Never turn off Auto-Renew for GoDaddy
January 24, 2014 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

You may note that there are a lot of broken links and photos are missing. Over the next few days, I will be trying to restore (and update) the Simple Tech Guru website. It all …

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Never turn off Auto-Renew for GoDaddy
January 24, 2014 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

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You may note that there are a lot of broken links and photos are missing. Over the next few days, I will be trying to restore (and update) the Simple Tech Guru website. It all started when I was trying to streamline all of the subscriptions (and cancelled subscriptions) that were continuously on auto pay on my credit/debit cards.

A couple of months ago, I cancelled the cards and vowed to use Wells Fargo’s bill pay so I could have more control. It made the payment to GoDaddy for hosting. However, since it wasn’t specifically earmarked for the hosting renewal, and becauseAuto Renew was turned off, GoDaddy decided I didn’t WANT the hosting and turned it off, deleting my files.

While I think the two-step process to pay for non auto-renew items, and the cost to retrieve my files from their backup server is bogus, it’s more important that I inform others of this loophole. And, let you know that you must be very vigilant if you don’t want to give GoDaddy your credit card for auto-renew (and perhaps it’s better to pay for months at a time).

I’m in the process of starting up another website with a group of outstanding, talented writers. Looking forward to sharing more with you as we get closer.

CAUTION- Do this BEFORE upgrading to iOS 7 or before getting an iPhone 5C or iPhone 5s
September 17, 2013 – 9:37 pm | No Comment
CAUTION- Do this BEFORE upgrading to iOS 7 or before getting an iPhone 5C or iPhone 5s

Whether you are buying an iPhone 5c or 5S or upgrading to iOS 7, you need to take steps today to get ready.  Upgrading to a new operating system (iOS) can wreak havoc on existing …

How the HP Envy23 Became the Family Computer
August 31, 2013 – 8:30 pm | No Comment
How the HP Envy23 Became the Family Computer

My new HP Envy23 Touchsmart All-in-One has been designated the “family computer” and has taken up residence in my living room where I have my home theater. As I’ve been writing about the Envy all …

Connecting with HP Envy 23- How to Screenshare in Google Hangouts and more
August 31, 2013 – 12:13 am | No Comment

Most people have experimented with Skype, Google Hangouts, or even HP MyRoom to keep in touch with family and friends far away. HP gave me and my friend Tobey the tools that make it easy …

How the HP Envy23 is Taking Me Away from my MacBook
August 23, 2013 – 3:42 am | No Comment

Ever since HP gave me this Envy 23 TouchSmart computer, I’m finding myself working on it almost as much as I work on my Mac—maybe more.  Everything from research and taking notes to editing photos is so …

You Can Have a SmartFriend to Help with your Computer
August 7, 2013 – 12:13 am | No Comment
You Can Have a SmartFriend to Help with your Computer

Who do you call when you need help with your computer– when you can’t make your computer do what you want?  Hopefully you have a smart friend who knows about technology. That friend is usually …

New Simplified Tech Blogs Coming- I’m Back
July 11, 2013 – 4:11 pm | One Comment
New Simplified Tech Blogs Coming- I’m Back

I’m (almost) back.  The wonderful work done by an amazing collection of talented writers for Life Goes Strong has now been stricken from the cyber world. In other words, after writing some great tech articles …

Tech Tips and How-Tos
May 10, 2012 – 1:53 pm | 2 Comments
Tech Tips and How-Tos

Yes, I disappeared from Simple Tech Guru for a little while, but I’ll try to return.  These days I am writing for Tech Goes Strong to help simplify all kinds of technology.
If you are looking …

After Stopping Cable TV…Cutting the Cord
January 26, 2012 – 6:13 pm | One Comment
After Stopping Cable TV…Cutting the Cord

I have decided to “cut the cord,” that is, I have turned in my boxes and cable cards and I no longer have cable.  As I have been focusing on writing about streaming media from …

Using Gadgets/Technology to Get in Shape, Train, and Lose Weight—or Why Should You Care about Tri-Training With Tech?
January 25, 2012 – 1:23 am | No Comment

You may not think of yourself as someone who is comfortable using technology, but I bet you have at least thought about using technology to make it easier to get in shape. If you have …

Triathlon Training Tech Plan
January 22, 2012 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Triathlon Training Tech Plan

I’m not new to triathlon training, nor am I a competitive athlete.  I do triathlons because it keeps me working out.  Having just returned from CES (the Consumer Electronics Show), I was inspired by the …