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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 [...]

Libby

I can’t believe I haven’t written about one of my favorite apps, Libby. Libby is a must-have app if you love to read. Whether you listen to audio books or read ebooks, Libby is the app for you. The best part about it is it’s free! All you need is a device, the app and [...]

Keyboards

I’m finicky when it comes to keyboards. I have several computer keyboards that I rotate. I rotate them based on need and preference. If I could find one keyboard to meet all of my needs, I wouldn’t have to rotate them. Unfortunately, I haven’t found that one perfect keyboard…or so I thought!. With the recent [...]

Amazon HD Tablet

This grandma has a new tablet. It’s the Amazon Fire HD 10. I made sure to get the one without “Special Offers.” Jeeze Loueeze! The thought of purchasing a tablet with built-in advertisements gets my goat. Anyway, I got the 64 GB (expandable up to 256 GB) version of the tablet. I also got it [...]

Samsung Galaxy Note

When the screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 does not illuminate, its difficult to use the device. After having spent money a few months ago to fix the tablet’s charging port, I didn’t want to send it to the repair shop without doing everything I could to fix the screen’s non-illumination problem. I’ve had [...]

Aukey FM Transmitter

The Aukey FM transmitter solved my non-Bluetooth audio sound quality problem. While I love driving my almost 20-year-old Chevy Express, I do wish it had a Bluetooth compatible radio (that’s on my “to purchase” list, but takes a back seat to more important things). Several months ago, I wrote about my trials and errors with [...]