FCC to Start Offering Financial Help to Those Who Can't Afford Internet
If the year-plus of battling COVID-19 has left you and your household unable to afford the Internet, the FCC is stepping in with a program offering financial assistance.FCC to Start Offering Financial Help to Those Who Can't Afford Internet
Unfollow, Unfriend or Block
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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 | 3 years 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 ...
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 | 4 years ago
Shazam!Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!
Don't Leave Home without It
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Mr. G tackles the issue of Cellular vs. WiFi via video.Cellular vs. WiFi
Take a video trip to the land of WiFi with LPL tech guy Mr. G.Understanding WiFi
You Can Take It With You
The internet, that is.You Can Take It With You
The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket
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