Fire TV tips – beyond the default experience

Here’s a useful summary of extra features for Fire TV devices. I’ve wondered about frame rates when my video stream goes fuzzy. Also, what to do (besides cycling power) when the device crashes – becomes unresponsive. • Gizmodo > “11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on Your Amazon Fire TV” by David Nield… Continue reading Fire TV tips – beyond the default experience

Remotely triggering your iPhone’s camera shutter

This MacWorld article is an excellent summary of all the ways to trigger the shutter remotely in your iPhone’s camera app. • MacWorld > “How to remotely control your iPhone’s camera” by Lance Whitney (May 13, 2021) – Take a photo without touching your phone. (quote) There are several reasons why you might not want… Continue reading Remotely triggering your iPhone’s camera shutter

macOS “Big Sur” tips

While keeping your Mac up-to-date with the latest macOS system software generally is easier (and more reliable) for “mere mortals” than keeping up with all the Windows 10 updates on a PC, it’s still a chore. For some there’s no practical benefit for a new release (other than any security patches). But if you’ve got… Continue reading macOS “Big Sur” tips

Essential iPhone tricks

Lots of my clients use iPhones. I always encourage them to go beyond using such an expensive handheld computer as just a phone or camera. This PC World article “10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know” provides advice on this topic. … some of iOS’s most useful features are, in fact, the oldest… Continue reading Essential iPhone tricks

Windows 10 Feedback Part 2 — Pros & Cons, Likes & Dislikes, Hits & Misses

So, you generally like Windows 10. Good start, eh. But there are some things that bother you. Well, you’re not alone. PC World’s “How to cure Windows 10’s worst headaches” article summarizes some common tips. Despite the many highlights of Windows 10—Cortana, virtual desktops, windowed Windows Store apps, the revamped Start menu, DirectX 12, among… Continue reading Windows 10 Feedback Part 2 — Pros & Cons, Likes & Dislikes, Hits & Misses

After Installing Windows 10 Upgrade — What to do first

So, you upgraded a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC to Windows 10 — for free. Cheers. What did you do next? PC World suggests these explorations: How to maximize your first 30 minutes with Windows 10 Windows 10: The 10 best new features you should try first Windows 10: The best tricks, tips, and… Continue reading After Installing Windows 10 Upgrade — What to do first