Become Tech Savvy Series Overview Updated April 20, 2017

Become Tech Savvy Series

Deconstructing how to use technology with confidence and ease

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16 'Become Tech Savvy' stories

January 2017 - April 2017


Foundation:

Strategy:

Backing up & Password Management

Navigating Software

Updating & Optimizing your Devices

Wireless Carriers & Cellular Usage

What

This series offers a unique system of mastery to become tech savvy, which we define as the ability to use technology with confidence, ease, and minimal frustration.

Who

This guide is designed for anyone who wants to become tech savvy, no matter your age, experience, background, or current skills. This is also a great resource to share and reference if you’re helping someone else.

Why Become Tech Savvy?

To make creating, sharing, playing, and working efficient and fun. Everyday our lives are more intertwined with technology. From printing pictures to ordering food to staying in touch with family, technology is everywhere. Also, being tech savvy can repay you many times over in time savings, which allows you to focus more energy on your priorities and helps you enjoy life more.

How is this different?

Most tech resources are dense manual style books, isloated Q&A’s, or how to’s, which can help you learn a specific task, but these are not efficient and effective ways to master the overall skill of using tech with confidence and ease. As Derek Sivers says, “If information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” Having the right mindset, changing unhelpful beliefs, and having an efficient and effective strategy for your learning is what will unlock your success. Here’s why you can really become tech savvy with our free guide:

  • Growth mindset: A productive mindset is the greatest factor in your success. We’ve never seen any other tech resource discuss this.
  • Transform unhelpful beliefs into useful ones: Learn how to start telling helpful stories about yourself, your abilities and goals instead of limiting ones.
  • 80/20 Principle: Jumpstart your progress by learning what 20% of things to focus on to give you 80% of the results.
  • A strategy that works: Get results as we deconstruct the why-to’s and how-to’s. We’ll show you the best ways to build your experience and exposure and implement deliberate practice.

To read this series chronologically, scroll to the bottom and work to the top

 

Become Tech Savvy Stories April 15

AAPL: 141.05

-0.75

First time checking out this series? You may get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Last week we focused on deconstructing the complicated nature of the wireless carrier world and today we’re going to dive deeper into how to track and manage your cellular data usage.

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Become Tech Savvy Stories April 8

AAPL: 143.34

-0.32

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Choosing the best wireless carrier for your needs can be an overwhelming and challenging task. Between the carriers battling with commercials and marketing, fine print, plans always changing, limited-time offers, and a shift away from smartphone subsidies you can spend a lot of time sorting it all out.

In today’s article we’re going to take a look at deconstructing the complicated nature of the wireless carrier world and providing concrete steps you can use to make sure you’re getting the best service at the best price for your needs. Skip to the ‘Do This’ section at the bottom if you want to get right to next steps.

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Become Tech Savvy Stories April 1

AAPL: 143.66

-0.27

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

Staying up to date with software can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating task, but fortunately it’s a more straight forward process with iOS than compared with macOS.

First, let’s define some of the vocabulary we’ll be using. Software can refer to both the applications (apps) or the operating system (iOS) for your iPhone or iPad. We’ll define apps as computer software designed and written to fulfill a particular purpose.

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Become Tech Savvy Stories March 25

AAPL: 140.64

-0.28

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

Much like we discussed last week about Macs, one of the great things about the iPhone and iPad is that they often last a long time (although users typically update iPhones more frequently than iPads and Macs). While this is a hallmark feature of a quality product, your iPhone or iPad performance may also decrease the longer you own it.

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Become Tech Savvy Stories March 18

AAPL: 139.99

-0.70

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

One of the best things about a Mac is that they often last a long time. While this is a great feature of a quality product, your Mac’s performance may also decrease the longer you own it. And even if you have a new or relatively new Mac you’ll likely find some value in the tips below.

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Become Tech Savvy Stories March 11

AAPL: 139.14

0.46

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.

Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with those you are helping or for those looking to become tech savvy on their own.

Background, Expectations, & Best Practices

Staying up to date with software can sometimes be a confusing and frustrating task, these issues are usually caused by the various ways that different software is designed to update and where it was installed from. The good news is that Apple is continually improving how updates happen. With its latest operating system, macOS Sierra, there are some sharp features to make updating software more smooth and seamless. This won’t apply in all instances, but still helps provide an overall improved user experience.

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