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 …

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 …

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 …

Learn Photoshop-The Easy, Entertaining Way
February 1, 2011 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
Learn Photoshop-The Easy, Entertaining Way

If, like me, you take a lot of photos (and since you are reading this, you probably do), you know that Photoshop is a complicated program with a number of tools that most of us …

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 …

Photos Disappeared After Import? –How to Fix the Date in iPhoto
October 5, 2010 – 7:42 pm | One Comment
Photos Disappeared After Import? –How to Fix the Date in iPhoto

For the past few days, every one of the photos that I’ve imported from my Nikon into iPhoto have disappeared. They show up in in the file “last import” but then I can’t find them …

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 …

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 …

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 …