December 12, 2017
I ordered an Acer Chromebox 15 for Christmas and prior to ordering I did some research and watched the following video. I have always been a Windows user; however, as we continue to tread down that path of computer technology, I am finding that most of what I do on the computer these days is strictly internet based. I have found that nearly all people that I know who use a computer at home are using it to strictly browse the web and really for nothing else. If you fall into that category, then what you may not know is that you can save a lot of money and tech headaches by going with a Chromebook.
By definition, a Chromebook is a “laptop that runs Google’s Chrome operating system and Chrome Web browser. Providing a total Web-based operating environment, all applications are downloaded from the Web, and although an Internet connection is mandatory, some apps may run offline as well“.
If interested in exploring a Chromebook, [ CLICK HERE ] to see the various Chromebook options at Amazon. If you get really serious, go to a local Walmart or Best Buy and play around with one. Very inexpensive and simple to use (and maintain) compared to the typical Windows based computer.
Acer Chromebook 15 Unboxing & Hands On
SOURCE: Amazon – Acer Chromebook 15
December 7, 2017
There is an abundance of “excellent” sounding speaker and stereo systems out there that people end of disposing of because those systems lack the bluetooth wireless technology where you can stream music from your smartphone (or tablet). My advice to you is this: Do not dispose of your speakers or sound system; especially if it is a system of excellent sound quality and especially if it is a system that you have an emotional attachment to. There is a very simple (and inexpensive) solution to this problem. It is called a “bluetooth audio adapter”…
For example, I have an older Bose tabletop audio system that is of older technology, that still sounds as good as the day I purchased it; however, it lacks the ability to stream music from my smartphone via bluetooth. To remedy this problem, I purchased a bluetooth audio adapter, by Logitech (see below), that connected to the “audio in” jack on the Bose unit. The adapter came with its own power cord and an audio cord that can be used either via the RCA or 3.5mm jacks. After connecting the bluetooth adapter to my Bose unit and powering it up, it was just the matter of pairing the adapter with my phone. I was literally up and running in minutes and now I have an endless source of music that can be steamed and played through my Bose unit.
If you want to explore other adapters, there is a link provided below that will redirect you to Amazon to look at the choices. I went with Logitech due to Logitech being a commonly known brand name.
As I indicated, the adapter I ended up going with was the “Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Streaming” (at Amazon of course). Click on the links below to see the reviews (which is over 3,200 reviews).
Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Streaming
- Bluetooth Audio Adapter: Makes your speakers Bluetooth for streaming music from your smartphone or tablet
- Multipoint Bluetooth connectivity: Simultaneously pair your smartphone and tablet and stream music from either one
- Easy pairing and automatic re-pairing: Pair your device to the adapter once with a single button press and you’re done
- Long-range wireless: Stream music from up to 15 meters (50 feet) away from your speakers
- Works with most speakers: Plugs into any powered PC speakers, home stereo systems and A/V receivers using RCA or 3.5 mm jacks. This product is a receiver ONLY, not a transmitter.
REVIEWS FOR: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Adapter for Bluetooth Streaming
OTHER BLUETOOTH AUDIO ADAPTERS: “CLICK HERE”
November 29, 2017
I do have to laugh. We initially started with “Black Friday that has basically turned into “Black November” : ) … Then came “Cyber Monday”; and, now I notice Amazon is pushing this further to “Cyber Monday Deals Week”… Anyhow, if you missed out on a deal on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, click on the “Cyber Monday Deals Week” to see what they got…
SOURCE: Amazon – Cyber Monday Deals Week
November 24, 2017
Here is a listing of the Top Ten “Best Selling” Software at Amazon. These listings are helpful when making decisive purchases.
SOURCE: Amazon – Best Sellers (Software)
November 14, 2017
I am a big Amazon user… Not so much to buy, but to research and make price comparisons. Listed below is an updated listing of Amazon’s “Hot New Releases” that is a summary of these new releases storewide. If you review the list you will notice there is everything from electronics to who knows what. I have also posted this list under the tab, labeled Tech Deals, at the top of the blog.
SOURCE: Amazon – Hot New Releases (Storewide)
November 3, 2017
The advantage of an unlocked cell phone is that they are typically carrier-friendly and work with all major carrier networks domestically or abroad. I have always purchased unlocked phones in the event I need to change carriers and typically swapping out the SIMs card is all that is required. You can often save a lot of money this way if you can afford to pay for the phone up front. If interested in exploring what is available in unlocked phones, here is a listing of best sellers at Amazon.
BEST SELLERS – Unlocked Cell Phones
October 30, 2017
Here is the most recent listing of most wished for computer & accessory products at Amazon. This list is compiled by people placing items they would like on a wish list and/or a registry…
SOURCE: Amazon – Most Wished For (Computers & Accessories)