Does the Apple Watch Series 3 Work with Strava?

Does the Apple Watch Series 3 Work with Strava?

Like many runners, I used the Strava iPhone app to track my runs. But, I was tired of having to carry my iPhone with me; I had it in an arm band and it was difficult to remove, making checking my pace almost impossible without stopping. So, when the iPhone Series 3...
Top Ten Things I Love About My 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

Top Ten Things I Love About My 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE

After my BMW 325i got totaled in an accident, I did a bunch of research to find a new car. I knew I wanted something with good gas mileage which was moderately sporty-looking. Oh, and it had to have folding rear seats to carry big things. After reading a lot online, I...
The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Worst Things About the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

From the title of this article, you might think that I hate my 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But actually the opposite is true. I love my Fusion and I highly recommend it! Read my article, Top Ten Things I Love About My 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid. But, no car is perfect, and...
Amazon Echo Review: Expensive Toy or The Future of Home Tech?

Amazon Echo Review: Expensive Toy or The Future of Home Tech?

A little while ago, I got an Amazon Echo using expiring airline miles. I didn’t know much about it, and was skeptical about its usefulness at first, but now I’m a huge fan! What Is It? In one sentence, the Amazon Echo is a voice-controlled cloud-based...
Restore the Factory User Bank in Your Alesis QS6.2 Synthesizer

Restore the Factory User Bank in Your Alesis QS6.2 Synthesizer

I recently fired up my old Alesis QS6.2 synth after a long hiatus, only to discover the user bank was hosed. Not only did I want those sounds to play with, but they have special significance to me, since I worked on them while I was at Alesis! Opening up the unit, I...
How to Play DVDs and .mpg Files on Windows 10 for Free

How to Play DVDs and .mpg Files on Windows 10 for Free

One thing that sucks about Windows 10 is that Microsoft has removed the ability to play DVDs and .mpg files in Windows Media Player! This apparently is due to licensing issues. So, how do you play DVDs on your Windows 10 system? First, check to see if you have the...
Build Your Own Kickass Windows PC

Build Your Own Kickass Windows PC

Building your own computer can be a rewarding experience and can save money in some situations, but not all. I recently undertook my first Windows PC build. Here’s what I learned from the experience. I’ll try to help you gauge whether building your own...
Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked

I recently attended a major information security conference here in L.A. where leading industry professionals talked about the current state of Internet security, mostly from the perspective of developers, managers, and network folks.  But, from their talks I also...
Speed Up a Slow Computer by Installing a Solid-State Drive

Speed Up a Slow Computer by Installing a Solid-State Drive

My old desktop PC from 2006 was taking almost nine minutes to boot up to a usable state (and even after that time, it was still slow for about five more minutes)!  It was ridiculous. I finally said “enough is enough”! I thought about my options:  I could get a new...
The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

For the past few years, I’ve been personally using and enthusiastically recommending Microsoft Security Essentials as a great free antivirus solution for Windows.  After it came out around 2009/2010, it ranked near the top of many independent tests.  It was free, easy...
Seven Ways to Quiet Your Computer’s Noisy Fan

Seven Ways to Quiet Your Computer’s Noisy Fan

My desktop computer’s fans started to get annoyingly loud after years of faithful service.  In my case, there were two causes: dust blocking the CPU heatsink airflow causing high fan speed, and a grinding power supply fan, probably due to normal wear or lack of...
Save Your Cassette Tape Recordings to Your Computer

Save Your Cassette Tape Recordings to Your Computer

Going through my old cassette tapes brings back memories from high school in a way that MP3’s never can. If you’ve been around a while, you might have a box of old tapes in your closet or attic somewhere. Here are some ways to transfer those recordings into your...
How to Make a Slide Show with Your Windows PC

How to Make a Slide Show with Your Windows PC

I was recently asked to create a farewell slide show. It didn’t sound too hard, so I accepted the task having never done it before. Along the way, I learned some things that I think you’d find useful if you ever need to do this. Software The first question you might...

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