I had further proof the other day that LivingWithBeth’s readers are awesome. Someone commented on my post about cutting your cable or satellite TV bill, saying that she doesn’t understand all of the terms involved in TV streaming (Roku, Hulu, etc.). She wondered if there’s an article out that explains it all.
Your wish is my command. Here’s your ultimate guide to TV streaming terminology – everything you need to know about all of those TV streaming terms you keep hearing.… Continue reading →
Did you know that your television set might have spied on you? It’s not just your cable or satellite company that knows a lot about your TV viewing habits.
Many modern television sets connect to the internet just like a computer. In fact, they contain computers that function somewhat like your smartphone or tablet.
These “Smart TVs” let you use apps to watch programming on the internet through services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.… Continue reading →
Unlimited mobile data has officially come full circle. Just a few years after wireless companies began dropping their unlimited data plans, all of the major players now offer such plans again. Today, Verizon Wireless began offering both new and existing customers the option of choosing an unlimited data plan.
Verizon Wireless now offers unlimited talk, text and data on an individual smartphone for $80 per month with paper-free billing and autopay.… Continue reading →
When I asked for an Amazon Echo Dot for Christmas, I thought it seemed like a cool thing for a geek like me to have. I didn’t know that much about it, but soon after I set it up, I was blown away with what Alexa can do.
Alexa’s basic commands are pretty straightforward. For help, say “Alexa, help.” To stop, say “Alexa, stop.” To mute or unmute, “Alexa, mute” or “Alexa, unmute.” Alexa will even change the volume by command instead of using the buttons – “Alexa, louder,” “Alexa, set volume to 3,” or “Alexa, turn down the volume.”
Amazon has also added the ability to change Echo’s “wake word” in the Alexa app, so you can pretend you’re in Star Trek and say “Computer” instead of “Alexa.”
Alexa offers a bunch of smart home commands that I won’t cover here since I don’t have smart home devices to control with Alexa.… Continue reading →
Most major retailers offer smartphone apps to make it easy for customers to find product information and place orders on their phones and tablets. However, according to experts, an increasing number of retailer apps are fakes.
Some phony apps are harmless, while others are set up to harvest credit card numbers for criminals. There are even fraudulent apps that lock down your phone or tablet and hold it hostage until you pay a ransom.… Continue reading →
If you’re into home decor, crafts, artwork or DIY, check out what a Cricut precision cutting machine can do for you! The Cricut Explore Air 2 machine also makes a phenomenal gift.
Cricut offers supplies, ideas and projects, or you can use your own creative sparks. Design your masterpiece on your computer or tablet, then have Cricut bring it to life.… Continue reading →
You’re minding your own business, just calmly looking at websites using your Android phone or tablet. Suddenly, a popup ad intrudes. It claims that you’ve won something, your device is infected with viruses, or some other lie.
Since it’s keeping you from doing anything else, it looks like your only choice is to interact with the popup and let the chips fall where they may.… Continue reading →
For this month’s LivingWithBeth Cash Savings Challenge, let’s slash your mobile phone bill. Are you with me?
I had no quarrel with my standard mobile carrier, other than how much it was costing us. Recently, I took the plunge and went for a prepaid plan instead.
Now, I’m paying just $30 a month, and I couldn’t be happier. Regardless of your individual situation, you should be able to find a way to slash your mobile phone bill now or in the future, depending on whether you’ve got a contract or installment payment plan to pay off.… Continue reading →
Technology has finally provided us with a means of tracking cell phone activity without detection, which includes using the Xnspy android spying software. There are numerous apps available online that offer different tracking features.
Some apps don’t need both sides to install the app; just installing them on a target phone is enough. They offer comprehensive monitoring and tracking solutions along with a number of amazing features.… Continue reading →
If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to the latest and greatest smartphone, check out the new Samsung Galaxy S7 phone, available now from Boost Mobile with no contract and no commitment.
I already love Samsung products and often recommend them when asked my opinion on smartphone brands. I carried a Galaxy S4 for two years, and my husband and daughter both have Samsung phones.… Continue reading →