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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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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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 …

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 …

Will Promises be enough to pass the Comcast NBC Universal Merger? Comcast to continue NBC’s policy of charging “the best price it can get from its customers.”
February 12, 2010 – 12:56 am | No Comment

You know the old saying “fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.”  That’s how I feel about trusting the promises from Comcast during the Congressional and Senate Hearings regarding the …

NBC’s Zucker talks about Boxee & Hulu
February 5, 2010 – 12:11 am | No Comment
NBC’s Zucker talks about Boxee & Hulu

Boxee, the video-watching computer software, and soon-to-be online video streaming device (can connect to CBS.com, comedy central, MTV and many others), was discussed during today’s NBC/Comcast congressional hearings. NBC was questioned about blocking Boxee users …

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 …

3D is coming! 3D is coming! DirecTV to offer 1st 3D channel
December 29, 2009 – 9:04 pm | No Comment
3D is coming! 3D is coming! DirecTV to offer 1st 3D channel

Looks like we are making progress to making 3D TV a reality in our homes.  As Barb Dybwad says in a Mashable blog, it will be up to the manufacturers to get up to speed by …

What you Must Know about Streaming Movies from Online-“Fair Use”
September 10, 2009 – 4:17 am | 2 Comments
What you Must Know about Streaming Movies from Online-“Fair Use”

I am the proud owner of a number of devices that allow me to stream the movies I want to watch anytime I want to watch them.  August is a month of reruns so movies …

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 …