How to Connect Sharp Smart TV to Internet

Sharp Smart TVs can run apps, as a tablet or smart phone does.  Many of these need internet access.  The Sharp Aquos HD TVs for example, get that access via a WiFi  network. You must connect them to the internet for their smart features to work.  Thus, when you first set up this TV, you … Continue reading How to Connect Sharp Smart TV to Internet





How to Stop a DVD from Skipping

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly two decades now.  Daily watching them has been a major time filler of our spare time.  Buying many used DVDs which are often scratched, we often see skipping DVDs.  So, the question of how to stop a DVD from skipping became important for us to answer.  We offer below the answers to … Continue reading How to Stop a DVD from Skipping





Hard Reset Alexa Echo Dot Instructions

The Alexa Echo Dot talking speakers need a hard reset every so often. This restores them to out-of-box, factory default state. Hard resetting them also fixes many weird behaviors they might show.  Resetting prepares them for sale or gifting. So here, we offer these hard reset Alexa Echo Dot instructions for the three current generations … Continue reading Hard Reset Alexa Echo Dot Instructions





JBL Go Bluetooth Speaker Charging Instructions

Charge the JBL Go Bluetooth wireless speakers (including the Go 1 and Go 2 models) easily through their hidden USB charge ports. Here, we go through the JBL Go Bluetooth speaker charging instructions for these little poolside ready portable wireless speakers. In sum: First, select an powerful enough USB charging adapter. Why? Because JBL does … Continue reading JBL Go Bluetooth Speaker Charging Instructions





Marpac Dohm Serious Sleep SS Review

We’ve owned a few copies of the Marpac Dohm Serious Sleep SS Sound Conditioner for several years, and have run them most every night in bedrooms and guest rooms without noticeable harm or any unpleasant side effects whatsoever; either to ourselves, or to the machines. They work well at the office too, to reduce the impact of unexpected noises often heard in close quartered cubicles.  People … Continue reading Marpac Dohm Serious Sleep SS Review





How to Set Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Temperature

Most smart thermostats these days allow you to set their current temperature right from a   Home  screen.  These t-stats show the home screen by default.  And unless the screen is locked, you can adjust the temp simply by touching the right areas on the   Home  screen. In this piece, we show how to set Honeywell … Continue reading How to Set Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat Temperature





How to Set Sleep Timer on Alexa Echo 2 Speaker

The generation 2 Amazon Alexa Echo smart speakers now provides a sleep timer that you set and stop with your voice!  You use it by asking Alexa to play an internet radio station, podcast, flash briefing, or some other streaming service. Then, once the media is playing, you ask her play for just the time … Continue reading How to Set Sleep Timer on Alexa Echo 2 Speaker





Change Time and Day on Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat, How To

The only time you can manually set the time and date on the Honeywell RTH9580WF (or any of the 9000 series color touchscreen models), is when the thermostat is not connected to Wi-Fi (the internet).  When it is connected, it gets the time and date from the internet, and so, you cannot set it yourself.  … Continue reading Change Time and Day on Honeywell RTH9580WF Thermostat, How To





How to Clean Glasses with Anti Glare Coating

We’ve worn eye glasses with anti glare coatings for three decades, and got advice from several optometrists about how best to clean them. How to clean glasses with anti glare coating is not hard once you learn how to handle them safely, which cleaners work the most gently, and which cleaning cloths scratch the lenses … Continue reading How to Clean Glasses with Anti Glare Coating





How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History

Jn this piece, we show how to delete Alexa voice recordings for those who do not want a lot of voice history hanging around in their Amazon accounts. Clearing this Amazon Echo history is fairly straight forward. Erasing these recordings though, does present some problems, as discussed below. How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings: Introduction … Continue reading How to Delete Alexa Voice Recordings History