I am embarrassed to say I can never remember how to watch a movie on our TV. My husband and sons set it up with AppleTV, Roku, Play Station and who knows what else. They gave me a universal remote and programmed it, but it is hard to understand and doesn't always work.
I never know if a movie is on Netflix or Amazon and how to log in or enter pin codes.
How did the guys who smash and grabbed my laptop know it was in the back of the SUV behind tinted glass and hidden under all that stuff? Do I need to power it down instead of putting it to sleep?
They opened up a bluetooth scanner which showed them your laptop cheerily advertising itself to anyone within 30 feet willing to listen. If you're going to leave your device unattended in the car, leave it in airplane mode or power it down.
Apparently, that's a thing now:
This is great--how does everyone handle finding those hard to locate photos on the phone?
Face recognition is the killer feature! Didn’t know I needed it, Can’t live without it.
They’re just simple apps for phones that report signal strength:
My eyes crossed just thinking about how complicated this is. I could not read it all.
Isn't social media the social tech pain point of our times? All my friends talk about it.
1. Sensible photo organization.
It is an endless topic of discussion. I use iPhoto synced to iCloud for my iPhone shots, SmugMug galleries for sharing iPhone and camera shots with my friends and family. Finally there are Lightroom Catalogs for Archiving and Editing. Keeping all three systems in some organized form is a major challenge.
2. iPhoto issues.
Turns out that old iPhoto catalogs (6 years old ) are incompatible with new iPhoto. So I have to manually extract the photos from the catalog package and reimport into the newest version of iPhoto. That is a major pain and I've been procrastinating to do for at least a year.
There are also plenty of compatibility issues between versions of iPhoto. I get that new software brings new functionality, but my iCloud is synced between 3 different Macs: MacBook, Mac Pro and iMac. All three have different versions of iPhoto, and I often can't edit some photos on one machine, but can on the other. It drives me crazy to have to switch between computers just so I can edit an iPhone shot because it is in the new HEIC format.
I would think if you upgraded to the last version of iPhoto (9.6.1), then you’d be able to migrate your library to Apple Photos just fine.
On vacation for a few days and the hotel TV’s menu listed “Internet TV”. Clicked on it and one of the options was to log in to my Netflix account. Five minutes later I had access to all of my saved shows and found a ridiculous campy movie to watch. This, at least, is tech complexity that I am happy to live with. 🙂