Category: Tech Tips

Can Alexa Control my MyQ Garage Door Opener?

Have you been looking for a way to use Alexa to control your MyQ garage door? I bet all you’re finding is to pay an annual subscription fee to Chamberlain. Granted, it’s only $10 per year to subscribe, but it is pretty selfish of Chamberlain since they had an...

Photos on Mac won’t upload to iCloud Photo Library

A client wanted to have all photos on iMac, iPhone & iPad. Easy peasy, right? Not so much. Of course, the first thing that needs to happen is all devices must be signed into iCloud using the same Apple ID. Once that was confirmed, we turned on iCloud Photo...

Considerations for New High Speed Broadband

With companies such as Verizon and Time Warner offering broadband internet speeds of 300Mb/s (that’s megabit per second) or greater, it’s time to stop thinking like this is still the year 2000. I know, because my own broadband has gone from 30Mb/s to 200Mb/s in just the last month....

How to use ComplyFoam 500 series with Backbeat Go2

Note: ComplyFoam now makes a 600 series which works with the Backbeat Go2 I kind of have a fetish for headphones. Perhaps not as bad as some folks, but I have four or five pairs of earbuds, the kind that go in your ear and a couple of pair...

Mail coming in from gmail automatically marked as read

For a couple of weeks or maybe more, new email messages coming in from my gmail accounts were automatically being marked read before I ever opened them. It was maddening. I’ve spent a couple of days looking into this and there seem to be several things which might contribute...

High CPU Usage in Google Chrome?

Ever had the fan on your MacBook Pro just run continuously while Chrome was open? Me, too! I knew it was Chrome because I opened Activity Monitor and sorted the CPU column. When I did this so the highest CPU usage (which is what causes the fan to kick...

Home Shared iTunes not showing all music on iOS device

Recently, I’d been having a problem where my main computer’s Home Shared music wasn’t showing all the music in my iTunes Library when I opened it on one of my iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) devices. After some research, this is the solution to fixing that misbehavior. On you...

Use Google Calendar Delegation

With Google Calendars, you can have others in your business act as delegates, or a trusted representative, for your calendar. Here’s the instructions, directly from Google: To delegate your calendar: Sign in to your calendar at http://calendar.google.com/a/your_domain.com. Click Calendar settings at the top. Click Calendars. In the Sharing column for your calendar,...

How to Move Google Calendars to iCloud

I’ve been really happy with Google calendars for a few years. Until recently. Within the last year, either Google or Apple or both did something that was causing me more work (and aggravation) than I will allow. Either something works or it doesn’t and when it doesn’t, I get...

How to have Mail, Calendar & Contacts all open in Outlook 2011

Back in the days of Entourage, one could open separate windows for Mail, Calendar & Contacts. With Outlook 2011, Microsoft has forced the use of one window with clicking on the options at the bottom left to change from Mail to Calendar to Contacts. Different even from the way Outlook...