5G conspiracies, DIY masks, Homeschooling advice, and more: Tech Q&A
Every week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about the tech, new products and all things digital.
Sometimes, and a selection of the most interesting questions, is the best part of my job. This week, I have questions about homeschooling, fixing a computer, without a technician, blocking of social media, and much more.
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5G COVID-19 Fears
Q: I follow Woody Harrelson on Instagram and he says that the 5G radio waves-propagation of the coronavirus. This is scary!
A: Woody Harrelson is an actor and entitled to believe what he wants. On the basis of the NIH-research that I’ve read and my 25 years in the tech industry, I am convinced that 5G signals and coronavirus have no tangible connection, except that they are both invisible to the human eye.
Harrelson’s claim is only the latest in a wave of coronavirus conspiracy theories. My advice is always to consult the CDC first of its social media channels to find the latest information. These are some of the leading health experts in the world, and only the facts that you consider settled science.
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Q: you can’t buy the masks anywhere online! I don’t know how to sew. I should have a scarf or what?
A: Well, the experts tell us to cover our nose and mouth, no matter what our profession or where we live, disposable medical masks has become impossible. Also cheap carpentry masks, the kind you find at Home Depot, were completely sold out.
Many households in the production of masks. Maybe you thought, “That sounds like a good idea, but I have no idea how to sew.” Don’t worry, there are easy ways to protective masks without a needle and thread.
tap or click here for the steps to create your own no-sew-DIY-mask.
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Q: I need help with my PC. Since no one can make house visits, what are my options?
A: With official restrictions for home visits, there is no way to call a technician quickly and you get your desktop operating. What you need is a Mature, reliable online forum where tech enthusiasts come together to entertain and answer each other’s questions.
This is the reason why I get the command of community, where tech-enthusiasts and share their knowledge. There is to add many other benefits, and if you sign up now, use the discount code “Thanks” for a free 30-day trial version. But one of the biggest advantages is that you can find to help like-minded people, many who the tech are professionals and do this for a living!
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Blocking Social Media
Q: do I need to block Facebook during the day while I work at home. Help!!!
A: for decades, professionals and tele-workers knew how hard it is to work from home. It sounds so fun and relaxing to sit on a sofa and on the laptop typing. But if it is your personal space to your office, everything changes; the refrigerator is also available, which can call your name, and social media is constantly distracts you from the task at hand.
I can’t do anything about the weather in the spring and morning snacks, but I can help you turn your social media platforms during working hours. While many of us can resist the siren song of Twitter and Instagram, social media is designed to be addictive. This is the more so, if you look on a supervisor on the shoulder.
tap or click here to block WFH online distractions, including Facebook.
Set Parent Controls
Q: I used to tell my kids to get out of their screens. Now, you need for the school. How can I set boundaries?
A: since then, smartphones and tablets come on the market, have struggled in the parents hands over their children’s time in front of the screen. COVID has forced 19 to remain millions of children at home and the technology to connect with their teachers. Without the screen, there is no way to get tasks and feedback from the school.
We all have to adapt ourselves to this new normal – well, hopefully a “temporary normal” – but the good news is that there are ways to set time limits on certain Websites and devices, as well as prevent your child from accessing inappropriate content.
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Released on Sun, 12 Apr 2020 08:00:53 +0000