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How To Fix: Billing Problem with Family Member’s Purchase in iOS/Mac OS X

Just the other day, I tried to update my iOS apps on my iPhone and came across a bit of a cryptic error message. It said: “There is a billing problem with a family member’s previous purchase. Ask the family organizer to update their billing information.” This error occurred on both my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.3 as well as on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.3. So, I set out to attempt to correct. Initially, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be…until I discovered the quick and… [more]

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How To Restore a Previous Version of an iOS App

Have you ever wished that you could roll back or downgrade an iOS application running on your iPhone or iPad? You may want to do this because the newest version has issues or crashes all of the time. Or maybe you simply liked the previous version a bit more. Unfortunately there really isn’t a way that you can do this automatically via iTunes or on your iOS app. However, there is a way to restore previous versions of iOS apps, and it doesn’t take that much effort. Before you get all excited… [more]

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NETGEAR Arlo Security Camera – Look Ma, No Wires and It’s Super Easy to Install

I love webcams, not only for security reasons but also they connect me to your home so that I always know what is going on and what I am missing. My home is probably one of the most web camera-enabled ones in the neighborhood. I have installed some that use PowerLine technology where Internet-connectivity is passed through your electrical infrastructure and others that I use inside the house that are pretty much plug and play. I even have a couple tied into my security system. The new NETGEAR Arlo… [more]

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“Reading” – What You Need to Know about Reading by my 11-Year-Old

My 11-year-old daughter recently had an assignment to write 3-4 pages on a particular subject that was important to her and that she knew a lot about — “expert" topic writing. She chose a subject near and dear to her heart, reading. My daughter is a book lover. She devours them like they are going out of style or will be taken away from her. She considers herself an expert on reading. When she was finished, she wanted me to read it to check for anything that was strange or incorrect in… [more]

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How To Fix Repeating Black Boxes in a Row in Microsoft Word

This How-To article comes by way of a HighTechDad.com reader who had seen my Fix-It article, "How to Remove Little Black Square Paragraph Formatting & Page Break in Microsoft Word,” but had a completely different issue that seemed to be related. What she had encountered was a row of repeating black boxes within Microsoft Word and she couldn’t figure out what they meant nor how to fix it. Usually, a black box or square within Microsoft Word signifies some sort of formatting or a break… [more]

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Safety, Performance and Comfort Define the 2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Wagon

February 2, 2015
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My family and I have an unwritten love affair with Volvos. We have never owned one (apart from when I was about 6 years old), but we have always wanted one. Volvo has always been known as a safe car, and over the years, the quality and comfort has grown to be part of the […]

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Blogger Warning: LLT Consulting Banner Ad Scam

January 22, 2015
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I receive a lot of advertising and guest blogger solicitations on my site. To set the record straight, I don’t currently allow guest blogging and the advertisers I choose must be reputable, well-known, and/or part of a network. This morning I received an email via my contact form from a “Josephine Bergson” from “the LLT […]

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The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender Solved My Yosemite WiFi Problems

January 19, 2015
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Review of the NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender which can help fix Yosemite WiFi issues.

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How to Reset the TeamViewer ID After Cloning a Mac

December 30, 2014
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Recently, I set up a new MacBook Pro for my step-mom where I used Apple’s Migration Assistant to easily copy over all of her data, applications and preferences. One of the applications that I actually use on her machine is TeamViewer which is fanstanstic if you need to provide remote assistance to a Mac or PC (you […]

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Kids on Cell Phones Too Much? “Lock” Them in a Book #LifeHack

December 24, 2014
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As like many other parents out there, my wife and I constantly battle with our kids about their cell phones and when it is ok to use them. If left to roam freely, I’m sure our kids would be glued to the tiny glowing screens 24/7 with bits of their mushy brain running out of […]

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How To Replace a MacBook Pro Keyboard after a Liquid Spill

December 22, 2014
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Liquid and laptop keyboards are not a match made in heaven in any way. In fact, if you don’t act quickly, a liquid spill will fry out the circuitry in your laptop very quickly. I recently received a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (MBP) 15” with Retina display from a family member who spilled some coffee on […]

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I Hated Driving the 2015 BMW M3…Here’s Why!

December 21, 2014
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It’s not often that I really hate driving a car. But I just had to say it this time. I got to drive the 2015 BMW M3 for about ten days and I hated it. Honestly though, it really had nothing to do about the vehicle itself. I actually really loved the M3. It was the fact […]

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20 Things to “Jump” About DISH TV, Hoppers & Joeys

December 15, 2014
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Uh, this review is a bit overdue. Originally, I was going to write about DISH’s “new” Hopper and Joey hardware  I actually started this review back in September  2012. But for one reason or another, I kept holding off. Part of me wanted to really use this new hardware for a while in order to […]

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