Using iPads, iPhones, and Macs to Delay Dementia

9:30 AM, Sep. 25th, 2013 · · Computing with Bifocals


Dementia affects about 24 million people in the world. Studies have begun to assert that active computer use can significantly delay the onset of dementia. Nancy Carroll Gravley looks into this issue and suggests apps that can contribute to sustained memory and cognitive functioning.

Using Siri to Send and Reply To Emails on iPhone and iPad

4:11 PM, Aug. 9th, 2013 · · Computing with Bifocals

Siri Helps with Mail

Did you know you can use iOS's Siri to send and reply to emails? You can, and in this column Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you just how easy it is. Siri can fill in the recipient, the subject line, and take dictation for what you want to say.  If you have more than one email address, she'll even ask you which one you want to use.

3 Tips for your Mac: Finding Files, Rebuilding Your Inbox, Adding Emoji

3:27 PM, Jul. 12th, 2013 · · Computing with Bifocals

Smiling Faces

Nancy Carroll Gravley offers three tips to make your Mac life more efficient and more fun. There's figuring out where you downloaded that file from, the importance of rebuilding your Mail Inbox, and how to add those smiley faces to your emails and text documents. What more could ask?

3 Reasons Why Your iPhone Is Your Friend

2:45 PM, Apr. 19th, 2013 · · Computing with Bifocals

Good Vibrations

Remember back in grade school when we were always being told that such and such was "our friend"? Like "Mr Toothbrush is our friend!" Well, in this case, our iPhones really are our friends only we get to make the rules. Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you three ways to make your iPhone an even better friend.