Category: Geek

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The latest update on low-cost mobile plans with T-Mobile One vs Magenta vs 55+ vs. True

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OK, time once again to look at the cost of cellular, last week, we had visited with Pete and Dave, so it a good time to review the cost of cellular plans. About five years ago, we switched from Verizon to T-Mobile. Thanks again, Mike for the “join discount” which was 20% or so as…

American Express Rewards on Apple.com and also trying Best Buy rewards

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It is really hard to get any additional credits with apple.com or Best Buy for that matter, here’s one interesting hack:. The big issue is that with most rebate items there are lots of exclusions. Everything from electronics to anything well useful American Express has a promotion with Rakuten. If you sign up and spend…

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A Sea of Kensington Docks from Thunderbolt 4 to Thunderbolt 3 for Mac and Windows

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There are a sea of different Kensington Hubs as Thunderbolt 4 is coming out and it’s pretty hard to figure out what to use for what, but if you have: Older MacBook’s with Thunderbolt 3 Want to get new M1 MacBooks with Thunderbolt 4, but which are currently limited to a single monitor Be ready…

Argh I can’t remember how I fixed Dave’s PC Power Supply and DIP switches but it was 8-pin cables

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Geez, did I not write this down? At least, I remember fixing Dave’s PC but not how I did it. I’m sure I stuff it into tongfamily.com, but from the 6,000 plus posts I have, I can figure out how to find it. But, basically, a few years ago, Dave’s PC died. I thought it…

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Of S-Video TVs, Homekit Smart Plugs, Extensions cords, etc.

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Wow, it is really raining Homekit Smart Plugs and Extension cords. Really, I’m wondering, why given the relatively low cost, you wouldn’t just get all your new extension cords and multiple outlet adapters as HomeKit devices now, so some things to think about: Upgrading an old S-Video TV with an Apple TV is not crazy…