A Brief Holiday Consumer Guy Blog

I’m taking off this week but I would feel guilty if I did so without leaving at least one helpful hint.

If you would like to give your, let’s say, older parent a free technological bonus gift for the holidays – especially if you gave that parent a smart phone or computer – check this out. www.TeachParentsTech.org offers 50-plus brief videos with instructions like how to make text larger, how to set up a video chat, or how to create a new screen saver. This site was built by a few folks at Google to help keep tech support a family business.

You can even send an email message to your loved one with links to specific videos. So check it out. You might even learn a few things yourself.

Happy New Year!