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Lori McCoy

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5 Password Security Tips for Boomers

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2012 | 9:35 AM

Let me just say this right up front: I am not a technical expert. I do know more about some techie things than some people, but I am far (very far!) from being an expert. I started by sending emails to a list of friends with some basic tech tips...

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Mother's Day: 5 Tech Gifts Mom Will Love

(1) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 11:16 AM

Thinking about the best tech gifts for Mother's Day? All right. Let's just get it out of the way and start with the obvious: The new iPad. Yes, I could have left it off the list but I figured if it's something I'd really like to have myself...

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The Last Free Upgrade

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2012 | 7:08 PM

With the news of Verizon's decision to begin charging $30 for phone upgrades effective April 22, I've realized that I need to stop dragging my feet and upgrade my daughter's phone. Verizon is following the lead of AT&T and Sprint, both of whom already charge $36 for upgrades....

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Rite of Passage for Teens and Boomer Parents: Setting Up Social Network Accounts

(29) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 9:34 AM

Last week my daughter turned 13. She's been using a sub-account on my email address for the last two or three years. In fact it was very sweet, she chose to use her late grandmother's username as a tribute to Grandma for her email address.

Now she is 13...

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5 Apps And Websites To Beat Traffic

(39) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 12:23 PM

"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic." - Dan Rather

It's been raining here in Northern California. And with the rains come slick roads, which in turn can cause crashes. And while we hope that none of those crashes are of a serious nature, even...

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