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Cutting the Cord: Before You Cut, Some Final Considerations Tech

When we look at the expenses of traditional cable compared to the costs of cutting the cord, the savings story is a compelling one.  And you may even find that having fewer channels of stuff you’re not watching leads to a fresh, new outlook on life in general.  But cutting the cord is not without its […]

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Cutting the Cord: The Hardware You’ll Need Tech

Last time, we ran down the total costs my family was paying out to various providers for television, data and voice services. And we determined that $6600 was way too much to be sending off to faceless conglomerates for whom “customer service” was a joke. But cutting the cord is not without its own costs. […]

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Cutting the Cord and Living To Tell The Tale Tech

tl;dr – You’ll save some money.  But not as much (or as quickly, or as easily) as you think. Who knew ones and zeros could cost so much? Bundled cable, internet and home phone service. Plus a couple of premium channels. Plus a monthly Hulu charge. Plus Amazon Prime. Plus mobile and data.  Put ‘em […]

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Dust off that fitness tracker! Fitness / Life / Tech

The picture isn’t a pretty one.  In a recently released survey by strategic consulting firm Endeavour Partners, one third of fitness tracker owners report that they stopped using their tracker entirely within six months of getting it. Maybe you’re one of this third?  Or maybe your on your way?  We’ve all been there. It is easy to […]

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The Best Apps for Health? The Ones You’ll Use. Apps / Fitness / Life / Tech

The folder on the last page of my Home Screen tells a story of hope and disappointment, of love and hate, of promises made and promises broken. Its the folder called Unused. There lie the apps that didn’t live up to their reviews, that couldn’t perform as I wanted them to, that tried so hard and […]

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Turning Screen Time Into Family Time Connect / Fun / Kids

“We gaaaaather to-ge-ther to staaaare at our touchscreens…” From illustrator Chris Ware’s now-prescient “Unmasked” New Yorker cover, to the family room full of downturned faces,  your holiday gathering of friends, family and other loved ones may be looking like a long weekend of parallel solitude once the roast beast is consumed and the football drags into […]

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Slow TV Helps Us Dial It Back Life / Stuff We Love

The last few weeks of the year are busy for us and, at times, tensions can run high. As an antidote to the mile-a-minute conversations, meetings about meetings and hourly deadlines, we’ve been hopping on the Slow TV bandwagon. Slow TV has been described as “watching paint dry on TV,” and that’s a pretty apt description. It’s a […]

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Which iPhone Should I Buy? In The News / News & Reviews / Tech

Which of the “bigger than bigger” iPhones is the better choice for you? The answer here in the Griffplex is clear.  You need an iPhone 6 Plus. Or maybe you don’t. “The 6 Plus is a perfect match” ^Josh, Online Marketing Specialist When I turned my iPhone 6 Plus on for the first time I immediately […]

Apple Announcement Rumors: The Good, The Bad, The Ridiculous

Apple Announcement Rumors: The Good, The Bad, The Ridiculous In The News / Stuff We Love / Tech

Big announcements from Apple: half the fun of them is second-guessing them. Now that Apple’s announcement is less than a week away, the rumors are rampant. Here’s a sampling of  rumors — what other people are second-guessing as the announcement — whenever that is — draws closer. Rumor has it that there will be a device. And… […]

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C is for Cookie… Tech / Tips & Tricks / Tutorial

If you’ve visited our site (or any site that sells internationally), you may have noticed a message that popped up on screen that says something like “This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.” There they are again. Cookies. Cookies on your desktop […]