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About Judi Jacobs

Judi Jacobs is a lawyer-turned-tech nerd and the founder of The Tech Wizard. As a tech coach and consultant, Judi works with adults 50+ and small businesses to help make technology more user-friendly through small group classes and one-on-one training. Learn more at TheTechWizard.com.
Latest Posts | By Judi Jacobs
Is YouTube Among Your Favorite Pastimes?
3 weeks ago

Is YouTube Among Your Favorite Pastimes?

By  •  Lifestyle

YouTube launched in 2005 and has since become the fastest growing social media platform. According to YouTube, they have over 1.8 billion users every month and over 1 billion hours of YouTube videos are watched a day. YouTube’s influence is massive. Read More

Are You Being Productive or Distracted? 6 Tips for Better Smart Phone Usage in Your Mature Years
1 month ago

Are You Being Productive or Distracted? 6 Tips for Better Smart Phone Usage in Your Mature Years

By  •  Lifestyle

Are you a nomophob? Nomophobia (“no-mobile-phone phobia”) is a term describing the fear of being without a mobile device. In this nomophobic world we live in, we have become addicted to the distractions our phones provide. Read More

Still Using AOL or Yahoo? Why Boomers Should Consider Switching to Gmail
2 months ago

Still Using AOL or Yahoo? Why Boomers Should Consider Switching to Gmail

By  •  Lifestyle

Many of us set up our email long ago. Sometimes, so long ago that what email you use is evidence of when you started using email. Read More

The New Benefits of Journaling: 7 Ways Diaries and Journals Have Grown Up and Gone Digital
3 months ago

The New Benefits of Journaling: 7 Ways Diaries and Journals Have Grown Up and Gone Digital

By  •  Lifestyle

While you might equate journaling to a high school summer assignment, there have been studies that show multiple benefits beyond improved writing skills. Research indicates that daily journaling promotes stress relief, managing anxiety, increased productivity and more. Read More

How to Stay Safe in a Digital World by Keeping Your Phone Secure
5 months ago

How to Stay Safe in a Digital World by Keeping Your Phone Secure

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s a big digital world out there, and it can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be. Arm yourself with the knowledge to protect yourself and be proactive. Online safety is in your hands. Read More

5 Technology Apps That Can Help You Make Lifestyle Changes in Your 60s
6 months ago

5 Technology Apps That Can Help You Make Lifestyle Changes in Your 60s

By  •  Lifestyle

Technology sometimes gets a bad rap. Many are quick to point out it’s detrimental impact to our health and society. While technology can have a negative impact if we are glued to our screens, there are many ways it can help us lead a healthier and more positive lifestyle. Read More

Shoud I Delete My Facebook Account?
7 months ago

Shoud I Delete My Facebook Account?

By  •  Lifestyle

There has been a lot of concern about the latest Facebook privacy scandal with the revelation that Cambridge Analytica, a political consulting firm, harvested data from more than 87 million Facebook users without their knowledge. Read More

How to Control What Posts You See on Your Facebook Newsfeed
8 months ago

How to Control What Posts You See on Your Facebook Newsfeed

By  •  Lifestyle

Over the past 10+ years, Facebook has grown to over two billion active monthly users. It provides a great way to stay connected with family and friends, old and new, but it also has a lot of noise that can drive you crazy.  Read More

4 Tips to Help You Stop Being Affected by Robocall Madness
9 months ago

4 Tips to Help You Stop Being Affected by Robocall Madness

By  •  Lifestyle

Unwanted telemarketing calls and scams are nothing new. Yet these days it seems like they can be out of control, with your phone ringing off the hook. Not only are they annoying, but they can pose safety issues if you are not careful. Read More

Alexa, Are You Listening? Digital Home Personal Assistants That Can Make Your Life Easier
10 months ago

Alexa, Are You Listening? Digital Home Personal Assistants That Can Make Your Life Easier

By  •  Lifestyle

Speakers with voice-controlled assistants – like Alexa and Google Home are all the rage. Sales numbers for the Echo family and the Google Home devices are not released by Amazon or Google. Read More