Thursday, November 23, 2017

Best Electric Toothbrush: Quip

Considered by Time to be the best invention of 2016, the Quip electric toothbrush really does have many advantages over all the competition. It's small, inexpensive, sharp looking, has a quadrant timer function, and more. 

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Link to Quip Website

Thanksgiving Sentiment for the Arizona Republic

Here is the text of an email sent to the customer support center of the Arizona Republic:

"It appears that people who subscribe to print delivery of the Arizona Republic on Wednesdays and Sundays (and perhaps even those who subscribe just for Sundays), were delivered today’s (Thanksgiving Day) print edition for no additional charge. While that is certainly a nice benefit that the Republic bestows on those limited subscribers, it would seem unfair that they get such a benefit while those of us who subscribe for print delivery every day get no commensurate benefit. I am sure the limited subscribers are thankful for the Republic’s largesse in this regard. I also am sure the daily subscribers are thinking of themselves as part of a thankless group as far as the Republic is concerned."

Windows 10 vs. Windows 10 Professional

In deciding between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional, unless your work has need for any of the arcane features of W10 Pro, W10 will be just fine. Here is a list of the features of each: 

Using IMDb to Find a Movie on TV

Let's say you want to watch an old movie, like David & Lisa. You go to Netflix and Amazon and it's available only on DVD. You don't want to buy the DVD and you certainly don't want to sign up for Netflix's DVD program (although signing up and canceling after watching the one DVD movie is cheaper than buying the DVD). Here's what to do: Go to IMDb and, if it's going to be on TV in the near future, say on TCM, IMDb will tell you. Then you can set your DVR to record and, voila, you can watch David & Lisa for no additional cost.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

No Ethernet Port--No Problem ... There's an Adapter for That

To make them every slimmer and lighter, laptops now often come without an ethernet port. Do not let this deter you from getting a slimmer, lighter, cooler laptop. For under $20, you can get an ethernet port adapter that plugs into a USB port to give you full ethernet broadband connectivity, which is what you should use for any computer (leaving wifi connectivity for your phones and tablets). Pictured below are one with a little cord, one with no cord, and one that adds USB ports.

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