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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 (Amazon affiliate link) is an impressive piece of technology, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hands Free

Recently I purchased an older car. When I say old, I mean old. It’s a 1999 Chevy Express Conversion van that’s in great condition. I love it, but I’ve got to admit, modern technology has crept into my everyday life. As such, the one thing this vehicle is missing is Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free driving. [...]