You never know how much you need what's in your computer, until you can't use it. Don Poenitsch and his wife just got their laptop out of the repair shop, after Don got conned. He's one of the latest victims of the "Tech Support" I've warned about numerous times over the years.
Bored with breakfast? Want to fill your bowl with more fiber and protein and less sugar? Have you tried muesli?
If your technology has a screen and touch hand controls- it undoubtedly has dust and dirt and often looks like a mess. And while you can easily blow off the dust, cleaning the screens on high-tech devices requires caution. Liquid cleaners can cause damage if they seep into the workings of the device. You must also be careful about scratching the screen. Screen Egg is promoted as "The amazing, dual-action screen cleaner that will effectively and easily clean all your favorite devices."
How do you know if it's time to trim your dog or cat's nails?
Thousands of people who went online to order a change of address, ended up using a website that state investigators say duped them into unnecessary charges.
When you paint a wall and don't like the color, all you have to do is buy new paint. But changing a tattoo you don't like can cost hundreds of dollars. So you can see the attraction of a $50 do-it-yourself tattoo removal kit called Wrecking Balm.
When the phone rings and the voice at the other end of the line says it’s your grandchild – and he or she is in trouble and needs your help – you listen. And maybe you do what they say.
Sometimes, people who want to sell you something make it look like they're really giving something away. That's the case with the latest round of travel giveaways in the mail. The people behind the mailers stand to make hundreds of thousands of dollars- if even a fraction of us say yes.
Selling point number 1 for the Trusty Cane is that it stands alone. Selling point 2, it that it has a wide, 3-footed, pivoting base. The promoter calls it "The cane you can trust!" I took a Trusty Cane to some real cane experts at the West Seattle Senior Center, where people know first hand how a good cane can help you get around when you need extra stability.
A lot of people who suffer from heartburn take what's called a proton pump inhibitor or PPI. Prilosec and Nexium are two popular brands.
We all know children spill things. And they break things. So why would anyone spend $10 on a kid's drinking cup? Promoters of the "Wow Cup" claim their cup is spill-proof and unbreakable. The packaging says it's for ages 12 months and up- and the marketing makes a big deal about no leaks, no drips, no spills.
The so-called "Tech Support Scam" has been around for years, but a recent spike in complaints to the Problem Solvers suggests the crooks are acceleration their bogus operations and perhap modifying their approach.
Maybe it's watery eyes, stuffy nose, hives or itchy skin. Whatever they may be, your symptoms have you wondering if you're allergic to something. Finding out isn't all that difficult.
Airlines always offer you some sort of compensation when they involuntarily bump you from your flight. But travel experts say in most cases what you get- is nowhere near what you're entitled to.
Tuesday is Tax Day and a number of companies – especially restaurants – will celebrate by offering Tax Day Freebies. Here are just a few of the many offers collected by DealNews.com: