How to Get Your iPhone to Work as a Hotspot for Your Surface Pro

We’re in the process of recycling phones. When the oldest phone is ready to bite the dust, I get the new phone (because I need high tech equipment for my work), Andrew gets my phone, and my mother gets his.

So with the latest upgrade to iPhone X (which I love), I found that I was no longer able to use it as a hotspot for my laptop (which I didn’t love).

After researching, I found the problem. You can’t have any spaces or special characters in your phone’s name. I had both.

iphone hotspot instructionsIf you’re facing the same problem, you’ll need to change the network name (which is the same as your iPhone name). […]

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By |2019-03-04T13:48:35-04:00January 30th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car’s Windshield

It’s cold outside. Really cold. As it should be for January.

Which means that if you have a car that stays outside, as we do, you’re dealing with frost, snow, ice, and sundry other winter mixes that need to be scraped off your windshield before you can drive off.

Tired of guessing at the best way to defrost, de-ice, de-whatever, I did some research.

Here’s what I found.

Steps to defrost car windshield

If you’re curious about the science behind why this is the fastest combo, you can learn why here.

You’re welcome.

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By |2019-01-02T09:24:47-04:00January 7th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

How to Set Up Selective Sync for Dropbox

I just had a visitor complain about how she hates that when you download Dropbox to your desktop, it can eat up all your memory. She didn’t like how all her photos were bogging down her computer.

There is a simple way to choose what folders you’d like to keep synced on your desktop, and which folders you’d like to just keep in the cloud (which means that you can only access these folders by logging into Dropbox online).

How to choose which Dropbox folders you want to keep on your desktop by turning on Dropbox selective sync:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon from the system tray or menu bar.

2. Click the gear icon, and then select Preferences… from the […]

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By |2018-10-28T12:43:04-04:00November 15th, 2018|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Need to Get That Stain Out of Your Rug?

Best Carpet Spot Remover

For anyone with kids and dogs, carpet stains are a way of life. The trick is finding a carpet spot remover that actually works. I’m here to tell you this stuff is amazing!

 

Gotta Love Amazon’s Q+As

Makes me wonder what Questioner #1 is doing in their spare time… Then again, I don’t think I really want to know.

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By |2018-01-28T16:54:34-04:00February 8th, 2018|Funnies, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

How to Fix Google Chrome Problem with Second Screen Mouse Pointer Offset and Addons Issues

Google Chrome has some hinky issues with handling 2nd screen monitors and addon issues with mouse clicks not lining up. There are also issues with extension icons not working for multiple monitor setup.

You’ll read recommendations about disabling the hardware accelerator. Before you go there. Try this solution.

From your Start Menu, select “This PC” and then follow the rest of these instructions.

Instructions for fixing Chrome mouse issues

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By |2017-12-29T09:59:25-04:00January 11th, 2018|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

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 |2017-12-13T13:54:36-04:00December 13th, 2017|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments
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