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Hi, I'm Jan

My technical career started with programming on punch cards, and evolved into self-taught web developer. 

Technology continues to evolve so fast! It's easy to become overwhelmed and feel like you're missing out on features you know can save you time and money, and help be connected with loved ones.

I love sorting through the tech confusion.

Go ahead, call me a tech-geek. But also call me an approachable tech geek that realizes no question is too big or small, or stupid for an answer. 

In addition to instructing at my local community college and library, I maintain this popular blog, and contribute to the Huffington Post. 

Learn more about me.


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iPhone Tips and Tricks

Take a quick look at the status bar.

When you're at home, work, or a friend's house, it's always best to connect to their wi-fi network since it's faster, more secure and will save you from using cellular data.

When you're in...

Press down and hold the character to see options.

If you need to type an accented character when creating a message or email, it's easy to do on your iPhone and iPad.

Simply press down and hold the character to see the options.


Download this app to easily correct the problem.

Have you ever created a video only to realize that you turned your camera at a weird angle? When you try to play it back your phone won't allow you to play back the video without lock rotation....

Restarting your device fixes many common issues.

Just like restarting a computer helps to fix many common problems,...
No one likes to explain that accidental contact.

Have you ever called or texted someone accidentally? It's never a good situation. Especially if it's someone you don't want to talk to.

Here's how to prevent accidentally making a phone call...

Happy Learners!

"I have a much better understanding of my iPhone! I've even been able to help my husband change things on his phone that he wasn't familiar with. I loved how the information was organized in easily consumable chunks. I never felt overwhelmed by the amount of information in the lessons."

"Taking the course opens your eyes to all the iPhone can do. So much more than taking pictures and making telephone calls.Thank you so much, Jan, for a very understandable, thorough, and well-organized course."

"I loved that you did this course for us baby boomers. To me, it was a real gift. What I personally found most valuable was having someone my age willing to listen to the things I don’t understand, and to patiently help me to understand them."