Apple HomePod isn’t an Amazon Echo rival – it’s a Sonos killer

Apple HomePod isn’t an Amazon Echo rival – it’s a Sonos killer
For months, analysts all over the industry foretold the coming of the Siri Speaker – a Wi-Fi audio device from Apple that had a home assistant baked right in.  They said it would be Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo or the Google Home, and those who were close to it said those were the products Apple engineers looked to emulate. ... Read More

Grandparent Friendly AV2000 Powerline Adapter

Grandparent Friendly AV2000 Powerline Adapter
This post is my review of the AV2000 Powerline Adapter. A high speed Powerline (ethernet over power) adapter that’s very easy to install. FAMILY TECH SUPPORT My parents (grandparents to my kids) live over 600kms away. I’m their tech support for a whole host of device, technology, and computer related issues. Being so far away can be a challenge, especially... Read More

Home Entertainment On A Budget

Home Entertainment On A Budget
In my last post I described how the media center PC, running Microsoft Windows 7 Media Centre, was damaged during a lightning storm. This is much sadness for our household as all our entertainment is based around the media center – photos, videos, TV, music, and streamed media. Without the media center we are forced to suffer the poor quality... Read More