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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. For tips specific to macOS, you can find macOS tips here.

Joshua previously published 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 was published for several years and was available as both a (limited) free or paid subscription. The archive is still available.

If you’re after thought leadership pieces by Joshua, you can find them here.

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Recent Blog Posts

Works! How To Import Chrome Extensions into Microsoft Edge (5 Easy Steps!)

This review was last updated: December 2021 Overview I was an early beta tester of the Microsoft Edge Chromium edition. This is because I am one of the few people who use Windows 10 on an ARM-based laptop, a Lenovo Yoga 630-13Q50. Technically, I'm running what Microsoft calls Windows on Snapdragon.  I've never met anyone else running Windows 10 on ARM. But I do find it cool that I am windows on the same sort of processor (Snapdragon 850) found on a mid-to-high-end mobile phone, it's silent (because it's fanless) and the battery life is amazing. The downside is to ...
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Review: Verizon E3200 Mesh WiFi Extender (2022).

Disclaimer I am providing this information and instructions "as is". There is no warranty or support from me, I'm sharing this because I thought it may be helpful to others. If you break your E3200 or anything else in the process you're on your own. If you're concerned about this, I would recommend getting Verizon to help you with the setup.  I am not affiliated with Verizon and this is my personal experience. I am not paid by Verizon and bought the E3200 outright myself.  If you find this helpful and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps ...
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A List of Useful Raspberry Pi Commands

A list of useful Raspberry Pi commands. All of these commands can be executed in the Raspberry Pi command line / shell / terminal or via an SSH connection. Initial Pi Setup Find your Raspberry Pi Model/Version Get Total and Free Memory Install Pi Software Updates Restart and Reconfigure Options Find and Change Pi Hostname How to TextEdit with nano Pi Power and Heat Management Pi EEPROM Updates Advanced Pi Commands Initial Setup I recommend the official Raspberry Pi OS installer (Windows and macOS versions available) then connect your Pi to a monitor to walk through the setup process. If ...
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Works! Customize Mouse Buttons and Scroll Wheel on an iPad (Logitech i345 Review)

This page has the following sections, you can quickly jump to what you're interested in: Using a mouse with the iPad Pro Logitech Pebble i345 Review with iPad Pro Customizing Mousebuttons on the iPad in iOS Customizing the Scroll Wheel on the iPad in iOS Quickly Turn Off Assistive Touch (Hide the Assistive Touch Icon) Using a Mouse with the iPad Pro It may seem counterintuitive on a touch screen tablet, but there are times when a mouse with the iPad makes sense. If you plan to use the iPad as a computer replacement, especially for spreadsheets, a mouse makes ...
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Works! Verizon G3100 How to change the gateway DNS Server

Disclaimer. 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 and want to say thanks, please buy me a coffee. It keeps this page ad-free. Thank you!  Important Update: In August 2021, Verizon is progressively rolling out new firmware of the G3100 with a new UI. Some of these instructions have changed, I have included both the v2 and v3 firmware instructions in case your G3100 is not yet running the latest software. Background I have owned the Verizon G3100 ...
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Works! Verizon G3100 How to set a Static IP / Fixed IP Address

Important Update: In August 2021, Verizon is progressively rolling out new firmware of the G3100 with a new UI. Some of these instructions have changed, I have included both the v2 and v3 firmware instructions in case your G3100 is not yet running the latest software. Background I have owned the Verizon G3100 almost since it came out. You can read my user review of the Verizon G3100 if you want to better understand my experience. A fixed IP address or static IP address is often recommended for smart home equipment.  If you have a Nest Thermostat, a Ring Doorbell,  ...
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Guide: Turtle Beach Stream Mic Light Color Meaning and Instructions

Notice: I am not affiliated with Turtle Beach. I am not paid by Turtle Beach and use the microphone personally. 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 own the Turtle Beach Stream Mic. It's a streaming mic and works with the Xbox, PS4, and PC. These instructions only apply to this microphone and I cannot help with other brands or troubleshoot issues. For what it's worth, on my PC there was no software or drivers required. One of ...
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