Your Facebook is a GOLD MINE for hackers

Here's what you can do to protect yourself

Every now and then I see a bunch of my Facebook friends copy/paste a post to their profile that allows them to share some nostalgia. Here’s the latest: While it can be fun to participate, it’s wise to be careful and ever-vigilant with the information you’re sharing in a post like this. Why? What’s the harm here? Here’s what […]

Got a (non-retina) MacBook Pro? Here are two great affordable ways to extend it’s life.

I recently wrote this response to a family member who asked about recommending a SSD to put in a late-2011 MacBook Pro. An SSD is easily the best upgrade for performance of an older MacBook Pro. I recommend the Samsung 850 EVO SSD. They have the best performance and lowest power consumption of any SSD […]

6-Step Guide: Replace Your Light Switches with Insteon for Remote Control and Home Automation

In the Smart Home: Getting Started Guide, you learned about the difference between controllable lights vs controllable light switches. (I covered more in that guide – feel free check it out if you haven’t already.) My preference is to make most of the light switches controllable because it opens up a huge world of possibilities […]

Smart Home: Getting Started Guide

Comfort. Convenience. Safety Security. Energy savings. Whether you’re just interested in one of these features, or a few of them, you can find many different products and services to start making your home “smart”. This isn’t a new concept. Homeowners have been tinkering with automation products since the 1970’s or earlier. X10 was one of […]