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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

Review: OneRep – Automatically Remove Your Personal Information from Data Brokers (2021)

Disclosure: I am not affiliated with OneRep. One did give me a 1-year family subscription for the purposes of my fair and honest review. This review is unbiased and based on my personal experience with OneRep. I also cannot and do not provide support or assistance in removing your data from data brokers or for OneRep. If you have any issues with OneRep, please contact them directly. Background There is an increasing number of websites that scrape and sell your personal information. I'm not going to link to them but sites like BeenVerified, Spokeo, Radaris, and others collect, publish, and ...
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Fix: How to Fix an Xbox Game that Crashes on Start (Works!)

Important I am not affiliated with Microsoft, Xbox, etc., and this is my personal experience.  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! I was playing Wolfenstein Old Blood on my Xbox Series X with the Quick Resume option, and when I returned, the game had crashed or was frozen. The Xbox Controller was unresponsive, and the only options I had were to shut down or restart the console. Restarts of the console didn't fix the issue, and ...
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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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A year on: Reflections on the pandemic in New York

Not all of us have the good sense to write a diary as we live through history, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a historic moment. A year on though, reflecting on everything, I felt it was important enough to capture my experience. Not that it's more interesting or worthy than anyone else, but maybe it will be of interest to someone, somewhere, one day. Personally, January 2020 started with a business trip to CES in Las Vegas. There was a lot of talk about a virus, I don't think we formally talked about it as being COVID-19, but there was ...
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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 – July / August ($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 $10 sign up DOSH bonus. This code works as of July/August 2021. That's right, the DOSH referral code JOSHUAL270 will get you a $10 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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