Tag: Computer

Cell Phone Technology Timeline
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The concept of cellular phones has been around since the late 1940s. Yet, it wasn’t until the mid-1950s that technology was able to allow the idea to become a reality. It took a few decades to figure out how to make the technology work f...

In More Familiar Times: Do you Remember When?
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Remember the days when a phone was actually a phone with a cord, and your radio had a dial and a speaker attached? Remember the days when your phone wasn’t on talking terms with your 35mm camera or your record collection? Remember when y...

Health In Technology: Tech Devices To Facilitate Health N...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

There’s no question about it -- technology affects almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Modern technology has changed the way we work, shop, communicate with one another, get a ride, pay our bills, order food, track our exercise ...

How Apps Can Reduce Your Travel Stress
Friday, December 20, 2019

Of course, you can’t control the weather when it comes to coordinating your holiday travel. But luckily, a lot of other factors are in your control.

Technology Travel Tips: How to Keep You Safe
Thursday, May 30, 2019

We recently took a look at just how much technology has influenced the way we travel, from planning to booking, to flying and how we operate on the ground when we visit a new destination.

GroovyTek Personal Technology Training
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Whether you want to learn how to download an app, or to keep your digital information secure, you can always expect the same respectful and patient approach from all members of the GroovyTek team.

The Big Four: Who Are The Players?
Thursday, May 30, 2019

To gain a clear view of the overall personal technology landscape, it’s helpful to have an understanding of who the main players are today. While there are certainly other companies involved in the business of personal technology, there ...

Speed and Data of the Network Generations
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Physical innovations on devices are easy to see and understand. It's easy to tell the visual difference from a dial phone, to a flip phone, to a smartphone. However, the most significant developments occur inside the devices. This is def...

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Smartphone?
Friday, October 18, 2019

Is it time for an upgrade, or not?

What is Spoofing? Protect Your Privacy
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Can you think of any parodies, or “spoofs,” of a movie or song? Weird Al Yankovic is an example of a musician who made a living singing spoofs of real songs. In the online world, spoofs are similar. Spoofing is a type of hack where an em...

Apple's Latest News
Monday, September 16, 2019

The biggest news of Apple's conference wasn't their iPhone models after all—it's their plan to step into the ring with streaming platform giants.

The GroovyTek Groovy Guide & Glossary
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In the following, you'll find a brief definition of terms you may come across as you venture through the landscape of your personal technology.

Good To Know: Your Screens May Be Keeping You Awake
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Recent studies show that the screens of our computers, tablets, and smartphones affect our ability to sleep well at night.

An App for Dinner? You’ve Got It!
Friday, October 25, 2019

Is an ‘app for everything’ worth the change they’ve brought?

Getting Fit in the New Year? How Technology Can Help You ...
Friday, December 27, 2019

New Year's resolutions often fail. There are some great solutions in personal technology to solve these issues, though! 

Airbnb: What is it? Rethink the Traditional Hotel
Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are a handful of companies out there now that are disrupting traditional business models by using their own unique technologies. Airbnb is certainly one of these companies as they are currently changing the way folks look at their ...

Fitness and Wellness Apps
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Staying healthy and being mindful of your personal wellness can be difficult when juggling life’s twists and turns. Luckily, we have access at our (quite literally) fingertips to fitness and wellness apps ready to come to our aid in deal...

Computer Keyboard Shortcuts
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By pressing certain key combinations, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.

Latest Apple News
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In June 2019, at Apple’s annual Worldwide Conference for Developers, Senior Vice President Craig Federighi unveiled the company’s big plans for the rest of the year. As usual, the announcements confirmed some rumors and gave a preview of...

The Big Bang Theory of 1989: Birth of The Digital Age Exp...
Thursday, October 03, 2019

Creating a world without key events or inventions has become the crux of many time travel movies. For instance, what would happen if World War II never occurred?

Social Isolationism: How It Affects You
Thursday, November 07, 2019

If you live in a world where you don’t know the language, imagine what that’s like.

Using Personal Technology To Find A Job
Monday, September 23, 2019

Finding a job used to be pretty straightforward. Remember the days when you could circle an ad in the newspaper, drop off your resume, and get an interview?

Could Adopting Technology Help Combat Ageism?
Thursday, October 31, 2019

As you age, it seems there’s an endless list of things that you’re ‘too old’ for.

Cutting the Cord: How to Start Streaming
Friday, January 03, 2020

What do you pay for cable TV each month? What if you could cut the cord and still get your favorite entertainment options for a tenth of the price? 

Is Technology The Key to Your Independence?
Friday, November 15, 2019

If you’re determined to keep your independence as long as possible, you have options.

Getting Social
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The dos and don'ts—a basic overview of the three major social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Getting Smart: Making Your Home Work for You
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

You’ve probably heard lots of hype about artificial intelligence assistants. And just like every other buzzword, it’s been both exciting and concerning.

E-Shopping: Delivery Methods
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The major delivery methods for online store fronts.

Artificial Intelligence Assistants
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Have you heard the nightmare stories about the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Assistants? The one where the little girl uses Alexa to order boxes and boxes of Barbies? Luckily, AI Assistants are getting smarter, and parents can adjust pa...

Cutting the Cable Cord: The Evolution of Streaming
Sunday, June 16, 2019

A detailed overview of streaming, its gadgets and everything in between.

Technology Trends For 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019

When it comes to rising tech trends, we're seeing a big focus on products that will make your life easier.

OK Who? What's With The Generational Conflict
Friday, November 22, 2019

With recent headlines raging over the use of “ok, boomer”, and millennials blamed for killing the latest industries, division is everywhere.

Computer First Aid Kit
Sunday, June 16, 2019

You're having trouble with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Perhaps your gadget is frozen. Before you call us, what can we do to stop the hemorrhaging before we get there?

A Look At Social Isolationism From A Technology Empowerme...
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Believe me, I am well aware of the frustrations related to the usage of personal technology as we have launched and developed GroovyTek. For nearly four years I have been able to witness first hand the range of frustrations folks are exp...

Good To Know: Location Tracking
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Our phones are definitely too smart for our own good. Both the iPhone and Google have location tracking that feels like a violation of our privacy. Here are instructions to help you change those settings on both the iPhone and Google-c...

Trends in Home Security
Sunday, June 16, 2019

Home sweet home. For many of us, our homes are our sanctuary in today’s hectic world. We raise our children in our homes. We gather in our homes with our families after a busy day at work. We relax in our homes on the weekends. When w...

E-Shopping: Category Specialists
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Online shopping specialists

The Idiot Box: How It’s Getting Smarter
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Do you remember the days when you had to twist a broken TV dial with a pair of pliers?

Amazon: In Depth
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The growth and ambition of Amazon are legendary. The company started off in 1994 as an online book store which held its early meetings in a Barnes and Noble, then turned into the largest global retailer and the second most valuable compa...

Interest in Pinterest? Here's How To Get Started
Thursday, September 26, 2019

If you want ideas for a party, inspiration for your grandchild’s wedding, or a delicious recipe with mouthwatering photos, where do you go? Check out Pinterest!

GroovyTek's Personal Trainers
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Have you ever wished for an on-call tech trainer who could respectfully explain the answers to your questions? GroovyTek has exactly what you're looking for.

Want Doorbuster Deals? Get Them Delivered
Thursday, November 28, 2019

Taking advantage of the Black Friday deals is easier than ever. Comparing the best deals from your couch, and getting it delivered to your front door--what could be better? As you experience the ease of online shopping, it just might bec...

The Consumer Electronics Show: Carnival of Possibility
Friday, January 24, 2020

Forward-thinking designs get flaunted at a yearly event: the Consumer Electronics Show.

Advanced Camera Features
Sunday, June 23, 2019

A deeper dive into camera features, lingo, and how to use them properly.

Saving Photos: What's Up With The Cloud!?
Sunday, June 23, 2019

The deep dive into saving your photos and the mediums available to do so.

Photography Timeline
Sunday, June 23, 2019

A detailed timeline of the evolution of photography.

Photo Taking Basics
Sunday, June 23, 2019

The basics and lingo of the photo taking culture.

Technology Travel Tips: Where To?
Sunday, June 23, 2019

A guide to traveling and the apps and companies used to get the best deal to get there.

Tips & Tricks: Photo Editing
Sunday, June 23, 2019

The ins and outs of photo editing and a look into some of the programs available to help with that.

Paying Online
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

You’ve found the perfect item and now it’s time to pay for it. So how do you make sure your information is secure? Fortunately, there are now multiple options available to safely conduct purchases online.

Technology Travel Tips: Digital Packing List
Sunday, June 23, 2019

The ins and outs of what apps and devices will help you on your trip.

Holiday Photos: How to Get the Best Shot
Thursday, December 05, 2019

If you’re like most grandparents, you’re counting the hours until you get to be with your grandchildren.

Proactive Parenting: Keeping Kids Safe Online
Tuesday, February 04, 2020

How are you supposed to keep your kids safe online?

Sharing: Photos and Videos
Sunday, June 23, 2019

The top ways to share your photos and videos with others and on the web.

From Dial-Up to 5G: Data Speeds Faster Than Light
Thursday, October 10, 2019

What if we lived in a world where you could travel to the moon faster than you could tie your shoes?

How Retailers Get You to Shop More
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The inside secrets of how retailers get you to shop more.

Two Reasons You're Struggling with Personal Technology
Wednesday, October 02, 2019

If you're struggling with personal technology, it's not your fault.

Top Three Technology Disruptors You Need To Know About
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Here is a quick snapshot of three technology companies disrupting traditional business by using their unique innovations. These companies are covered everyday in the media, and they are changing the way business is conducted in their res...

Turkey on the Table: Making the Holiday Stress-Free
Friday, December 13, 2019

From losing your shopping list to trying to find your great-grandmother’s pie crust recipe, it’s easy to feel frazzled. Luckily, technology is here to help.

Over The Phone Training and Support
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Speaking of experience, we at GroovyTek recently surpassed a significant bench mark in terms of our training experience by providing over 10,000 hours of In-Home personal technology training sessions!

Tidy Up Your Tech: How to Organize Files on Your Computer
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A general overview of files and folders and how to keep your computer "clean" and tidy.

What Does GroovyTek Do?
Sunday, October 06, 2019

What can GroovyTek help you with?

The American Dream and You: Personal Technology’s Role
Friday, October 18, 2019

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple—they are all huge companies with an inherently American rags-to-riches origin story. Their success has transformed the world of personal technology.

An Ounce of Prevention: Keeping Kids Safe Online
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

There’s no way you can be aware of every text your child sends and receives, every site they visit … right?

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