Physically Securing Echo or Google Home Devices

Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices is a good idea for areas where you need to worry about the device being taken.  Think places like a mall kiosk or perhaps an office.  It’s especially important in areas that aren’t secured at night and you need to worry about someone walking away undetected with your personal device. We’re going to borrow from our experience with other devices in terms of making it difficult to remove.  Physically securing Echo or Google Home devices makes it more difficult to remove, not impossible.  A determined thief will always find a way to take … Read more

Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector Placement

Faithful readers of our MountGuys site know we like to stray from our traditional phone, motorcycle and car mount articles once in a while.  So today, we’ll talk about the Honeywell Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector.  Specifically we’ll discuss where to place the Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector and how to mount it. Why do you need one of these?  Those that have experienced a leaking hot water heater can appreciate the advantage of knowing there’s a leak as soon as it hits.  A delay can be very costly.  As in, buy a new carpet and paint the … Read more

How to Mount an Ambient Weather Station

An Ambient Weather Station is a great addition to monitor what’s going on outside.  There are many different models to choose from and most will enable reporting to sites like Weather Underground and WeatherCloud.  A few can even populate a database on a PC to populate your own website. This isn’t an article about the capabilities of an Ambient Weather Station (although it might be fun to write).  This is a mount site, so that’s what this article is about.  Let’s get on with the Ambient Weather Station mount discussion. An Ambient Weather Station comes features an attachment for round poles.  There … Read more

How to Turn an Echo Dot into a Night Light

All these electronic gadgets often mean you have more things to plug in that you have power receptacles.  Sure, you could have a power strip in every room, but here’s a way to reduce the number of required receptacles.  At least a reduction of one.  We’re going to show you how to turn your Echo Dot into a night light. First, you need a mount to attach it to the wall receptacle.  Same way you would a night light. The photo that accompanies this article deploys the Matone Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand for Dot 2nd Generation & Other Round Voice … Read more

How to Get Free Home Phone Service

Occasionally, we publish articles on topics that don’t have a lot to do with mounts.  Ironically, some of the them have become quite popular.  For instance, our article called How to Lower Your AT&T Wireless Monthly Bill gets more hits than many of our mount articles.  So today, we’re going to show how to get free home phone service.  That’s zero as in free. It’s always interesting to see what old technology morphs into.  A home phone is an old concept that has fed into what is today’s smartphone.  It’s the same concept.  Call somebody and speak with them using … Read more

Replace the Facebook App and Improve Android and iOS Performance

A bloated Facebook app manifests itself differently on the two major smartphone operating systems.  This article will talk about the symptoms and suggest a few good remedies. iOS and Facebook Circa late 2016, my Apple iPhone 6s Plus was beginning to run short of memory.  Granted, it only had 16 GB and probably should have been purchased with at least double.  Looking at the largest consumers of memory, Facebook was always at the top of the applications. There are a few tricks to get some memory back including trying to download a 5 GB movie and tricking iOS into freeing … Read more