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

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 mix. With the 2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Wagon  I can now throw “performance” into the mix of adjectives describing Volvo. The 2015.5 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design, in my opinion, is all about conquering the various aspects… [more]

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

Blogger Warning: LLT Consulting Banner Ad Scam

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 Consulting company” who said they wanted to place banner ads on my website, stating they could "pay up to $950.00/month.” Wow, I thought, that’s a pretty high rate. But… [more]

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The NETGEAR AC750 WiFi Range Extender Solved My Yosemite WiFi Problems

There is a little WiFi “bug” going around that is affecting some Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite) users. It seems that some people’s machines (both old and new) who upgraded to Yosemite are having issues connecting to their WiFi environment. It turns out that I have one machine (one that I just repaired) that is affected by #WiFiGate where WiFi connections are being dropped or have incredibly slow (dial-up speed) connections. While I have been testing just about every “fix” that people are posting,… [more]

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How to Reset the TeamViewer ID After Cloning a Mac

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 can actually set up a free account - I highly recommend this service). So one of the first things that I do is to configure TeamViewer on any machine that I may need to provide remote… [more]

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

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 their ear as they turned into little zombies. While I think a little bit of screen time is ok, there are times when it is not. So, we needed a place to store them where they couldn’t get ahold of them. At home, we have… [more]

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

Taking the Family High Road in the 2014 Toyota Highlander

December 4, 2014
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When my kids were toddlers, the minivan was the vehicle of choice with it essentially being a house on wheels. We even removed one of the seats and put a fake polar bear rug on the ground to make diaper changes a bit more cozy. Fast forward almost a decade and our mini van is […]

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Drones, Beats and Radio Shack Means #GiftSmart Shopping

December 1, 2014
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Who doesn’t like when holiday gifts arrive early! And normally, you just stick those gifts under the tree or save them to open at the appropriate time, but in this case, I needed to open the package right away. The funny thing is, I knew what the gift contained and who it was from. But […]

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How to Fix Mac Office 2011 Crashing in Yosemite [UPDATED]

November 24, 2014

Recently, my  version of Office for Mac (Office 2011), started crashing on my MacBook Pro. Every time I launched Word, Excel or PowerPoint, the app would crash after a few seconds with an error asking if I wanted to recover my work, reopen the Office app and send the error to Microsoft. It didn’t matter […]

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10 Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

November 22, 2014
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When Apple releases new hardware and software, often times some of the newer features go un-noticed. People are generally used to doing things their own way…which is usually the “old” way. With the introduction of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus recently, new chips and screen sizes have enabled new features for those lucky owners […]

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The Unu UltraPak Gives Fast Charging Power To Go

November 15, 2014
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From tablets to smartphones to other digital gadgets, people’s biggest complaint is always batterylife. Until new battery technology comes in to play, you either have to always be in search of a plug or carry something that can provide you with a recharge on the go. There are lots of battery packs or cases out […]

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13 Tips to Optimize Your Mac After Yosemite Installation [UPDATED]

October 23, 2014
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As most of us know, Apple’s latest operating system Yosemite (10.10), a free upgrade from Apple, is now available. And with it come a lot of nice new features, visuals and enhancements. But, as with any upgrade, there is always the possibility of having issues. While I had been running the Developer Preview on my […]

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Drowning out the Noise – iHome iB50 Noise Canceling Headphones

October 10, 2014
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Someday, some creative inventor will design some noise canceling headphones that removes office conversations or screaming kids completely. Until then, we will have to survive with noise canceling headphone that simply remove droning background noise that happen in airplanes or on trains. I don’t travel much, so I wasn’t able to test this out on […]

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