Hot Tech for the Holidays

By |2018-12-12T13:25:22+00:00December 12th, 2018|Categories: Consumer Tech, Home Networking|

Hot Tech for the Holidays 2018 offers a lot of new tech toys that make everyday life that much more fun. Have a family member that hasn't indulged in the world of smart technology? Give them a taste of what it has to offer and get their collection started. Here are a few products [...]

Power Cycling Your Network

By |2018-11-29T13:15:07+00:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Home Networking|

Power Cycling Your Network Technology is not perfect, especially when it comes to networks with an endless number of different devices connecting to them. It's easy to blame your internet provider for issues with your network, but in many cases, you can resolve network hiccups by power cycling your networking devices. When to Power [...]

Utilizing Your Smart Home Devices This Holiday Season

By |2018-11-12T12:21:30+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Consumer Tech|

Utilizing Your Smart Home Devices This Holiday Season Looking for some tips on how to best utilize your smart home device this holiday season? Check out this article for some helpful tricks on how to incorporate smart technology into your everyday life. “Alexa, add paper towels to my cart.” Add items to your shopping [...]

Chill Out! Keep Your Electronics Cool This Summer

By |2018-05-16T13:37:59+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Cell Phone, Consumer Tech|

Chill Out! Keep Your Electronics Cool This Summer Before you make your way to the pools or beach this summer, read these tips to keep your technology in good shape. Store laptops in cool places. When you travel with your laptop, be sure to take it with you.  A hot car can be detrimental [...]

Just When You’ve Lost All Hope For Decent WiFi…

By |2018-07-12T09:29:53+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Consumer Tech, Home Networking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Just when you've lost all hope for decent WiFi... There's a new line of products on the market that is solving a lot of people's in-home WiFi woes. Mesh Router systems offer a sort of WiFi blanket through its coverage area, without dead spots or weaker signal, when properly configured. Whether your house is [...]

Wireless Network Connection and Windows 10 Microsoft Edge

By |2018-04-16T10:20:35+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Home Networking, Windows, Windows 10|

Wireless Network Connection and Windows 10 Microsoft Edge Q. My computer has always connected to my wireless network just fine until recently. Now it says it’s connected but I can’t when I try to go to websites I get a message that the page can’t be found.  How do I fix this? A. [...]

Switching From Yahoo to Gmail

By |2018-04-16T09:55:58+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Email Troubleshooting|Tags: , , |

Switching From Yahoo to Gmail Q. People keep telling me I need to get a Gmail address. I’ve had my Yahoo email address for over 20 years and I don’t want really want to change it if I don’t have to. Is it really necessary to switch to Gmail? A. While you don’t [...]

What To Do When Parental Controls Don’t Seem To Be Doing The Job

By |2018-04-16T10:41:56+00:00February 12th, 2018|Categories: Home Networking|

What To Do When Parental Controls Don't Seem To Be Doing The Job Many times I get calls from worried parents, frustrated that despite enabling parental controls on their child’s line through the wireless carrier, the problems persist: installing and using forbidden apps, time limits skirted, and contact with others that were assumed blocked. [...]

Alexa and Google and Smart Homes, Oh My!

By |2018-04-16T11:57:13+00:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Consumer Tech, Home Networking|Tags: , , , , , |

Do I need a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot? This is the question of the season, if not of the upcoming year. The answer is “Yes.” Well, you might not need one, but there’s a good chance you’d love one. Let’s start with a brief explanation of what these two home tech [...]

Back to the Basics Before You Update to iOS 11

By |2018-04-16T11:00:29+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: iOS 11, iPhone, Software Update|

Back to the Basics Before Major Updates The Basics There are some really cool features in iOS 11, make no mistake. Like all major updates though, some users are having issues.  Me, for example, as I write this hours before catching a flight and breaking my phone with an update. Personally, [...]

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