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How To Get Rid of iCloud Calendar Spam

I don’t use any Apple stuff but I know lots of my readers do, so here’s something for them.     Beginning around last November, many iCloud users started getting fake Calendar invites to “events” that are really just ads with embedded links, like an invite to “Versace Bags Sale – 50% Off!”. Unfortunately, turning […]

Love My Echo’s Alexa 101: For Anyone Giving Or Getting An Alexa Device

This is a cross-posting of Love My Echo‘s Alexa 101 post, which I posted to that site on 12/20/16. There will be MANY more owners of Alexa-powered devices by the end of this month and it occurs to me that there are a few essential bits of information that most Alexa device owners find helpful, […]

Facebookery: Turn Off or Filter Facebook Memories

You know how Facebook loves to pop up those Facebook Memories, nudging you to re-share them? Even the memories you’d prefer to leave in the past and never think about again? Here’s how to turn off or filter Facebook Memories so you’ll never see Memories involving dates or people you’d just as soon forget—or never […]

How Alexa Powered Devices Can Help Aging and Disabled Family Members

Amazon’s Echo and Dot have been featured in a lot of articles about cool, futuristic, smart home tech, but these devices aren’t just for showing off. Alexa powered devices can help aging and disabled family members in many practical ways.     For Those Struggling With Dementia When memory begins to slip away, it’s a […]

Smart Home on a Budget: The $150 Alexa Starter Kit

Smart home is what’s hot in tech, and you might be surprised to learn it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Today I’m sharing a cross-posting from Love My Echo that details a kind of “starter kit” to give you everything you need to kick off an Alexa-driven smart home, on a budget. Yep, you […]