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RE: Keeping printer ink cartridges good

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AsheGuy 12/10/18 04:21pm Technology Corner
RE: iOS vs Android

Thanks for all the replies and suggestions, friends. I think I’ll be leaning towards android. Although my flip phone works fine, I may be needing a smart phone to work in conjunction with a home heart monitoring device I recently ordered. That being said, the heart monitor should work well with my iPad, but if not, a smart phone will become a necessity.If it's like the heart monitor my wife wore for a month, the monitor itself has a cellular network connection built in.
AsheGuy 12/10/18 03:40pm Technology Corner
RE: iOS vs Android

there is only one problem with sharing using google apps/cloud DATA USEAGE / INTERNET CONNECTION i prefer manually uploading from my PC what i want to 'cloud' not every picture and video i take so i have restricted that function and don't use it much its fine if its using your stick house internet via wifi not so great when auto-using your cellular data while traveling and camping but that is controllable , and not a feature i care to Praise ??? Auto-upload doesn't have to be turned on. There is an upload option at the top of the Google Photos window that allows uploading photos from your PC to the cloud that you want on the cloud and that can be shared. Yes that's what I said, I restrict that function My comment was aimed that praise being given Google apps, by the iPhone user, explaining how easy Apple shares pictures and data using Google apps, instead of itunes Sorry if I misunderstood your post. But when you refer to "that" or "it" it's hard for the reader to connect what "that" and "it" is referring to. If your first sentence "there is only one problem with sharing using google apps/cloud" had instead have said "there is only one problem with auto-backup using google apps/cloud" I wouldn't have gone down the rabbit hole. :) " Sharing (whether among one's own devices or with other people) is a byproduct of using cloud storage for photos.
AsheGuy 12/10/18 11:35am Technology Corner
RE: iOS vs Android

IMHO I like the Moto phones, best of the two worlds of cell phones.I agree, my wife (who is technically challenged) likes hers. The only problem is the newer Motos have a connector to allow attaching everything but the kitchen sink to the back. That's why when my current phone died that I chose to go with a Pixel 3 (at a considerably higher price) than to go with a Moto.
AsheGuy 12/10/18 11:00am Technology Corner
RE: iOS vs Android

there is only one problem with sharing using google apps/cloud DATA USEAGE / INTERNET CONNECTION i prefer manually uploading from my PC what i want to 'cloud' not every picture and video i take so i have restricted that function and don't use it much its fine if its using your stick house internet via wifi not so great when auto-using your cellular data while traveling and camping but that is controllable , and not a feature i care to Praise ??? Auto-upload doesn't have to be turned on. There is an upload option at the top of the Google Photos window that allows uploading photos from your PC to the cloud that you want on the cloud and that can be shared.
AsheGuy 12/10/18 08:29am Technology Corner
RE: iOS vs Android

I forgot to mention one of the nice things about buying an unlocked phone is that they don't come with all the bloatware that is added to the phones by the cell phone carriers, some that can't even be removed. The Motorolas we have are almost as pure of an Android system as you can get. But the carriers load their own bloatware when you put their Sim in.Not true. My wife and I both have unlocked Android phones, my wife's is a Motorola and mine is a new Google Pixel 3. Neither has any bloatware from manufacturer or carrier. And sharing is just as easy as in Apple world using Google photos, and all the many other Google apps. My wife has an IPad (only because we won it) as well as her Android phone. No problem sharing our photos, documents, etc between devices using Google Apps. I should mention we also share our stuff seamlessly on my Samsung tablet, Windows 10 laptop and desktop and a second desktop PC at a second location where my older PCs migrate to. It did have Windows 10 but I realized I didn't run any apps there that had to have Win 10 so I installed Zorin OS (Linux) on it and everything shares there via Google apps.
AsheGuy 12/09/18 09:42pm Technology Corner
RE: usb vs hotspot

wa8yxm I thought that was the frequency 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz. It is. It's not a speed setting. However, you can sometimes get better speeds on 5Gzh but much less range. My experience is there is a speed difference and an environmental difference between 2.4G and 5G wifi networks. Below are graphics to show my configuration and results (Burke is my SSID). I ran an Internet speed test with my router configured as shown and alternating with my laptop connected to use the 2.4 Gig and 5 Gig wifi network. According to my router, 2.4G wifi gets up to 600 Mbps speed and 5G wifi gets up to 1.3Gbps speed. Range is not an issue (my router is in the next room) but congestion in our condo with wi-fi networks is an issue. One's environment can be a major factor as can be seen in the graphic below of my condo wi-fi environment as represented by Metageek's inSSIDer. I have selected wi-fi channels that avoid as much conflicting traffic as possible. As can be seen, in this environment 5G wins handily on downloads. That can't be explained by the router's indication of a 2:1 speed difference for 5G vs 2.4G so congestion on the 2.4G network has to be a major factor. Either users don't have the 5G option on their routers, they don't connect to it if they have it or they don't know the difference. Upload speeds apparently are limited by the Spectrum broadband service I have because there is little variation there. Speed Test Results: https://i.imgur.com/EkMy4qBl.jpg Router Configuration: https://i.imgur.com/XVRxhOKl.jpg Condo WiFi networks https://i.imgur.com/1VHe8I1l.jpg
AsheGuy 11/25/18 06:45pm Technology Corner
RE: Counting the Days Untill Summer

My DH and I love our B and we are already planning our cross country trip starting mid May next year. Anyone else making plans for next year? WE plan to leave AK the third week in May and are trying to decide whether to go across to the east via Canada or travel through the US. Either way has its interesting points. We are also hoping to hit some rallies on the way - especially Class B rallies.I'm assuming you have a new Class B and just haven't changed your RV.net profile (2007 Damon Challenger)? The b-rally.org Annual Class B Rally is traditionally on the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekends so it might be a little early for you. Its date and location are still pending at this time but the website will have information when it's set. Happy travels on your cross country trip.
AsheGuy 11/15/18 01:13pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: 2019 Gas or Diesel ?

I do not own a diesel, but I seen this on the internet a number of years ago. https://www.google.com/search?lei=rVXgW6aFBZL_zgL0vpHgBA&q=6.7%20powerstroke%20cab%20removal&ved=0ahUKEwjTtbCbvb3eAhXnc98KHTQUAzcQsKwBCBIoAA&biw=1082&bih=458 Link
AsheGuy 11/05/18 03:24pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: How do I switch cell phones on Verizon

Verizon system is more closed, than AT&T or T-Mobile Only phone models that were released by VZW are allowed on the system It doesn't have anything to do with Verizon but it does have to do with the fact there is not a standard protocol for cell phones in the US and newer phones can connect on multiple protocols. I have an unlocked Google Nexus 5X that is approaching 4 years old and it was no problem whatever getting it connected with my Verizon account.
AsheGuy 10/29/18 11:32am Technology Corner
RE: Want to say Hello

Sounds like a good plan, having something to do usually helps. Hope you are able to complete your project. Sounds like you have done some thinking about what you need and that is one of the most important things when it comes to what kind of RV to go with.
AsheGuy 10/27/18 08:44pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: time to move on

No kidding, spending over $100 for a new phone is nuts. Well, when I consider how many devices and things a phone replaces I no longer see it that way. I seldom use my GPS, maps, cameras, watches and I don't need an address book, calendar, alarm clock, etc., etc. Not that I am a big spender, I have a Google Nexus 5x that has been superseded by three Pixel models but my phone still meets my needs and then some.
AsheGuy 10/25/18 05:52pm Technology Corner
RE: E-mail Problem that is driving me crazy

The first question that comes to my mind is why would you want to link on advertising links in emails? It's a good way to corrupt one's computer. It sounds like some kind of software is trying to save you from yourself.
AsheGuy 10/12/18 04:13pm Technology Corner
RE: No CD player in new SUV

I buy my audio books in the second hand store bins, usually very cheap. Play them on long days' drives. Pain in the rear to copy them over to digital when you are only going to play them one time. Easier to just pop the disc in the CD slot. If there is one!Audio books are available in digital form, maybe not as cheap as second hand store bins but then a person's time is worth something. I use audible.com via phone and listen to books when I travel and walk (which I do most every day). It's not cheap but reasonable and has all the latest books. It actually motivates me to get out and walk. :)
AsheGuy 10/10/18 01:19pm Technology Corner
RE: No CD player in new SUV

Is there a folder structure recommended or just put all the music on the usb without folders? I copied mine to USB but it is hard to find what I want on the menu when playing it??Mine is in album folders within artist folders. That is navigable by my vehicle's audio system.
AsheGuy 10/10/18 01:10pm Technology Corner
RE: No CD player in new SUV

Why not dump a pile of your choice of tunes on a USB memory stick? A 16 gig stick will hold a couple thousand or more songs. You can create directories by however you want, and then listen to your hearts content! You can randomize your selection, or play in alphabetical order, one directory or all, whatever you want. And the title & artist shows up on the display. That's what I do in the car and the TT. I upgraded the RV stereo to a nice modern one. We don't need to even carry CDs now. Ditto. I put our whole CD collection on a thumbnail-sized USB stick and just plug it into the vehicle's USB port. Most current vehicles can play it in several modes, sequential, random, by album, etc. I use MediaMonkey to import the CDs to my music library. I haven't thrown the CDs away yet but I will soon. I also have the music library on my phone and they can be played that way also with bluetooth, but the USB device is always there with no setup necessary.
AsheGuy 10/09/18 09:35pm Technology Corner
RE: USB Powered Speakers

I got this Doss Wireless Bluetooth Speaker that we are quite happy with. No problem connecting them using bluetooth to my phone. This speaker is not "dirt cheap" but it is inexpensive. If you have a bluetooth issue with your laptop, USB bluetooth adapters are dirt cheap. We like to listen to audiobooks when we travel that I can download to my phone. Using phone for this works seemlessly in my car since it allows connection to the car's speakers with bluetooth. But our RV is a 2005 model that does not have bluetooth connectivity, hence the speaker. The phone speaker volume is too weak to overcome road noise.
AsheGuy 10/07/18 03:57pm Technology Corner
RE: B+ motorhomes

Agree with mumkin, that a B+ is closer to a Class C than a Class B. (We had one once, so I'm agreeing from personal experience.)A RV can't be "closer" to a Class C or Class B. A Class B RV is built on a chassis that left the manufacturer as a van, hence RV.net's Camping Van Conversions forum. A Class C RV is built on a chassis that left the manufacturer with a cab but nothing behind it. One thing we found with our little MH (motorhome) was that, without a separate vehicle, once we got settled in camp, it was a big hassle to go anywhere if we needed supplies or firewood, or if we wanted to go sightseeing. In some campgrounds, you would need to leave some of your personal belongings (camp chairs, coolers, etc.) in order to mark your site as occupied, or you might return after a day of sightseeing to find someone else had taken your site. Just FYI.What kind of RV one needs is all about what kind of "camping" one does. We have a Class B that we have put 145K miles on and never experienced any of the issues above. That's because we bought an RV to travel the country and not spend days or weeks in one spot. We do occasionally leave a camping spot in our RV, but it only amounts to dropping the electrical, water and cable connections and driving off. Never had anything walk away.
AsheGuy 10/04/18 07:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: A Magic app?

I just use google. I have to decide the order of stops after looking at where they all are on the map. Then I can rearrange them to save time, miles or put the bank before the shopping. BTW I do this all the time as I am a volunteer driver and have 3-8 passengers to pick up in the shortest amount of time most mornings.I agree Google Maps is easy to do this with. I got a chuckle though about "put the bank before the shopping" since it seems so retro. No offense, just lightened my day. :)
AsheGuy 09/29/18 04:27pm Technology Corner
RE: Internet speed-Update

LittleBill-Thank for for your latest post. Your description is very clear and easily understood. I will continue to explore some options. Anyone have opinions on why my speed when using wifi fluctuates throughout the day? .I haven't seen any description of your environment, maybe I missed it. Are there other wi-fi access points competing with yours? If so, there are tools to manage the chaos, I use Inssider that is free.
AsheGuy 09/29/18 12:24pm Technology Corner
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