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 years ago

Are You Being Productive or Distracted? 6 Tips for Better Smart Phone 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. Read More

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

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

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

3 years ago

How to Control What Posts You See on Your Facebook Newsfeed

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 years ago

4 Tips to Help You Stop Being Affected by Robocall Madness

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

4 years ago

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

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

4 years ago

Relieve Travel Stress with This Technology Checklist

We take vacations to relax, get away from our everyday stress and reconnect with friends and loved ones. But sometimes the planning and prep for a vacation can feel like more work than it’s worth. Read More

4 years 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 decade 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 of communication. Read More

4 years ago

Can Your Phone Replace Your Wallet?

Smartphones have significantly changed the way we go about our daily lives. Whether it’s hailing a ride, ordering food, buying groceries or communicating, there is no denying the revolution with the proliferation of phones. Read More