Pairing Victor Reader Trek with JBL Charge 3, How To

The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator, eBook player, pod catcher, and internet radio now can pair to the JBL Charge 3 wireless speaker. We listen to podcasts and music albums often on our Charge 3 by way of the VRT. So yes, this Bluetooth speaker pairing allows you to listen to any audio media that … Continue reading Pairing Victor Reader Trek with JBL Charge 3, How To





Homemade Fruit Fly Trap; Cooking Sherry and Dish Soap

No matter where we’ve lived in the northeast and Midwest, fruit flies bug us every summer. So we discovered this homemade fruit fly trap recipe and were amazed at how quickly it worked. But fruit flies love the scent of very ripe, fermenting, or rotting fruit. So this sherry based trap occurred to us, as … Continue reading Homemade Fruit Fly Trap; Cooking Sherry and Dish Soap





How to Reset Google Home Speaker

You may decide to sell or give your Google Home smart speaker to another person. or wish to link it to a different Google account, or connect it to a different Wi-Fi network. So to do these things, we show you how to reset the Google Home Speaker to factory settings. To unlink this device … Continue reading How to Reset Google Home Speaker





Updating Firmware on JBL Charge 3, How To

Here, we demonstrate updating firmware on JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker.  The process can take up to thirty minutes depending on the speed of your Wi-Fi internet connection.  Plus, it’s irreversible once done.  You won’t be able to return to the previous firmware version once you complete this software upgrade.  So, be sure that you … Continue reading Updating Firmware on JBL Charge 3, How To





How to Run JBL Charge 3 Firmware Check

Here, we show how to run JBL Charge 3 firmware check on the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker. To check that the firmware installed on your Charge 3 is current, you’ll need a mobile device with Bluetooth, the JBL Connect+ app installed on that device, and of course, the Charge 3 speaker itself.  Checking for … Continue reading How to Run JBL Charge 3 Firmware Check





JBL Charge 3 Change Name, How to Rename It

When you scan for in-range Bluetooth speakers on a phone, desktop computer, or tablet, your JBL Charge 3 speaker shows up as “JBL Charge 3” by default. That is, its default Bluetooth name is, “JBL Charge 3”. But you can change this name using the JBL Connect+ app along with an iOS or Android based … Continue reading JBL Charge 3 Change Name, How to Rename It





Reconnect Echo Dot to New WiFi, How To

You need not completely erase your Amazon Echo settings in the Alexa app in order to reconnect Echo Dot to new WiFi. Armed with your tablet or phone with the Amazon Alexa app, reconnecting your Dot to a different WiFi network is a snap, as follows. We assume here that the Amazon Alexa App has … Continue reading Reconnect Echo Dot to New WiFi, How To





Connect Echo Dot to Internet, How To

This piece demos how to connect Echo Dot to internet.  It lists what you’ll need to get your new Dot speaker up and running on the internet.  You must do this when… Setting up a brand new Echo Dot. Someone gives you a used Dot and you wish to use it in your home. You … Continue reading Connect Echo Dot to Internet, How To





Quieting Air Conditioner Window Unit, How To

Anyone living in warmer climates and seeking to cool their bedrooms, living rooms, and other small to medium-sized living spaces, has probably grappled  with the problem of loud air conditioner window units. Indeed, we’ve installed these from five to twelve thousand BTUs at many apartments, homes, trailers, and even basements. We have been frustrated by the … Continue reading Quieting Air Conditioner Window Unit, How To





How to Connect Alexa to Internet Network

Here, we show how to connect Alexa to internet, using the Amazon Alexa Echo Spot talking video speaker to demonstrate this. See the Related Posts section for links to posts that show how to connect most of the other Echo speakers as well.  Now keep in mind that you need not completely erase your Alexa … Continue reading How to Connect Alexa to Internet Network