Twitter Tuesday Resources: Tech Talk for the Baby Boomer Generation

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Today’s Twitter resources are all a bit on the Techy side. Which is perfect since it’s also time for us to make sure we’ve backed up all our documents, photos, music, etc. Then it’s time to run the defragmenter, if we haven’t already done so. Don’t forget the antivirus, AdAware and Spybot scans. If you don’t have Windows do an automatic update, it’s time for that as well. I also like to run PC Pitstop’s PC Matic which I use now or Norton’s System Works which was my old favorite. All of these tools are great helps that enable me to keep my computer running well, clean it up when it’s turned into a slow computer and to help me fix my computer when there are problems. While your computer is busy with all those, you can enjoy these tweet resources.

Senior Home Care Givers Talk Tech

Seniors and technology – Helping Grandpa Get His Tech On. @CaregiversJourn

Free = One of the Best Ways To Save Money

The Incredible Free Manual For Every Mac User [PDF]  @ShaynePacker

My newest favorite tool – Media Converter. It is a GREAT tool! I use it to convert many online videos or mp4 files to mp3 files which means I can listen to them on my iPod while driving to see the grandkids. I can convert five files under 1 gig per day for free. If you need to do more than that, they have weekly, monthly and yearly options with reasonable charges.

Hi-Tech Warnings

The First iPhone Worm Targets Jailbroken iPhones. HOWEVER, if you have not jailbroken your iPhone or iPod Touch and installed SSH, you should not be affected. 🙂

@princesstimetoy wrote, “A house  fire near us was caused by leaving a laptop on the bed. NEVER USE or LEAVE a notebook on a soft surface! Be safe!” Not only that, don’t leave a laptop on under a blanket. It can overheat and kill the computer!

Driving While Texting – Many do it, but it’s very dangerous!

WARNING: There is an FDIC fake email out there. As always, exercise extreme caution about giving ANY information out ANYWHERE!

Baby Boomer Generation Waxes Nostalgic

1 in 4 Twitterers are 15-24 yrs old, but nearly 2 in 5 are over 45. That’s us, the Baby Boomer Generation!

NASA has launched its Ares I-X rocket, next generation rocket to replace space shuttles!  WOW! I remember going with my husband and kids to Edwards Air Force Base to watch the landing of the first Space Shuttle after Challenger! Definitely a case of, “the times, they are a-changing!” @cnnbrk

But that’s OK because those of us in the Baby Boomer Generation will always have Twitter! (Til it’s obsolete, anyway. ;))

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