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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Which New Media Player is Best for Streaming Movies, TV, and Music?
November 19, 2015 – 7:54 pm | 2 Comments
Which New Media Player is Best for Streaming Movies, TV, and Music?

This fall has been exciting for streaming media as the top media players—Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku 4, and Chromecast all have new models. I wish I could tell you which model to buy. …

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 …

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 …

Logitech to Stop Production of Logitech Revue with Google TV
November 14, 2011 – 3:15 am | 19 Comments
Logitech to Stop Production of Logitech Revue with Google TV

 
NOTE: If you are looking to win a Google TV, I’ll have the email list back in order by November 15th.  In the meantime, use my contact form to express interest.  We’re looking for 100 …

All About Digital Media Players, Home Networks and Online Streaming
May 16, 2011 – 8:15 pm | No Comment
All About Digital Media Players, Home Networks and Online Streaming

Digital media players, network media players, media streamers, networked TVs, networked Blu-ray disc players, and networked home theater a/v receivers can stream music, movies and photos to play on your TV.  And it’s getting easier …

CES 2011 Trends in Network Media Players
January 17, 2011 – 9:08 pm | One Comment
CES 2011 Trends in Network Media Players

I will be Live on TwIT TV with Scott Wilkinson at 1:30 today, January 17th. We will be discussing all of the new breakthroughs in network media players, networked TVs, cable TV apps for …

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 a Home Network? What is a Router? The Connected Home 101
February 23, 2010 – 4:18 pm | 3 Comments
What is a Home Network?  What is a Router?  The Connected Home 101

Don’t worry! It may not seem like it yet, but with my help, you’ll see Home networking is much easier than it used to be when you had to hire a professional to connect it …

Online Video is Keeping Cable Subscriptions Alive; Will Free Online TV disappear?
February 18, 2010 – 11:22 pm | One Comment
Online Video is Keeping Cable Subscriptions Alive; Will Free Online TV disappear?

We’ve been thinking that we can just get rid of cable and get all of our TV shows from online, but cable companies are finding ways to keep us subscribing.  This became evident when I …