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Roku TV

Let me start this by saying I prefer the Amazon Fire Stick over the Roku streaming device. I also prefer the Amazon fire stick over the 55” Roku Smart TV my hubby bought for himself for his birthday. Don’t get me wrong, the TCL Roku TV is an impressive piece of technology, although too large [...]

Hulu

Well, I’ve gone and done it. I signed up with Hulu as my PlayStation Vue replacement. With all of the streaming TV services out there, my two finalists were YouTube TV and Hulu. As you can see, Hulu won. The inability to watch YouTube TV on my Amazon Fire tablet coupled with the need to [...]

RIP PlayStation Vue

Yesterday I found out that PlayStation Vue will discontinue its streaming TV services effect 1/30/2020. No, I didn’t learn this from PlayStation Vue, I learned it from my brother who doesn’t even use PlayStation Vue. Who knows, maybe PlayStation Vue will share the news with those of us who don’t follow their blog on the [...]

PlayStation Vue vs YouTube TV

In an attempt to further reduce my cable bill (my cable cord wasn’t thoroughly cut), I’ve been toying with switching from PlayStation Vue to YouTube TV. Some time ago I wrote about cutting the cord using PlayStation Vue. Unfortunately, if you have a sports fan in your house, cutting the cord isn’t so simple. It’s [...]

Instagram

This post will tell you just how low-tech I am. I’m almost too embarrassed to write it, but I’m figuring there’s at least one other old timer out there that wanted to know how to solve this dilemma (without involving our sometimes techno-smug children). I’ll make this short and sweet. The Instagram Problem As the [...]

Battery Charge

A few months ago (November 2018) I bought an Amazon HD 10 Fire tablet. I love the tablet. It’s quick, relatively inexpensive (compared to my now defunct overpriced Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1). The fire tablet’s integration with Amazon’s videos and downloaded books made my life easy. In addition to its seamless integration with my downloaded [...]

Data Breach

Another data breach was recently reported. Rather than re-write what someone else has covered in much more detail than I can, I’ll link to the article, The 773 Million Record “Collection #1” Data Breach, by Troy Hunt. Mr. Hunt has an impressive resume. As taken from the about page from his website, Have I Been [...]

Blokada

I want to begin this post by saying thank you to Rita M. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have investigated the Blokada app. What is Blokada? Blokada is a free open source ad blocking app that works on Android devices, including the Amazon Fire Stik (unfortunately, it does not work on iOS). It [...]

No More Terrarium TV

Terrarium TV, you have changed my life! It was about 18 short months ago when I first became aware of the movie streaming world. Back then I purchased and “jailbroke” my first Amazon Fire TV stick. Oh, what a newb I was. It’s been a long time since this grandma was a newbie at anything [...]

7Notes Icon

Imagine my surprise when I realized a stylus works with the Amazon Fire HD (Kindle). When I first got the Kindle I tried using the stylus from the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. It didn’t work so I figured my new tablet was not stylus enabled. Little did I realize there are two completely different stylus [...]