Answers to 4 Common WiFi Questions

With all of the connected devices in your home these days, issues with your wireless network can cause a headache.

Connected Devices

Geek Squad Agent Woodworth and myself helped answer 4 of the most common home Wi-Fi questions we see from our clients in this piece in the Arizona Republic.

WTAM 1100 – Backup Resolutions and Facebook Hoaxes

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – January 6th, 2015

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioNew Year’s is the perfect time to make changes for the better in your life. On this week’s #TechTuesday segment on Wills and Snyder in the Morning, we discussed protecting your important data by making a resolution to back-up once a week.

This week also saw the long-running Facebook copyright hoax recirculating through social media. Bill Wills and I discussed how Facebook uses your content and what their user agreement means for those photos of your cat posted to your Facebook timeline.

WTAM 1100 – Computer Science Education Week

Play Audio – WTAM 1100 Newsradio – Tech Tuesday – December 9th, 2014

WTAM 1100 Newsradio Cleveland OhioAs mobile smart devices become common, everyone will have a computer in their pocket. Learning how to program will only become a more important skill kids may need for future careers. To help with that education, December 8th-14th has been declared Computer Science Education Week, with links and resources for students, parents and educators.

A key part of this is the “Hour of Code“, which introduces coding in hour-long tutorials, designed for all age ranges and computer familiarity. Young kids can learn basic programming skills with Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and others teach you how to write your first program. As students progress, they can be introduced to more advanced topics, including JavaScript.

Educators and parents looking to help spread the word can find additional resources at csedweek.org and hourofcode.com.

Huffington Post, AARP, and Geek Squad

The Huffington Post has an article up about the Geek Squad and AARP combining forces to bring technology support services to AARP members.

I had a chance to speak to the author about our Geek Squad Online Support contributions to this partnership.

The article also serves as a start for the HuffPo’s series of technology tips for seniors. For the first segment, Geek Squad’s 8 tips for taking advantage of social media.

Back to School – 5 Tips to Protect Your Kids Online

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – August 8th, 2011

As students return to school this month, they’re finding that more of their homework time is spent online. Many schools have taken to putting up homework assignment calendars online, as well as creating shared document areas on their websites to collect homework electronically. As a parent, you might be asking yourself how you can help protect your kids while they use the Internet as part of their back to school routines.

I had a chance to speak to Bill Wills of the Wills and Snyder show on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 News Radio about 5 tips to protect your kids online that may help.