About Donna

Technology :: Donna Hanson

Donna with Mum and Dad, Pearl & HughieDonna Hanson is known as The Technology Translator, she turns technology into easy to understand English.

Making regular appearances on TV and radio chatting about technology and productivity, Donna is passionate about helping people understand technology.

Visit her website at www.donnhanson.com, or her blog at www.donnahanson.info

FiveHive Question and Answer:

  • When Donna was little, she wanted to be an actress.
  • Her favourite ice cream flavour is chocolate.
  • The first album she ever bought was 'Hey Hey It’s Saturday with Daryl and Ozzie' – "yes I am older than I look!!!"

Donna's FiveHive Articles

5 Mobile Phone Faux Pas


Everyone talks about road rage, but have you heard about the latest type of rage that is frustrating the proverbial out of everyone?? Sure you have, you’ve probably been a victim….or have you been a perpetrator!!! Since mobile phones and smart phones became the “norm” in everyday communication it seems the etiquette we grew up [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Hire DVD’s and Movies


I wonder when stores will actually change their names from anything with video in the title to something more up to date. Some of these organisations are under threat of extinction due to the ability to hire current DVD’s or down load movies on line. Here are some of my favourites for getting cheap – [ Read More ]

5 Things You Can Do with Your Old Computer


If your computer still works but you have updated you might want to look at charities or learning centres near you to see if they are interested. Or you could try Wesley Central Mission accept donations of working computers http://www.wesleymission.org.au/Centres/wesleyerecycling/donate.asp Clean Up Australia have a list of organisations who take computers for recycling or dismantling [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Save By Shopping Online


Want to save $$$$ on stuff? I used a range of comparative websites to save over $250 on a reverse cycle air conditioner for our home….what could you save.  Try these sites when you are looking for something special or just a deal for the day www.getprice.com.au www.myshopping.com.au www.shopbot.com.au These 3 sites are great to [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Messages on your phone or email

5 Ways to Avoid Embarrassing Messages

Take a look at web site www.damnyouautocorrect.com to see how many people have been caught out by the autocorrect or predictive text options on their mobile phone. Here are 5 ways you can avoid embarrassing messages. Never text or email when you are tired, angry or sleep deprived – it’s like grocery shopping on an [ Read More ]

5 Websites for Photo Printing

photo from Kodak Express

5 Websites for Photo Printing Order your photos online and go instore to pick up, organise a photo album for pick up [great gift idea] and pick it up in store or have it mailed to you.  They may require you to sign up but that bit will be free. You simply download the photos [ Read More ]

5 Ways to Find a Recipe for Tonight’s Dinner Online

pic from http://practicalenrichment.wordpress.com

5 Ways to Find a Recipe for Tonight’s Dinner Online Go to Google and type in your idea :: if you want Chicken Parma type it into Google and watch the options come up – my fav is ham, tinned tomatoes with a fried egg instead of cheese on top….mmmm. Go to NineMSN’s recipe finder [ Read More ]

5 websites for last minute travel deals

photo by Tourism Australia

Decided to go away last minute? Want to stay somewhere nice but don’t have the money of Donald Trump???? Check out these great websites for last minute deals www.quickbeds.com.au www.wotif.com.au www.needitnow.com.au www.lastminute.com.au www.check-in.com.au ps- Some offer price match so don’t be afraid to play one site against another, you’ll end up the winner!!

5 Ways to Back Up Your Computer

5 Ways to Back Up Your Computer USB Stick – depending on the volume, plug it in, Use My Computer and drag and drop Create an account at www.windowslive.com and store up to 20GB of data – including all your precious happy snaps for FREE Open an account at www.dropbox.com and drag and drop files [ Read More ]

5 Hot Tips to get what you want from Google

Get Google to work

When searching for an exact match ie Banana Bread Recipe ask Google to search for a exactly what you want by typing it in quotation marks like this :: “banana bread recipe” Refine your search further if you specifically want a Banana Bread Recipe with NO sultanas like this :: “banana bread recipe” -sultanas If you want [ Read More ]

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