There are many iPhone settings that are not really hidden but are often not known to most of us. Some are very useful.
Go to "Accessibility" in the settings section of iOS and use the Zoom box tool to magnify text on your Apple device.
While many people ignore the IOS Files App or only use it to see files on their computer, there are other very handy uses.
Apple’s Mac Mini is a much maligned and generally ignored computer. Even some Apple salespeople are unaware of its power and value.
While reminder, calendar and scheduling apps can be used for household chores, I have not yet found one that fully meets my need. However, a simple method will make most any reminder app more useful for chores.
While it is very easy to follow the prompts to get your new Apple Watch ready, there is much more to learn. This guide will point out some things you might easily miss.
Genealogy used to be limited to searching old written records. As more people have had their DNA tested, new opportunities have opened up from being able to find cousins in DNA databases.
Apparently most gym memberships go unused. I exercise at home at home, get better workouts and do them more often.
The Apple Watch has become extremely popular. If you are thinking about a purchase, here are some helpful tips.
We all need to charge our Apple devices, but most of us don’t know much about charging. There is quite a bit to know.
Budgets? Oh, the pain! Yes, that’s true, but a well planned budget truly can create a better life for you and it doesn’t have to be as painful as you may think. I use the application Mint.
Some household odors are easy to identify; some are not. I've had a few of the latter kind.
What to do with family heirlooms? Sometimes you feel like a conscripted caretaker, forced to care for items that someone in your family will later sell off without thought.
If you think something is wrong with your glasses or contact lenses, fuss about it. Get a second opinion or even a third if you have to. Don't let a technician's mistake affect your comfort.
Pedants are find of pointing out that we are not really afraid of heights or even of falling - we are afraid of hitting the ground, they say. As amusing as that observation may be to some, it isn't true. People with a fear of heights really are afraid of heights. The fear starts even if they only...
Revenue stamps have been used for all manner of goods - whiskey, cotton, tobacco and more. If something was taxed, there was some way of proving that the tax had been paid. That proof was often a "revenue stamp". With modern computerization and record keeping, many of these methods have passed into...
I grew up in a home with large, old fashioned radiators. The house was built in 1900, in the typical style with a massive central fireplace. As radiators had only been invented a few decades earlier, the house may have originally depended on that fireplace for heat, but when our family moved in,...
Nobody pays the actual metal value. Refiners have costs and even without that, you usually aren't selling to the actual refiner. In many cases, you aren't even selling to someone who actually is selling to the refiner - you'll be selling to someone who sells to someone else and maybe they...
The woman seemed so anxious and distracted that I told the clerk to go ahead and help her first. She blurted out a tale of woe about some electrical thing. Her husband had sent her out to buy a "continuity tester". The clerk shook his head sorrowfully and said he didn't think they had anything like...
John Lennon was talking about world peace and the end of religion when he wrote that famous song. You might be easily forgiven if you assessed Microsoft's chances of going belly up as only slightly more likely than what that song imagined. Heck, you might be forgiven for thinking it's even less...
While there are some disadvantages and problems with Google Voice, the advantages for a sole proprietor like me are great. In this article, I'll cover everything I like about Google Voice as well as everything that causes problems.
This article explores your options when you experience a failing hot-air furnace. Learn how to troubleshoot before calling for expensive repairs.
During the winter months, we like to keep our home at a comfortable level of humidity but still save energy. Here's why we use a vaporizer instead of a humidifier.
What attracted us was its obvious simplicity and ruggedness, the comfort, and that it really can provide everything from a short, extremely high intensity workout to a more leisurely long aerobic session.
We males do tend to minimize things we should not, and that can be dangerous. I imagine women do the same at times, especially when stressed by the demands of work or family. I will also note that our current medical system contributes to this by making it difficult and time consuming to see a...
I suspect the 1950's were probably the ideal time for collecting U.S. coins from pocket change. You could find Mercury dimes and Buffalo nickels daily. Even the older Barber dimes and the Liberty or Shield nickels would turn up now and then. Standing Liberty Quarters and Half Dollars were common....
What makes the 1877 Indian Cent so valuable? The mintage was low at 852,500, but the 1909 San Francisco issue was only 309,000 and might have been worth less than $40.00 in similar condition. Why such a difference?
You might think that the low demand for half cents was because of the low face value, but the purchasing power of a half cent in 1855 was roughly equivalent to a dime today (2010). An unskilled workman earned about seven cents an hour then, so this was not an insignificant amount of money. It may...
A confession here: I'm a bit of a compulsive brusher. I can't go for more than a few minutes after eating without flossing and it's not long after that I want to brush. I very often brush three to four times a day. The dentists and oral hygienests needn't panic just now. I use a soft brush, I'm...
I mentioned losing a battery in our Club Car EZGO electric golf cart at my "How to repair a broken battery terminal". That repair didn't last long; I soon had to buy a new battery.
If you have low traffic, Analytics isn't going to tell you much. That should be obvious, but I seldom see this mentioned when I come across articles waxing on about the wonders of Analytics. Any statistical tool needs to have a sufficient amount of data to analyze - if your traffic is a handful of...
Mice belong outside. Here's how I rodent-proofed basement windows, pipe openings, and cabinets.
My golf cart came to a sudden halt. My battery meter was fluctuating on and off. With some help, I managed to repair my broken battery terminal post. Here's how I did it.
Here are a few reasons you may end up with soap bubble suds in your Bosch dishwasher.
Making the decision to leave your home and move to a retirement community isn't easy. Learn what we experienced.
We bought a Keurig B-60 single-cup coffee maker about a year ago. Since then, many friends have also discovered the convenience and possible cost savings these devices offer. Learn what we like and don't like about our single cup brewer.
Whether it's penny ante or matches, playing cards is a popular pastime. Learn some fun wild card poker games to spice up your game night.