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Rii i8+ Mini Keyboard

The Rii i8+ mini keyboard has made navigating around my Amazon Fire TV Stick a lot easier. If you’re using the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Kodi, Terrarium TV or any of the other streaming services, you know how cumbersome using the Fire Stick remote can be. Searching for movies by title or actor requires [...]

Recently I became aware of another free movie/TV streaming service called Terrarium TV. I happened to be browsing around in an online forum reading about the problems Kodi folks were having when I came across one comment that was a game changer. The comment was from a person who had used Kodi and switched to [...]

Dragon vs. Docs

My goal was to perform an unscientific experiment to test the transcription accuracy of both Google Docs and Dragon NaturallySpeaking. I wanted to see if the expensive Dragon NaturallySpeaking was more accurate than the free Google Doc’s Voice Typing feature. How I Performed the Transcription Experiment Here is a listing of the equipment I used [...]

Blue Silicone Keyboard

After 2 years of using silicone keyboards, they are still my preferred keyboard for typing. As a blogger and sometimes writer, I have several keyboards and typewriters (yes, I’m that old). The silicone keyboards have outlasted some of my more expensive and feature-rich keyboards.  I paid less than $20 for my keyboard and they’re even [...]

Transcribe Recorded Dictation with Google Docs

Imagine my elation when I found out I could use Google Docs to transcribe recorded dictation. I couldn’t believe it. I knew it had the capability to transcribe voice to text, but to transcribe pre-recorded utterances? Well, that’s a horse of a different color. As a writer I often use voice recognition software. My software [...]

Waze App

This Low Tech Grandma is blazing a new trail by learning how to use the WAZE app.  It’s a freely available turn-by-turn navigation app. I feel like I’m in the big league now.  The WAZE navigation app helped me to navigate a 933 mile road trip.  WAZE not only got me to my destination and [...]

Chrome

When I realized it was possible to install Google Chrome on an Amazon Fire TV Stick, it was the answer to several of my dilemmas. Prior to the Fire Stick I used Roku. What I liked about the Roku was the mirroring feature. It allowed me to cast whatever I had on my tablet or [...]

Misfit Mods

What I love and hate about technology is the minute you have things figured out, there’s an update, upgrade, new build or new version…in other words, it screws things up and you have to recalibrate your brain in order to learn the new version and working with Misfit Mods is no different. My love/hate relationship [...]

No More Spying

Now that I have the Amazon Fire TV Stick and am able to watch a ton of movies, I decided to get a VPN to hinder the tracking of my viewing pleasure. Not only that, I’ve come to find out that cable companies can not only track my online usage, but they are allowed to sell [...]

Jailbreak Fire Stick

Back in January or February of this year I was told about the Amazon Fire Stick and the fact that it could be modified to stream movies, sports and live TV for free. The modification is known as “jail breaking.”  The person telling me about jail breaking the Amazon Fire TV Stick had been using [...]