CAUTION- Do this BEFORE upgrading  iOS or before getting a new iPhone
September 12, 2016 – 9:37 pm | No Comment

(Note, this article was originally published September 17, 2013 when the iPhone 5 was released.  It has been updated for newest iOS 10–steps haven’t changed since iOS7)
Whether you are buying an iPhone 7 or 7+ or upgrading to …

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Cutting Out Cable-Streaming Media & Home Networks

Can you live without cable TV? See my experience. How to get movies, TV shows, your videos, photos and music WHERE and WHEN you want it. What you need to stream.

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iHow-to and iNews: How to use your iPhones, iPods, iPads, Android SmartPhones, MP3s, GPS…What they are. What you want. How to use it. Troubleshooting and tips.

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Making photography and cameras simple. Explaining features to help you get your best photos.

Triathlon Training Technology -Fitness-Weight Loss

How to use technology for losing weight and training. Features, tips, and my journey toward an Olympic-length triathlon.

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All about TVs, and home audio includes components like Blu-ray Disc and DVD players, and DVRs, TIVO, and anything else you hook up to your TV… Satellite, Antenna, Cable

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Cutting Out Cable, Tech Triathlon Training and Revue Contest
January 21, 2012 – 12:22 am | No Comment

Happy 2012! This year I am going lean–downsizing to control my budget and getting in shape. I am “cutting the cord” –discontinuing my cable TV service–and I am losing weight and training for another Olympic-length …

Be Ready for Your iPad 2 With an iPad Purse-Best Way to Carry Your iPad
March 2, 2011 – 11:22 pm | One Comment
Be Ready for Your iPad 2 With an iPad Purse-Best Way to Carry Your iPad

The big news today may be the  iPad 2 with its  cool new cover.  You still won’t want to just throw it into your laptop bag or a big purse. After all, the iPad2 is …

From CES 2011- Movie Theater Passive Glasses vs. Active Shutter 3D Glasses
January 18, 2011 – 7:26 pm | No Comment
From CES 2011- Movie Theater Passive Glasses vs. Active Shutter 3D Glasses

[Check out the trends in Network Media Players and Smart TVs for 2011]
Last year, 3D was the big story at CES.  At CES 2011, the bigger story is the 3D glasses, and passive 3D glasses …

What Gadgets to Buy-The Gift of Sharing Photos, Music & Movies
December 3, 2010 – 6:55 pm | No Comment
What Gadgets to Buy-The Gift of Sharing Photos, Music & Movies

This holiday season it’s time to step up to the next level of home entertainment.  Today’s network media players and network TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, and network AV home theater receivers, can find the music, …

What is an FM Transmitter? A Comparison of the Best iPhone/iPod/iPad FM Transmitters
September 10, 2010 – 8:59 pm | 4 Comments
What is an FM Transmitter? A Comparison of the Best iPhone/iPod/iPad FM Transmitters

Now that you’ve stored your favorite music on your iPod, iPhone or iPad, you can take it with you everywhere.  Rather than listen to the music from the itsy bitsy speakers on your iDevice, certainly …

The Best Way to Listen to you iPhone Music in your Car
August 31, 2010 – 6:04 pm | 2 Comments
The Best Way to Listen to you iPhone Music in your Car

Listening to music in cars is almost as old as the automobile itself.  The first portable radios were car radios back in 1922. The first known car radio is said to have been invented by …

Manage the power
September 12, 2008 – 5:29 am | No Comment

I have a decent home theater and would hate to have to replace it. This is a case of why spend lots of money on a fancy surge protector when there’s cheap ones out …

And the Beats Go On!
August 5, 2008 – 12:16 pm | No Comment
And the Beats Go On!

I was able to get a pair of Dr. Dre Beats Headphones by Monster Cable. They’re glossy, and look cool with their red “b”…but I listen to my iPod, how good could they be? …

Why you should buy real Media Furniture
April 11, 2008 – 8:03 am | No Comment
Why you should buy real Media Furniture

 

 

Home Theater Cabinet by Salamander Designs

Dedicated audio video home theater furniture is definitely the way to go. Whether you are about to buy a TV stand, a media center shelving system or …

More on Why to Use Quality HDMI Cables
April 4, 2008 – 12:19 am | No Comment

I keep harping on why to use quality HDMI cables. It’s because there is so much information on the web to the contrary and very little of it talks about real life experience. …