to be performing in your town. In addition, at their website, you can integrate Songkick with Spotify and Facebook or manually add groups you want to track.

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How to Remove Flashback From Your Mac

by Barbara J. Feldman April 24, 2012

A recent malware outbreak on Macs, called Flashback, has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers. Apple has recently released a software update that will update Java to fix the flaw, and remove Flashback if it already has infected your machine. Macs normally check for software updates once a week, but you can perform an […]

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How to Store Photos Outside of iPhoto

by Barbara J. Feldman February 28, 2012

Despite all of iPhoto’s wonderful features for managing your photo library, it does not play well with others. Because iPhoto stores all your photos in a proprietary format, it does not lend itself to easily sharing photos with other programs, except via the export function. According to Macworld writer Derrick Story, “The program’s approach to […]

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How to Share Grocery Lists

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2012

One’s grocery list can easily be kept on a piece of paper, but when your roommate or spouse is the one doing the shopping, how do you share a single piece of paper? Say hello to collaborative shopping apps for your smart phone! Three such apps are Grocery IQ, Our Groceries and GrocerySmart, and they […]

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How to Use iTunes Match

by Barbara J. Feldman December 13, 2011

Last year, Apple announced iCloud for storing all your iTunes music purchases “in the cloud,” making them available to all your devices wherever you have an Internet connection. Now Apple has taken this concept one step further with iTunes Match. iTunes Match is a paid service ($24.99 per year) that will store your entire music […]

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How to Take a Screenshot on an Android Phone

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

Although taking a screenshot on an Apple iPhone is easy (simply simultaneously press the HOME and the POWER button), doing so on an Android phone is not. Some of the Android apps that take screenshots require you to root your phone. Those of us not willing to root our phones, are stuck with this rather […]

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