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In The News 12/09/2016

Checkout-Free Grocery Comes To Seattle

Amazon is getting into the brick and mortar grocery store business and promises to do away with lines and checkouts. An experimental grocery store in Seattle called Amazon Go is using advanced tech to change the way people shop.


Thanks to the Amazon Go app, shoppers can just walk in, put their items in the bag, and leave. Amazon will then charge your account and send you a receipt.  The store is located on 7th Avenue in Seattle and will open to the public in early 2017.

What do you think about  check out free shopping?  Let us know in the comments.

Netflix Offers Offline Playback

Netflix will now allow users to download programming to watch when they’re in areas when the Internet connection is limited or expensive.


Users can find a download button on the details page for a video they want to watch later.  Users need the latest version of the Netflix add for iOS or Android and a Netflix account.


 AT&T Tests 5G Network

AT&T is launching its first consumer trial of a 5G network at Intel’s offices in Austin Texas.  According to senior AT&T VP Rich Hubbard, “This trial is a significant step forward. We’re leaving the lab and heading into the field with a real-world business customer.”

5G offers transmission speeds of more than a gigabit per second.  AT &T said it hoped to see mobile video transmission speeds that could rival the speed of cable transmission.

~ Cynthia

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Surfing the net is always fun! The internet is full of wonderful information! You can find anything from news, entertainment, and education all the way to that perfect gizmo or gadget you always wanted! And let's not forget cat videos! I mean the internet has everything... Including some seriously nasty stuff ... Like viruses, malware, ransomware, and rootkits!

All of which can completely brick your computer or cost you a fortune to fix!

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Constantly updated protection means you'll have an up-to-date shield against every new nasty threat that pops up.

The enforcer settings make sure that you always have current protection against recently detected Internet threats. It instantly updates your applications so you don't have to worry about anything!

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Computers 101

Exploring Explorer: Manage Your History

Recently we’ve been taking a second look at the familiar Internet Explorer browser. It’s been around a long time, but there have been some recent changes to the program. Today, we’re going to look at taking control of your browsing history.

Start by clicking the gear icon at the top right of Internet Explorer. Then choose Internet Options from the drop-down menu.


When the Internet Options window opens, click on the General tab.

Towards the bottom of that windows, you’ll see...

Click here for more on managing your Internet Explorer browser history.

Do you have a questionabout your browser? Ask it here!


On The Move

The Easiest Way To Save Phone Power EVER!

Want a quick, no-fuss way to save power on your iPhone? Just put it down, but make sure to put it face down

With the launch of iOS 9, Apple introduced a new feature known as Facedown Detection. This feature simply allows the device to know when it has been put face down. Seems rather redundant at first but it does have a very useful use.

When you place your iPhone face up then it shows each and every notification that you have enabled. For example, every time you get a message, the screen lights up with a notification. However every time the screen lights up, it uses system resources, which in turn eat up battery life.


But when you put the iPhone face down, these notifications do not appear, thereby saving battery power. You will still hear the notification sound and the iPhone will vibrate as well, but the screen won’t light up.

To use this feature, you need to have...

Click here for more on the easiest power-saving tip ever.


From The Archives

Missing Gmail: Are Hackers To Blame?

We’ve heard from a few people that say that huge chunks of their Gmail messages have disappeared and they want to know why and how to retrieve them. In part 1 and part 2 of this series, we looked at how filters or incorrect settings could cause your messages to vanish and ways to correct that issue.

But there’s a more sinister possibility if you see large chunks of messages vanishing and none of the troubleshooting steps we outlined in the previous articles seem to help.

Your account may have been hacked. If all of the e-mails in your inbox or a large chunk of them have vanished, that can be a sign that your account has been compromised.

Hackers frequently will delete your messages after accessing your account. Sometimes, they’ll even divert all of your e-mail messages to their accounts and steal your information or use your identity to scam others.

If you’ve had a big chunk of your Gmail disappear, the first thing you’ll want to do is change your password.

Make it a strong password and I’d also suggest enabling two-factor authentication to make it harder for crooks to break in again.


You can also follow this link

to fill out a form to attempt to recover your missing messages.


To check to see if other devices have accessed your account recently...

Click here for more on tracking down missing email.


Today's Feature

Friday Funnies

Right Answer

My friend reviewed her young son’s fill-in-the-blank homework.

One line: “At Christmas, we exchange gifts with ____.”

His response: “Receipts.”


Christmas Riddle

What do you call a bunch of Grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?

Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!



Q: What do elves learn in school?
A: The Elf-abet!

Q: If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?
A: Missile toe!

Q: What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?
A: Frostbite.

Q: Where do polar bears vote?
A: The North Poll.

Q: What do you get if you deep fry Santa Claus?
A: Crisp Cringle.

Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
A: Claustrophobic.

Q: If Santa rode a motorcycle, what kind would it be?
A: A Holly Davidson.

Q: What did the grape say to the raisin?
A: 'Tis the season to be jelly.

Q: What do you call a bunch of grandmasters of chess bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
A: Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!


Jingle Cats

Daily Thoughts

"Christmas ... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart." ~  Freya Stark


There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” ~ Erma Bombeck


"At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year." ~  Thomas Tusser

Amanda's Coolsite

Eat This Much

Eat This Much is an app available from the Google Play Store, Apple’s AppStore, and the web. It helps you take control of your dieting plans by helping you figure out what to eat.

When you arrive at the site, I recommend scrolling down to the video and watching it. It explains both the free and premium account versions.

When you arrive you can test this out by filling in the blank about how many calories you want to eat a day across, then select the number of meals per day you want, and your food preferences. Next, you’ll click the Generate button to get a customized meal plan for the day. If you scroll to the bottom of this page you’ll find a selection of frequently asked questions that cover eating out at restaurants, what kinds of diets it works for, and why you’d want to use it instead of a pen and pad of paper.

Once you create a free account, you can do a lot of customization like picking what kinds of foods you like, save meals, and get improved recommendations.

This looks like a great way to combat holiday overindulgences, and prep for those New Year Resolutions about diet and weight loss. Go check it out for yourself today!

~ Amanda

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One More Big Deal


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Pen, Stylus and Flashlight... COMBINED!

Have you ever been sitting there, fighting with your phone, just trying to dial in the right numbers? But the touchscreen buttons are too small, your fingers are too big, or the phone just seems not to want to listen to you?

Or maybe you noticed that after just a couple uses, your touchscreen device is COVERED from top to bottom in nasty smudges that look awful and get your screen blurry!

Oh, and scratches? Those are PERMANENT DAMAGE!

And how many times have you been out-and-about, ready to write a check, note, sign something... only to realize YOU HAVE NO PEN! It's infuriating!

Let's not forget how often you're DYING to find a flashlight, too! Whenever you need one, they all seem to disappear!



It's a capactive touchscreen stylus , plus a smooth and precise pen!

And to top it all off, there's an LED light built right in! SWEET!

If you've never used a stylus on your touchscreen device... you're in for a HUGE TREAT!

All those times you couldn't quite hit the right button, couldn't get your phone to "feel right", or were just fed up with all the oily smudges all over... NO MORE! They are PROBLEMS OF THE PAST!

And if you're gonna carry a stylus around... why not make it a pen too?

All of your writing needs = fully covered!

The stylus end is covered in a rubber-tip which glides smoothly across your touchscreen! And because of its soft-rubber texture, it won't risk scratching your screen!

No smudges? No scratches? FINALLY!

Lightweight Design - Yep! This thing is light as a feather (but still feels solid as stone in your grip) for the perfect touch! Whether you're writing on paper or on your phone... you're gonna LOVE this!

That grip is comfy as a pillow, too!

There's a lot of stylus designs out there... but none of them come CLOSE to this! Not only does it FEEL like a real pen... IT IS ONE!

And to top it all off... if you buy one during this INCREDIBLE limited-time deal... YOU GET TWO FREE!


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PS - These are a special offer for a short time only! Grab yours QUICK before they're all gone! And Saturday  the price goes up to $12.97!!


Monthly Wallpaper

December Wallpaper Is Ready!

The featured desktop wallpaper for December is ready for you to download!

Check out the featured images below and stop by the site - hundreds to choose from.

All can be found here and are 100% free:

Oh, and if you enjoy these images, please tell your friends!

Nose To Nose

Northern Lights Over The Inukshuk

Slient Stargazer (great for phones / tablets!)

For these and other great selections of desktop wallpaper, head to:

As always, the wallpaper is 100% free, so enjoy!


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