Selecting The Right Type Of Hard Drive For Your Needs

  When selecting the right type of hard drive for your needs, beyond speed, capacity, reliability, and any manufacturer preference, you should consider how you will use the drive itself.  For example:  Do you need a drive that will be installed in a desktop computer where the drive will be “on” most of the day,… Continue reading Selecting The Right Type Of Hard Drive For Your Needs

Fix WooCommerce Oops That Page Can’t Be Found Error

After a fresh install of core website programs, WordPress, WooCommerce, and WooCommerce’s Storefront, it was found that individual product pages were not loading.  Instead of producing a product picture, description, etc., all the individual product page displayed was the error message: Oops That Page Can’t Be Found.  Core and menu pages all seemed appropriately linked,… Continue reading Fix WooCommerce Oops That Page Can’t Be Found Error

Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo

Getting Started Several months ago, I “cut the cable” and unbundled my Internet, TV, and phone services from Spectrum.  Ooma was selected for the new phone service. At the heart of the Ooma service, is a little black box called the Telo. The Telo connects to my Internet router/modem via an Ethernet cable. A telephone… Continue reading Connect The Amazon Echo Connect To The Ooma Telo

WiFi Extender Setup

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WiFi Extender Setup:  The Basics What Is A WiFi Extender? Wifi Extenders (or Repeaters – synonyms at this point) wirelessly connect to an existing router to lengthen a wireless signal by amplifying and rebroadcasting it.  With enough power, proper location, and correct setup, a wifi extender can eliminate most, if not all, of the wifi signal… Continue reading WiFi Extender Setup

How To Buy A Computer On Ebay

I have purchased a number of computers, both new and used, from Sellers on Ebay. In each purchase, the computer arrived well protected in its shipping container, and was in its advertised condition and specifications. As with any computer, adopting the machine to my needs often takes some configuring. Each computer made this transition fine,… Continue reading How To Buy A Computer On Ebay

Fix OS X Damaged Applications Warnings From Gatekeeper

Sometimes, Gatekeeper is not your friend… After installing a new program on my Mac Mini/Sierra media server, the program was verified by Mac’s Gatekeeper program.  Apparently, the program failed the verification, as I got the dreaded error message:  “Program Name is damaged and can’t be opened.  You should move it to the Trash.”  This seemed… Continue reading Fix OS X Damaged Applications Warnings From Gatekeeper

Use A HDTV As A Computer Monitor

For A  HDTV Computer Monitor, Size Does Matter You can use an HDTV as ac computer monitor with varying  degrees of success.  I know this statement sounds ambiguous.  This ambiguity stems from pixel density: simply put, the number of pixels used in a square inch on your screen.  TVs are designed to be seen from… Continue reading Use A HDTV As A Computer Monitor

Marry Logitech Harmony Hub To Amazon Echo

Logitech Harmony Hub Amazon Echo Dot   Speak To Reach Harmony Linking Logitech’s Harmony Hub to Amazon’s Echo allows you to use Alexa (Amazon’s voice activated digital assistant) to “open” and “close” any activities you created for your Harmony hub/App/Remote application.  Simply say, “Alexa, turn on the TV”, and your TV and all components you… Continue reading Marry Logitech Harmony Hub To Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo Dot 2 Review

What Is The Echo Dot 2? The Echo Dot 2 (or 2nd Generation) from Amazon, is a remarkable hockey-puck shaped device that you simply “speak” to, and it will attempt to answer your questions, and get pre-programmed things working (think home automation: lights, thermostat, coffee maker, locks, etc.). The Echo Dot 2 sells for $49.99.… Continue reading Amazon Echo Dot 2 Review

Putting VirtualBox To Work

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What is VirtualBox? The simplest description of VirtualBox is that it is software that allows you to run another operating system (OS X, Unix, Linux, Windows, and others) in a “window”on your computer. This “window” becomes, in almost every aspect, another computer, and is commonly called a Virtual Machine (or VM). Depending upon how the… Continue reading Putting VirtualBox To Work