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You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Keith Gatling | 17 hours ago
Keith Edward Gatling, of Syracuse, N.Y., has died, and no longer has to deal with the people who wouldn’t listen to him the first time around...when he was right.
You've Got to Get the Facts Right on Your Own Obit, Part 3

Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Keith Gatling | 36 hours ago
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that my first paying job was as a boy soprano at an Episcopal church in South Orange, New Jersey.
Writing an Obit Part II, Short Forms and Long Investigations

Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Keith Gatling | 3 days ago
I promise you, really, I didn’t come up with this idea because of the current COVID crisis.
Writing Your Own Obituary ... or Anybody's, Part I. Take Notes

Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Keith Gatling | 8 days ago
And here’s the final piece...maybe what kind of phone you have depends on what everyone else in your family has.
Choosing That New Smartphone Part 5: Stick to What You Know

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Keith Gatling | 8 days ago
Still not sure what kind of phone you should get? That’s OK, we haven’t gone through all the considerations yet, but here’s one for you...what do you want to do...
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 4: Make It Music to Your Ears

Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

Keith Gatling | 10 days ago
In my last post on getting a smartphone, I considered what kinds of devices you may already have.
Choosing Your New Smartphone Part 3

When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Keith Gatling | 11 days ago
OK, so now it’s time for the big question...just what kind of cellphone...or really smartphone...should you get? Should it be an Apple or an Android?
When Mulling the New Smartphone, It Can Be All in the Family

Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

Keith Gatling | 12 days ago
Oh. My. Goodness. You’re gonna ask me about taking that jump from the old phone to a new phone, as in, which one? Well it’s not that simple.
Good News! You Can And Should Take That Old Number to a New Phone

When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

Keith Gatling | 15 days ago
A few posts back, when I talked about the arrival of Apple’s second generation iPhone SE, I mentioned that it was their new “budget model” iPhone, but it wasn’t so...
When You're Talking Phone Costs, It Is Apple and Androids

You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Keith Gatling | 15 days ago
A while back, I announced the long-awaited arrival of the second generation iPhone SE. I also announced that I’d be waiting a while to get one, until I got enough...
You Know It's Time to Get a New iPhone When ...

Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Keith Gatling | 19 days ago
Many years ago, everyone in our family had an AT&T GoPhone. Everyone, that is, except for our toddler daughter, who obviously didn't need one.
Need an Easy Phone Plan for Canada? This Could Be Your Ting

Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Keith Gatling | 26 days ago
A few weeks ago I told you how you could create your own custom Mothers Day cards...or cards of any occasion, for that matter.
Everything You Need to Know about Mother’s Day and Then Some

Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Keith Gatling | 30 days ago
Bloatware is a term people use to describe software that they think is bloated with too many features...too many useless features...too many features that are useless to them...at the moment.
Carving Your Way Around Apples’ iTunes Changes

Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Keith Gatling | 32 days ago
Recently, I posted about how people who didn't really want to deal with Facebook could do so without giving up their privacy and without being drawn into the drama.
Want to Get Out of a Facebook Tussle? Throw a Block

Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

Keith Gatling | 33 days ago
As we sit here for our sixth week in quarantine, many of us are going stir crazy sitting around with family members that we can't get away from, in houses...
Quarantined and Separated, Or Love in the Time of COVID

For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Keith Gatling | 40 days ago
OK. I can see that a number of you are thinking, Big deal. Another new iPhone. Why should I care?
For Those of You with the Old iPhone SE, Your Time Has (Sort of) Arrived

Here's How You Can Work Around Those Pesky Group Email Parameters

Keith Gatling | 9 months ago
Have you ever wanted to send email to a whole bunch of people on a regular basis…without having to type all their names in all…the…time? And without constantly replying to...
Here's How You Can Work Around Those Pesky Group Email Parameters

Book It Any Way You Prefer

Keith Gatling | 11 months ago
Note from Communications Specialist Mark Bialczak:
Book It Any Way You Prefer

Sign Up for Library Extension and You Can See the LPL's Book List while Shopping Amazon

Keith Gatling | 11 months ago
If you’re still using Safari or Edge as your default web browser (and please don’t tell me that you’re still using Internet Explorer…even Microsoft doesn’t use that anymore), I might’ve...
Sign Up for Library Extension and You Can See the LPL's Book List while Shopping Amazon

Maybe It's Time for a New Email Address

Keith Gatling | 12 months ago
Do you have internet service with TimeWarner/Spectrum? Then perhaps it’s time to get a new email address.
Maybe It's Time for a New Email Address

When Stickers Don't Stick

Keith Gatling | 13 months ago
In the upper left-hand corner of the windshield of my van are two stickers. One tells me when to come back for my next oil change and the other tells...
When Stickers Don't Stick

Where Can I Watch This?

Keith Gatling | 14 months ago
Once upon a time, back in the 20th century, there were only two places to watch the limited number of things that were out there…on TV or at the movies.
Where Can I Watch This?

Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!

By Keith Gatling | 16 months ago
Shazam!
Shazam, Now You Know Who and What!

Don't Leave Home without It

Keith Gatling | 18 months ago
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I see people here in the library who want to take something out, but don’t have their library card with them.
Don't Leave Home without It

Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Keith Gatling | 18 months ago
I love gift cards.
Why Not Handle Those Gift Card Receipts with a Photo Finish?

Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Keith Gatling | 19 months ago
Too many passwords! Just too many darned passwords!
Here's What to Do When You Decide It's Time to Manage Your Passwords

Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

Keith Gatling | 19 months ago
What’s a throwaway password? It’s a password for a website that you use very rarely. Perhaps it’s a shopping website that you use maybe once or twice a year, but...
Sometimes It's OK to Throw Away a Password

When It's OK to Use the Same Password

Keith Gatling | 20 months ago
The last time I was here, I said how you shouldn’t use the same password everywhere. I also said that there were a couple of exceptions to this.
When It's OK to Use the Same Password

It's Not That Difficult to Figure Out a Hard Password

Keith Gatling | 20 months ago
By now, many of you have probably already heard that Facebook’s been hacked, and that you should change your password.
It's Not That Difficult to Figure Out a Hard Password

Cellular vs. WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 22 months ago
Mr. G tackles the issue of Cellular vs. WiFi via video.
Cellular vs. WiFi

Understanding WiFi

By Keith Gatling | 22 months ago
Take a video trip to the land of WiFi with LPL tech guy Mr. G.
Understanding WiFi

You Can Take It With You

Keith Gatling | 24 months ago
The internet, that is.
You Can Take It With You

The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
If you, like me, are at “a certain age” – and even if you are younger – you might find that things below a certain font size are incredibly hard...
The Digital Magnifying Glass in Your Pocket

So You Want to Know Why to Text?

By Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
So You Want to Know Why to Text?

Keeping Your Contact Info Up to Date

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Getting a new cell phone with a new number? Changing your cell phone number? Changing your email address? Be sure to let all the online services you subscribe to know...
Keeping Your Contact Info Up to Date

Library Renewals and Cellphone Plans

Keith Gatling | 2 years ago
Take a good look at the headline for this installment of my Mr. G blog.
Library Renewals and Cellphone Plans