Author Archives: J.D. H.

What does a yellow light on my Amazon Alexa Echo mean?! [SOLVED]

Question: What does a yellow light on my Amazon Alexa Echo mean? Answer: If your Alexa device starts showing a yellow light, it means that a message or notification* is waiting for you. To hear your notifications you can say things like: “Alexa, play my messages” or “Alexa, what did I miss?” 🙂 *NOTE: if you have not enabled messaging, it could be the new package notification feature… you can also check your notifications by saying “Alexa, what are my notifications?”

Adding external antenna to hotspot from FreedomPop.com

I am a big fan of FreedomPop phones and hotspots. They offer some pretty good hardware with decent connectivity as a nearly free cost, especially once all their “add ons” and “plan upgrades” have been declined or removed from their packages. Specifically, I have: Nexus 5 – it has been a phenomenal phone and was absurdly cheap through FreedomPop. Photon 4G Hotspot  – worked admirably for a remote client location and now serves a local church. Hotspot 2 – just arrived

Amazon “App Only” Deals and Giveaways

Amazon has been running some exclusive “App Only” giveaways for their Android, Fire and iOS (Apple) apps. However, finding the giveaways in the app can be tricky. Thankfully, there is a direct link available! Here is the Link: App Only Giveaway – Amazon.com App By using the direct link on your phone or tablet, you can directly access the giveaways. Please note that there are new giveaways every day! 🙂

Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting iPhone

It can be super annoying when iTunes keeps opening every time you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC 🙁 Fortunately, there is a very easy solution 🙂 Stop iTunes opening every time you plug in your iPhone or iPad Start iTunes Open Preferences Click the Devices tab Check the box marked Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically Voila, after that you can connect iPhones, iPads or iPods with impunity and not have to worry

OnePlus 5 Return RMA Instructions

If you need to return your OnePlus 5 phone, please find below the official instructions from a OnePlus employee. First I tried their website’s support ticket section, and these are the specific instructions they gave me 🙂 I added screenshots to illustrate the process and I hope this helps! -J.D. […] if you really want to return your device since it’s still within our 15-day return warranty you need to create a return request. Once we approve your request and

Can’t find network printer [SOLVED]

Recently my mother-in-law could not get a network printer added to her Windows PC. The solution was fairly simple: #1 Connect the printer via WiFi (this involved going to the setup menu on the printer itself and pressing the WPS button on the internet router) #2 Changing the Windows 7 PC’s WiFi connection from “Public” to “Work” #3 Add the printer via Windows “add printer” button Thus, the solution involved: connecting the printer to the network and making sure the

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