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Unfollow, Unfriend or Block

Keith Gatling | 3 months ago
When dealing with a disagreeable person on Facebook, someone whose opinions you happen to disagree with, or someone who just happens be annoying or upsetting, you have three options: unfollow,...
Unfollow, Unfriend or Block

You Can Unsend that Email, Honest

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Have you ever fired off an email message to someone and immediately regretted it? Or maybe you just put the wrong information in it.
You Can Unsend that Email, Honest

Don't Try to Learn Everything about Your New Device Right Away

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
Wax on, wax off.
Don't Try to Learn Everything about Your New Device Right Away

Here's How You Can Create Custom Number Formats

Keith Gatling | 5 months ago
OK, this one's gonna be incredibly geeky...but I just had to share it because some of you might find yourself running into the same problem.
Here's How You Can Create Custom Number Formats

Google Translate Works When You Stick with It

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I was doing a little research on the statue of The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, when I saw an interesting citation from the German magazine Der Speigel.
Google Translate Works When You Stick with It

Do You Need Office, Google or Both?

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
There are two big players out there in the productivity software world. One is the very well-known Microsoft Office, and the other is the slightly lesser-known G Suite.
Do You Need Office, Google or Both?

Google Groups Can Help Solve That Big Email Question

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Last year I posted about the patron who came in, looking for a simple way to send email to the same 40 people each time.
Google Groups Can Help Solve That Big Email Question

That Great Photo of You on Your Friend's FB Page Could Disappear

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Nine years ago, I worked somewhere else. Yes, I actually had a life before LPL...several of them, for that matter.
That Great Photo of You on Your Friend's FB Page Could Disappear

When You're Buying a Printer, Inexpensive May Not Be

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
When does spending more money at first save you more money in the long run?
When You're Buying a Printer, Inexpensive May Not Be

Mr. G Still Appreciates Sound Advice

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I like to discover new music. From all different genres. We used to do that by "listening to the radio." And you didn't have to keep changing the station to...
Mr. G Still Appreciates Sound Advice

When You're Taking a Charge, Wired Is Better

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Well, I’ll have to admit that one of the upsides of being pretty much confined to my house for the past two or so months has been the ability to...
When You're Taking a Charge, Wired Is Better

It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Last year, as I was sitting at my little table, waiting for people to come see me for Drop-In Tech Time, a guy came out if the Carman Room, and...
It's Not Enough to Swear That It's Really You on That Driver's License

Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Unlike me, my oldest daughter has beautiful handwriting. So beautiful than when she was in high school, she said that there should be a font made of it.
Want to Use That Great Handwriting of Yours for a Signature Style?

There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Yes, I can hear you all now saying, “Better than Apple Music? Whaddaya mean better? What’s wrong with the Apple Music app? For that matter, what’s wrong with Spotify and...
There Is a Better Way to Approach iOS Music

If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

Keith gatling | 6 months ago
When you're an Android user and you're thinking about the best way to keep your tunes around ...
If You Want Your Android Music to Stick with You, Here's the Thing

So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
A year or so ago, I saw an ad for a service called StoryWorth that would send one question a week for a year to the family member of your choosing.
So You Want to Get to Know Your Family Members Better ...

You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
Keith Edward Gatling, of Syracuse, N.Y., has died, and no longer has to deal with the people who wouldn’t listen to him the first time around...when he was right.
You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my first paying job was as a boy soprano at an Episcopal church in South Orange, New Jersey.
Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Keith Gatling | 6 months ago
I promise you, really, I didn’t come up with this idea because of the current COVID crisis.
Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
And here’s the final piece...maybe what kind of phone you have depends on what everyone else in your family has.
Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Still not sure what kind of phone you should get? That’s OK, we haven’t gone through all the considerations yet, but here’s one for you...what do you want to do...
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
In my last post on getting a smartphone, I considered what kinds of devices you may already have.
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
OK, so now it’s time for the big question...just what kind of cellphone...or really smartphone...should you get? Should it be an Apple or an Android?
When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Oh. My. Goodness. You’re gonna ask me about taking that jump from the old phone to a new phone, as in, which one? Well it’s not that simple.
Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
A few posts back, when I talked about the arrival of Apple’s second generation iPhone SE, I mentioned that it was their new “budget model” iPhone, but it wasn’t so...
When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
A while back, I announced the long-awaited arrival of the second generation iPhone SE. I also announced that I’d be waiting a while to get one, until I got enough...
You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Many years ago, everyone in our family had an AT&T GoPhone. Everyone, that is, except for our toddler daughter, who obviously didn't need one.
Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
A few weeks ago I told you how you could create your own custom Mothers Day cards...or cards of any occasion, for that matter.
Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Bloatware is a term people use to describe software that they think is bloated with too many features...too many useless features...too many features that are useless to them...at the moment.
Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
Recently, I posted about how people who didn't really want to deal with Facebook could do so without giving up their privacy and without being drawn into the drama.
Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

Keith Gatling | 7 months ago
As we sit here for our sixth week in quarantine, many of us are going stir crazy sitting around with family members that we can't get away from, in houses...
Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Keith Gatling | 8 months ago
OK. I can see that a number of you are thinking, Big deal. Another new iPhone. Why should I care?
For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Here's How You Can Work Around Those Pesky Group Email Parameters

Keith Gatling | 15 months ago
Have you ever wanted to send email to a whole bunch of people on a regular basis…without having to type all their names in all…the…time? And without constantly replying to...
Here's How You Can Work Around Those Pesky Group Email Parameters

Book It Any Way You Prefer

Keith Gatling | 17 months ago
Note from Communications Specialist Mark Bialczak:
Book It Any Way You Prefer

Sign Up for Library Extension and You Can See the LPL's Book List while Shopping Amazon

Keith Gatling | 18 months ago
If you’re still using Safari or Edge as your default web browser (and please don’t tell me that you’re still using Internet Explorer…even Microsoft doesn’t use that anymore), I might’ve...
Sign Up for Library Extension and You Can See the LPL's Book List while Shopping Amazon

Maybe It's Time for a New Email Address

Keith Gatling | 18 months ago
Do you have internet service with TimeWarner/Spectrum? Then perhaps it’s time to get a new email address.
Maybe It's Time for a New Email Address

When Stickers Don't Stick

Keith Gatling | 19 months ago
In the upper left-hand corner of the windshield of my van are two stickers. One tells me when to come back for my next oil change and the other tells...
When Stickers Don't Stick

Where Can I Watch This?

Keith Gatling | 21 months ago
Once upon a time, back in the 20th century, there were only two places to watch the limited number of things that were out there…on TV or at the movies.
Where Can I Watch This?

Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!

By Keith Gatling | 22 months ago
Shazam!
Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!

Don't Leave Home without It

Keith Gatling | 24 months ago
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I see people here in the library who want to take something out, but don’t have their library card with them.
Don't Leave Home without It

Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
I love gift cards.
Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Too many passwords! Just too many darned passwords!
Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
What’s a throwaway password? It’s a password for a website that you use very rarely. Perhaps it’s a shopping website that you use maybe once or twice a year, but...
Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

When It's OK to Use the Same Password

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
The last time I was here, I said how you shouldn’t use the same password everywhere. I also said that there were a couple of exceptions to this.
When It's OK to Use the Same Password

It's Not That Difficult to Figure Out a Hard Password

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
By now, many of you have probably already heard that Facebook’s been hacked, and that you should change your password.
It's Not That Difficult to Figure Out a Hard Password

Cellular vs. WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Mr. G tackles the issue of Cellular vs. WiFi via video.
Cellular vs. WiFi

Understanding WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Take a video trip to the land of WiFi with LPL tech guy Mr. G.
Understanding WiFi

You Can Take It With You

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
The internet, that is.
You Can Take It With You

The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

By Keith Gatling | 3 years ago
If you, like me, are at “a certain age” – and even if you are younger – you might find that things below a certain font size are incredibly hard...
The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

So You Want to Know Why to Text?

By Keith Gatling | 3 years ago
So You Want to Know Why to Text?

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