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Five Five Tech – The Luddite Lounge http://ludditelounge.com/category/five-five-tech/ Five topics in five minutes! Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:22:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 http://ludditelounge.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/cropped-luddite-lounge-favicon-32x32.png Five Five Tech – The Luddite Lounge http://ludditelounge.com/category/five-five-tech/ 32 32 News, views, and how-tos for the digital world we've all come to depend on -- whether we like it or not! Elizabeth Kricfalusi Elizabeth Kricfalusi elizabeth@techforluddites.com elizabeth@techforluddites.com (Elizabeth Kricfalusi) Elizabeth Kricfalusi / Tech for Luddites A Tech for Luddites Podcast Five Five Tech – The Luddite Lounge http://ludditelounge.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/luddite-lounge-3000.jpg http://ludditelounge.com/category/five-five-tech/ Five Five Tech: The Power of Space http://ludditelounge.com/episode29/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode29/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:30:22 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=74787 Not that kind of space…

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Five Five Tech

1. Google Maps + Uber

2. Streaming Personal Videos

3. Prevent Browser Autofilling

  • No link… Just type a space!


4. New Amazon Prime Benefits

5. Scam Alert!

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Five Five Tech: Yahoo Uh-Oh! http://ludditelounge.com/episode25/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode25/#respond Thu, 15 Dec 2016 23:51:44 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=48637 It might be faster to just list all the sites that haven’t been hacked…

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Five Five Tech

1. Yahoo Hack

2. Twitter Live Streaming


3. Microsoft Cortana Tip

4. Updated T4L Posts

5. Stocking Stuffer Ideas


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Five Five Tech: Dutch Treat http://ludditelounge.com/five-five-tech-dutch-treat/ http://ludditelounge.com/five-five-tech-dutch-treat/#respond Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:01:50 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=25615 It will make sense at the end…

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Five Five Tech

1. Google Maps Updates

2. The Luddite Lounge (and other podcasts…) on the Amazon Echo


3. Tips Galore

4. High-Def NASA

5. Yaaaaayyy!


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Five Five Tech: Fixin’ Some Ugh-grades http://ludditelounge.com/episode17/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode17/#respond Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:16:56 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=11411 Ugh indeed.

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Five Five Tech

1. Windows 10 Upgrade Causes Battery Charging Problem

If you’re seeing an alert that your computer is plugged in but not charging, here are a couple of potential fixes.

2. Apple iOS Email Goes Haywire

If you upgraded to iOS 10 and now your email is impossible to follow, it’s probably because of some new Threading options. Go to Settings > Mail > Threading to change them to what you want.

3. Gmail Threading on Mobile Devices

You can’t unthread in the Gmail app, but you may be able to by adding your Gmail account to the default iOS or Android email app.

4. Amazon Music Unlimited

Amazon’s new unlimited music streaming service gives discounts to Amazon Prime members and owners of Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap devices.

5. Galaxy Note Owners: Return It to Samsung to Get Credits Off Your Phone Bill

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Five Five Tech: The (Blogathon) End Is Near! http://ludditelounge.com/episode15/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode15/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:18:13 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=5922 Two. More. Days.

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Five Five Tech

1. The Blogathon Is (Almost) Done!

2. Contest Redux

My first Amazon Giveaway didn’t go as planned but there will be more to come. To be alerted to upcoming contests and other special announcements, enter your email address and click the button below:

3. Windows 10 Free Upgrade Deadline

The free offer expires July 29, 2016.

4. Facebook Video Comments

5. Save on Certified Pre-Owned Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 Smartphones at Gazelle

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Five Five Tech: Bloggin’, Bloggin’, Bloggin’ http://ludditelounge.com/episode13/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode13/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 22:00:02 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=5189 It’s the Most Bloggable Time of the Year!

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Five Five Tech

1. The Blogathon Is (Almost) Here!

Follow along here:

2. Share Your Favourite Tech Tip and Enter to Win a Super Cool Prize!

3. Amazon Fire Tablets

A 3-part T4L series.

4. Facebook Ads

Three experts to learn from.

Upcoming FREE webinars.

5. They’re 3D Printing What…?

I am just in awe of this technology!

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Five Five Tech: Follow Me. Follow You. Follow Who? http://ludditelounge.com/episode12/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode12/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 00:30:57 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=4543 Happy day to all the Luddite Moms out there!

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Five Five Tech

1. Twitter Contacts

Find folks to follow.

Here are screenshots showing where to access the new “tab.” NOTE: After recording the episode, I discovered that the Android app could show an icon in the navigation bar OR have a text link in the dropdown menu.

iOS

Android: Nav Bar

Android: Dropdown Menu

2. New ways to post to Facebook as your FB Page

Thanks to T4L reader Kat for the infoshare!

NOTE: I’m linking to the SocialMediaToday site how-to to get the information out. I’ll update here when I’ve updated the T4L post.

3. “Cortana: Tell Microsoft to just stop it.”

No more using voice assistance with Chrome, Firefox, Google, or any other non-MS site.

4. Modern Tech meets Ancient Greece

Cool mapping features for the Rio Summer Games.

5. Deals galore on Amazon devices

Because your Mom’s worth it.

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Five Five Tech: Firefox Folly http://ludditelounge.com/episode11/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode11/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:46:19 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=4011 Spring is springin’…

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Five Five Tech

1. Future of Firefox

Changing to Chrome style?! Booo… But yay for tips!

2. Upcoming Kindle Will Keep Going and Going and Going…

Amazon brings amazing battery capacity to upcoming e-reader release.

Update 04/13/16: The new Kindle Oasis has been announced and will begin shipping on April 27, 2016. Learn more at amazon.com.

3. Heads Up

Got questions about Kindle Fire tablets (or tablets in general)? Post them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them in upcoming T4L series.

4. Facebook Live Videos

Service adds new features.

5. HBO NOW Promo from Verizon Wireless

Get the streaming service for free for three months when you purchase or upgrade to a qualifying phone/plan.

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Five Five Tech: Tread Lightly http://ludditelounge.com/episode9/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode9/#respond Thu, 19 Nov 2015 01:11:42 +0000 http://ludditelounge.com/?p=1087 Before the holiday hoopla begins…

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Five Five Tech

1. Streaming Media Player Updates on Tech for Luddites

A printable comparison chart and video demos!

2. Google Stuff

Maps brings back some Classic features, podcasts are coming to Google Play Music, and a revamped Google Plus. (Seriously, Google???)

3. Facebook Tech Tip

How to share videos outside of Facebook.

4. Windows 10 Default Mail App

A recent software upgrade finally lets you unthread messages in the Inbox… Yay!

5. Lego Slippers

Fingers crossed they produce more than the original limited run.

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Five Five Tech: Share Your Tech Tip to Win! http://ludditelounge.com/episode6/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode6/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2015 21:27:42 +0000 http://techforluddites.com/lounge/?p=422 Just wait until you get to #5…

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Five Five Tech

1. Roku 4 Completes the Big Four Announcements

Finally, Roku announces its latest model, with 4K support, faster speeds, a remote finder and more!

2. Twitter Moments

A new Twitter feature brings curated tweets to users. Available in the U.S. to start.

3. Podcast Recommendation

I’m really enjoying The Vergecast weekly show, available as a video or audio podcast.

4. Tech Tip for Your Browser

Zoom in: Ctrl + + Sign
Zoom out: Ctrl + – Sign
Default zoom: Ctrl + 0

5. Introducing The Luddite Lounge’s Tipline!

Submit an audio tech tip and if I use it in a show, your name will go into that month’s drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Five Five Tech: Note to Self http://ludditelounge.com/episode5/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode5/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2015 22:27:41 +0000 http://techforluddites.com/lounge/?p=311 First Comes Product Launch, THEN Comes Podcast

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Five Five Tech

1. Roku Rumored, Chromecast Confirmed

In episode 4 of The Lounge, I interviewed Ryan Downey from The Streaming Advisor. During the interview, we discussed the lack of any “real” information to support the rumors of a possible upcoming Roku release. Mere hours after we finished the interview, the evidence suddenly appeared. So while it still hasn’t officially been announced, we have good reason to think a Roku 4 is on the near horizon.

Fortunately, this time I got lucky with the new Google Chromecast, which actually was announced just a few hours ago. So with the recent announcements about the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, we’re now looking at all of The Big Four streaming media players having new models before the holidays. Woo-hoo!

2. Secure Your TVs

A new report from the University of Toronto says that from 2008 to 2010 more than 19,000 children suffered from serious head and neck injuries from TVs falling on them.

3. If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be a Facebook Hoax

No, Facebook isn’t charging users to keep posts private and no, pasting a privacy notice as a status update won’t do a thing for you.

While there may be water on Mars, don't believe everything you read on the internet today. Facebook is free and it…

Posted by Facebook on Monday, September 28, 2015

4. Apple Does Good

In both senses of the word: They had a phenomenal first weekend of iPhone 6S sales AND they’re making their privacy policies clearer. Wait, what…?

5. There’s Water. On Mars.

How cool is that?!!!

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Five Five Tech: From Amazon to Zuckerberg http://ludditelounge.com/episode2/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode2/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2015 23:16:43 +0000 http://techforluddites.com/lounge/?p=173 So…

In my first attempt at doing a Five Five Tech segment (five news stories in five minutes) as part of Episode 0, I had to do a fair bit of editing to get it down to 5 minutes. But this time, when you take out the intro and outro, I’m much closer to 4 minutes than 5! Better shorter than longer, but still… I’m sure I’ll get better at coming in close to 5:00 as I do more of these. And with that out of the way…

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Five Five Tech

1. Amazon Announcements

Amazon has announced new versions of its Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle Fire TV streaming media player. The new products are available for pre-order and will begin shipping in October 2015. Something I didn’t catch before I did the recording is that the new Fire TV Stick now comes with a voice remote at no extra cost! UPDATE: You can still get a new Fire TV Stick with a standard remote for $39, but it’s $49 with the voice remote. That’s still less expensive than it was when you had to buy the Fire TV voice remote on its own for $29.99 though.

2. Google Does Good

Google is matching donations 1:1 (up to €5 million) to organizations working to assist refugees in Europe. As I’m writing this, they haven’t quite reached their goal yet, so you can still donate and see your contribution doubled. (Google is also covering all processing costs.)

3. The Ig Nobel Awards!

I love these so much.

4. Technology Meets History

Freedom petitions filed by African Americans in the late 18th/early 19th century are now available online.

5. Like.

Facebook is working on a (sort of) Dislike button.

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Welcome to the Luddite Lounge! http://ludditelounge.com/episode0/ http://ludditelounge.com/episode0/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:28:47 +0000 http://techforluddites.com/lounge/?p=13 Well, here goes nothin’… 🙂

Since this is my first ever podcast, I’m keeping things pretty simple. Here’s what you’ll find in Episode 0, with related links along the way. Please add suggestions for what else you’d like to hear/see in the show and the notes in the comments below.

You can also leave me an audio message that I may include on a future episode!

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Welcome to the Luddite Lounge!

Me explaining why I’m not exactly sure how this show is going to work.

Five Five Tech

Five topics in five minutes! A test run of a short segment I’ll be producing as standalone episodes in the future.

1. Watch Netflix with people in other places

2. Instagram adds new features

3. Baby monitors vulnerable to hackers

4. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twins!

5. Shakespeare Star Wars sonnet generator

Based on the William Shakespeare Star Wars series by Ian Doescher.


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