Archive for March, 2011


If you’re having trouble with your computer and you are having a hard time getting your son or daughter to understand? With Log Me In, your child can create an account for free which will then allow them to access your computer and fix the issues no matter where they are as long as they have an Internet connection. For all of that to happen, you must first install LogMeIn on your computer. Following are simple steps to install the program on a Macintosh computer. (Because they are the best!)

Start by going to http://logmein.com

You will see an area to login on the right hand of the screen. Your son or daughter should provide you with their account credentials. Once you have typed them in, click “Log Me In.”

Next, you will see a screen with the computer linked to the account. If they have never set up Log Me In with another computer, you will not see any other computers. On this screen you will see a blue rectangle that says “Add Computer.” Click on that to start the process of adding your computer.
After you click “Add Computer,” the next screen will display your options when downloading Log Me In. I would suggest having your screen mimic the screen shot below. I selected LogMeIn free and deselected the free trial of LogMeIn Pro.¬† After you click continue, it will bring up a screen to download LogMeIn. This screen also explains how to install the program once it has finished downloading. Start the download by clicking the green rectangle “Download Now.”
Depending on your browser, it will come up in a download window where you can see it’s progress. The program will only take a few seconds to download depending on your Internet speed. Once completed, you can either double click the item in the download window that pops up or you can go to your Downloads folder. An easy way to find this is on the dock near the trash can (displayed below).

Hopefully that looks familiar and you can find it quickly! If you have an older OS, you can also find this by going to your Finder window and clicking on Downloads.

When you go into downloads, click the .dmg file and it should extract in the downloads folder. Click the extracted file which should look like a box. (featured in the above photo.)

When you double click to open the box, the install guide should open and look like this:
Click “Continue” or “Next” as promoted and agree to the terms of service. Click “Install when it comes up. The installation process window should look like this:
After that finishes installing, you should see the summary window telling you it has completed successfully.
Congratulations! You just downloaded LogMeIn and can now call your kids to fix all your computer needs! ūüôā

Remember – your computer must be turned on and connected to the Internet for your children to access it.

Have fun!

This is a tutorial on how to upload pictures to Facebook. It’s quite simple and you will enjoy sharing memories and pictures with your friends and family!

1. First start by going to Facebook.com and logging in.

2. Once you are logged in, you are brought to the home screen. On the left of the screen you will see your default picture and your name. Click your name to view your profile. This can also be done by clicking “Profile” on the top right of the screen, shown below. (Note, I erased my last name because the Interwebs can be a scary place!)

3. ¬†You are now viewing your profile. Click on “Photos” located under your Profile Picture, shown below.

4. ¬†After you selected the “Photos” link, you will see all the pictures you have uploaded to Facebook or that your friends have tagged you in.
In the right top corner, you will see the grey rectangle that says “+Upload Photos.”

5. ¬†After clicking “+Upload Photos,” a box will pop up asking you to select the photos you want to share. Click the blue rectangle that says “Select Photos.”

6. ¬†Since you have an Apple computer, it will bring up your finder window for you to locate where the pictures are stored on your computer. Most likely they are stored in a pictures or documents folder. As a tip, you can select more than one photo at a time if you hold down the ‘command’ button that also has a four-leafed clover type look to it. Hold that down while clicking each picture and then press “Open.” I demonstrated below how I selected a photo and it turned grey, then I clicked “Open.”

7.  After you click open, it should start uploading your pictures to Facebook. Depending on how many photos and the size of them, this could take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. The upload window gives you options to title the album and select the privacy of the pictures. The window will look like this:

8. ¬†I titled my photo album “Old School” as I was uploading a picture from many many years ago. You can title it anything relative, like a vacation place, event or month of the pictures. You also see where it says “Share album with,” which gives you the options to make your pictures private to just your friends or make them public to everyone. Choose your selection and then click “Create Album.” When it’s all done you will see your photos uploaded into an album on Facebook for all of your friends to view!