Hiya vs Should I Answer: Scam Call Blocker Comparison

I recently decided it was time to get more serious about blocking robocalls and scams.  I was getting several daily.  Free cruises to the Bahamas, credit card consolidation, selling a timeshare.  The final straw was when I got one of those fake Microsoft calls.  I mean who on earth calls for any of this?  This led me to compare a few scam call blockers including Hiya and Should I Answer. First an introduction to these two apps.  Should I Answer is a top rated app that only runs on Android.  Hiya is a more popular app that will run on … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Kia Soul

The Kia Soul has a surprisingly roomy front seat interior and it’s a fun car to drive.  While I wish it had more rear cargo space, it works well for two or three people.  However, it doesn’t work so well to mount a phone, GPS or tablet.  There are so many curves and unconventional curves that I had a difficult time finding good places to mount a phone, GPS or tablet. It’s not that the front of the vehicle doesn’t provide enough room for the driver and passenger.  I had plenty of leg room and didn’t feel confined but when … Read more

Phone and GPS Mounts for Suzuki SV650 Motorcycles

The Suzuki SV650 has been manufactured since 1999. It’s a sporty bike that is fairly priced, and thus fairly popular. Being around for 18 years and going through several design influences, good mounting locations vary by year and customization.  One common challenge on practically all Suzuki SV650 models is the lack of a lot of handlebar space for mounting anything because there’s very little handlebar.  However, most have a very small amount of handlebar that exists directly next to the clutch assembly. So for those that have that small amount of real estate, consider a handlebar mount.  However, due to the … Read more

How to Avoid Scam Calls on Android and iOS

It’s out of control.  We all get a few scam calls daily.  How do these guys get away with it? No.  I don’t want a free cruise to the Bahamas.  No.  I don’t need to consolidate my credit cards.  No.  I don’t own a timeshare.  No.  My family member doesn’t need monetary assistance. I can’t imagine what it must be like to work in one of these call centers where these calls originate.  I’m picturing a dimly lit room with flies buzzing around a slow-moving ceiling fan.  These guys are hung up on, cursed at and degraded hundreds of times … Read more

Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Service Van

A service van such as the one that is in the photo has some unique physical characteristics.  I suppose they’re all different but the ones I have been inside have a small hood and for reasons I still can’t figure out, the drivers always seem to following the guy in front of them too closely.  Maybe they were just messing with me, but I had to ask they make special accommodations to keep me from jumping out of the van. We’re not talking about a mini van today.  We’re talking about a service van.  This is a full size van.  The … Read more

How to Make a Phone Stand When Live Streaming

The title for this article came from someone looking for an answer to this issue:  How do I make my phone stand when live streaming? Had to think about that one then I looked down at my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Rounded beveled edges means this phone cannot stand on its side.  Not even with a big thick case.  You need some mount assistance for this feat.  (worth noting is my Apple iPhone 6s Plus in a big Otterbox Defender does indeed stand on its side all by itself) First question to ask is do you really want to make your … Read more