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In the last post, I provided instructions on how I downloaded Google Chrome onto an Amazon Fire TV Stick. In that post, I also provided instructions for downloading an app that enables the Fire Stick remote to serve as a computer mouse. Now that you’ve installed Chrome and it’s accompanying mouse, I feel it necessary [...]

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 screen mirroring feature. It allowed me to cast whatever I had on my tablet [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The recent Craigslist flag really has me stumped. I’ve been buying and selling items on Craigslist for several years. A lot of the refurbished furniture in my house was purchased on Craigslist. In addition to the items I refurbished and kept, I was able to refurbish and sell many pieces. Last month I put two [...]

Never did I ever think there would come a time when this grandma would not going shopping without her smartphone (being the late comer to the smartphone party that I am). I don’t necessarily need it so much for phone conversations or texting although I’ve done both on occasion. What I really use the phone [...]

My goodness, how children’s entertainment has changed. I remember many years ago when my kids were young, we used VHS tapes so they could watch their favorite shows. We watched shows such as the dreaded Barney, The Big Comfy Couch, Veggie Tales, Muppets and Wee Sing. On our bookshelf, we dedicated a couple of shelves [...]

I’m a US citizen that recently went on a 10-day holiday across the pond to the UK. Before leaving the US I researched to see if my cell phone would work while overseas. I went to the Consumer Cellular site with fingers crossed looking for a way to use my cell phone outside of the United [...]

Unfortunately, there are more scams out there than anyone would like to imagine. Having been on the Internet for several years I think of myself as slightly tech savvy (yes, only slightly). I know how to spot the obvious scam. You know the ones I’m talking about, the one where the spelling is incorrect and [...]