Long gone are the days of the model cars and Lionel train sets. Today’s kids, and even adults, want what’s hot in the world of electronics. But which product is right for the consumer?

Mark Welfley of Welfley Technologies in Fairlawn joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to discuss hot items for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Welfley says the market on laptop and desktop computers has decreased significantly due to the explosion of smartphones and tablets.

Mark also talked about the jargon that one can hear about computers. What is RAM? Apple products or Dell? iPhone or Android?

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Easter Sunday went from a celebratory holiday to a local and national tragedy, where millions saw the death of Robert Godwin on Facebook.

One of the talking points were what Facebook could have done to avoid a situation like this, or if it could have been avoided at all. Mark Welfley from Welfley Technologies in Fairlawn joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about the dangers that can come from apps such as Facebook or Snapchat.

Welfley shared some tips on how to ensure better online safety for kids and teens. One of those tips is to go to the Settings tab and turn off the location. Another is to guide teens on proper Internet behavior, such as controlling one’s emotions and cyber bullying.

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Long gone are the days of asking for a yo-yo, a hoola-hoop, and some Lincoln Logs for the holidays. What is the newest smartphone on the market? What laptop should one get? Are PCs going obsolete?

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up within a week, Mark Welfley, owner of Welfley Technologies in Fairlawn, answered some of those tech questions on the Ray Horner Morning Show. Welfley’s tip for tech novices is to stick with the familiar brands, in that if one is an Apple fan, stay with Apple. He also mentioned the popularity of tablets and how they will eventually take the place of the standard laptop.

Welfley also talked what to look out for in terms of what the customer needs and what the product includes. On many occasions, the crossover between Apple products and Windows is quite different, so the buyer beware.

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