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NETGEAR’s Arlo Q Rounds Out Video Security with Wired-power HD Camera Offering [Review]

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Safety, Security, Sponsored, Technologyby Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Q – a high-definition WiFi security camera with 2-way audio, night vision and free cloud storage. And it’s powered by a wall plug!

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Parent & Child Drones, Drone Safety Tips & Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone Review

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Safety, Sponsored, Technology, Videoby Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of the Parrot Bebop & MiniDrone as well as drone safety tips. The MIniDrone is ideal for learning & teaching while the Bebop is more advanced.

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Ding Dong: Ring Doorbell Brings Wireless Video & Voice to your Door

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Safety, Security, Technologyby Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Review of the Ring doorbell which gives you a motion detection video camera with 2-way voice dialog and a doorbell that rings anywhere you are connected.

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Don’t Restrict Your Child’s Smartphone, Instead Discover via Monitoring with AT&T Smart Limits

In Cellular, Family, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networking, Software, Sponsored, Technologyby Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Instead of restricting children’s smartphone usage, use AT&T Smart Limits to monitor and make discoveries for later discussion. Here’s how.

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

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Safety, Security, Technologyby Michael Sheehan5 Comments

Review of the NETGEAR Arlo video security system, an easy-to-setup, no-wires, HD camera security system for your home or business.

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Blogger Warning: LLT Consulting Banner Ad Scam

In General, Safety, Securityby Michael Sheehan87 Comments

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 when you get these types of “offers,” as a blogger, you need to be very careful about …

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Parents Guide to Social Media Apps Used by Kids

In Application, Family, General, HTD Tech Tip, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networkingby Michael Sheehan6 Comments

I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some commentary on how they are dangerous (or not) for kids – essentially, a Parents Guide to Social Media apps used by kids. As my kids are either in the social media age or quickly entering, I definitely do have some opinions. But, I don’t want to be alarmist. There are a lot of factors that determine whether or not a particular …

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Less “Stranger Danger” – Kik Messenger Updates App Over Privacy Concerns

In Android, Apple, Application, Family, General, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networking, Software, Tech Newsby Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the “dangerous” combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn’t know about Kik nor how the “Kik me at” functionality was working with Instagram. Over 2 years later, Kik Messenger has taken a new approach to privacy and how strangers can or cannot interact with users. I received an early briefing on the new version of Kik Messenger and while I haven’t actually had hands-on experience with the app, what has been outlined seems to be potentially a …

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“OnStar? I’d Like to Get a Tour of Detroit!” #ConnectedByOnStar Event

In Auto, Consumer Electronics, Event, General, Opinion, Safety, Securityby Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Now I get it. Now I understand why so many people choose GM vehicles like Buick. It’s because these vehicles come equipped with OnStar. OnStar is like having your own personal, 24×7 co-pilot and concierge on-call.  For the past couple of days, I have been not only immersed within all things OnStar and Buick, but also was able to experience the revitalization efforts underway within The Motor City – Detroit. From visits to secret underground labs to jazz clubs to racing down the streets of Detroit racking up scavenger hunt points, OnStar gave a group of us an experience never …