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The State of IP (Web-Based Thermostats) 2013 Edition

Introduction In June of 2011, nearly two years ago, I wrote an article summarizing the state of IP (web-based) enabled thermostats. I revised this article in April of 2012, over a year ago. Now, it seems appropriate, to create a new post reflecting the state of IP enabled thermostats in 2013. This article will include …

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Did Hackers Gain Access to All Your Personal Information?!?

Introduction “Out of sight, out of mind.” This is true of so many important aspects of life. We know we should do something about them, but we don’t – because we forget about them or the effort seems greater than the benefit. Unfortunately, sometimes these important aspects of life decide to blow up in our …

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Avoiding Gigantic Cell Phone Bills by Understanding Data.

Introduction I bought a used iPhone 4 for my wife to replace her dying iPhone 3G. A few days later she said, “I’m getting messages that I’ve used up 60% of my data plan and I’ll be charged for overages. What do I need to stop doing?” This is a great question. Wireless service providers …

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HelloFax – A Beautiful, Simple Service.

Fax machines are an annoying relic of a previous era. Most individuals don’t have one, most businesses do. They are slow, unreliable, clunky, space-consuming, and generally everything I hate. HelloFax is a simple, freemium alternative to a fax machine. I don’t need to send or receive faxes often – but when I do, it is …

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Canceling Your TransUnion Trial (Not as Easy as You’d Think)

How to Cancel TransUnion (Updated: 10/4/15) I recently received a helpful email from Carrie. She had spent thirty minutes looking for a way to cancel and wanted to share this method so others wouldn’t have to do the same. On the main page (tui.transunion.com) click on Customer Support. Click on General FAQs. Click on Payment (left …

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