Author Archives: vsajewel

About vsajewel

Hi...I'm the author of 2 main blogs on WordPress...vsatips...where I write tech tips for mobile devices...primarily ios...2nd is vsatrends...where I write less about tech things and more about everything else. I also host a YouTube channel which I use to better illustrate some of the 'how to's' in my posts. I love everything about technology. Currently, my main interests/platforms are ios, Windows and Amazon Echo. Recently I decided we were spending way too much money with our local cable provider. So I decided to cut the cord. There is a definite learning curve, especially the antennae part, but we successfully did that and are now saving a boatload of money, so I write some about that. I also am extremely conscientious about security because of an event my family endured , so I write a lot about that too. Two sub-categories of security I tend to focus on are the password manager Dashlane and Hardware Firewalls. Last, I take a lot of notes and have been a beta tester for Evernote for many years. I love Evernote! In recent years Apple has beefed up Apple Notes a lot...so it’s become a fairly serious note contender...as long as its OK if you lose or mess up all your Apple note data. I write about those 2 note platforms primarily.

Where is Facebook’s Code Generator in Their New ios App?

Recent changes to the iOS Facebook app have drastically changed the way that Facebook’s Code Generator works. Code Generator is Facebook‘s in-app two-factor authentication security feature. It’s really easy to use if you know how. This post describes the new method for using Code Generator, because Facebook’s Support Pages don’t. Continue reading

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Apple’s New 11” iPad Pro Has One Huge Design Flaw…

My husband and I are both the proud new owners of Apple’s new 11” iPad Pro. While in general we love most everything about them, there is one huge annoying problem that no other reviewers mention. It’s annoying enough that it might cause someone to reconsider making a purchase right now, which is why I’ve written this post. I wish I’d known about it prior to my purchase. I feel like I should have discovered it based on the significant number of reviews that I read beforehand! Continue reading

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How Americans Can Travel to Cuba Without a Group in 2019

My family traveled to Cuba over the holidays and initially everything that could go wrong did. But our problems led to the fortuitous circumstances which resulted in our enjoying perhaps the best family vacation we’ve ever taken! In this post I describe all the misinformation that exists about Americans traveling to Cuba. Hopefully readers will come away with the understanding that anyone from the US can travel there without worrying about governmental restrictions which don’t hinder travel in the least if they even exist. Continue reading

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Inexpensive iPad Pro 11 Sleeves with Pencil Storage

Both my husband and myself are in the midst of getting the newest 11″ iPad Pro along with the new Apple Pencil 2…and we need sleeve-type cases relatively quickly. With the inclusion of needing to house the Apple Pencil too, our choices are much more limited. So I’m compiling a shortlist of my favorites from Amazon for us to choose between.
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