Tech Tips


How to Use OpenDNS to Implement Parental Controls

by Barbara J. Feldman October 18, 2011

OpenDNS is a unique parental control system for the Internet that doesn’t just work on your computer. Once setup, it also will restrict access (according to your settings) for WiFi connected phones, gaming consoles and tablet computers. Gary Rosenzweig of explains how to use OpenDNS to implement parental Internet filtering in the following video.

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Should You Upgrade to OS X Lion?

by Barbara J. Feldman October 11, 2011

The recent OS X Lion release for Mac computers no longer supports applications written for the PowerPC. Before upgrading, it is a good idea to check to see if this presents a problem for you or not. For details on how to do this, watch this video from Steve Loyola, of Mac Help for Mom.

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How to Wirelessly Sync Android with Your Computer

by Barbara J. Feldman September 27, 2011

Forget about cables or cloud servers! Cheetah Sync a free Android app, will wirelessly sync Android files with a folder on your Mac or Windows computer. Available for free from the Android App Market, just install it on your Android phone via a WIFI connection, and the app will email you download link for installing […]

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No Holding for FastCustomer App

by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2011

Do you hate waiting on hold for customer service? Now there’s an app for that! Simply download the free FastCustomer app for iPhone or Android, search for the company you want to reach, and click. That’s it! A customer service rep will call you back, and you will have saved yourself the agony of navigating […]

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Recovering Your iTunes Library

by Barbara J. Feldman August 16, 2011

Although Apple has a policy of only letting you download a music purchase once, if you’ve had a hard disk crash and do not have a backup anywhere, there is a procedure for asking Apple to allow you to re-download all your purchases a second time. Anne Mitchell of The Internet Patrol explains how in […]

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Mac Help for Mom

by Barbara J. Feldman May 17, 2011

Mac users who are tired of being a one-man tech support team for their moms, or any kind of Mac user that wants to learn more about their Mac computers, will love the easy to digest Mac lessons from Steve Loyola at The site started as an easy way for Steve to help his […]

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