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Showing posts from April, 2015

Moving to Ooma.

As expected, even though we acquired the precise modem that we're currently renting, we were unable to use our own modem for WOW!'s voice services.  So, we're going to stop using WOW's voice services. Instead, we're going with a much higher tier of internet service, and moving our landline to Ooma.  And saving money in the process. 

My Cable Modem Costs $15. I'm Paying $84 A Year To Rent It.

I knew that cable modem fees were a ripoff. I didn't know how bad it was until I bought a replacement. They're charging me $7 each month, for an outdated modem that sells for $15 new. Over the course of 1 year, that's a 560% markup!

Time to Stop Renting A Cable Modem

We get our internet and phone service as a bundle from WOW! But they make you rent a cable modem. And that's something I'd like to change.

4 Apple Products to Buy Used Right Now

It's no secret that I love Apple gear. It's the entire premise of this website. But it's also no secret that Apple gear is expensive. Fortunately, you can save quite a bit of money by picking your Apple stuff up second-hand. When buying used gear, you need to take a few things into consideration: How much life is left in this prior-generation product?  Will it still work for its intended purpose? For how much longer? Will I mind if it comes with the prior owners' wear and tear? These products check each of those boxes. Even when they've been replaced by better products, they still do what they do VERY well - and will continue to do so indefinitely. In each case, wear and tear is either unlikely, and/or will not affect the product's functionality. 4. iMac (2009-present) The iMac has gone through quite a few design changes over the years. What started out as a blobby multi-colored TV set evolved rather quickly into the aluminum and glass workhor

AppleTV Video Stuttering - Solved

In a recent post, I mentioned that our viewing of "Birdman" on the AppleTV was so juddery that it was essentially unwatchable.  Last night, my son and I rented "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in HD on the AppleTV.  And good news - the video problem has been resolved.