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The biggest night light I’ve ever seen (and I love it)

I get all kinds of emails from people asking me to review their products. Many of them are for the same old products. Bluetooth earbuds, portable battery chargers, etc. But every once in a while, one stands out among the crowd. Such is the case with the ELECLOVER...

5 awesome video streaming alternatives to Netflix

Some of us vaguely remember an era of having to plan ahead for seeing a movie or buying expensive DVDs in order to tune into your favorite TV programs. Nowadays, everything is available via streaming, from sports to movies, TV shows and podcasts. Although Netflix is...

Can you replace cable TV with free network apps?

In this video tip, Mr. Noobie talks about free network television apps, whether or not they are truly free and if you can use them to replace your paid television programming. This tech tip has been brought to you by XFINITY. For more information on how you can get...

Save battery with airplane mode

Spending the day outdoors on the lake or at the amusement park and worried your smartphone will run out of battery before the day is over? Put your smartphone in airplane mode when you’re not using it. You won’t be able to receive any texts or...

Is a Netflix price increase in your future?

I knew it was coming but honestly I forgot about it. In the past two years, Netflix announced two different price increases. The first Netflix price increase was from $7.99/month to $8.99/month for their most popular streaming plan. The second was from $8.99/month to...

I was on NBC Nightly News!

Link to full video: Google Partners With Harvard, Mayo Clinic for Symptom Search Feature I’ve been fortunate over the years to be featured on a couple of local television stations, but never have I been on the national news. That all changed on Saturday, June 25...

Save $50 on Nest thermostat through July 4

I just got an email today from my energy company letting me know that the Nest thermostat is on sale at dozens of participating retailers from now through July 4. The sale is pretty significant too—the Nest thermostat is $50 off its normal price of $249.00. In...

The Power of 10: HTC 10 Review

I’ve always prided myself on doing smartphone reviews that highlight only features that I think noobies might find interesting or useful. In other words, I try not to burden my readers with the details of what type of processor the phone has or the fact that the...

What input should your TV be on to watch cable?

In this video tip, Mr. Noobie explains how to use the Input button on your remote control to make sure you are on the correct input to watch television. This tech tip has been brought to you by XFINITY. For more information on how you can get high-speed Internet...

Favorite and Forget

Feel like you keep visiting the same web pages day in and day out? Spice things up a bit by viewing the aggregated list of best links on the Internet as provided by Favorite and Forget. Learn how to do everything in golf, watch the most common baseball pitches or...

15 Father’s Day gift ideas for dad [TECH GIFT GUIDE]

As a dad myself, I know that it’s pretty difficult to go wrong when choosing a tech gift for me for Father’s Day. The only thing that might be difficult about the process is finding a tech gift that I don’t already have. But if you’re not lucky...

How do I print a photo on Shoebox?

QUESTION: What do I have to do to print a picture that is saved on Shoebox? – Dennis M. from Roanoke Rapids, NC ANSWER: As far as I can tell, there is no way to print one of your photos directly from Shoebox. So let’s move on to Plan B, the alternative way...

My wife just stood up for Alexa

Here’s something I never thought I would hear. I have our Amazon Echo connected to two separate WeMo switches in our house—one in the foyer and one in the family room. Because the switches are connected to my Amazon Echo, I can instruct Alexa (the name...

You win Apple. It’s easier to just pay 99 cents per month

Lately, I’ve had a lot of people come to me asking how to get rid of the message on their iPhone or iPad stating that their iCloud storage is nearly full. I used to tell these people that they need to delete their photos, apps or backups to clear up storage on...

Which streaming video services do you currently subscribe to?

Streaming services are getting more and more popular and each one seems to be trying to find its unique offering (usually with original programming). So while Netflix may be great to watch House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, you’ll still need Hulu to...

LG G5 Review: The first modular smartphone?

I remember when I first heard about Google’s Project Ara, an initiative to develop a modular smartphone where you could pick and choose the components you wanted and then snap them together to build your own smartphone. This has yet to come to fruition but...

How do I get my Windows 10 Start Menu back?

QUESTION: I upgraded to Windows 10 in the fall. Everything was going well until a few weeks ago when my Start menu disappeared. When I click the start button, I only see my tiles, the icon for the Apps menu, and the Power button. It’s only happening on my...

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