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  • Netflix status: It's complicated

     
    Dear Netflix: When we broke up a few years back, you probably thought I was just trying to spare your feelings when I handed you the old line, "It's not you, it's me." But it was me. You were fabulous......
  • Whirlpool's spin on today's Watchdog column about customer's washer problem

     
    Today's Watchdog column details a Slatington couple's problems getting their Whirlpool washer to work. Whirlpool didn't respond by my deadline yesterday, but sent me a response later in the day. The column explained how Kimberly and Dave Kuznet's washer...
  • Learn how to protect kids with cell phones

    Learn how to protect kids with cell phones
    For parents, cell phones are technological blessings and burdens. They're great for emergencies or as a way to stay connected to a child. But as many learn quickly, some children abuse the privileges of the wireless world by browsing inappropriate Web...
  • Get a Black Friday game plan

    Get a Black Friday game plan
    Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving and one of the busiest shopping days of the year - is nearly upon us. Retailers across South Florida will offer special deals on everything from clothes to toys, from electronics to jewelry. But to nab a great...
  • Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles

    Before you buy new, check out used and slightly-scratched aisles
    Missed the holiday sales? Not to worry; you can match or beat those deals any time of year, whether buying a TV, replacing a microwave oven or splurging on an electronic scooter. Across South Florida, bargains abound as big name retailers continue to...
  • Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options

    Cell phone,TV service providers offer Super Bowl tech options
    Want to be the smartest football fanatic at your Super Bowl party? Keep your cell phone nearby and you'll be sure shine on game day, maybe even win a few friendly wagers. Some of the biggest plays on Game Day will be made by tech companies offering all...
  • Get free HD programming for your HDTV

    Just because you spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new HDTV, don't be programmed to automatically pay hefty monthly bills to get HD programming. Why, when there is so much free quality HD content available over the public airwaves? All you need...
  • Obama sends consumer-protection bill to Congress

    Obama sends consumer-protection bill to Congress
    President Obama, pushing a key part of his overhaul of financial regulations, sent to Congress a draft bill that would create the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which he said would better protect Americans from unscrupulous practices and make...
  • Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby

    Choosing a crib mattress that's best for baby
    And you thought choosing a name was hard. Navigating the maze of crib mattresses involves more than noting your crib's measurements and heading to the nearest baby store -- especially if you're concerned about the chemical makeup of your child's bed. We...
  • Discipline, smart strategies save cash at the grocery store

    Discipline, smart strategies save cash at the grocery store
    Want to save money at the grocery store? Shop less often. Want to save more? Shop alone. And leave the kids at home. Coupons and discounts aside, one of the best ways to cut grocery bills is to be as disciplined as a drill sergeant about how you shop...
  • Cut TV bills with Web services, options

    Cut TV bills with Web services, options
    Whether you live in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale or Boca Raton, the last thing you should be paying too much for these days is TV content. It used to be TV watchers demanding choice had to sign up for costly, long-term cable or satellite services. Today...