All posts by Francie Black

Francie Black has a twenty year progression through technology product evaluation, training, project management, software development, information technology management, product and business development. Francie was the Manager of Internet Development for a fortune 100 company and has managed the design, specification, development and deployment of many worldwide software applications. She was the Director of Product Development for a venture capital funded Internet startup. As a Sr. Management Consultant for a large firm, she consulted with Fortune 100 companies, as well as, early stage Internet companies. Francie enjoys working with both large and small organizations. Her blog, francieblack.com, is focused on helping people save time & effort by helping them filter through technology options for making life & work easier (and fun). Blog topics include apps & tech reviews, tips & tricks, technology training.

How Google Assistant Helps Keep You Informed on the 2018 Winter Olympics

How Google Assistant can keep you informed ...

Feb 14, 2018No Comments

Google Assistant’s Winter Olympic Guide Google assistant is geared up to be your personal guide for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Stay up to date

Valentine's Gift Ideas under 30 dollars

Valentine’s Day Tech Gifts That won&#...

Feb 07, 2018No Comments

Unique tech gifts that won’t break the bank Everybody loves tech. I’ve got some fun tech gift ideas that you can give along with flowers

How to trade in your old smartphones tablets and computers for cash

How to get instant cash for old smartphones...

Jan 03, 2018Comments off

Guest Article by: Yanyan Ji, SVP Marketing and GM, ecoATM Gazelle About ecoATM Gazelle: ecoATM Gazelle kiosks provide an easy and convenient ways for consumers to

Eco ATM Gazelle New Phone Checklist

ecoATM Gazelle’s 5 tips for setting up a ...

Dec 18, 2017Comments off

Guest Post by:  ecoATM Gazelle According to the Consumer Technology Association, smartphones are among the top requested tech gifts by adults this holiday season. With that

Google Santa Tracker 2017

Skydive with Santa to Catch Presents: Goog...

Dec 13, 2017Comments off

We’re counting down the days until the jolly ‘ol elf arrives and Google has made a special Santa doodle to keep the kids entertained with

Google Year in Search Trends 2017 Video

Google Reveals its 2017 Top Search Trends L...

Dec 13, 2017Comments off

What was on people’s minds in 2017? Google knows! I spoke with Google Trends expert LaToya Drake early this morning about Google’s top search trends

Tech Gifts for Kids and Teens for Under $10

Tech the Halls: Kids & Teen Stocking S...

Dec 06, 2017Comments off

Tech the Halls: Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Under $10 Tech gifts can get expensive but if your need some useful colorful stocking stuffers, we’ve got

Unique Tech Gift Ideas for Everyone in the ...

Dec 06, 2017Comments off

Unique Tech Gift Ideas for Everyone in the Family They will never guess what it is inside the box. Apple watches, Bluetooth speakers and tablets

Tech Tips: How to Save Money on Christmas ...

Nov 29, 2017Comments off

Prices on Amazon go up and down all of the time, even throughout a single day. The price fluctuations are called dynamic pricing. So, how

Vine Creators Develop a New Hit – Liv...

Nov 15, 2017Comments off

TV game shows are a lot of fun. But for most of us they are like a spectator sport. But now, anyone can be a

New Google Search Feature: The fastest way...

Nov 08, 2017Comments off

The Pixel 2, iPhone 8, iPhone X and Galaxy Note8 were all recently released to the market.  What are the key differences?  What is the

Apps to keep your kids safe on Halloween

3 Free Apps to Keep your Kids Safe on Hallo...

Oct 31, 2017Comments off

Halloween Safety Apps Halloween is a blast for kids but parents left at home can get worried about their goblins. These 3 free apps allow

New Pumpkin Carving App Turns Any Picture I...

Oct 25, 2017Comments off

Halloween is next week and we’ve got a fun and creative app to make your Halloween spooktacular. “Me on a Pumpkin” allows you to easily

BraveBrowser

Mobile Browser Blocks Ads & Trackers S...

Oct 18, 2017Comments off

Automatically Block Ads & Trackers using Brave Browser When you surf the web do you feel like big companies are tracking every site you visit?

Pros and Cons of Smartphone Insurance. Squ...

Oct 11, 2017Comments off

Smartphone Insurance Comparison SquareTrade vs Cellular Carrier Insurance Plan vs AppleCare+ vs Credit Card Plans   New smartphones are expensive. You will pay over $1,000.00