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Save Money With Google's New Smartphone Service

Posted on May 4, 2016 at 7:50 PM

There is a new smartphone cell service called Project Fi. It's an alternative to the overly-expensive, confusing cellphone services that we all know and love. ;) Here's a quick breakdown of how it works:


1. Buy one of the Android phones that works with Project Fi from Google, and buy screen protector/case/other accessories on Amazon


2. Port your current cell phone number over to...

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Increase Your Computer's Operating Speed With One Easy Upgrade!

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 7:50 AM

The hard drive disk (HDD) that stores your programs, documents, music, & photos in your laptop or desktop computer is a mechanical device with many moving parts. Inside your HDD are spinning platters that look like silver CDs, and a little arm that moves back and forth like the arm on a record player. This means that it takes time for the computer to physically look up the millions of bits of data that it needs to run throughout the day.


A NEW type of drive called a sol...

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Print From Your Mobile Device To Your Printer!

Posted on September 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM


Using Google Cloud Print (, it is possible to connect your printer to the Internet and print to it from your smartphone or tablet. This will enable you to print photos or documents FROM anywhere you have an Internet connection TO your home or office printer!


To use Google Cloud Print, you will need to have Google Chrome on your home or office computer that is connected to your printer. A few...

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How To Get Free Home Phone Service

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

As computer technology advances on, the old ways of doing certain things become increasingly inefficient, overly costly, or both. This is especially true of home phone service. With Internet access becoming more ubiquitous, it is possible to have ultra-inexpensive, high-quality home phone service without having to rely on the phone companies.

There is now a way to connect a regular home phone to your Internet router and use it to m...

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Some of My Favorite Android Apps

Posted on June 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

As an Android user, I have been experimenting with different apps to find what works for me and to find new functions I didn't even know I needed. This list highlights some of the apps that I use regularly and find very useful.

Cop Recorder

This app allows you to record the audio around you. When you open it and tap the 'Record Now' button, it closes and simply begins recording. Open the app again to stop recording, and it will save the audio file to your...

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Windows 7 Upgrade Complete!

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 5:59 PM

Well, the time has come to upgrade! I recieved my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium the other day from, and I wasted no time in getting the thing installed. Here is my experience with upgrading to the much-praised Microsoft Windows 7.

Computer Specs

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How To Clean Your Keyboard Using the Dishwasher

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 3:15 AM

From time to time, I notice my keyboard. Now, of course I am aware of my keyboard and use it regularly while at the computer, but noticing the keyboard is different from day-to-day use. It's sort of like how you drive to work each day, but how much do you really look at, or 'notice', the bui...

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