#TechTuesday – Better Netflix Streaming

Netflix is great for watching streaming content, but finding what to watch may not always be easy. A new website is looking to change that.

WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

The financial news is buzzing with how Netflix added 8.33 million new streaming customers this last quarter, and has crossed the $100 billion market cap because of it.

As long time users know, while the service is great, but finding something to watch may not be. A new website, Flixable.com, is looking to solve that by being a very simple and straight-forward Netflix search engine.

When you open the site on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you’re greeted with the latest additions to Netflix (sorted by newest to oldest), with an easy-to-read ratings tab on the photos.

It’s even separated by movies and TV shows, with controls to help you narrow down your choices quickly. Click on the title you want, and it’ll take you to the streaming page.

Other tabs include “Popular Titles”, “Netflix Originals” and “Leaving”. That last one is important to many, because it helps you catch something you’ve been meaning to watch before it’s not longer available, information that’s not easy to find on Netflix.com.

What if you still can’t find anything to watch? Or what you want to watch isn’t showing up on Netflix?

Bookmark JustWatch.com to search all the popular streaming services for whatever title you’re looking for and find all the streaming, rental, and purchasing options available to you.

#TechTuesday – Truly Wireless Earbud Trends

These days, we demand a lot out of our headphones. We want them to be comfortable and easy to wear. We want them to silence the noises around us. We want to be able to send and receive texts. Oh, and we want the sound to still be awesome.

January 16, 2018 – WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

Making good on that New Year’s resolution and looking to be more active this year? New truly wireless earbuds offer a range of options to fit your needs.

For more on new wireless headphone trends, visit the Best Buy Blog.

#TechTuesday – Retro-Tech and Throwback Gadgets

While so much of technology focuses on the latest mind-blowing innovations of the future, we’ve got a soft spot for some of those throwback products.

WTAM Newsradio with Bill Wills and Derek Meister

Bill Wills and I talk the return of vinyl, instant film cameras, and even Super Mario in our retro-tech roundup.

For more throwback gadgets available, visit the Best Buy Blog.

#TechTuesday – Social Apps Your Teens Use

Teens will always find ways to use technology to socialize. Once upon a time, it was party lines, then chat rooms, and now apps.

In this week’s #TechTuesday episode on WTAM 1100 Newsradio, Bill Wills and I discuss a recent New York Times article on the range of new social media apps teens are using, including video messaging and anonymous sharing networks.

For parents who are not sure where to start with online safe behavior, I recommend bookmarking SafeKids.com and ConnectSafely.org.

In particular, consider printing out family contracts for online safety as a way to discuss the topic with kids and teens and ensure everyone understands rules and boundaries for their online behavior.

Every parent will have different approaches to their kids, but it’s important that you have these discussions early so that you can keep an ongoing communication about topics like cyberbullying and other unsafe behavior or threads online.

#TechTuesday – Smart Dorms

College students tend to rely on a lot of tech for school, and for them, the hot new trend is the smart dorm. It’s like a smart home away from home.

Back to School savings at Best Buy include up to $150 off select computers, plus students can save an extra $100. Visit the Best Buy Student Deals page for more information.

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