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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
What is “The Cloud” and How Can it Make Your Digital Life Better After 60?
2 weeks ago

What is “The Cloud” and How Can it Make Your Digital Life Better After 60?

By  •  Lifestyle

We all use the cloud almost every day in one form or another. However, many of us have no idea what it actually means.

When we talk about “the cloud,” what this means is that the things you create (a.k.a. data), such as photos, videos, documents and email, are not physically stored on a computer, phone or tablet. Read More

Photos Stuck on Your Phone? Here’s How to Get them Back Fast!
2 weeks ago

Photos Stuck on Your Phone? Here’s How to Get them Back Fast!

By  •  Lifestyle

Smartphone ownership has skyrocketed across the globe, including those countries with emerging economies such as Turkey, Malaysia, Chile and Brazil.
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How to Stay Safe in a Digital World by Keeping Your Phone Secure
4 weeks 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 Tips for Safer Online Shopping That You Should Start Practicing Now
1 month ago

5 Tips for Safer Online Shopping That You Should Start Practicing Now

By  •  Lifestyle

COVID-19 has changed the world. No doubt, as we are released into the “wild,” life as we knew it is gone. Different ways of gathering, eating out, and shopping will take hold…
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What Technology Can Make Living Alone Less Scary for Seniors? Explore These 4 Options!
2 months ago

What Technology Can Make Living Alone Less Scary for Seniors? Explore These 4 Options!

By  •  Lifestyle

They say there is safety in numbers. But that isn’t always possible, especially as we age. Fortunately, over the past decade, technology has evolved to help make living alone safer for seniors….
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New to Virtual Communication? Here’s How to Get Started with Video Meetings
3 months 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
4 months 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
5 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?
6 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
7 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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