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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

Guide: Do iPhone 12 cases fit the iPhone 13?

No, but read on... You might think that because the iPhone 13 is only 1mm thicker than the iPhone 12 you can use your old case. Unfortunately, you cannot. Apple shifted the mute, power, and volume buttons but a small amount so that iPhone 12 cases will not work with the iPhone 13. It's frustrating and I don't know why Apple needed to shift the buttons. The 1mm change in thickness on the iPhone 13 is is to accommodate changes to the optical lens system. Best iPhone 13 case under $20 If, like me, this means you need a new ...
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Guide: Verizon G3100 WiFi IoT SSID / Wireless Network

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! In August 2021, Verizon made a major update/overhaul of the G3100 firmware. The new 2021 Verizon G3100 firmware is 3.1.0.12 The changes include: new / modern interface dedicated wireless network for IoT control over each wifi antenna channel ability to directly log into the E3200 extender (for ...
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List of Verizon G3100/Verizon E3200 Compatible Smart Home Devices

This is a list of smart home devices compatible with the Verizon G3100 and Verizon E3200 router. This list is crowdsourced from people who have submitted the device name to me (Thanks!). Important. I do not own these devices and cannot provide support for setup or use. Unless otherwise noted, a smart home device listed below is compatible. If it's not listed, it's because I don't know. For what it's worth, I've had no issues with anything connected via ethernet. Most modern Smart TVs and Smart Phones should have no issue connecting to the Verizon G3100. Some major August 2021 ...
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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: September 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: 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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Guide: HP M24f M22f VESA Adapter

I own two (2) HP m-series IPS monitors, the M22f and the M24f. Now that I am working from how for an extended period, they were an essential purchase. You just can't use spreadsheets without a proper monitor. I like that the HP m-series monitors are IPS, very light, and the bezels are super thin. The only downside is that they use a proprietary HP monitor arm attachment and don't have VESA support. Well, that can be fixed! I've successfully added a VESA mount to both my HP M22f and HP M27f using this 3D-printed HP Vesa Adapter I bought ...
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Works! How to sign out of the AppStore on iOS 14 and iOS 15

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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