Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To

The original Google Home smart speaker, pictured above, now functions as a Bluetooth speaker due to firmware and Google Home app updates in 2017.  In this post, we show how to pair your tablet or phone to Google Home via Bluetooth. Then, you can send audio to Google Home for room-filling, awesome sounding playback. Intro … Continue reading Pair Google Home as Bluetooth Speaker, How To





Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda, How To

We’ve heated gallons upon gallons of hard and soft water for tea and hot cocoa making, with our  Hamilton Beach electric kettle.  In this post, we show how to clean electric kettle with baking soda.  We’ve cleaned ours successfully many times.  We also discuss how to keep the electric kettle clean in the first place. We’ve found that … Continue reading Clean Electric Kettle with Baking Soda, How To





How to Fix a Skipping DVD Movie Disc. Repair

We’ve played digital video discs (DVDs) for nearly twenty years now.  Daily watching them has been a major filler of our fun time hours.  Do, to get the most of our entertainment dollars, we buy lots of used DVD discs. Thus,  we’ve experienced freezing DVDs often, and learned various ways how to fix a skipping DVD movie disc while playing. No DVD … Continue reading How to Fix a Skipping DVD Movie Disc. Repair





Netgear EX3700 Setup Instructions, AC750, How To

These Netgear EX3700 setup instructions for this Netgear® AC750 WiFi range extender model EX3700, show easy itself. Very true when you have screen shots from actual setup sessions, like we have here.  We snapped these pics here, while connecting our EX3700  to our existing wireless networks. Netgear EX3700 Setup Intro The Netgear® firmware automates much … Continue reading Netgear EX3700 Setup Instructions, AC750, How To





Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To

We’ve found that an excellent way to defrost upright freezer quickly, is to use a heat gun or blow dryer.  The blowing warm air really speeds up how fast an upright freezer defrosts, whether it be frost free or manual defrost. Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly Intro Have rented a few apartments equipped with manual-defrost freezers. … Continue reading Defrost Upright Freezer Quickly, How To





How to Change Alexa Wake Word

You want to know how to change Alexa wake word? You can indeed change the wake word that the Alexa enabled speakers respond to when you say it.  Current alexa wake word options are, “Alexa…,” “Amazon…,” “Computer…,” and “Echo…”  The Alexa wake up word is the name you say to wake up the smart speaker and to start it … Continue reading How to Change Alexa Wake Word





Cleaning Front Load Washer with Bleach, How To

Bleach is probably the most effective agent to use to clean and disinfect a front loading washing machine.  Even in small quantities, chlorine bleach virtually guarantees the halt of bacterial growths that lead eventually to a smelly front loader. So this post covers cleaning front load washer with bleach instructions.  Details how to do it … Continue reading Cleaning Front Load Washer with Bleach, How To





Reset Xfinity Remote XR2 to Fix Remote Not Working

Sometimes, most remote controls develop strange behaviors which need a hard  reset to clear up.  So in this post, we show you how to reset Xfinity remote XR2 back to its factory default state.  If you reset the XR2 though, keep in mind that this remote may not work afterwards until you reprogram it.  So, … Continue reading Reset Xfinity Remote XR2 to Fix Remote Not Working





How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume

There are many ways for how to turn down Google Home Mini volume. These depend on the app(s) you’re streaming from mainly. But the speaker itself has two touch pads as well, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume with the native Google Home app. Finally, the Mini … Continue reading How to Turn Down Google Home Mini Volume





Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To

There are many ways for how to lower volume on Google Home Mini. These depend on the app(s) you’re playing audio from mainly. But the Mini itself has two touch pads also, for volume control on its left and right edges. Plus, you can set volume within the Google Home app. Finally, the Google Mini … Continue reading Lower Volume on Google Home Mini, How To