Satellite Internet Finally Offers True Broadband Speeds | CNET

March 7, 2017

My family lives in a remote location and I am very familiar with the satellite broadband packages; that, in my opinion, take advantage of people. Hughes Network Systems may be changing all of that by offering faster speeds and hopefully better pricing.

Hughes Network Systems says it’s launching the first US satellite service to deliver FCC-defined broadband speeds of 25Mbps downloads and 3Mbps uploads.

Source: Satellite internet finally offers true broadband speeds – CNET


Android Authority | Cricket Wireless drops the price of its unlimited plan to $60 a month

March 1, 2017

I am a Cricket wireless subscriber, and I love their service (and pricing plans). Android Authority has reported that Cricket dropped the price of its unlimited plan to $60 a month.

Source: Cricket Wireless drops the price of its unlimited plan to $60 a month


YouTube Rolling Out A $35 Monthly Streaming Service

February 28, 2017

YouTube is rolling out a $35 monthly streaming service that includes live TV and ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and Bravo… For more in-depth information, click on the source link below.

Source: YouTube TV promises 40 major broadcast, cable channels for $35 a month – MarketWatch


Walmart Reduces Free 2-Day Shipping Requirements | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

January 31, 2017

Thought my readers would be interested in this…  Appears Walmart is going all out in competing with Amazon and the like. FREE 2-Day Shipping when you spend $35 or more.  NO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED!

Source: Walmart Reduces Free 2-Day Shipping Requirements | News & Opinion | PCMag.com


You Need To Know About This Phone Scam

January 28, 2017

Fortunately, I was brought up by a generation where you were taught to trust your fellow man. Today, that trust is being compromised and taken advantage of on a daily basis. One example of this is the landline phone and the scammers that call on a daily basis. It has gotten so bad, that I am constantly telling my parents, who are from the generation of trusting others, to look at the caller ID and if you know the caller, answer it; if not familiar with the number calling, do not answer it.  The caller will leave a message if the call is that important. In my own home, I do not answer my landline phone (and my friends and neighbors know it). I tell them to leave a message… It is too bad that using the old technology of landline phones has become a haven for crime.

There are methods and phone services to blacklist (or block) suspicious calls, but most people either do not take advantage of these services and/or the scammers are learning to get around those defenses. Cell phones are just as susceptible; however, I have found the focus is more on the landline phones (and the elderly).

Today, I want to share you how crazy these scams are becoming. USAToday had this article published (see source link below) whereby simply answering the phone and saying the word “YES” can get you in a real mess.

Just say ‘no’ to these scammers, but hang up the phone first.

Source: You’re a victim with one word in ‘Can you hear me?’ phone scam


Washington Post Releases A Google Chrome Plug-In Designed to Fact Check Trump’s Twitter Posts

December 17, 2016

I wonder WHY???

Washington Post released a Chrome plug-in on Friday designed to fact-check posts from a single Twitter account.

Source: Washington Post automatically inserts Trump fact-checks into Twitter | Ars Technica


Check Out Top 100 Tech Products Of 2016: The Full List | ComputerShopper.com

November 29, 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: Check out our directory of all 100 winners at the Computer Shopper (source link below)…

Source: Top 100 Tech Products Of 2016: The Full List – ComputerShopper.com