Tech Tip: When is it time to buy a new computer?


A scary project for non-techies is to upgrade computer equipment.  Nightmarish memories of the last time, usually without help, with lost emails, documents, printing-less printers, people crying, relatives no longer showing up, etc, burned into your brain.  As a public service, to stop the bleeding and to support Dunwoody with a group hug and to heal, I am providing some considerations for when it comes time to update your stuff. … Read More »

Tech Tip: 2 Cool Apps

Ignore No More:  Created by a Mom who was fed up with her kids not answering her calls or texts.  Parents can use this app to shut down their kids phones remotely until they respond.   See article in Forbes magazine that explains in further detail!  Currently available for Android but not IOS devices yet.


Chef’s Feed:  An app that will tell you where top Chef’s are eating and what they are ordering!… Read More »

Instagram – What it is and how to follow The Aha! Connection

Instagram is all the rage with the kids.  I’m just a grown up kid who loves apps and gadgets so I’ve had a personal Instagram account for a while.   Since I love sharing about “all things Dunwoody and Sandy Springs”, I decided to create The Aha! Connection Instagram account so that y’all can follow and see fun and exciting photos of people and places around town. … Read More »

Google Gravity (a great way to play a trick on members of your household)

My 5th grader showed this trick to me yesterday after school.   Later I was in the kitchen while he showed my husband in the office and I heard loud hysterical laughter coming from the office.   Upon investigation I learned they were discussing playing a trick on my mother-in-law using this “Google Gravity” trick.   I copied these instructions from this original article.Read More »

Mophie Juice Pack Plus (great gift for iPhone users who need more battery power!)

Below is an excerpt from the Mophie Website.  Note that they have an option for iPhone 5 users too!

Need even more battery power for your iPhone? The mophie juice pack plus® has our largest battery which extends the battery life of your iPhone for hours! The juice pack plus also provides a comfortable ergonomic design with the complete protection of a dual-injected hard shell case with protective rubberized band.… Read More »

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Tech-Tip (App Recommendations)

Application Category Description/Comments


ABC Player Content TV


Bloomberg Content Financial


Editors’ Choice Content The NY Times (Limited Content)


Financial Times Content News


FlipBoard Content Your social magazine – aggregate content


Hootsuite Content Social media tool for Twitter, Facebook & Foursquare


iBooks Content eReader


Instapaper Pro Content Capture web content to read when disconnected from web


iWiki HD Content Wikipedia for the iPad


Kindle Content eReader


Mint.comRead More »

Tech Tip: If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch then you must upgrade to iOS 5!

Update:   Please note that I’ve been told that for those with an iPhone 3GS…the upgrade may NOT be recommended.  The rumor is that you would be running great new software on an older phone that isn’t equipped for that kind of software.  It could run slow and run your battery down.


My friend Debbie told me the other day that I needed to upgrade my iPhone software to iOS 5 so that I could iMessage with her instead of texting.  … Read More »

Tech Tip: What are those weird square black and white things that seem to be printed everywhere?

QR Codes 101

Quick Response codes (QR codes) and other two-dimensional codes have achieved widespread use this year – and for good reason. Consumers want immediate access to what’s relevant and QR codes are being used to make that possible.

If you’re not yet familiar with QR codes, they’re similar to the barcodes used by retailers to track inventory and price products at the point of sale.… Read More »