Audible app update adds “car mode”

You all probably know by now that I love listening to my Audible (Start you free trial of Audible now) books in my car. It's a great way for me to take advantage of my down time while learning a new business strategy or getting wrapped up in a fictional thriller....

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Verizon opens new concept store on Mass Ave

I was recently invited to the grand opening of a new concept Verizon Store on Mass Ave in Indianapolis. Admittedly, I didn't know what to expect. I mean how different could it really be? Turns out it is pretty different - and I really liked the change. Here are a...

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Using technology at Starbucks… because I can

Sometimes I don't realize how ridiculous I am when it comes to using technology. Like when I'm in the drive-thru at Starbucks and take my phone out to pay for my order with the Starbucks app. And then realize that I don't have enough money left on my Starbucks card to...

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Forgotten permission slip? Challenge accepted!

Back when I was a student in high school, if I forgot to have my mom or dad sign a permission slip, there was nothing I could do about it, short of asking the teacher to call my parents (and we all know how desirable that option is to a high schooler). Oh how...

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Lofter LED desk lamp adds extra light to your workspace

Sometimes you need a little extra light in your bedroom, office or other workspace. That's where the Lofter LED Desk Lamp comes in handy. It's strong clamp allows you to securely attach the light to a desk, table, shelf, or any other sturdy surface. Lofter LED Desk...

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How much do you really know about PayPal?

I use PayPal on a regular basis. In fact, I have one account for personal transactions and another for business transactions. I love how easy it is to send and receive money with really nothing more than an email address. But as much as I use PayPal, I've never really...

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XFINITY xFi saved me money even when I wasn’t home

Not too long ago I wrote about the XFINITY xFi system and how I love the family control it has given me over the wired and wireless devices connected to my home network. Since that writing, I've experienced first-hand yet another benefit of the xFi system. While away...

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Moto Z2 Play Review

If you've been reading my smartphone reviews lately, you already know my opinion that, for most high-end smartphones, 90% of the features are all the same. So these days, I concentrate on the 10%. With that in mind, let's jump right in with the Moto Z2 Play. What's...

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Waze adds roundabout 6 days after it opens

It's no secret that Waze is my favorite GPS navigation app on my smartphone. Not only does it provide great directions, but it also routes around accidents and slow-downs in real-time and informs me of where the police are hiding (not that I would need this... wink,...

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Is binge watching television shows shortening your life?

I don't binge watch a lot of television shows but a few have sucked me into the dark world of couch-potato-ness. These include: Breaking Bad, Bates Motel, House of Cards and Homeland. I never really felt all that bad about binge watching these shows until I watched...

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I saw into the 5G future… and it was good

Which is better when it comes to data speeds on your smartphone—3G or 4G? You probably know (or guessed) that the answer is 4G just because four is a larger number than three. Good guess by the way. You might also logically conclude that the next jump in data...

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Review

I can sum up my review of the Samsung Galaxy S8 by quoting my 13-year-old son talking to his friend the other day. He said, "Yeah, my dad reviewed this demo Galaxy S8 for only 45 minutes and then he went out and bought one." He's not lying. I immediately fell in love...

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LG G6 Review

If you haven't noticed, the new trend in Android smartphones is bigger screen, less border. The LG G6 is no exception. It boasts a 5.7" display in a device that still fits comfortably in your hand. The true specs say that the LG G6 has an 80% body-to-screen ratio but...

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Do you use/trust online reviews?

There's no doubt that user-submitted online reviews have a big impact on people's purchasing decisions. The real question is whether or not you can trust the reviews you read. I was just teaching a class the other day where I explained how I evaluate which app to...

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Fix stuff on your own

When an appliance breaks in your house, does it bug you that you need to hire a repair person to fix it only because you lack the know-how to do it yourself? Next time, head over to RepairClinic.com. You'll find over 3,000 how-to videos showing you how to fix...

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Would you let Amazon deliver inside your home?

I hate when I am excitedly waiting on a package delivery to my house only to come back from running some errands to find the dreaded "We Missed You" sticky note stuck to my front door. If you're lucky, the delivery service might try again later in the day but odds are...

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