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





How to Reset Echo Dot 1 Back to Factory Default Settings

Now that the 1st Generation Amazon Echo Dot is no longer the most recent version of this smart speaker, you may wish to reset Echo Dot because you wish to sell or gift yours to another person. Or perhaps you just want to link it to a different Amazon account, or connect it to a different wireless network.  So, … Continue reading How to Reset Echo Dot 1 Back to Factory Default Settings





How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch 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, so that you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only method we’ve found to restore responsiveness to the touch … Continue reading How to Reboot iPod Touch Player with Unresponsive Touch Screen





Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player

Restoring all audio, video, and system settings on the Apple iPod Touch portable media player to factory default values, can be accomplished without a computer. Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. But, restoring does schedule a media file deletion for the next time this iPod  is connected … Continue reading Factory Default Reset of Apple iPod Touch Media Player





Honeywell Thermostat Models Review

We’ve reviewed several Honeywell thermostat models on this site.  Specifically, we’ve covered some of the line voltage models for baseboard heat.  Furthermore, we’ve discussed models up through the late model Honeywell smart wireless remote thermostats.  Below, find a summary and picture of each one tested so far.  We’ll add more here as we review more. … Continue reading Honeywell Thermostat Models Review





Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF

The most “meaty” part of instaling a new thermostat, is correctly wiring it up.  One useful feature about Honeywell smart thermostats, is that they generally support the same wire labeling conventions and hookup techniques as their older, less intelligent counterparts. Today’s smart thermostats still use the R, Rx, C, W, Y1, Y2, et al wires in the … Continue reading Honeywell Smart Thermostat Wiring Instructions RTH9580WF





Change WiFi Network on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF

You might need to connect your Honeywell RTH9580WF smart thermostat (t-stat) to a new WiFi network.  Perhaps you moved the t-stat, and  the WiFi it worked with before went out of range.  So in this post, we cover just how you do that, how to change WiFi network on Honeywell thermostat RTH9580WF. Then maybe, you have … Continue reading Change WiFi Network on Honeywell Thermostat RTH9580WF





Setting Temperature Differential, Honeywell Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF

Temperature differential, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling, and generally ranges between one and three degrees. Many modern digital and mechanical thermostats provide for adjusting this value, to account for differing home construction types and locations, types of furnaces, and personal comfort preferences. However, the … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential, Honeywell Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF





Setting Temperature Differential on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF

Temperature differential, is the difference between the turn-on and turn-off temperatures on a thermostat, whether heating or cooling, and generally ranges between one and three degrees. Many modern digital and mechanical thermostats provide for adjusting this value, to account for differing home construction types and locations, types of furnaces, and personal comfort preferences. However, the … Continue reading Setting Temperature Differential on Honeywell WiFi Thermostat RTH8580WF





Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine Review

The  Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine  can run most every night in bedrooms and nurseries as well as throughout the day in business offices, libraries, and labs, without noticeable harm or any ill effects whatsoever either to itself, or to those people nearby hearing it. It works well nearly anywhere you sleep that has a mains electricity … Continue reading Sleep Easy™ White Noise Fan Sound Screen Machine Review