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Learn Something New Every Week!

An inquisitive mind is a characteristic of healthy aging. We at BoomerTECH Adventures whole-heartedly support life long learning because we know our clients, friends, and family need to remain intellectually sharp in order to master the ever-evolving 21st century tech skills necessary for modern life. Publishing a weekly newsletter is one way we help boomers…

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Pros & Cons of Password Managers

Many experts now recommend using a Password Manager app. The app will let you know if there is a problem. A variety of password managers are available. If you would like more details about these recommendations, read “The ultimate guide to secure passwords” by Tatum Hunter in the December 16, 2021 issue of the Washington…

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Dilemma: Desktop or Laptop?

Recently, I was chatting with a friend and the topic of computers came up. She knew the time had come to replace her old laptop and was weighing the advantages of a laptop over a desktop. I shared that when I was no longer consulting and needed a laptop for work that I went with…

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Stimulating, Compelling, and Interesting INTERNET Content: Available for You Now!

It’s spring…time for some new inspiration: Stimulating, compelling and interesting internet content It may be beautiful in many parts of the country but Mainers often grimace when we talk about weather late in March and early April. After a season of non-winter-like- weather a couple of late winter/early spring snowstorms is making some of us…

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Sign a PDF from Mail on Your MAC

No need to print out a document, physically sign it, scan it and send it back. Now with your MAC computer, there is an easier way. It’s possible to sign PDFs directly from the Mail app so there’s no need to waste your time printing, signing, and sending the form back. Start by dragging the…

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The Solar Eclipse of 2024 and Your Cellphone

Are you ready for the astronomical event of the year? The solar eclipse of 2024 will take place in Maine on April 8th between 2 and 4 PM. We at BoomerTECH Adventures are excited and preparing to view it as well. If you’d like to capture the moon’s journey across the face of the sun…

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Our Amazing iPhones

Maybe you’ve read the same quip about modern cell phones as I have, “2024 cell phones have more power than the computer used in the Apollo moon shots.” I was curious about the veracity of such a statement so I did a bit of online research.  I thought the response that I found at Quora…

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Make Icons Larger on Your iPhone

iPhone screens are much smaller than our computer or iPad screens. Sometimes, especially in low light situations, its may be difficult to read text or identify the app icon we want to open. Fortunately, there is a solution. You will find an option for increasing the size of both text and icons in Settings under…

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Several Useful (and fun) Symbols You Want to Know on Your iPhone/iPad

Everyone wants to know how to find and use certain symbols like the degree, currency, and other marks critical to other languages. Here are three that you can find easily on your iPhone or iPad keyboard.

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Duplicates, Duplicates, Duplicates!

Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac have features that allow you to identify and eliminate duplicates in your Contacts and Photos apps. By getting rid of duplicates, you gain valuable storage space on your device. Here’s how to check for duplicates: Mac Contacts: Open the Contacts app and click on Card in the top menu. Scroll…

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