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Joshua Lowcock sometimes blogs on non-work-related topics, most of which are posted below. For the more technically-skewed posts, you can find a list of those here. Separate from the blog, there is also a list of handy websites, lifehacks, and other useful tips here.

Joshua also publishes a weekly email, called Last Week in Digital Media. The newsletter summarizes the latest news in digital media, marketing, and technology of the week. The email newsletter has been published for over several years and is available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription.

Recent Blog Posts

Works! How to sign out of the AppStore on iOS 14

Important I am not affiliated with Apple and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Apple. If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or buy my book on Amazon (it has nothing to do with technology). It helps keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! Updated June 2021 for IOS 14.6 With Apple iOS 14 releasing on Sept 16th in the US, they have made further changes to the way the Apple ID is both used, accessed, and controlled. If you have different user accounts for iCloud and a different one for ...
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Guide: Migrating from Google Photos to OneDrive (Free!)

Important I am not affiliated with Microsoft, Google, MultCloud or any of the companies mention and this is my personal experience.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or buy my book on Amazon (it's not about technology!). It helps keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! I previously wrote about how to download Google Photos here, this Guide tells you how to do this for free, using a cloud-to-cloud transfer. It's free and easy to do but will require patience for the transfer to occur. The benefit of this approach is there's no need ...
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Review: Verizon G3100 Review WiFi 6 Mesh Router (2021)

Important I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the G3100 outright myself. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! This review was last updated: June 2021 VERIZON G3100 REVIEW This review of the Verizon G3100 may update as my experience changes (or they update the firmware). This Verizon G3100 user review is organized by: Background Overview Unboxing Hardware Overview Verizon G3100 Speedtest (basic) Verizon G3100 Speedtest ...
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Review: Timex Pay – Add Contactless Payment to Any Watch

Important I am not affiliated with Timex and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Timex or any of the companies mentioned in the review. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you! What is Timex Pay? Timex Pay is a contactless payment solution, that works with existing traditional watches, and it comes from the Timex Watch company. Timex has a good pedigree in the watch space, they are a US watch company, have been ...
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Lifehack: DOSH Offer Code 2021 – June/July ($10 Bonus Works!)

DOSH is a US-based cashback service that works by linking your credit card to the app. It's easy to work. Jumping straight to the offer code, use JOSHUAL270 to get a $5 sign up DOSH bonus. This code works as of June/July 2021. That's right, the DOSH referral code JOSHUAL270 will get you a $5 bonus. This works! You will need to link a card and verify your email address to get the DOSH bonus. So link your card and verify your email. From time to time DOSH also will increase the bonus to $20 in total if you also ...
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Recipe: Pressure Cooker Traditional Sunday Roast Pork (works with InstaPot, Foodi, CrockPot)

A traditional Sunday Roast Pork was an Australian tradition when I was growing up. Thanks to the wonders of pressure cooking, with an InstaPot, Food, or any other Pressure Cooker (personally, I use the CrockPot Express Oval), it's easy to cook about a 3lb Pork Roast in an hour. Ingredients Pork Roast, at least 3lb Salt (I recommend using this Bourbon Salt) Ground Pepper ~2 teaspoons Olive Oil 1 Cup of Apple Juice For sides, you can either cook mashed potatoes or roast vegetables separately in your oven. I like to serve the pork with roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes ...
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Guide: Dell Laptop Active Pen PN771M Replacement

First, the bad news. I'll get straight to the point. Dell, currently (as of April/May 2021), does not sell replacement Dell Active Pen PN771M. Sorry. It's disappointing and frustrating, as my Dell Active Pen 771M had a manufacturing issue or design and the button just popped out. See the photos below. There doesn't seem to be any way to repair the pen.  This 771M Pen is designed for the Dell Inspiron 13" 7000 2 in 1. This laptop has a little slot for the pen, so if the pen is lost or broken, you're going to be reminded of it ...
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Works! Disable Google Sign In Pop Up Notification (2 steps)

Important I am not affiliated with Google and Chrome. I am not paid by any of the companies or products referenced. If you find this helpful had success and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee or take a look at my book on Amazon. It keeps this page ad free. Thank you! If you use a Chrome-based browser, whether it's Google Chrome, Edge Chromium, Brave, or others you may experience an annoying pop up Google Sign In Pop Up window asking if you want to login with your Google account. This is called Google Sign In One Tap and looks something ...
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