Michael Sheehan

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Small Steps Make A Bigger Impact - Overcoming Violence

I had to write something. A majority of my articles are about tech, but every once in a while I need to focus on the other part of my brand name – …

Guns

14 Apple Watch Tips & Tricks You Might Not Know About

For the past few months, I have been using the Apple Watch Series 3. But I have been a bit lazy. I have kept it tethered to my iPhone so I haven’t …

Smartwatches

How Giants are Helpful – New Intuit Short Film “A Giant Story”

We all know about the childhood stories of Jack and the Beanstalk and David and Goliath. In both tales, a “smaller” hero is faced with a challenge or …

Small Business

How To Create a "Work" Menu in Office 2016 & Office 365 of Pinned Documents

Back in 2012, I wrote a how-to article for those Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac users who wanted to have what is called a <b>“Work” menu</b> available within …

Microsoft

6 Top Tools to Transform Your Content Marketing in 2018

You already know about influencer marketing and, um, the Kardashians. But, what about tools such as GrooveJar and Almighty Press?<p>Last year pretty much blew by. But, in 2018, you have an opportunity to start fresh, using new marketing strategies and proven tactical tools. What worked in 2017? What …

2 New Year’s Resolutions Solved with 1 Device – Western Digital My Passport External Hard Drive

It’s the start of a new year and probably like many of you, I have a long list of New Year’s Resolutions. Most of them are informal and many of them …

Thunderous Bass, 24-Hour Battery, Beautiful Sound - JBL Boombox Bluetooth Speaker Review

I have said it before, I’ve done a lot of Bluetooth portable speaker reviews during my 10+ years of writing reviews on HighTechDad. But I have to …

What teens wish their parents knew about social media

When teens were asked, recently, if they believe their parents know “a little” or “nothing” about what they do or say online, or even what social-media apps and sites they use, more than a quarter of them agreed.<p>After visiting schools around the country, it seems to me they’re likely giving their …

Parenting

Great Gift for Business People – Logitech Spotlight Cordless Presenter (Review)

If you know someone who gives a lot of presentations, you are probably going to want to read this review of the Logitech Spotlight cordless …

10 Candid Observations After 2 Weeks Using the Apple iPhone X

I got my hands on Apple’s latest flagship iPhone about two weeks ago and I haven’t looked back much. Well, to write this article, I guess I kind of …

NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 Review: An Easy to Set Up and Use, HD Wireless Security Camera

For a couple of years now, ever since the original NETGEAR Arlo cordless security camera launched, I’ve had particular areas of my home covered with …

How To Get a Personalized, Tech-Shopping, In-Store Experience at a b8ta Store

If you don’t have a b8ta store near you, unfortunately, you are really missing out. What is b8ta? It’s what I call a click-and-mortar, but it is …

*Privacy Not Included…But Should be Required! Mozilla’s Connected Shopping Guide

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article, “Those New Connected Holiday Gifts May Be Spying On You.” It discussed privacy and security concerns about …

4 Gifts for Guys: Fitted Hat, Cooling Shirt, Streaming Stick, & a Mystery Tackle Box

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to holiday shopping, I’m sort of a strategic shopper. I actually hate going out and browsing through …

Framing Your Life, Digitally – Review of the Nixplay Seed Digital Frame

My kids have been taking the same route inside the house to the front door for years. But recently, this trip seems to be taking a lot longer. They …

Those New Connected Holiday Gifts May Be Spying on You!

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that many people this 2017 holiday season will be getting or giving some sort of connected device. …

Here’s What Logitech is Showcasing as 2017 Holiday Tech Gifts & My Thoughts

A few week’s ago, I got an exclusive press preview of some of the tech goodness coming from Logitech, Jaybird, Astro, and Ultimate Ears for this 2017 …

How To Protect Your Breathing Indoors – Blueair Blue Pure 211+ & 411 Air Purifier Review

For the past week or so as of this writing, just 40 miles north of where I live in Northern California, tragic and devastating wildfires have been …

How To Easily Apply Multiple PowerPoint Slide Designs or Themes to a Single Presentation

One of the biggest mysteries of Microsoft PowerPoint for me has been working with themes and design. While I had figured out how to use Slide Master …

Archeer A320S Bluetooth Speaker Review – 2 are Way Better than 1!

Back in March of this year, I reviewed the Archeer A320 portable Bluetooth speaker which completely impressed me with the power of its bass as well …

Top 14 Tips to Get Your Car Ready & Safe for Winter (or Anytime)

According to the National Safety Council, motor-vehicle deaths have risen 6% in 2016 and for the first time, have exceeded 40,000 since 2017. …

The ONE SmartPiano Keyboard is Smart Enough to Teach You How to Play (Review)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano but didn’t have the time for lessons? Or perhaps you just wanted to learn one song and didn’t …

The ONE SmartPiano Keyboard is Smart Enough to Teach You How to Play (Review)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the piano but didn’t have the time for lessons? Or perhaps you just wanted to learn one song and didn’t …

Top 10 iOS 11 Features You Should Know About & Use Immediately

iOS 11 will be available on September 19, 2017, and with it comes the usual list of great enhancements, new features, and bug fixes. While each major …

Windows 10 Screensaver Not Working? Try These Fixes! [Updated]

My wife is in love with the Windows-version of the Aerial screensaver which pulls videos from Apple’s Apple TV screensaver source. (I too have the …

Pool Equipment Upgrades: Tips, Thoughts & Jandy Product Reviews

For the past several years, I have been looking at my in-ground pool with scorn. Every month, I would pay the maintenance people to keep it looking …

Finding New Roads in Michigan in the 2018 Chevy Traverse

The 2018 Chevy Traverse was recently released and it has undergone a rather nice transformation, particularly if you are looking for a …

Monster SuperStar HotShot Review: A Small Bluetooth & NFC Speaker with Big Sound

Monster, the company known for its cables and audio products, has come out with a small Bluetooth and NFC connected speaker that is perfect for …