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iPhone 7 Migration: Notifications

Another oddity about moving to a new iPhone. Some notifications make the move while other don’t, and I don’t know why. Came home to see that an Amazon shipment scheduled for Wednesday had already arrived today, but I wasn’t notified on my iPhone. Well, I was…on my iPhone 6. It had all the Amazon notifications […]

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Apple Airport Express 802.11g Rides Again

I’ve had the older 802.11g Apple Airport Express sitting in a box unused for a few years. Ever since Apple updated its Airport Utility management software to ignore this older model, it essentially became unusable. Until now… Well, I guess this solution has been out there for some time, but I only stumbled upon it yesterday. […]

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Daisy Chaining DisplayPort Displays

Bye VGA, bye DVI. Got Dell UltraSharp U2515H displays that only have HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. But there’s this “weird” DisplayPort that wasn’t working for me…until I learned that it’s an ouput for DisplayPort, not an input. But why would a monitor need an output port? So you can daisy chain them. Yup, I learned […]

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Apple Watch Stand Shopping

Looking for a stand for my Apple Watch. Right now, the best selling stand on Amazon is a bamboo block cut to hold the watch and an iPhone. Kinda cool and very affordable, but I’m looking for something a little more modern looking, so I’m going with the still-affordable LXORY XStand. It’s that orange highlights […]

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Learning How to Brew a Wii

I had never come across this before and only recently inherited an used Nintendo Wii, but it looks like the Wii still has some tricks left. Released in 2006 and discontinued in 2013, the Wii hardware supports other uses like running emulators of other gaming consoles. By modding the Wii with the Homebrew Channel, users […]

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Amazon Alexa Devices – Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap

Joining the Amazon Echo device is the new Amazon Tap and Echo Dot. All of these are powered by Alexa and have me interested. The original Echo does it all from a fixed location. The Tap is like a mobile Echo since it’s battery powered but you do need to touch/tap it before it pays […]

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Can’t Rebuild the Database for Mac Outlook 2016

My Mac Outlook 2016 (aka Version 15) has been running real slow so I wanted to rebuild its database to clean up any nagging issues. Holding down the Option key while starting up Outlook 2016 does nothing. There’s a reason for that – there is no database to rebuild anymore. According to this Microsoft Office […]

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TVPad No Longer

Well that explains it. Legal action has taken down the service provided by TVPad. So all those TVPad channels are no longer working. Even changing the DNS server is no longer a workaround. So it’s no longer beware the TVPad. It’s now don’t buy the TVPad.

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My Pebble Rocks On

Yes, my Pebble watch rocks on still. After a display on the fritz and a broken band, I though the transition to the AppleWatch was inevitable. But not so fast. An inquiry to Pebble’s customer service led me to a replacement unit at no cost. No cost! Even after originally backing the project on Kickstarter […]

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