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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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 …

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 …

Where’s the iOS5 iPhone Camera Icon in the Lock Screen? How to Use the New Camera Features
October 16, 2011 – 9:57 pm | No Comment
Where’s the iOS5 iPhone Camera Icon in the Lock Screen? How to Use the New Camera Features

NOTE:  THESE FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE ON ANY iPHONE THAT CAN ACCEPT THE iOS5 UPDATE–including the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4.  Some people have made the mistake thinking that these features are only on the new iPhone. …

How to Multitask on Your Apple iPad with iOS 4.2 and above
November 22, 2010 – 8:14 pm | No Comment
How to Multitask on Your Apple iPad with iOS 4.2 and above

The new update for the Apple iPad is here. iOS 4.2 adds functions that have been on the iPhone for several months. The new update adds multitasking to your iPad.  If you aren’t familiar with …

LG’s LE5500 – Picture Wizard Video Calibration – Great Picture Quality Made Easy
November 3, 2010 – 5:24 pm | No Comment
LG’s LE5500 – Picture Wizard Video Calibration – Great Picture Quality Made Easy

Let’s face it, most people will not go through a lot of effort to make sure their TV has the best picture quality.  Just the term “video calibration” will send most people running. But LG’s …

How to tell which TV has the Best Picture Quality-Exactly what to look for in a TV
October 6, 2010 – 2:08 pm | 2 Comments
How to tell which TV has the Best Picture Quality-Exactly what to look for in a TV

Recognizing the Best Picture Quality – What to Look For
You’ve finally decided to make the investment in a TV and you want the best quality picture you can afford. With video technology getting better …

What is HDR? Taking Your Best Photos on iPhone i0S4.1and Above (including iOS5)
September 13, 2010 – 6:33 pm | 2 Comments
What is HDR? Taking Your Best Photos on iPhone i0S4.1and Above (including iOS5)

HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a feature of the newest iPhone software upgrade, iOS4.1.  (You can upgrade your phone today by connecting to iTunes and clicking on “download and install” in the upgrade dialog box.)
Perhaps …

iTunes 10- How to Ping
September 2, 2010 – 10:58 pm | No Comment
iTunes 10- How to Ping

iTunes 10 became available this morning.  iTunes didn’t automatically update when I opened my iTunes but I got it here.
A major new feature of iTunes 10 is “Ping.”  Ping is social networking for iTunes.  It …