Emergencies happen. Life throws curveballs. Murphy’s Law goes into effect at the worst possible moment. Planning For the Rough Spots What do you do when you or a loved one has a medical emergency (or worse)? Life doesn’t stop for anyone, so we talk about keeping things going while trying to navigate a tough situation.
When the holidays hit folks will take photos. Photos and your Computer! Lots of them. Maybe you want to adjust the lighting, perhaps get rid of red-eye, or just sharpen it a little. Getting those photos ready for printing and framing, making cards or calendars and just sharing around is a great thing but doesn’t require Photoshop! So we’re talking about alternatives to Photoshop that are better suited to normal folks like us! Photoshop Elements is the Diet Coke of Photoshop meant for consumers. https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html Windows Photos and MacOS Preview are included with your operating system and can do many basic tasks. Even your smart phone has built-in tools in its photos apps. GIMP is a free, open-source program but has a bit of a learning curve. https://www.gimp.org/ Paintshop Pro is a longtime alternative. https://www.paintshoppro.com/ Corel offers a whole suite of graphics tools, including a photoshop alternative! https://www.coreldraw.com/en/ Affinity Photo is a professionally aimed program with a budget friendly price. https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/photo/ And do you want better photos? Starting with how you take them will help! https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/10-quick-tips-to-fix-your-bad-photos https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/how-to-take-good-photos-with-your-phone/ https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/10-easy-tips-and-tricks-for-better-smartphone-photos
At some point of your computing life, professional or personal, you’ll need to migrate from one computer to another. Migration Woes Guess what? It’s not necessarily fun or easy. So Jonathan will fill us in on troubles, pitfalls, and more that can come up in the process!
Ready for some brand-new chips? New Processors for 2022! Intel and AMD have offerings for the upcoming holiday season. And who is the value leader this time? Who is driving the lower prices? And why does this matter? Well, join us as we talk about that! For further reading you can go to these sites! www.tomshardware.com www.anandtech.com www.arstechnica.com
Desktop computers, laptops, tablets and phones all have something in common: YOU! Ergonomics! The way you use them and the way you hold your body while using them matters! That’s why ergonomics matters. Tired of that pain in your neck or crick in your back? It might be how you’re using your technology. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169 https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-set-up-an-ergonomic-workstation https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/standing-workstation/art-20088544 https://rmi.colostate.edu/ergonomics/officecomputer-ergonomics/laptop-tablet-and-smartphone-ergonomics/ https://www.uhs.umich.edu/computerergonomics https://www.thoughtco.com/setting-up-ergonomic-computer-station-1206666 https://ergo-plus.com/office-ergonomics-position-computer-monitor/
Are you ready for unexpected disasters? Fast Disasters! Kihei had a big rainstorm with flooding. So, what happened? Well, Jonathan rushed home and began his emergency protocols! What are yours? Did you back up? Are you backing up the right stuff? Do you have UPS’ for your electronics? Do you have a bug-out kit? Let’s talk about it! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we discuss being ready for bad stuff happening!
It is time for school! Back to School 2022! And thus time for school supplies. These days that also means a laptop or computer of some sort. Chromebook, Windows, or Mac? What else do you need? What to look for? We hit some of the questions! If you need to get stuff, be sure to check out our friends at Officemax/Office Depot!
Windows 7 was a great operating system. Windows 8? It depends on who you ask. Most PC users have two upgrade options: Windows 10 and Windows 11. Is it Time? – Part 1 So let’s talk about that! Windows Health Check app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck Windows 10 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications Windows 11 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-11-vs-windows-10/ https://www.tomsguide.com/features/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-11-what-you-need-to-know https://www.pcmag.com/news/reasons-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-now
Is it Time? Part 2 Still not ready? Do you need to stay with your older version of Windows? Well, we continue talking about this subject with an eye on business! Be sure to check out our first out hour!
A listener emailed us and asked us to talk about Thunderbird! Reintroducing Thunderbird! Thunderbird is an email program that you can use instead of Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, or Mac Mail! Its on Windows, Mac, Linux, and many other operating systems. Even Android! https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/ https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/