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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
New to Virtual Communication? Here’s How to Get Started with Video Meetings
4 days ago

New to Virtual Communication? Here’s How to Get Started with Video Meetings

By  •  Lifestyle

In times like these, we must roll with the changes. While we can’t go out for dinner with friends or sit in a conference room for a meeting, we are fortunate to live in a digital age…
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How Technology Can Help You Find Joy in Turbulent Times
2 weeks ago

How Technology Can Help You Find Joy in Turbulent Times

By  •  Lifestyle

While technology can cause stress and anxiety in our lives, it also can bring us more joy. Everything around us seems to be getting more hectic and stressful. If we aren’t worried about getting the Coronavirus, it’s a volatile political climate we are immersed in…
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Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time
2 months ago

Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time

By  •  Lifestyle

The beginning of the year is a ripe time to take stock of behaviors we want to change in our life. These days, many people are using their phones to a level that arguably rises to unhealthy…
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Are Your Smart Home Devices Vulnerable to Hackers?
3 months ago

Are Your Smart Home Devices Vulnerable to Hackers?

By  •  Lifestyle

Smart speakers, such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home, Nest thermostats, and Ring Video doorbell cameras, are exploding in popularity. The use of these devices has helped…
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Senior Friendly Tech Trends for 2020
4 months ago

Senior Friendly Tech Trends for 2020

By  •  Lifestyle

Technology isn’t just about selfies and social media. Many advances in design and use features help the older folks live independent, safe, and healthy lives. In 2020, there will continue to be a focus on technology…
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8 Things to Teach Your Grandchildren About Online Safety
5 months ago

8 Things to Teach Your Grandchildren About Online Safety

By  •  Lifestyle

Bonding with your grandkids can take many different forms. As the children get older, grandparents can take a back seat, or be a source of reassurance, confidential communications, and words of wisdom…
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Fall or Fire? Is Your Smartphone Ready to Help You in an Emergency?
6 months ago

Fall or Fire? Is Your Smartphone Ready to Help You in an Emergency?

By  •  Lifestyle

We all know stuff happens. Things like car accidents, trips, and pre-existing health conditions can put you in a predicament quickly. Luckily, most of us have our smartphone near us at most times…
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Do You Need Help Organizing Your Digital Life? 3 Tips to Declutter Your Tech After 60
7 months ago

Do You Need Help Organizing Your Digital Life? 3 Tips to Declutter Your Tech After 60

By  •  Lifestyle

Clutter in our technology is not that different from the clutter we maintain in our home. The more unorganized we get, the more overwhelmed we are, and the more ineffective technology becomes to us…
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Privacy Versus Convenience: Are You Ok with Trade-Off in Our Digital World?
9 months ago

Privacy Versus Convenience: Are You Ok with Trade-Off in Our Digital World?

By  •  Lifestyle

We have cameras and smart TVs in our homes. We plug our destinations into Google Maps. We speak to Siri, Google, and Alexa and allow them to listen in on our everyday activities. In a world of smartphones and smart homes…
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Don’t Give Up on Trying to Keep Up with Technology: The Benefits Are Worth Exploring!
10 months ago

Don’t Give Up on Trying to Keep Up with Technology: The Benefits Are Worth Exploring!

By  •  Lifestyle

Technology evolves at the pace of a speeding bullet. Recently, I was teaching an Advanced iPhone class, and there was some noted grumpiness that the next generation of software will not support iPhones…
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