Honeywell WiFi 9000 Thermostat Review

The Honeywell 9000 series WiFi Smart color touchscreen thermostat is an obvious advance from the 8000 series model.  They’ve upgraded the screen from the so-common single color green with black text, to a full-color, brighter, higher contrast, customizable LCD display.  The color scheme displayed can be chosen to match your specific room decor.  In this … Continue reading Honeywell WiFi 9000 Thermostat Review

How to Reboot an Unresponsive iPod Touch Player

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.  Thus, you cannot unlock it to play music or run other apps. The only way we find to fix this and unfreeze the screen, … Continue reading How to Reboot an Unresponsive iPod Touch Player

How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player

A hard reset of the iPod Touch restores all settings to default values.  Plus, you can reset the Touch without a computer. Here’s how. How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Instructions, Step by Step Note that doing so this way, does not erase any music from this player right away. Warning! But, restoring does schedule … Continue reading How to Hard Reset iPod Touch Apple Media Player

ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review

The ClassCo InTouch 5000 talking caller Id box extends the accessible yet low cost, blind-friendly tech into caller Id boxes. Now, you need not see well just to know who’s ringing you before answering.  As each call arrives, this box reads the incoming number in a clear, male voice.  You can also assign a category … Continue reading ClassCo InTouch 5000 Talking Caller Id Box Review

Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen Thermostat Review

The Honeywell RTH7600d touchscreen thermostat works with central heating and cooling system, and costs about $80 at larger house and home stores like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Amazon. Priced on the high side of fair, this computerized touchscreen furnace / air conditioner controller still clicks as it turns the climate control system on and off (like the Robertshaw … Continue reading Honeywell RTH7600D Touchscreen Thermostat Review

Restoring iPod Touch to Factory Settings

When restoring the iPod Touch to factory settings, you reset all audio, video, and system settings on this Apple portable media player to factory default values.  You can accomplish this even 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 … Continue reading Restoring iPod Touch to Factory Settings

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 Pause Google Home Mini

You can pause or play of the Google Home Mini talking smart speaker by touching it as follows. You might pause it to stop it from playing audio when ready for bed or when taking a phone call. When paused, the speaker waits indefinitely for you to resume it.  But it forgets the paused content … Continue reading How to Pause Google Home Mini