Tech-Savvy Daughter Archive 2010

  1. An E-tool to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions December 30, 2010

    With the holidays behind us and January 1st right around the corner, it's almost New Year's Resolution time. After weeks of holiday parties and tempting sweets around every turn...  Read more

  2. Tech-Savvy Gift Ideas December 16, 2010

    Are you looking for a tech-savvy gift for a loved one? Or maybe you're looking for something to add to your own wish list. Here are six great technology products that are fun and easy to use at any age. ...  Read more

  3. Tis the Season for Online Shopping December 02, 2010

    When my grandparents were alive, I remember it being difficult to find gifts that they'd enjoy and use. Today, there are many great websites to help you find unique, meaningful, and/or practical gifts for the older adults in your life....  Read more

  4. U can txt 2! November 18, 2010

    In the past couple of weeks, I've had three different friends tell me how excited they were that their mom or dad had "finally" started texting. Text messages have become an extremely popular form of communication, particularly among young adults and teenagers. If you're looking for a way to connect......  Read more

  5. Shopping for Household Essentials Made Easy November 11, 2010

    Kathy Thomas, better known as the "Tech-Savvy Daughter", provides an overview of Alice.com, where seniors can shop for household items from the comfort of home....  Read more

  6. An Easier Way to Eat Out November 04, 2010

    A primer for seniors: Learn how to book restaurant reservations online using services like OpenTable.com. Step by step guide to your very own free concierge....  Read more

  7. How to Watch Your Favorite Shows and Movies Online October 28, 2010

    How to get free, streaming access to over 2,600 TV shows (many from decades ago) and more than 1,000 movies and documentaries....  Read more

  8. Free Exercise Programs on Your TV October 19, 2010

    Exercise TV provides a wide range of exercise programs, including yoga, pilates, stretching, walking, strength training -- along with abs and cardio workouts....  Read more

  9. Digital Photo Basics October 12, 2010

    When I tell my friends about my blog, they often tell me about tech topics that they'd like me cover for their parents and other loved ones. One of their most common requests is a post about digital photos and digital cameras....  Read more

  10. A Friendly Introduction to Facebook October 07, 2010

    Although Facebook was originally created for college students, today the site is intergenerational. In fact, seniors are the fastest growing group of users on Facebook....  Read more

  11. Electronic User Manuals Save Time and Space September 27, 2010

    Have you ever found yourself trying to repair or understand how to operate something unfamiliar in your own home or the home of a loved one? Many of us hold on to the user manuals for the various appliances and devices around our ...  Read more

  12. Old-Time Radio - An Audible Walk Down Memory Lane September 23, 2010

    During the Golden Age of Radio, sitting around the living room and listening to broadcasts of shows like Amos & Andy, Sherlock Holmes, and The Avenger was a family tradition. ...  Read more

  13. The Wonderful World of Video Chatting September 16, 2010

    Due to frailty, the bride's 90-year-old grandmother was unable to attend the wedding. Thanks to video chatting software, however, Grandma was able to witness the ceremony live over the Internet from the comfort of her...  Read more

  14. Are you LinkedIn? September 09, 2010

    Have you ever wondered what happened to a colleague or classmate that you lost track of over the years? Online social networking tools are an excellent way to maintain and build your network...  Read more

  15. Family Conference Calls September 02, 2010

    Save time and frustration by getting everyone on the phone at the same time -- for free. Learn how free conference calls help families organize caregiving....  Read more