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.

iPhones, IPads, ITunes & Gadgets on the Go

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.

Photography

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.

TVs, Home Audio and Home Entertainment

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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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 …

How to Get the Best Picture From Your TV- Video Calibration
October 12, 2010 – 11:41 pm | 4 Comments
How to Get the Best Picture From Your TV- Video Calibration

Now that you can spot a good quality picture on a TV, did you know that you can make the picture even better by adjusting it? TVs have come a long way from basic adjustments– …

CES-Consumer Electronics Show- Gadget & Tech News Made Simple
January 6, 2010 – 7:23 pm | No Comment
CES-Consumer Electronics Show- Gadget & Tech News Made Simple

This afternoon the starting gun will go off and the next 5 days will be a barrage of new innovations, cool gadgets, and technologies that will be available to buy in 2010.  There will also …

New Ways to get Photos, Movies, and Music around your WHOLE HOME
January 5, 2010 – 4:42 pm | No Comment
New Ways to get Photos, Movies, and Music around  your WHOLE HOME

I’m using this New Year’s day as a starting point to talk about the future of your home entertainment…And about letting go of old views of how we  have watched and listened to our TV …

Making DTV Converter Boxes Simple for Our Older Folk
May 29, 2009 – 1:16 am | 2 Comments
Making DTV Converter Boxes Simple for Our Older Folk

It’s been touted that DTV converter boxes are simple to install and use. Converter boxes that qualify for the converter box coupon programs are required to have certain features. While closed captioning and …

Reduce Troubleshooting Home Theater & Electronics’ Problems
July 20, 2008 – 3:02 pm | No Comment
Reduce Troubleshooting Home Theater & Electronics’ Problems

Have you ever noticed how–just when you go to hook up a new component, that’s the time when something arbitrary happens. Take today. I was re-connecting a friend’s home theater and the picture …

Great info on HDMI
July 14, 2008 – 11:54 pm | No Comment
Great info on HDMI

I was at a client’s house the other day working with the local Dish Satellite installer. He was using component cables and I asked him why. He said that he knew that HDMI …

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. …

Quality Cables Make a Difference-Why I believe Monster HDMI is worth it
March 17, 2008 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

Having worked first in film production, and spending 10 years in selling, training, reviewing, and consumer education in home theater, I am what most would call somewhat of a videophile. I love a good …

The HDMI debate–Some facts
February 22, 2007 – 6:22 am | No Comment

While I typically write simply for the technophobe, a recent post by Harryitguy, made me feel like I had a couple of things to say about HDMI. Harry and many of his commenters believe that …