[FIX] SmartThings Hub Won't Find Z-Wave Devices


Z-Wave Logo

If you have a SmartThings hub and are having trouble getting it to pair with your Z-Wave devices, you may have an issue with your Z-Wave network preventing the inclusion process from starting. Unfortunately, the issue may not be very obvious especially if you're not already an expert with the Z-Wave protocol and methodologies.

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For me, the issue began when I was trying to pair 2 new Ecolink door/window sensors. I already

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[Android] Battery Drain Alert: MyRadar


If you use the MyRadar app on an Android device, beware that it may be draining your battery even in the background.

From time to time I encounter phantom battery drain that I can't attribute to any one app. The Android battery usage screen doesn't help, since the top offenders are Google Play Services and Android System, rather than the name of the actual offending app.

I noticed that MyRadar would drain my battery extra

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[FIX] Windows 10 Update: Cisco VPN Client Removed


Windows 10 vs. Cisco VPN Client

Not what you're looking for? See my earlier post about Fixing Windows 10 after upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.

The saga of the incompatibility between Windows 10 and Cisco VPN Client v5.x continues on. After a rather pushy Windows Update, I reluctantly took the update and discovered that Windows was actually doing an upgrade to Version 1511, which took a while to complete. After waiting ages for it to install, I signed in

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[FIX] Windows 10 Upgrade: Cisco VPN Client Incompatibility


Windows 10

Now that Windows 10 has been released to the public, particularly as a free upgrade for many of us, there have been an influx of updates taking place the last few days. One could be sure that this pace will only intensify over the next several weeks. However, if your experience was less than palatable like mine was, you may have encountered a nasty bug where you have no network connections available after updating! I'll

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Connect Router to XFINITY WiFi


XFINITY WiFi

For the Comcast customers out there who have access to an xfinitywifi hotspot near your home or office, or maybe in your home, I have great news for you. If you're like me, you may have tried to connect an old router or travel router to XFINITY's hotspot to repeat the weak signal indoors and been sorely let down. The router shows it's connected but has no Internet access.

For the ultra-savvy, you'll realize that

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