Net Neutrality Vote December 14 – Tomorrow. Make Your Voice Heard!

Act Now! Save the Internet as We Know It!

Comcast, Verizon and AT&T want to end net neutrality so they can control what we see and do online. They want to gut FCC rules, and then pass bad legislation that allows extra fees, throttling and censorship. But Congress can put a stop to all of this.

This week, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on the future of net neutrality. Whether you’ve been following the political back and forth, skimming the headlines, or struggling to decode acronyms, the decision will have an impact on what we can do online (and who can afford to do it). Because the internet has effectively been free and open […]

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By | 2017-12-13T13:54:36+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Read this Article and Then Disable Your Location Tracking

spyHaving to work with technology for a living, I am at the point where I find enough of it so disturbing that I’m about ready to throw out my computer and buy a flip phone.

Read this article to get a quick hit of how easy it is for companies to misuse and downright abuse your information.

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us

Using code and the web, a data scientist follows two unnamed people and learns just how much our anonymous location data can say about who we are.

How to Disable Location Tracking

Android Users: To disable location tracking on an Android device, go to Settings. […]

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By | 2017-10-16T11:53:12+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Best Way to Get Dog Hair Off Rugs and Furniture

Use a squeegee and spray bottle

Don’t waste your time vacuuming; there isn’t a vacuum on the market that gets all pet hair. I know because I’ve tried them all.  To pick up ALL dog hair, use a squeegee and a little water in a spray bottle. Mist the furniture or rugs with the spray bottle and use the squeegee to loosen the hair. You’ll gather every single pet hair, leaving furniture and rugs perfectly clean.

For rugs use a squeegee with telescoping handle.

This is my secret weapon. Works like magic!

floor squeegee

 

 

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By | 2017-08-03T12:21:30+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Dogs in General, Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Tired of Fake Reviews on Amazon? Do this

There is much about the internet that makes our lives easier. (The jury’s still out on whether it has actually made our lives better.) But, with each development that supposedly helps us make more informed choices–i.e. Amazon Reviews (or any reviews for that matter)–someone has to come along and ruin the party by scamming the system.

There is actually software now that can write and publish fake reviews to any review site. Did you know that? Yep. That’s just the tip of the iceburg. So let me put some tools in your hand that can help you foil the bad guys. Or at least the unethical guys.

For any product you’re considering that has reviews, […]

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By | 2017-08-31T16:04:52+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|2 Comments

Quick Fix Solution – “Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Sorry, the number you dialed does not accept calls over Wi-Fi”

Verizon Wireless user smashing cell phoneAre you on Verizon Wireless and are having a problem with making Wi-Fi calls? In other words, you’re getting this: “Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Sorry, the number you dialed does not accept calls over Wi-Fi or from certain devices?”

Here is the simple solution to fix it. Make sure that all the contacts in your phone have the area code prefix included, so that all your phone numbers are 10-digit and your problem is solved.

You’re welcome.

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By | 2017-01-13T14:21:16+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Hate Having to Hit the IOS 10 Home Button Twice? Here’s the Fix

openDon’t you wish that sometimes companies would just leave well enough alone? I mean, Apple–really…? Don’t even get me started on why you never thought it would be useful to have a Backspace button.

BECAUSE ONLY HAVING A DELETE BUTTON IS  BEYOND @%#$! IRRITATING!!! But that’s a conversation for another day.

Today, let’s just talk about whoever thought it was a good idea to have to hit the home key twice to access the home screen. The lock screen is total crap. You cannot enter the menu without pressing the home key twice. Nor can you enter the menu with the power/lock key alone.  So, please, just… just friggin’ fire the person who thought […]

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By | 2016-10-24T09:56:14+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments