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Technically Speaking

70s Technology

My cousin recently got married.  At her wedding reception, one of my (many) uncles paused to chat with me.  He ...
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Siri’s Sense of Humor

What is zero divided by zero? I remember sitting around with my family many months ago, iPhones in hand, asking ...
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Avoiding Scams

Scams are everywhere, and the telecommunications industry is no exception.   From websites to phone calls, scammers have successfully weaseled their ...
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A Bit About Bytes

As the saying goes, you should never bite off more than you can chew.  That seems like pretty straightforward advice ...
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Email and Carbon Footprint Effects

One of Newton’s Laws states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.   While the law is ...
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Excelling With Excel

I consider myself a fairly neat and organized person.  At home, I make my bed every morning; I don’t leave ...
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Computer Advancements for Physically Challenged

I recently read an article entitled “Computer Devices for the Physically Challenged.”  The article left me in awe. The article ...
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Are Smart TVs Too Smart?

Do you ever turn on the television just so that there is some noise in a room?  You don’t necessarily ...
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The Greatest (Techie) Show on Earth

Because of its entertainment value, the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus used to be known as the “Greatest Show ...
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Creating a Facebook Legacy Contact

This edition of Technically Speaking features guest blogger Mitch Schuman. Mitch is a junior at Franklin College interning in the ...
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Christmas Gadget Ideas

‘Tis the season, which means ‘tis the time for shopping.  While many have finished up or are nearing the end ...
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Countries With The Most Secure Passwords

It’s no secret that passwords should be a secret.  Experts are constantly reminding, suggesting, and encouraging that we set up ...
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Tech In Developing Countries

It’s no secret that technology plays a dramatic part in the world of healthcare.  For developed countries, in particular, it’s ...
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Westfield’s World Trade Center a Techy Mall

“Shop ‘til you drop” is not really my motto.  Don’t get me wrong.  I often enjoy some retail therapy.  But ...
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How New Emojis Are Born

They say a picture is worth 1000 words.  That phrase rings true when I think about the countless times I ...
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Summer Tech Gadgets

Summer is my favorite season.  From the outdoor activities and the temperatures, to the 4th of July and vacations, I ...
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Unique Tech Words

I am a logophile. I love words. I’ve always loved to read, to write, to play Scrabble and compete in spelling bees ...
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Data Never Sleeps

How many times a week do you “like” a post on Facebook? How often do you “pin” an image on Pinterest? ...
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Data Diets

Are you over the cellular overages? Most of us have a certain quantity of data to use on our cell ...
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iPhone Tips

Smart Phones are amazing inventions to me. To think I can search the internet, make a call, take a picture, calculate ...
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Inventions and Gadgets and Creations…Oh My!

The CES was held in Las Vegas recently. Formerly known as the Consumer Electronic Show, it is a convention designed for ...
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The “Silver Bells” of Online Shopping

In the Christmas classic “Silver Bells”, the song lyrics mention all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and shoppers who ...
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Word of the Year

The Oxford Dictionary has selected its “Word of the Year” for 2015. For the first time ever, the official authority of ...
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There’s An App For That

We are in the midst of football season, and with every game featured on TV there is inevitably a commercial ...
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Technology and Halloween

Halloween is full of ghosts, goblins, witches, and, of course, tricks and treats. It is also full of technology. From flame ...
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What’s New With Apple iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6s has been officially released, and the first shipments are nearly out. So just what is all the buzz ...
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Back To School Gadgets

In our region of the state, schools are back in session for most elementary through high school aged students. College students ...
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Credit Card Chips

I recently received a new credit card in the mail. It was sent because the credit card company was implementing new ...
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Digital Amnesia

Quick. Can you recall your children’s phone number off the top of your head? Could you call your spouse’s phone without speed ...
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Destroying Technology

I recently heard about a video that demonstrated the “creative” destruction of an Apple Watch. Of course, the first thing ...
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A First for Norway

Being “the first” at anything can be a scary thing. From being a first-time parent, to driving a car for ...
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Can Cell Phones Detect Eye Cancer?

Each month one of my co-workers shares various links on trending internet topics. This month she shared a link that I ...
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Amazon Trunk Deliveries

Companies are always looking for the “next big thing”. It will be interesting to see if Amazon has found it in ...
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Selfies

I have yet to perfect the art of taking a “selfie”.   In the few that I’ve tried to snap, I ...
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Shark Tank

Every once in a while I need a good laugh.   I can often find one on computerworld.com. I know what ...
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The Nuts & Bolts of Net Neutrality

On Thursday, Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted to apply Net Neutrality rules to the nation’s broadband networks. In ...
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Purdue And Amazon

Earlier in February Amazon opened its first ‘brick and mortar’ store on the Purdue campus. According to an August 13 ...
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The Super Technical Half Time Show

Not sure if you caught Katy Perry’s half time performance during the Super Bowl. Whether you liked it or not, technically ...
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930 Is Almost Here

I don’t necessarily like change. I’m a creature of habit. But like it or not, there is a big change coming and ...
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Back To The Future

With the recent threat of ice storms, we have been taking some preventative steps around our house making sure various ...
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Appy New Year

So how are you coming along on those New Year’s resolutions? I pretty much blew my resolution before I ever ...
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Top 10

‘Tis the season for “Top 10” lists. You know…the “Top 10 News Stories of the Year”; the “Top 10 Baby ...
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The New 930 Area Code

Back in March we announced that changes were coming to the way we dial phone numbers in the southern portion ...
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It’s Time to Vote

It’s hard to miss all the yard signs, radio announcements and newspaper ads. Election time is here again. It goes without ...
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Eliminating the Blackout Rule

The Federal Communications Commission’s Sports Blackout Rule of 1975 basically dictates that, for NFL football games, a blackout occurs when ...
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Experience the ETC Sports Network

Hopefully by now you’ve heard about the ETC Sports Network. It’s been awhile in the making, but it’s an effort we ...
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The Smartphone Impact

I’m curious. Do you think Smartphones have made a positive or negative impact on society? Smartphones have certainly been convenient for ...
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New 10-Digit Dialing Delayed

Hold the phone! The date for mandatory 10-digit local dialing to begin has been delayed. According to a press release ...
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Loco for Local

As a board member for the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, it’s my responsibility to endorse local businesses. As an employee ...
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TV On My Side

All television providers go through regular contract negotiations with networks. Providers like ETC agree to pay networks including ESPN, The Weather ...
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Anti Virus Protection

ETC’s Tech Team is available to help customers with various networking and technical needs. Lately the Team has been particularly busy ...
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Introducing the 930 Area Code

Changes are coming to the way we dial phone numbers in the southern portion of Indiana. And yes, these changes DO ...
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“WOWed” by the Olympics

Boy am I clueless.  Up until about a month ago, I had no idea the Winter Olympics were approaching.  Maybe ...
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Shark Tank

Working for a tech company like ETC, I’m surrounded by techs-perts—technology experts who know the ins and outs of all ...
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