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

2 years ago

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

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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2 years ago

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

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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2 years ago

How Technology Can Help You Find Joy in Turbulent Times

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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3 years ago

Smartphone Addiction – Six Practical Tips for Less Screen Time

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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3 years ago

Are Your Smart Home Devices Vulnerable to Hackers?

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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3 years ago

Senior Friendly Tech Trends for 2020

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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3 years 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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3 years ago

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

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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3 years ago

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

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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3 years ago

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

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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