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.

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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.

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 …

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 …

Choosing Your Internet Speed– Google to Provide 1 Gb/s–what it means…
February 11, 2010 – 5:14 pm | One Comment
Choosing Your Internet Speed– Google to Provide 1 Gb/s–what it means…

I’m all for fast internet.  My local provider, BendBroadband, offers us 60 Mb/s download.  Let’s compare that to what most people can get now.  DSL offers 1 to 6 Mb/s. (Megabits per second) The speed …

BEFORE YOU SELL ON E-BAY PROTECT YOURSELF! BEWARE!
February 2, 2010 – 6:36 pm | No Comment
BEFORE YOU SELL ON E-BAY PROTECT YOURSELF! BEWARE!

Now I know why I hear less about people selling on eBay. There is so much illegal activity, you can’t trust that you’ve really sold an item. Here is a little bit about …