Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kill A Watt Experiments

I’ve often wondered how much electricity the electric timer use and how much they might save. Using the KillAWatt, I measured .02 kwh over a ten hour period for the timer in the photo. That’s not much and it might … Continue reading

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Free Starter Version of Office 2010

Note – May 2012 – this seems to be gone. This includes Word and Excel and has limited functionality, but it is free. You download a small exe and then it connects with Microsoft to download the main files. Thanks … Continue reading

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How to Stop Man in the Middle Attacks

A “man in the Middle” attack is basically someone with the right technology coming between you and the the local wireless access point. Here’s a video which show how easy this is to do. The 2nd video shows us the … Continue reading

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Listening to E-Audiobooks from the Library

For those of you who don’t have lots of money to spend on books or audio books, the local library may be a great resource. One of the newest things you can do is to download e-Audiobooks to listen to … Continue reading

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HotSpot Shield – FREE – Security on the Road

When I’m on the road I used to have to pay for HotSpot Shield to create a VPN so that I could safely use the internet at the hotel.They now have a FREE version which seems to work fine, except … Continue reading

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Plantronics 655 Headset Review

Upon the recommendation of my Tech Guru, Leo LaPorte, I bought the USB Plantronic 655 headphones to use for Google Voice Calls and Skype. Here are some of the things I noticed about these headphones. Plus Plug them in and … Continue reading

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Hotspot Shield – Protection for your iPad/iPhone/iTouch for 99 cents per month

If you use WiFi at your local Starbucks or McDonalds, you probably know that the connection is not secure and just about anyone with the right software can grab your passwords etc. The HotSpot Shield App is a way to … Continue reading

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