iPad 4 Refurbished – A Good Deal

Recently purchased my son the iPad 4 and he loves it. There really isn’t much of an update from the iPad 4 to the iPad air. Well not enough to justify to spend more. I found that Apple’s refurbished iPad’s carry the same manufacturer warranty as the brand new ones for sale.

I spent $379 on a refurbished iPad and he loves it. Wanted to share in case anyone was interested in purchasing a new iPad with their Christmas money.

Latest Home Security News

This recent press release was published by a leading home alarm systems reviews website:


In the press release they talk about the top home security system companies that they ranked on an annual basis and what features consumers like in a home security system. The popular consumer-based website, http://www.besthomealarmsystemsreviews.com reviews and ranks the leading alarm system providers each and every year. They release this information to the public once they are finished so consumers can reference their unbiased reviews and purchase the best home alarm system for their homes and families. For more information visit them online.

Technology Reviews Website

There is a new technology reviews website out there that has reviews for the best web hosting sites and antivirus software reviews. The name of the website is BestReviewsHub.com. You’ll find a lot of reviews of various consumer products and services on their website and they are all independent and unbiased reviews. They review products on an annual basis and claim to update the reviews whenever there are changes. Check them out when you get the chance.

Home Security Reviews Announced

BestHomeAlarmSystemsReviews.com released their reviews of the top home security system companies in 2013. According to their latest press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/best-home-security-system/best-home-alarm-system/prweb11049284.htm. The company has been at it for almost three years now and has helped thousands of consumers who are in the market for a home security system. Read more

Home Security Shoppers

Home security system shopping can be a confusing task if you don’t know what you are looking for. There are many options and packages available from a lot of different home security system providers. Here are some guidelines to help you make the decision on purchasing the best security system for your family.

1. Check the home security company’s Better Business Bureau rating. See if they are accredited with the BBB and what their rating is. The BBB rates companies on a scale of A+ to F so the higher the better, just like in grade school.

2. Check customer reviews online. This is the most telling sign if a home security system company treats their customers well and if they deliver quality customer service. Check both editorial reviews on websites and actual customer review sites. Another good place to check is complaint boards to see if there are any unhappy customers.

3. Call at least two home security companies. This way you can be sure that you get the best deal out there. Alot of times a home security company will take a competitors coupons or at least price match the deal you are getting from another company. It never hurts to ask.

Hopefully these tips will help you with your next home security system purchase. Be sure to come back and check out the latest information on home security and technology.

Home Security and Technology

In recent years home security has made strides of improvement. Let us take a look at what the industry looked like about ten years ago. If you purchased a home security system in the early 2000′s then it was most likely a hard-wired system that came professionally installed and used your phone line to communicate to the home security company’s central monitoring station. There also weren’t many options for security dealers, you most likely would of called a local representative.

Fast forward ten years and you know have many options available and the technology has drastically improved. If you do a Google search for the “best home security system” you’ll find a lot of results of home security companies along with home security review websites. There is no shortage of information available to help you make the smartest buying decision and to properly protect your home and family from intruders, fire and dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Not to mention with the technological improvements home automation is now closely tied in with your home security system. Read more


We have so many first world problems here at TekShot5 sometimes…  Upgrade to IOS 5.1 and iMessage stops working!  What will we ever do?!  Life just isn’t worth living without iMessage!!!

If you are just like us and just got around to upgrading your iPhone IOS to 5.1 you may or may not have noticed a problem.  We did!  TekShot5 is a big fan of the iMessage feature released with IOS 5 but after the recent upgrade it seemed more or less broken.  This is like configuring a home security system. No matter what we did we couldn’t get it working.  We activated and deactivated stuff, we rebooted a million times, reset wireless routers, changed DNS servers, you name it.  After all of this we got desperate and headed to Google only to find there are a lot you out there like us.  A lot of users are coming up short when it comes to solutions on how to get iMessage working again.  Well after a good bit of digging we found a fix that had us back up and running in no time! Read more

Tabbed Browsing History and Tricks

Web surfing on satellite Internet is part of our daily lives here at TekShot5. With that being said, we can honestly tell you there is nothing new or tech related out there that’s worth talking about. So instead we are going to share our wisdom on “Tabs.” Read more

Spokeo what is it how do I remove myself from it

It comes in waves but every once in a blue moon you might find a warning about Spokeo on your Facebook or in your email.  The latest one TekShot5 received was about a month ago and read something like this: Read more

Thesis for WordPress

Notice anything different?  Today we look at the Thesis Premium WordPress theme.

Let’s just say the TekShot5 staff knows a thing or two when it comes to the ones and zeros that make up this digital world but when it comes to web design we definitely fall short.  After doing the ChristianPF review and making remarks about how clean and organized Bob Lotich’s site looked, we got to thinking…  If he has a clean and organized site then why can’t TekShot5 too?  Read more