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





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





Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Screen

Now and again, we’ve noted that the touch screen responsiveness on the iPod Touch MC011LL disappears.  E.g. Touching and moving the finger across the screen produces no action from the iPod.  Thus, you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only way we find to fix this and unfreeze the screen, … Continue reading Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Screen





Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player Instructions

A hard reset of the iPod Touch restores all settings to default values.  Plus, you can reset the Touch without a computer. Here’s how. Hard Reset iPod Touch Instructions, Step by Step Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. Warning! But, restoring does schedule a media … Continue reading Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player Instructions





Changing WiFi on Victor Reader Stream New Generation

Here we give instructions for changing the WiFi network on the Victor Reader Stream New Generation eBook player. Changing WiFi on Victor Reader Stream Intro The Victor Reader Stream New Generation media player adds many wireless functions. You can do the following. Download firmware updates directly to it without a personal computer. Play internet radio … Continue reading Changing WiFi on Victor Reader Stream New Generation





Reset Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker Instructions

Here, we give reset Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker instructions that return the speaker to its default factory settings. Resetting the Wonderboom speaker wipes any paired Bluetooth devices from memory. Clearing this data prevents the Wonderboom from connecting to any nearby BT devices after the reset. Further, you might reset to ready the Wonderboom for sale or … Continue reading Reset Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker Instructions





Sony MDR 7506 Headphones Review, Studio Monitor

We owned the Sony MDR-7506 headphones for almost two decades.  Thus we’ve played them on lots of CD players, headphone amps, iPods, mixing boards, USB audio interfaces, and stereo receivers.  Our overall experience with the 7506 has been quite good.  So here we offer our Sony MDR 7506 headphones review. We detail and sum up … Continue reading Sony MDR 7506 Headphones Review, Studio Monitor





Sony MDR V500 Studio Monitor Headphones Review

We owned the Sony MDR-V500 Studio Monitor Headphones  for twenty years. In those decades, we used them with many CD players, iPods, mixing boards, headphone amps, and stereo receivers.  Here, we discuss our experience with them, along with the good and bad points about them we found. Sony MDR-V500 Studio Monitor Headphones Summary These dynamic earphones … Continue reading Sony MDR V500 Studio Monitor Headphones Review





Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review

The Belkin Isolator surge protector, model F5C980-TEL is a diamond of surge suppressing power strips.  Why?  Because it not only guards against voltage spikes and electrical noise arriving via the power line.  But it also cuts inter-device noise transfer, between devices  plugged into it. Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Intro First of all, the Belkin … Continue reading Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review





How to Clean CDs and DVDs, Tips, Advice

We’ve worn glasses with anti reflective, anti glare coatings for many years. We also have thousands of CDs and DVDs.  We find that both glasses and discs get dirty or damaged from about the same dirt sources. These include oily fingerprints, dust, and scratches.  So both discs and glasses demand the same gentle cleaning methods … Continue reading How to Clean CDs and DVDs, Tips, Advice