How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 3)

Looking for the first two parts? Here’s How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 1) and here’s How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 2). This post focuses on the WordPress.com Dashboard. Let’s work our way down. At the top you’ll find a button labeled My Sites. Once clicked, it stays clicked. You… Continue Reading How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 3)

How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 2)

Looking for Part 1? Here it is: How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 1). You’ve created an account, you’ve given your blog a theme, and you’ve chosen a URL. At that point, WordPress shows you a sample blog post, or a mocked-up home page, depending on choices you made when first setting things… Continue Reading How to make a free WordPress Blog (Part 2)

How to make a free WordPress blog (Part 1)

Got something to say? Want to show off your pictures? Want to document your vacation, or the 4th grade, or comment on your favorite sports team’s season? You need a blog. Here’s how you make a free blog using WordPress. All you need is a web browser and an internet connection. WordPress is a very… Continue Reading How to make a free WordPress blog (Part 1)

How to fix poor iPhone cell reception in your home and office

Do you have poor cellular coverage in your home or office? When you call people from your iPhone, do they ask you to repeat what you said, because the sound dropped out? Do they ask you to quit walking around– even though you’re sitting still? Do they say it sounds like you’re in a tunnel… Continue Reading How to fix poor iPhone cell reception in your home and office

How to use the Memories feature in iOS 11’s Photos app

The Photos app in iOS 10 introduced a great feature called “Memories,” and it’s a ton of fun. It’s still there in iOS 11. I think you’ll like it and use it a lot. The idea behind Memories is this: you’ve taken a lot of pictures, too many to manage, yet you’d like to go… Continue Reading How to use the Memories feature in iOS 11’s Photos app

Set Up Your Own iPhone and Mac Text Replacements for Auto-Correct

Whether you’re using an iPhone or a Mac, Auto-Correct is a real time-saver. Turns out you can set up your own “corrections” that expand into frequently-used words, phrases, sentences– even whole paragraphs! (On the Mac, they call them “text expansions.” On the iPhone, they’re “text replacements.” Either way, think of them as Auto-Corrects that substitute… Continue Reading Set Up Your Own iPhone and Mac Text Replacements for Auto-Correct

How to Quickly Unlock Your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10

— How to Quickly Unlock Your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10 — We used to unlock our iPhones and iPads with a simple “Slide to Unlock.” It was easy. With iOS 10 it’s different– now it’s a confusing “Press Home to Unlock” which often results in a “click / double-click / ooops that’s Siri… Continue Reading How to Quickly Unlock Your iPhone or iPad with iOS 10

How I Fixed an iPhone that Couldn’t Get Mail Unless On WiFi

I had an interesting problem last month. My friend Laura dropped her iPhone 6 and cracked the screen. She was going to get a new one, but decided to get the screen replaced and keep using it. Everything seemed fine after the repair. But Then… Laura called me to say that her email wasn’t working… Continue Reading How I Fixed an iPhone that Couldn’t Get Mail Unless On WiFi

How to send balloons and other screen effects in iOS 12 (and 11 and 10) Messages

You may have seen the Apple ad showing someone receiving a bunch of balloons as a “text message.” The ad doesn’t tell you how to send such messages. That’s MY job. Here’s how it’s done. Start by writing your message on your iOS 10-or-higher iPhone or iPad (more or this later), just like you always do. Then, instead of… Continue Reading How to send balloons and other screen effects in iOS 12 (and 11 and 10) Messages