Sunday, July 3, 2022

Ask a Geek

Ask the Geek: Speaking too soon

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Ask a Geek: Finding the right headphones

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

Dear Geek: Frustrated Listener

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I was recently on a transatlantic flight, listening to my favorite tunes on my iPhone 7 on takeoff, and I was looking forward to listening to more of them throughout the flight. Much to...

Ask a Geek: Stocking up

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onIsland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

Tech gift for Mom

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Dear Geek, With Mother’s Day coming up, what would you recommend for tech-related Mother’s Day gifts for my minimally tech-savvy mother? Thanks, Sonny Dear Sonny, Timely question. I was going to suggest ditching the tech-related gifts and belting out...

Dear Geek: What’s with all the bytes?

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I hear people talk about technology mentioning kilobytes, megabytes, and terabytes, and recently I’m seeing people mentioning an SSD. Sounds like they are mispronouncing a thing I was fortunate to avoid catching from someone...

Ask the Geek: Changing a Wi-Fi password

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Dear Geek, I have Comcast for Internet service at my house, but would like to change the wireless network password. It’s so long and hard to remember I had to write it down, and it...

Typo help

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Dear Geek, I hate typing on my Android phone, but with the amount of texting I do, I quite often have to. No matter what, autocorrect changes my words, and if I shut autocorrect off,...

Taking computers apart

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Dear Geek, If I want my children to learn more about the hardware side of computers, where do you recommend starting? Some Assembly Required Dear Some Assembly Required, Great question! Many people talk about how great they are...

Email interruptus

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

Lost key trackers

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Dear Geek, I saw something online about tracking devices to help locate lost items utilizing an app on my cell phone. Do you know anything about these? Thanks, Will Robinson Dear Will, Some days if my head wasn’t screwed...

A whale of a July Fourth adventure

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Dear Geek, With all of the calamities that happen to computers and other technology, you must have some pretty funny stories. What experience provided you with your most amusing story of 2016? Inquiring Mind Dear Inquiring Mind, Thanks...

Crazy schedules; is there an app for that?

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Hi Geek, My kids play hockey, tennis, baseball, and soccer. I need to either hire a professional scheduler or find some easier way to manage things in a way so that I can share their...

Ask a Geek: What tech stuff are kids putting on their Christmas list?

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He writes regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject line “Dear...

Getting with the program on a new computer

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Who are you gonna call?

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

High-tech fishing gadgets

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Are you magic?

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Dear Geek, You geeks are sometimes able to figure out what’s wrong with my computer over the phone without even seeing it. Are you psychic or something? Thanks, Sigmund Psychology is defined as the study of behavior and...

Ask a Geek: How do I manage passwords?

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Adam Darack is the IT administrator for the town of Edgartown. He will be writing regularly about the technological issues facing Island business owners. Got a question? Send it to onisland@mvtimes.com with the subject...

Ask a Geek: Looking for handy tech gadgets

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Dear Geek, We all love gadgets. What handy tech gadgets would you recommend for my business? I’m looking for things that you’ve used, and things that I might not even realize would come in handy. Thanks, Inspector...