IPod Touch Screen Lock Problem

There are two functions that the 3rd generation Apple iPod Touch Screen Lock feature provides in version 5.1.1 of iOS: Input disabled.  When the screen locks, further touch screen input is not accepted until you unlock it. Backlight extinguished.  Also, there’s a power-saving feature incorporated into this lock mechanism.  After the screen locks and goes … Continue reading IPod Touch Screen Lock Problem





How to Restart Samsung Galaxy J7 Android Phone

In this piece, we run though how to restart TracFone Samsung Galaxy J7 Sky Pro Android phone. You might do this to fix strange behaviors on this smart phone, or to answer the weekly prompts to restart it to maintain reliable operation.  There’s no physical Restart button on the Sky Pro. So restarting it is … Continue reading How to Restart Samsung Galaxy J7 Android Phone





Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review

The Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone and iPad Cable line is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available.  We paid nearly $22 for ours at Lowe’s, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords. But its construction, larger size of connectors, and thicker wires make this Axcel charger … Continue reading Axcel Lightning Cable for iPhone Review





Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses Instructions

We’ve worn eyeglasses with anti reflective coatings for over two decades.  In that time, we got advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them.  Cleaning anti reflective eyeglasses is easy once you know how to do it.  So here, we show that.  We teach how safely handle them and which cleaners work best. … Continue reading Cleaning Anti Reflective Eyeglasses Instructions





Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review

We avidly drink green tea.  Well over fifteen years now.  So we often keep electric kettles like the   Chef’s Choice Cordless Electric Kettle 677 2 (6772)   on the kitchen counter for quick and efficient heating of the water. The stainless steel finish is attractive and modern looking, and resists tea stains as well. The … Continue reading Chef’s Choice 677 2 Electric Kettle Review





Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe





Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions

We often sync our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled with iTunes on our computer.  But we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking.  So, we wanted to change it before attempting another iPod sync.  The following procedure did this for us. Setting Default System … Continue reading Setting Default Voice in Windows 8 Instructions





Netgear WN802T V2 Wireless-N Access Point Review

Akin to one component in a stereo component system, the  Netgear WN802T V2 Wireless-N Access Point   is one such component in a highly modular computer wireless networking system. Netgear WN802T V2 Wireless-N Access Point WN802T V2 Review While it does not offer cable or DSL modem functions, routing functions from WAN to LAN networks, or … Continue reading Netgear WN802T V2 Wireless-N Access Point Review





Denon S 32 WiFi Internet Radio Music System Review

Rich full stereo sound. Over 16,000 Internet radio stations to choose from. An AM / FM radio too. Plus, a full-function remote control.  In short, these key features describe the 2007 vintage Denon S 32 internet radio and wireless network music system. This high fidelity system has an easy-to-ready back lit LCD display.  Its high … Continue reading Denon S 32 WiFi Internet Radio Music System Review





Honeywell RLV310A Line Voltage Thermostat Review

We purchased two of these Honeywell line voltage digital thermostat RLV310A  units for the electric baseboard heaters around our home. At a cost of about $30 from Lowe’s home improvement center, the price seemed okay.  Indeed, the RLV310A has proven highly reliable and trouble-free.  It’s an excellent electric heating thermostat (t-stat). The RLV310A is lots quieter. That is, it … Continue reading Honeywell RLV310A Line Voltage Thermostat Review