Alexa Features List of Amazon Echo Capabilities and Uses

The Amazon Echo speakers, including the Tap, Dot, and the original Echo and its 2nd generation incarnation, are jampacked with an ever-growing list of helpful Alexa features and skills. Further, all of these features help make our hectic days a little less hectic.  Some of the most useful Alexa features we’ve discovered follow. Physical Echo … Continue reading Alexa Features List of Amazon Echo Capabilities and Uses





Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To

Just got an HP laptop into the shop, and according to the customer, it’s Ethernet port is not working.  She’s unable to browse the web, and says that the network port has a light beside it that’s glowing solid amber. In this piece, we detail the steps we took to fix her Ethernet port not … Continue reading Fix Ethernet Port Not Working on Laptop, How To





Instant Pot WiFi Buttons Guide, Button Meanings

The versatile Instant Pot smart pressure cooker now has a WiFi enabled version.  With this, you can control the pot remotely, from any place you have internet access.  The Instant Pot app supports adjustment of some pressure cooker functions.  However many others you can access only on the cooker’s front panel.  So with that in … Continue reading Instant Pot WiFi Buttons Guide, Button Meanings





How to Reset Instant Pot WiFi Pressure Cooker

Here’s our instructions on how to factory reset Instant Pot Smart WiFi electric pressure cooker.  Factory resetting restores this appliance to factory default state.   Often, factory resetting fixes any strange behaviors you might see occasionally on this Instant Pot.  Resetting to factory default settings also erases any WiFi network info stored in this cooker. This … Continue reading How to Reset Instant Pot WiFi Pressure Cooker





Change WiFi on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Instructions

Let’s say you’ve previously set up your Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker.  That is, you created an Instant Pot account through their Instant Pot app, which means that you’ve also installed that app on your mobile device.  You also assigned your cooker a PIN, and it now shows up in the app’s  My Devices  list.  … Continue reading Change WiFi on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Instructions





How to Set Up Instant Pot Smart WiFi Pressure Cooker

When you get a new Instant Pot, it’s so tempting to just dive right in and make the best tasting recipes around, in the shortest time.  But note that this electric pressure cooker need some preps before you can use it to fullest advantage.  If you take the time to learn how to connect it … Continue reading How to Set Up Instant Pot Smart WiFi Pressure Cooker





Reset Button on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Cooker

The Instant Pot smart WiFi  reset button has several uses, everything from setting the cooking pressure level to moving between cooking parameter fields, to turning the pot’s WiFi interface ON and OFF.  Here, we explain where the reset button is, and briefly cover how to use it to factory reset your pressure cooker.  We do not … Continue reading Reset Button on Instant Pot Smart WiFi Cooker





Instant Pot Buttons, Smart WiFi, By Column

This piece describes button locations on Smart WiFi Instant Pot.  We list each button location by column.  Note that this post covers only button locations.  It neither describes what each button does, nor how to use it.  For that, please see our   Instant Pot WiFi Pressure Cooker Buttons Guide   that covers the whats and hows … Continue reading Instant Pot Buttons, Smart WiFi, By Column





Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360

In this piece, we look at why you’d set up Xbox port forwarding in your home router’s settings pages.  Port passing allows online games to talk though your router to other boxes on the internet. Further, Xbox port forwarding permits many internet functions on your Xbox One or Xbox 360 boxes.  Thus without it, many … Continue reading Xbox Port Forwarding, Xbox One, Xbox 360





Reset Echo Dot 1, How To Hard Factory Reset

This first release of the Echo Dot assistant is no longer the most recent version of this smart speaker. Thus, you may wish to reset it to get it ready to sell or gift to another. So in this piece, we cover how to reset the Echo Dot 1 back to factory default settings. How … Continue reading Reset Echo Dot 1, How To Hard Factory Reset