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 By Brianna Wray    Specials    December 3, 2020 

Tech Talk: Digital gift-giving

Remember when holiday greeting cards were simple? Down the stationery aisle, one could find a box that had the card, matching envelopes, and, with a book of stamps in hand, you're all set. Yeah,...

 

Tech Talk: Freesources

Free resources WORLD WIDE WEB-For Halloween, we thought it would be fun to watch the scary-not-scary movie Pulse. In it, Maddie (Kristen Bell) is startled to find that her recently deceased boyfriend...

 

Tech Talk

WORLD WIDE WEB—In the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, director Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Ice, and Chasing Coral) posits that the massive data mining force that is social media is creating...

 

Tech Talk: Gone Phishin'

WORLD WIDE WEB—It’s not nearly as fun as getting out the rod and heading down to the lake, returning hours later with a cooler full of fresh fish. It’s quite the opposite. Phishing is the...

 

Tech Talk: Shortcuts

Not all shortcuts are created equal. One should probably be wary of, for instance, construction shortcuts. I’m no expert, but my guess is creating long-lasting, safe buildings is not the ideal time...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 9, 2020

Tech Talk: So you've been hacked

WAITSBURG-It happens often enough, scrolling through one's timeline to find a friend or acquaintance posting about their accounts having been hacked, but has it ever happened to you? Once in 2005 my...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    April 2, 2020

Tech Talk: Video Conferencing

SECLUSION-As our time apart stretches on seemingly indefinitely, the importance of alternative forms of communication rises. Fortunately, there's a heap of technology at the ready. Unfortunately,...

 

Tech Talk: Facebook Marketplace

WORLD WIDE WEB-It seems like everyone is on social media. These days there are several newer or emerging social media platforms, but Facebook, the classic, is still maintaining its foothold with 2.37...

 

Tech Talk: Photo Gifts

WAITSBURG—According to my phone there are 6,056 photos and 872 videos lurking in its depths. And that’s nothing compared to the five terabyte hard drive that houses our family archives. In it...

 

Tech Talk: Images

There are several factors that contribute to the way an image looks in print. Digital images have the added bonus of illumination behind the image, defining edges and sharpening image quality by...

 

Student Tech Talk: Blackboard vs. Canvas

eLearning courses offer students a flexible alternative to on-campus classes. Best suited to self-starters or remote participants with unfailing access to the internet, some entire degrees can be...

 

Tech Talk: Technology for Growth

Gardening and technology are two words that might not seem to go together, but green thumbs and screen thumbs are not so disparate. There's a tool for every job, whether you're growing on an acre or...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 18, 2019

Tech Talk: How to Access Free eBooks & Audiobooks

Are you an avid reader or a reluctant one? How often do you find yourself at the library? Did you know you can access thousands of free audiobooks, magazines and eBooks from your public library from...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    July 4, 2019

TechTalk: Youtube University

Despite the adage, you absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. In fact, no matter what amount of formal education one has had, it is possible to continue learning on into senior age. While the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    Specials    May 16, 2019

Tech Talk: Troubleshooting

There it is. You’ve got a gadget, all new tech, fresh out of its box, it’s shiny, it’s sleek. Isn’t it amazing they can make these so small? That’s technology for you. As devices of all...

 

Tech Talk: Fax Apps

One might assume that the facsimile, or fax as it came to be known, is a thing of the past. Faxes are obsolete technology from the days of screeching modems and are better relegated to the past along...

 

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