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Oh, (Scan)Snap!

That's what my daughter tells me when someone has gotten the best of me (again). But in this case, I have gotten the best of something else. 15 years of paperwork! Collecting dust on my shelves, in boxes and overflowing filing cabinets. Poof! Gone. In 3 days. How? I...

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix (or upgrade) Windows.

Windows 10 – the Grand Revolution. All the features you want (that Apple already had). Cortana (the name and voice of the AI in the videogame Halo, developed by ex-Mac programmers), multiple desktops, integrated apps and features, huzzah. All new. Well my PC told me...

Gimme Some Ooma

In a continuing effort to reduce our cable bill, I recently decided to switch our home phone service to VoIP service. A long time ago, I tried Vonage, and was not happy at all with the service – voice quality was bad and it didn't work with my security system, not to...

The Brush Off

Braun Oral-B Professional Care 1000 vs. Phillips Sonicare Essence 5600Did you ever have those dreams where your teeth for one reason or another would fall out of your mouth? I did. And while I haven't been perfect about my dental hygiene, I do try to brush twice a...

Do Me a Solid (State Drive)

Acronyms, we are bombarded by them, especially in the tech world. Sometimes to the degree that they don't even register anymore. But there has been one that I have been keeping on my tech radar for a while and that is SSD. It stands for Solid State Drive. And...

The Quest for Security (Part 2)

I know my previous post was a bit silly, but it got across the essentials of my search. Now down to the nitty gritty because I want you to be sure to have all the details here.The package from SimpliSafe arrived in a couple of days, pretty darn fast. It was in a plain...

The Quest for Security

Gather 'round the fire, my friends, warm yourselves and I will tell you a story. A story about how I, as leader of my clan, was able to protect my home from the Outsiders – the ones that threaten my family, my home, and my stuff. It was a magical time, a time when...

Apple, Watch… Out!

I just finished watching a rebroadcast of the Apple Keynote. iPhone 6 and 6+, Apple Pay, Apple Watch. Cool products. For someone else.It took me longer than most of you to get a smart phone. Why? You’d think that since I run a business that requires the use of a...

Battle Theme of the Republic (Wireless)

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is... or is it? My eldest daughter's boyfriend (let's call him Pete) was bragging on this new company, Republic Wireless, for a while even before he decided to try them out. They offer a unique product – the ability to...