Technology Tips


Be wary about emails that "just don't sound right"

Barbara Eastman

March 26, 2021

This is a blog post that I wrote a few years ago, but the topic continues to plague our community, and has actually gotten worse lately – "impersonated" emails that frankly, just don't sound right. No one from the conference or district offices is going to ask you to go out and buy something for them and reimburse you the next day. If you get a message from any of us asking you to do something that we wouldn't normally ask you to do, please give us a call.  Staff phone numbers are listed here: h...


Email password reset/recovery

Barbara Eastman

June 13, 2019

This message is to all "nyac-umc.com" email account holders. We have now turned on the functionality that allows you to reset your own email password instead of having to contact me/the administrator. In order to do this, you will need to add or change your recovery phone number or email address. The instructions can be found here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/183723?visit_id=636960510924851799-2337604803&rd=1 Be sure to first click the link "Go to your Google Account" - that's ...


Is your church ready for a new copier?

Barbara Eastman

October 19, 2018

To pastors and churches:   We’d like to introduce you to our new copier vendor, LDI Color Toolbox. The NY Conference recently signed a lease agreement for three new Canon copiers which will save us almost $10,000 a year over our last lease. These Canon copiers are easy to use and have been providing great copies with very little intervention since they were installed.   Our sales rep, Michael Farrell, is really great to work with, helping us to find the technology appropriate for our needs and ...


Finding a lost phone

Barbara Eastman

July 31, 2017

Our phones have become so important to us that losing one can cause a lot of stress and expense. Many of you already how how to set up your phone so that you can find it if it's lost, but for those who haven't yet done this, here's some help from Popular Science magazine (please turn down your volume before you click the link, and excuse the ads): http://www.popsci.com/find-lost-phone The instructions are for both iPhone and Android devices, and also include information on how to ring, lock ...


Issues Affecting the Use of Wireless Microphones

Barbara Eastman

July 19, 2017

Overview Some wireless microphones (mics) currently in use will soon  be illegal to operate. The FCC auctioned off a frequency bandwidth this past April – one that had been used by TV stations and many wireless mics. The auction of this band was done to meet the demand resulting from the proliferation of cell phones in the US. If your wireless mic is within this auctioned frequency (600MHz), you will need to replace it soon (and sooner than later if you are in the NY Metropolitan area). ...