Beeping FIOS battery

Has your FIOS or other internet box started beeping? The internet box that is usually just inside the house is called an Optical Network Terminal (ONT). (Note that the ONT plugs into another box with an antenna. This is the router.) The ONT has a Battery Backup Unit (BBU) since you need to have the ability
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Never 10

Another great tool for people who don’t want to upgrade to Windows 10: Never 10 by Steve Gibson If you like running Windows 7 or 8, you unfortunately need a utility like this to stop Microsoft from nagging you or automatically upgrading without your permission.

“I Don’t Want Windows 10”

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 hard. If you don’t upgrade, you get barraged with notifications and some people even report that Windows 10 is being installed without their permission. If you don’t want Windows 10, there’s a neat Github project that stops the Windows 10 reminders, aptly called “I Don’t Want Windows 10”: https://github.com/rn10950/I-Dont-Want-Windows-10 Windows
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Preparing for New iPhones

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing color, the air is crisper, and the new iPhones are almost here. If you’re a crazy upgrader like I am, that means it’s time to get ready to sell your old iPhone. Unlocking You should try to unlock your old iPhone. Unlocking allows the phone
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Protect Your Online Privacy

I just found out about a great resource for online privacy, the website¬†www.privacytools.io. It’s covers all the major privacy concerns and how to protect yourself from being snooped on.