Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car’s Windshield

It’s cold outside. Really cold. As it should be for January.

Which means that if you have a car that stays outside, as we do, you’re dealing with frost, snow, ice, and sundry other winter mixes that need to be scraped off your windshield before you can drive off.

Tired of guessing at the best way to defrost, de-ice, de-whatever, I did some research.

Here’s what I found.

Steps to defrost car windshield

If you’re curious about the science behind why this is the fastest … Read more

Facebook Major Contributor in Spreading Health Misinformation

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, as there are some physically demanding activities I’m planning on doing and I need to make sure my body can keep up.

So, of course, all research leads to the internet. But, as we know, it’s also a place full of minefields; a big one being health and fitness. So when I saw this, I wasn’t surprised.

Infographic: Report: Facebook Poses A Major Threat To Public Health | Statista
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How to Find “Find My Friends” on iOS 13 Update

Don’t you just love it when you’re forced into an update and stuff stops working or, in the case of the latest iPhone update, apparently goes missing?

No? Me neither.

Latest MIA app? Find A Friend.

Actually, it’s not missing. They thought it would be helpful to roll it into Find My Phone. AND rename both. AND change the icon.

So, yeah, you’re not crazy— the Find A Friend icon is, indeed gone. Wiped off your phone.

What you need … Read more

Don’t Get a Call Blocking App – Do This for Free Instead – It Works Better

get text messages in do  not disturb instructions

Can you tell that I’m obsessed with foiling the sh*theads who have nothing better to do than harass people around the world with their nonstop scams?

Can you also tell that after investigating Call Blocking apps like Hiya (the absolute WORST for privacy violation) et al, that I would rather throw my phone away than use apps that are worse perpetrators than scammers for abusing your personal information and selling it over and over and over again to–forget highest–how ’bout … Read more

How to Beat Scammers and Spammers at Their Own Game – Do Not Disturb

Okay, I’m about ready to lose my mind with all of the scam/spam/robo calls I’ve suddenly been inundated with. Many of them during the middle of the night.

I’m guessing that one of my recently hacked accounts with some company that supposedly “really values my privacy and takes safety seriously” is the culprit. Does anybody have an account anywhere–business, bank, government, medical, etc.–that hasn’t been hacked yet?  We’ve all gotten so many of these notices, “Sorry to inform you that … Read more

Getting Missed Calls from International Unknown Numbers? It’s An Expensive Scam

In recent years, I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling to far-flung places. So I have some pretty unusual phone numbers in my contact list. Likewise, I’m used to getting calls at all hours of the day or night from different time zones.

But lately, I’ve been getting a rash of calls from Azerbaijan and Georgia. Neither are places I’ve been or plan on going to.

My first thought was that maybe they’re from someone who knows someone who … Read more

How to Get Your iPhone to Work as a Hotspot for Your Surface Pro

We’re in the process of recycling phones. When the oldest phone is ready to bite the dust, I get the new phone (because I need high tech equipment for my work), Andrew gets my phone, and my mother gets his.

So with the latest upgrade to iPhone X (which I love), I found that I was no longer able to use it as a hotspot for my laptop (which I didn’t love).

After researching, I found the problem. You can’t … Read more