What is your "style" when it comes to tech? We always strive to hit the right balance with each client of how much technical skills you want to learn in order to use your computer and smartphone effectively vs simply having us take care of it for you.
We always appreciate when you tell us if you have a strong preference for learning vs "just take care of it." And we're always happy to explain what we're doing anytime so you can help yourself... or we simply solve any problems you may have for a stress-free experience with your technology.
Apple announced that Best Buy has certified over 1,000 its stores with Apple for repair of Macs, iPhones, and other Apple products. While we recommend utilizing your local small business whenever possible for your technology service needs, this means it will be easier than ever to find a place to repair your Apple equipment no matter where you are in the USA. Click here for more.
New studies recommend using the speaker or headphones to avoid cellphone radiation.
I have had several clients ask me about cell phone radiation. It is a sensitive topic, as some people discount the idea entirely, while others fear a government conspiracy. Let’s explore this issue.
We live with radiation all around us at varying frequencies coming from radio and television stations, power lines, microwaves, and even light bulbs. We have heard concerns from clients about radiation coming from cell phones. New research from the US Government's National Toxicology Program has found evidence that large amounts of cell phone radiation has a health impact on lab animals.
There is much left to be studied, especially since the study looked at 2G and 3G cell networks, and we now mainly use 4G (LTE) phone networks. We’re even at the dawning of 5G, which is stirring some controversy across the Internet.
If you desire to reduce cell phone radiation as a precaution, the agency recommends you keep your cell phone away from your head by using the speakerphone or headphones, and store the phone apart from your body when the cell phone antenna is turned on.
Check out this fact sheet on radio frequency radiation from the National Institute of Environmental of Health.
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Tech Tip: Microsoft Office and Cloud Storage
Cloud storage lets you access your files easily from multiple devices.
Have you considered putting your files in the cloud so you can access them from computer or smartphone? You can use Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc.
For those who use Microsoft Office a lot, OneDrive lets you store your files, and also activate an “auto-save” mode in Microsoft office that automatically saves every change you make in office documents without having to hit the “save” button. It also lets you rewind any changes in case you make a mistake. Plus, since Office 365 subscriptions include 1TB of storage, OneDrive has become a solid value for our users who depend on Microsoft Office.
Need help setting up your cloud account? Asheville Digital Lifestyle is always ready to help. Click the link below to book an appointment.
Jensen Gelfond is the Founder of Asheville Digital Lifestyle. He helps people use their technology more effectively and joyfully.