Tech Tips For You

By Chuck Boschen - TechTipsForYou.com | We have been following technology for over 30 years, as a vocation and as a hobby. Our tech tips are designed to be applicable to "normal users", although some will be a little "geeky". We plan to cover a wide range of platforms, topics and Gadgets.

Apple May Kill Thousands Of Apps With IOS 11

You may find that some of your favorite Iphone/Ipad apps will be killed off next month - June 2017, when Apple releases IOS 11. It's not 100% …

Apps

Stung by Ransomware? These free tools may help you recover

Ransomware has become one of the most prolific strains of malware circulating today. These infections enable attackers to disable your computer or …

Malware

Make an Emergency Call on a locked Iphone - It can be done

Hopefully you will never find yourself in an emergency situation. But, if you do, you could be faced with trying to call a first responder from a …

Myrtle Beach

Don't Let Windows 10 "Creators Update" Bite You

Many computer enthusiasts, using Windows 10, may be eagerly anticipating the "<b>Creators Update</b>", which is currently (April 11, 2017) being released. …

Myrtle Beach

Is Apple's QuickTime Installed On Your Windows Based Computer? Remove It Now!

Apple's QuickTime media player has been around since the early 90's. Applications like QuickTime and Adobe Flash have always been prone to exploits, …

Operating Systems

Don't Want To Upgrade To Windows 10, and Hate The Microsoft "Nags"? - Get Never10, It's Free.

Windows 10 has been gradually gaining acceptance as we approach the July 29, 2016 deadline. This is the last date that an individual can grab the …

Software

IPhone Security - Two Simple Steps You Can Take To Protect Your Privacy

We have all read the headlines regarding the "FBI vs Apple" San Bernardino IPhone Case. It has become a political "hot potato". Each side has …

Myrtle Beach

How To Easily Unlock The Ultimate Windows 10 "Tweaker" - GodMode

Windows 10 is replete with features and "tweaks" that are either hidden or very difficult to find. If you are a <b>Power User</b> or simply someone who wants …

Myrtle Beach

Have You Recently Upgraded To Windows 10? Here's How You Can Save 20-30 GB of Hard Drive Space

Many users of Windows 7 and 8.1 have already moved to Windows 10. The upgrade will be free until <b>July of 2016</b> for most users, and the majority of the …

Software

How To Easily Uninstall A "Built-In" Windows 10 App

Many PC users have "taken the plunge" and installed Microsoft's latest - Windows 10. It remains free for most users until July 2016, and it seems to …

Apps

How To Quickly Speed Up & Refresh Your IPhone/IPad

Have you noticed your IOS device slowing down or locking up? Or perhaps you have a particular app that is "acting up". Most of the time these …

Myrtle Beach

IPad Tip: Turn Your IPad Keyboard Into A Trackpad

The IPad has always been considered a "top of the line" consumption device. Recent iterations have expanded it's capabilities to where it can now …

Myrtle Beach

Your New Vizio Smart TV May Be Invading Your Privacy

Modern flatscreen TVs are far removed from the older models that we used for decades. These Internet connected "Smart TVs" are really large screen …

Smart TV

Your New Dell Computer May Put You At Risk

Several months ago computer maker Lenovo created a stir with its "Superfish" fiasco. Now we find that Dell has fumbled, as well. If you purchased a …

IT security

How to Create Contact Groups On Your Apple Watch - Running WatchOS 2

Apple Watch owners have been anxiously awaiting WatchOS 2. The new ability to run Apps natively and independent of the tethered Iphone is expected to …

Apple Watch

Five Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts That Everyone Should Know

Windows 10 adoption, recently (as of late September 2015), hit the 100 million mark, as consumers continue updating their Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs. Many …

Myrtle Beach

Apple's New IOS 9 Has Some Great Features, But There's One You May Want To Disable

Have you updated your Iphone or IPad to IOS 9? Recent reports indicate that nearly half of all IPhone owners have stepped up to IOS 9. Overall, the …

Wi-Fi

How To Stop Your Apple Music Trial Subscription, Before Your Account Is Charged.

It has been almost 3 months since Apple unveiled "Apple Music" - Cupertino's entry into the crowded music subscription model. Many Apple fans signed …

Apple Music

Clean Up Your Mac With An Old Friend From Your Windows Days - Malwarebytes For Mac

Malware & Adware on my Mac? You're kidding right? Nope, it's no longer just a Microsoft Windows problem. Mac infestations represent a small …

Malware

Are Your IPhone 6 Plus Photos Blurry? You May Be Entitled To A Replacement

The Iphone 6 Plus has been praised for having one of the best smartphone cameras available. Unfortunately, some users have had poor results. Apple …

Mobile Technology

The Best Android Smartphone For Those On A Budget - Moto G (2015)

There are subtle changes taking place in the Smartphone markets. Carriers in the U.S. are moving away from the "subsidy model" that has been with us …

Mobile Technology

So, You Installed Windows 10, But It's Not What You Thought. Let's Roll It Back.

Windows 10 has now been around almost a month and the reviews have been, generally, positive. For me it has been a good upgrade. Microsoft has …

Myrtle Beach

So You Like Windows 10, But Dislike The New Edge Browser - Let's Get Your Old One Back.

During the first few days of it's release, Windows 10 was reportedly installed on some 70 million computers. Since, you are reading this "how to" you …

Software

Tired Of Waiting For Windows 10? Here's How To Install It Today.

Did you "reserve" your free copy of Windows 10 - weeks ago, and now find that you are continuing to wait for the final installation files. Where are …

Myrtle Beach

How To Speed Up Your Browser And Improve Your Security - Let's Tame Adobe Flash!

During the last few months we have heard a myriad of IT professionals and Tech journalists call for the end of Adobe Flash. Some may remember that …

Software

Windows 10 Will Arrive Soon - Should You Upgrade?

Microsoft is beginning to advertise the latest release of it's Windows operating system - <b>Windows 10</b>. What happened to Windows 9, you ask? Well, it …

Software

Tired Eyes? Tell Your IPad Or IPhone To Read Your Ebook Aloud

Have you ever tried Audio Books? They are not just for those with impaired vision. Audio books add a new dimension to your latest novel. Professional …

Myrtle Beach

Traveling This Summer? How To Use Your Smartphone Banking Apps - Safely

Years ago, almost everyone visited a Bank at least once a week. As ATM machines proliferated bank visits dropped off. Broadband Internet enabled the …

Apps

How To Take Great Photos Of Fireworks Shows With Your Smartphone Camera

Today, July 4, 2015, America celebrates 239 years of independence. Sunset will usher in thousands of Fireworks Shows across the country. A few of the …

Mobile Photography