Make Friends with your Technology: Learn to Overcome Your Fears and Use Your Personal Devices Like a Teenager. Many people think they need an advanced degree to do anything beyond the basics with their smart phones or computers. Or, they see teenagers using their tech, and assume that youngsters must be smarter or quicker than themselves. And some older users fear that a single wrong step with their iPhone could erase every photo that every family member has ever taken. Instructor Michael Jay is a technology consultant and educator, who has worked with Apple products and other tech products for over 30 years.