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

3 months ago

8 Things to Teach Your Grandchildren About Online Safety

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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4 months ago

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

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…

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1 year ago

How Smart Is Your Home?

A smartphone can be one of the most valuable tools for homeowners. Many household devices can be accessed through apps to help keep your home safe and running efficiently. Creating a “smart home” may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be…

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1 year ago

Embracing a Career Change as a Second-Act Entrepreneur

These days it is not uncommon to make a career change mid-life. Many people in their 50s – and even into their 60s – are asking themselves, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The numbers of those 60+ having to continue…

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1 year ago

7 Tips to Ease the Stress of Solo Travel

Are you considering taking a trip alone? Do you regularly travel alone? Smartphones have made travel more manageable but have also added a level of safety and organization that was previously unattainable for most novices. Here are some tips…

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1 year ago

The Awesome Power of Messaging Apps for Older Adults

There’s no doubt about it – the way we communicate has drastically changed over the past year with more and more people using smartphones. Texting, message apps or instant messages (IM) with emoji’s, LOL’s, FWIW’s and OMG’s are now mainstream methods…

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1 year ago

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

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. It doesn’t take long for our devices to be stuffed…

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1 year ago

What Are the Easiest Ways to Overcome Fear of Technology?

Technology is all around us. There is no escaping it these days. But the longer you avoid it, the worse your apprehensions will get. In my experience of working with people and techie things, I’ve found that fear of looking or feeling stupid…

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2 years ago

Do You Know All That Instagram Has to Offer?

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms across all age groups. What started out as a platform to share photos with filters to make them look professional has evolved over the past few years into so much more…

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2 years ago

Explaining Facebook Security and Privacy Issues for a Better Social Experience After 60

Social media has changed the way we connect and interact with friends, family, old acquaintances and businesses. It allows us to share pretty much everything, including how we are feeling, what we are doing, what we are thinking, who we are with, photos, videos and even check-in at locations.  Read More