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Top Tech Stocking Stuffers

Big-ticket electronics get all the attention, but these little extras are always appreciated.

5 years ago

Streaming Media Players: A Comparison Chart

A comparison of features between the Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, including price, supported content providers,…

5 years ago

Send Your Cable TV Signal Wirelessly to Another Room

Product review and how-to for systems that let you get cable/satellite programming on additional TV sets even if there are…

6 years ago

Save Your Sanity—And Your Ear Drums—with a Different Type of Smoke Detector

Learn how to stop your smoke alarm from going off by mistake by switching from an ionization to a photoelectric…

6 years ago

Three Tip Thursday: 02/16/17

Today's Three Tips: Multiple Account Pin Sharing, Outlook Search App, Deal on Tile Trackers

6 years ago

The Tech for Luddites Online Shopping Guide

A guide to help you find products and services recommended by T4L, with some money-saving tips thrown in for good…

6 years ago

My New Favorite Thing: 1-Foot Extension Cords

Tired of only being able to plug 3 devices into your 6-outlet power strip? Short extension cords to the rescue!

6 years ago

But Siriusly, Folks…

You always find things when you're not looking for them.

6 years ago

Amazon Fire Tablets: 4 Ways to Install Google Play Store Apps

Want an Android app that's not available in the Amazon App Store? Learn how to (maybe) get it for your…

7 years ago

Amazon Fire Tablets: Which One Is Right for You?

Amazon has released a lot of versions of their Fire tablet since it was first introduced in 2011. This post…

7 years ago

Amazon Fire Tablets: Pros and Cons

Fire tablets provide a lot of great features at affordable prices, but there are some drawbacks to them that you…

7 years ago

Amazon Alexa: What Is It and What Can You Do With It?

Amazon's voice-activated software works with a variety of devices to make them easier to use and provide additional capabilities.

7 years ago

Apple TV: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Apple TV family of streaming media players: Apple TV HD and Apple…

7 years ago

Google Chromecast: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Google Chromecast family of streaming media players: Google Chromecast and Google Chromecast…

7 years ago

Roku: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Roku family of streaming media players: Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming…

7 years ago

3 Inexpensive Gizmos That Saved Me from Expensive Upgrades (And Dreaded Waste)

These whozits and whatchamacallits have added new life to some old (and some VERY old) friends.

7 years ago

Throwback Thursday: Happy Ending for My Crappy Computer

Extended warranties are generally considered a bad deal, but this one worked out for me BIG TIME.

7 years ago