Do you really need to be notified every second of every day with every App??

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Wouldn’t be nice to not have to be Notified by every new message, new text, new reaction; every minute of every day?

Notifications, wake us up, interrupt us, take us away from concentrating on one person or one task.

In fact – in my opinion, they are a hindrance to our society. Why should we have to be reminded to mute our mobile devices in public places? Why should we have to know every time we receive a new email message or someone sitting next to you receives a new text?

Privacy Mode is Real! When we are out in public we should all turn off the Sound Notification.

So, how does one turn off the Notifications?

On your Device:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Notifications
  3. Tap on Every App
  4. The ones that you don’t use on a regular basis – turn the Notification OFF
  5. The ones that you do use – Select Badge App Icon ONLY

On Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and any other Social Media App:

  1. Login
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click or Tap Notifications
  4. Peruse through All – on the app, via email, via desktop and mobile and please just turn off Text message option.

Even on your Computer – Turn them Off!

On your PC: 

  1. Click on the chat icon in the lower left corner of your screen
  2. Click See Fewer Notifications

On your Mac:

  1. Click on the chat icon in the upper left corner of your screen
  2. Click See Fewer Notifications


Image result for badge app notification iconDon’t worry – You can still be Notified without the sound, ding, or chime with a pop-up notification instead. You will know – because the badge app icon will appear to tell you when you have a new message, a new text, or a new reaction.

Can Alexa Print?


The answer is Yes! If you have an HP Printer.  

And this is how:

  1. Say “Alexa” Can you Print?
  2. She replies > Go to the Alexa App and Tap Help and Feedback
  3. But I’m hear so you don’t have to go to Help
  4. You, Go to the Alexa app on your mobile device
  5. Tap the 3 little lines in the upper left corner
  6. Tap Skills
  7. Type HP Printer into the Search box at the top
  8. When it appears > Tap on HP Printer
  9. Tap Enable
  10. Tap Save Permissions

To Do the Next Part – you must have an HP ePrint eMail address

  1. Go to
  2. Click Create Account
  3. Fill out the form > Click on the 2nd little box to Agree to the Terms (uncheck the first little box, if you don’t want extra email)
  4. Click Create Account when finished
  5. Or > if it returns red and you already have an account set up with your email address > click sign in
  6. Scroll down and you will find your ePrint Address (write it down)
  7. Then return to the Alexa app
  8. Enter the HP eMail address into the connect your printer box for the HP Skill
  9. Tap Go when you are finished
  10. The window will return with the message “a HP Printer has been successfully linked”.
  11. Next try it out > say “Alexa, “ask my printer to print my shopping list (note you must already have a shopping list) or an email, or whatever you need printed
  12. It works! Whohoo!

Have fun and Enjoy!


Can’t Make Outgoing Calls? Lost Your Contacts?

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Actually, it’s quite nice… I can only receive phone calls and texts and emails, but can’t return any voicemails. Not the worst thing that could happen… but still annoying. Especially when your tennis game gets rained out and you need to call the ladies to tell them not to make the drive over.

So, what can you do to fix it?

First power down your phone. Do this by pressing and holding the power button and slide to power off. Wait 10 seconds or so, then press and hold the power button again and bring it back to life.

For me – #1 just worked. Yay! I tried to make my call again and it worked just fine. My friend answered and I let her know that tennis was, in fact, rained out. =(

If #1 doesn’t work for you like it did for me – #2 would be to check and make sure Airplane Mode is, in fact, Off. Go to Settings > Airplane Mode > Off.

If #2 doesn’t work make sure your Do Not Disturb settings are Off too. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. And make sure the circle is grey.


As for your MIA Contacts:Image result for contacts missing from iphone

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap Accounts & Passwords
  3. Tap each email account
  4. Make sure each Contact Address Book is Green (ON)
  5. If Contacts are in fact Green and ON >
  6. Go to the Contacts app >
  7. Tap Groups >
  8. Is your desired address book checked? (see below)
  9. If your address book is Checked and your contacts are still MIA >
  10. Then you MUST Log into each address book and move your contacts to the Cloud.
  11. See How to Organize your Email Contacts

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Got a Problem with Apple?

Do you have an issue with your Apple device? iphone

You can click on this link and send Apple your suggestion or explain your problem or ask them a question.

Use their form to send Apple your comments. If you provide your email address, they might just contact you!

Try it! You’ll like it!

How to Use Siri to Send an Email and a Text Message

How to Use Siri to Send an Email and a Text Message:
  1. First, go to
    the Settings App on your iPhone
  2. Tap Siri & Search
  3. Tap (to turn ON green) Listen for “Hey Siri”, Press Home for Siri, Allow Siri When Phone is Locked
  4. Then to Use ‘her’ > Press and Hold your Home Button and when she appears > Say “Hey Siri”
  5. Say “Send a Message” (a message is a Text)
  6. Reply with the person’s name, after She asks (if the person’s name is already in your Contacts > if it’they aren’t > then say that person’s cell phone number or email address
  7. Speak your message after Siri asks you “what you want the message to say”
  8. Say “Send” to Send your Message or Email
  9. Have Fun!

How to Brand Yourself or Your Small Business

These are my recommendations for a successful social media marketing campaign:

  1. Create your own website and or blogsite with your brand name – note this can be a free site too
  2. Create a Facebook Business Page with the same username that you use for your blog
  3. Connect your Facebook Business Page to your Business Instagram account
  4. Create a Twitter account with the same username
  5. Link all back to the dedicated website and or blogsite
  6. Make a keyword, tag, category list of at least 30-100 words to use in sentences, posts and details about you and your page
  7. Boost posts, create events and publish a catalog for those that still prefer print
  8. Send out a constant contact or mail chimp newsletter
  9. define your target audience
  10. invite your friends, fans, and email lists to all of the above
  11. tell every single person, student, colleague that you know
  12. post, blog, word of mouth both in real life and on the above sites
  13. I offer my services to help you do all of this…. 😉


Virtually Microsoft Office?

How To: Create a Word Online Document > Save​ it > ​Share it > Edit it (in Word Online or download it to Word on your Computer)Image result for word online icon

  1. open your web browser (edge, chrome, firefox or safari) 
  2. Image result for onedrive icontype into 

    ​the search bar of your web browser 
  3. hit enter 
  4. click sign in 
  5. sign in with your outlook email account (this could be your email address too ) 

  6. you will arrive at your outlook email 
  7. then > click on the 9 little boxes in the upper left corner next to Outlook 
  8. ​click Word 
  9. click on New Blank Documentor Open an Existing Document to work on 

  10. type and or edit your Text 
  11. when finished > File Menu > Save As > Save a Copy to OneDrive 
  12. at the top next to document name > click Share+ 
  13. fill in To: recipients email address, fill in subject > type your ​message 

  14. ** click “recipients can edit” 
  15. ​choose if recipients need to be signed in with their Microsoft account?  
  16. YOU > return to OneDrive 
  17. ​c​lick Shared 
  18. click ​the document 

  19. ​click edit document 
  20. File > Save As > Save As > Save > “lesson 3 with corrections” > Save to a Folder or just Save it > Name Document > Save Button​

  21. Click Share+ (at top blue bar)​ > fill in To: email ​address of person who needs to see the document

  22. click on “Recipients can edit” ** see notes below **​ > don’t need Outlook account > Share 
  23. That person signs into their Email > clicks on Email to open 
  24. ​Recipient now has the choice to download document or edit it at Word Online​
  25. ​If Editing Document at Word Online > Must first click on Edit Document
    ​ (on top Blue Bar) ​have Choice to edit in Word or edit in Browser 
  26. ​Word Online = allows Both People ​to edit and work on ​the same document at same time – you will see each other’s names in the upper right corner and when the other is typing you will see their marks in real time ​too​
  27. Everybody makes their changes > and ​everyone can then Save the File by clicking on File > Save As > Save As > Save when finished to Save document 

  28. **You can also download document and work on Word (on your computer or device) ​at any time​

** YOU MUST FEEL COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH SEVERAL OPEN TABS IN YOUR WEB BROWSER AND REMEMBER WHERE YOU ARE ** The Web Browser is the first two rows on top of the Browser Window ** Word Online begins with the Blue Bar and the 9 little white boxes in the upper left corner on the third row ** And the Menu Bar is the fourth row just below the Blue Row **


** your Recipient has a choice to make corrections at Word Online or Word on their Computer **

  • if you want the recipient to be able to make corrections at Word Online = select Recipients need to sign in with a Microsoft account
  • if you want the recipient to retrieve document in their email inbox and be able to download the document and work on it on their computer at Word (not online) = select Recipients don’t need a Microsoft account

When the Document is Shared = It Can be found in OneDrive Shared Folder (Microsoft’s Cloud)

When the Document is Emailed = It’s in the Recipients Mailbox

​This scenario also works for Excel Online and PowerPoint Online too.