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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, Technology by 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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How To Replace a MacBook Pro Keyboard after a Liquid Spill

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Technology, Video by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

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 it. A row of keys wasn’t working nor was the space bar. With some help from iFixIt.com (guides and parts), I was able to replace a MacBook Pro Keyboard. The process is NOT easy, in fact, I would be very careful attempting to do this type of …

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

In Application, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Technology by Michael Sheehan4 Comments

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 fully understand it. Another part of me had a feeling that more was to come. I was actually smart in holding off. And actually, the changes kept coming from Dish. So I figured that I would draw a line in the sand and write about …

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Drones, Beats and Radio Shack Means #GiftSmart Shopping

In Audio, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Technology by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

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 that didn’t matter, I couldn’t wait to play…er…let my kids play with these #GiftSmart items from Radio Shack. Underneath the appropriately red ribbon and nestled in the box were three items found at Radio Shack, specifically, the 2.4GHz RC Surveyor Drone ($59.99) and the Beats by …

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10 Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users

In Apple, Cellular, Gadgets, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPhone, Software, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

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 of the new iOS large screen devices. I have compiled a list of 10 Tips for iPhone 6/6 Plus Users that may help you get an even better experience out of your large-screen device. 10 Tips for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Users 10 Tips …

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The Unu UltraPak Gives Fast Charging Power To Go

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Technology by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

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 there (I have reviewed a few), but you always have to wait around to charge them up. This is where the Unu UltraPak differentiates itself. This is not just a rechargible battery…well it is…but it’s a more efficient process. For starters, it has two USB slots to charge two …

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

In Apple, Fix It, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Technology by Michael Sheehan95 Comments

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 MacBook Air and had not encountered any issues, when I upgraded my 2010 MacBook Pro, I started noticing that it was slow, laggy and simply not performing the way it had under Mavericks (the previous Apple OS). So, I decided to do some research and …

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Review & Giveaway: Honeywell WiFi Smart Thermostat (RTH9580)

In Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Giveaway, Hardware, How To, Technology by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

A little over a year ago, I installed a Honeywell WiFi Thermostat in my home, replacing one of those traditional, “dumb” thermostats that typically comes with a furnace or air conditioner. It was great being able to not only remotely connect to my home’s heating and cooling to turn it on and off, but also using the smart heating and cooling configurations, I was able to set a temperature and a time I wanted the temperature to be at and know that by the scheduled time, the temperature would be at the proper setting. Fast forward about a year, and …

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How To Install a New Hard Drive & Battery into a 2010 MacBook Pro

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, Fix It, Gadgets, General, Hardware, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Technology, Video by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

There comes a day in the life of every laptop when it simply isn’t running as efficiently as it could be. This day came to my 2010 MacBook Pro recently when I looked to see that it only had about 18 GB of hard drive space left and the battery was only able to hold a charge for about an hour and a half. There are many things that you can do to breath a bit of extra life into your laptop. You can add more RAM which always provides additional help. You can delete files to free up hard …