In today’s Tech Talk, Chet introduces the reported benefits of turning down the blue on your mobile devices to a warmer color for optimized viewing at night. This is designed to contribute to better sleep. Join in and learn about the Night Shift option in Apple’s iOS devices. If you’re on Android – Twillight is an App as well as the product from f.lux.  You can check out the apps with the following links:  Twillight Android App   or  the f.lux application .

 

In today’s episode of Tech for Experts & Authors, Chet shares his “One Button Tech Support” .  This might be helpful to you if your computer or your mobile device is behaving differently than you would like (or need).  

Online shoppers in the U.S. made $1.2 billion of purchases via their phones and tablets on Black Friday 2016 – first billion-dollar mobile shopping day

11/26/2016

The estimate from Adobe marks a 33% increase over last year’s mobile sales total for the day. Overall, Adobe predicts that total online sales reached $3.34 billion on the huge discount shopping day, on which retailers are increasingly running the same discounts online as they do in their stores.

Two Must-Have Mobile Device Accessories for Your Next Car Trip

Keep the power going on multiple Smart Phones while you drive

Just returned from a great family vacation to Alaska… wow, what great scenery.  The grand mountains, glaciers, rivers and the ocean… flowers and wild animals (photos and videos to come). In addition to bus, airplanes, trains, kayak, canoe (and foot) we spent a week touring by rental car. Knowing that three of us would want […]

A first look video at what Google Glass might be like for the common user

As reported in the Guardian (UK) here is the first look at what a ‘normal’ user might expect wearing Google Glass, the sort of eyeglass shaped, wear-able glasses interface for computers being tested around the world right now by some 1,000 people. Current suggestions indicate the product will release sometime in the year 2013.

Keeping Your Smartphone Data Safe from Prying Eyes

“If a stranger got hold of your smartphone, it would take just a few minutes to get to know you intimately. Your apps, messages, address book, calendar, browser history and photos tell a story about what you do for a living, who your best friends are, where you have been and what you like to […]

Facebook Home – new Launcher program for Android Phones

Mark Zuckerberg today announced ‘Facebook Home’ – an application called a ‘Launcher’ that will work on Android phones, beginning April 12th. When asked why did they not go with a Facebook phone, Facebook’s Zuckerberg replied “A great phone might sell 10 or 20 million units at best, but our community has over 1 billion people. […]

Cool new device for iPhone – SmartPhone Stability – the SlingShot

I have been using a new device on my iPhone and it’s a pretty cool tool for those who shoot photos and video on their Smart Phone… it’s called the SlingShot by Woxom.  This small, light-weight device has a cradle which will hold not only an iPhone or iPod touch but pretty much any SmartPhone.  […]