Share Parental Control Across TVs With the DirecTV Genie System

by Michael 10 June 2013

As a quick followup to my earlier post describing the inability to share favorite channels across TVs with the DirecTV Genie whole house DVR… I just wanted to point out that a similar limitation applies to the parental settings.

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Share Favorite Channels Across TVs With the DirecTV Genie System

by Michael 10 June 2013

We just switched from Dish Network to DirecTV for our TV service. I’ve thus spent the past few days familiarizing myself with the system and getting things customized to our tastes. As part of this, I’ve been setting up a custom list of favorite channels.

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Jailbreak Fix for the DirecTV iPhone/iPad App

by Michael 6 June 2013

We’re in the process of switching from Dish Network to DirecTV. Unfortunately, the DirecTV app for iOS doesn’t work on jailbroken devices. I’m not really sure why they bother blocking jailbreakers, but they do. Pretty annoying, huh?

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Honda CR-V Bluetooth Buzzing – Problem Solved!

by Michael 1 May 2013

Remember when I was having trouble with a horrible buzzing sound on the other end of calls from our 2012 Honda CR-V? We got it fixed. And it wasn’t a software glitch, electronic interference, or anything else they tried to blame.

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“Google Now” Bluetooth Bug on iPhone

by Michael 1 May 2013

I recently updated the Google app on my iPhone and I have to say… Google Now is pretty cool. Cool enough that it’s now sitting in my launch bar. That being said, I’ve discovered an annoying bug with respect to Bluetooth integration.

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Windows Taskbar Won’t Auto-Hide

by Michael 20 April 2013

Just had another annoying problem with my son’s Windows notebook. Sure am I glad that I (mostly) use a Mac! This time around, the Windows Taskbar had stopped auto-hiding. He had it configured properly, but it wouldn’t obey the setting.

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How to Get Rid of the “Delta Search” Virus

by Michael 5 April 2013

While troubleshooting my son’s wifi connection the other night, I discovered that he had been infected by the so-called “Delta Search” virus. The end result was that his searches were being redirected to delta-search.com.

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Windows Unable to Connect to Wifi Network

by Michael 2 April 2013

We’re currently on vacation and my kids have been struggling with the wifi network where we’re staying. Every once in awhile their computers will lose (and be unable to re-gain) network connectivity. Very frustrating.

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