If you’ve been shopping around for parental controls to help manage your kids’ Apple devices, you might want to put on the brakes: The new operating system, iOS 12, has a feature called Screen Time that might have what you’re looking for, and it’s available on September 12. We previewed an early version to give you an advanced look at the new features.… Read More » “What Apple’s New iOS 12 Parental Controls Mean for You”
Source: Clark Howard
If you’re a Neflix subscriber who has run out of things to binge-watch or you just want to cancel your membership to save money, there are other options for streaming TV shows and movies online.
I’ve spent the last few months testing out three free streaming services: Pluto TV, The Roku Channel and Sony Crackle. … Read More » “Free Netflix alternatives: The best streaming services for movies and TV shows”
Learn how to set a passcode, block apps, share media, and more.
You’ve done all the hemming and hawing about whether or not to get your kid an iPhone and you’ve decided to take the plunge. Now what? There’s so much to figure out, from Safari to iMessage, not to mention the Wild West of the App Store, where kids have access to everything from Candy Crush to Tinder.… Read More » “Step-by-Step Tips to Set Up Your Kid’s iPhone”
Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. But keeping up with your teens’ and preteens’ online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door — frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept.
Keep in mind that no app poses a danger in and of itself, but many do provide kids with an opportunity to make, ahem, bad choices.… Read More » “The 12 Apps That Every Parent Of A Teen Should Know About”
It’s that time again; Apple fanatics everywhere are awaiting the highly anticipated announcement of the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 8.
Rumors have been swirling about what to expect from the new device for over a year. After last year’s underwhelming iPhone 7, everyone is expecting to be blown away with Apples’ 10th-anniversary model, and it looks like we are getting closer and closer to discovering what Apple has up its sleeve.… Read More » “iPhone 8 Announcement Believed to Be Set for Sept. 12”
If you only use AT&T for internet service, this does not apply to you.
For several years, AT&T has had Yahoo handle their email environment. That is changing. Yahoo aka “We only got hacked two times and we’re begrudgingly telling you because we’re forced to disclose it.” just got acquired by Verizon. Because of this, it looks as though AT&T is breaking up with Yahoo. … Read More » “Changes are coming to those of you who use either an AT&T or Bellsouth email address”
Note from Audra: My friend Adam helps me with all things computer and internet. I’m always picking his brain about our home set up and he was instrumental in helping me make our internet provider decision and teaching me about streaming devices, bandwidth, etc. I asked him if he would write a short article for The Aha!… Read More » “Cord Cutting: How to Break away from Cable/Satellite TV”
If you have sentimental attachment to the data on your iPhone, you will want to perform a backup before upgrading to Apple’s latest iOS update later this month.
While iOS 10.3 promises to deliver a host of new updates, one component could devastate users who do not back up data and files to Apple’s cloud before installing new operating system.… Read More » “Apple’s iOS 10.3 update could result in you losing all of your data if you do not perform a back up”
Note from Audra: I just did this…only takes a second and could save my life someday!
Remember this and spread the word. Hopefully you’ll never have to use it but it’s good to know in case you ever do.
A public hospital employee named Julia Thompson posted on Facebook about an iPhone feature that could potentially help save your life during an emergency situation.… Read More » “iPhone Tip That Could Save Your Life”
Ways to Leave The Front Door Open…
1] You get a phone call. It’s from someone “with Microsoft”. They want to get onto your computer and show you all the viruses and other evil sounding malware that you have.
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2] You are having a problem with a piece of technology, like Comcast, Cisco, Gmail, Apple, etc. … Read More » “Tech Tips from Adam at Dunwoody PC–Don’t Leave the Front Door Open!”
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.
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 » “Instagram – What it is and how to follow The Aha! Connection”
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 » “Google Gravity (a great way to play a trick on members of your household)”
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 » “Mophie Juice Pack Plus (great gift for iPhone users who need more battery power!)”
How cool is it that my 64 year old mother told me about today’s tech tips!!?? Admittedly I’m the one she usually calls for assistance with iPhone questions but she texted me on Saturday and said…”Did you know you can double click on the ALL CAPS arrow and it will stay in ALL CAPS?”
Well, well, well,….I did NOT know that! … Read More » “Tech Tip: iPhone/iPad/ keyboard tricks that you’ll love”