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Your Android Smartphone Questions Answered

Tech Tips for Non-Tech People
[caption id="attachment_375" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by Matam Jaswanth on Unsplash[/caption] This week I'm going to address a question that my Mother-In-Law was asking me over Thanksgiving: "Why do my apps disappear?" That's a very good question that I had to do a little digging to understand better. First a disclaimer: Android phones are open source technology, meaning, depending on the type of Android phone you have (Samsung, Sony, Motorola, etc.) your system settings may be different than described herein. Okay, now to business. I'm working with a Samsung Galaxy J3 (el-cheapo) phone.  I'm going to assume most Samsung phones operate in a similar manner. So why do your apps disappear?  There could be a couple of reasons according to Mitch Bartlett in his post about Android: Icons Disappear from Home or Launcher…
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What is the “Cloud?”

Tech Tips for Non-Tech People
[caption id="attachment_366" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo by: Samuel Zeller @samuelzeller[/caption] Cloud computing is an information technology (IT) paradigm that enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system resources…..No! Wait! Just stop.  Take a deep breath.  Ahhhhh. Okay, here is what you need to know. When we refer to the "Cloud" and are talking about your smartphone, we are talking about is a system of computers tied together storing your data.  These computers are not in your home, on your computer, laptop or smartphone. These computers are set up somewhere in the universe (but are most likely here on Earth) where organizations like Google, Microsoft and Apple store and back up your data.   So why the "Cloud?" Have you ever dropped your smartphone in the toilet?  Have you dropped your smartphone and the screen smashed to bits…
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About Us

About Us

Tech Tips for Non-Tech People
Background: I'm a geek, nerd and technology guru. These are the titles my colleagues and friends have given to me. I love working on the computer and sharing what comes natural to me with others. I started this business so I can give help to those who can't afford expensive corporate training or a "professional" web designer who will charge you $10k for a 3 page website. ENOUGH! Yes, this stuff is easy for me and I know it's not easy for you. But I want to help you and not bankrupt you. So I've started this business to do just that. My services are versatile, and I can probably tackle any project you throw at me.  If not, I'll be sure to duck; or rather, just tell you I can't do…
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SEO? Here’s the scoop

SEO? Here’s the scoop

SEO
  Whenever I introduce myself as a website designer, the first question that is thrown at me is "How do I do SEO?"  and "How do I get on the first page of a Google search?" When I give the honest answer, people are often disappointed because the truth is, like most things in this world, SEO is not free. Sure, you can utilize tags and key words, but the internet is a very big place and there are a lot of people using it. You can put 1,000 key words in your meta tags, but you still won't rank as high as you'd like. I came across this great article by DreamHost this morning and I'd like to share their suggestions for SEO. Falling For Search Engine Optimization Myths…
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Instagram Hack – My Favorite

Social Media Tips
I was just reading a blog post by Hubspot, they have wonderful article about Instagram hacks to make your posting and organizing functions in your app much easier.  Read the full article here. From this article, my favorite hack is how to put a "hard return" or "line break" in your post.  This is handy for moving your tags below the text of your post.  For example: I just love this photo of the mountains! #mountains #RMNP #outside #thegreatoutdoors The key is to find the "return" button on your keyboard in Instagram.  Where is it?  Simply, just hit the "123" button at the bottom of your keyboard (where you find the special characters) and voila! there's the "return" button! Here's a clip from the Hubspot post: Insert line breaks into your…
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