Here at Demystifying Digital we have put together some great ideas for fabulous Father’s Day gifts. Our very own Tech Confused Dad reviewed the D-Link’s Powerline Home Surveillance System and found it offers a fairly straightforward way to monitor rooms in your home. He says it stacks up favorably with IP cameras or basic wireless security cameras. Even if you decide to go with another system, his review is packed with useful information on home surveillance.
Is your dad, or even your grandfather, looking to build a site or blog online? Check out our Digital Grandparent’s article on how easy and affordable personal website design is with WordPress. In today’s economy, he might be looking for another venue to get his message out and you may be looking for a valueable, yet inexpensive gift. How about a gift certificate from you! Offer your help to dad this year. Read Maryan’s article along with her informational piece on making websites and blogs more visible on search engines. Your certificate can include help with building the site or blog and then getting the word out so people will come.
If dad has recently got a new computer, tell him some of the cool things he can do, for free. Our Born Digital guy, Ted, has an awesome article on 6 ways to watch live foreign TV on the web for free. Ted found that while you might not be overly impressed with the picture quality of some of the content available, it’s good enough to keep you satisfied in most cases. Plus, it’s free TV on the Internet and being able to find shows from all over the world is just cool.
If you just need to buy dad a super new gadget this year, take a look at the Verizon Hub. This new touch screen home phone system is a state of the art home communications system that brings your hard wireline and your wireless lines together in one simple service that runs on any broadband connection. It’s just cool new technology that any dad would love.
If none of this excites you, find the category of your choice on our home page. You’ll find the latest product reviews along with articles about using technology and making it simple for everyone. If all else fails, send us a message on our DIY Tutorial page. Let us know how we can help simplify technology for you.