The new update (iOS 9) for iPhones was released recently.  There are many updates that are wonderful but one has the potential to run your monthly rate through the roof.  

WiFi Assist

In theory "WiFi Assist" is a novel idea but for many us that don't have unlimited data plans it can quickly cause substantial charges.

How does it work?

This feature is activated by default on the new iOS9 version.  It is meant to increase efficiency when browsing the web.  If the device finds your wifi signal weak it will jump to cellular data usage, which can result in charges. 

How to turn off Wifi Assist?


  1. Choose the Settings options from home screen.
  2. Select Cellular.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and deactivate Wifi Assist.

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Rules for Washing Jeans

No matter the cycle or detergent, machine washing and drying any fabric is abrasive.  So here are some rules for keeping those jeans comfy and looking newer longer.

  •  Only wash your jeans when they need it.

    • As a matter of fact I find them more comfortable with the second wear.  If they don’t need it, don’t do it!

  • Zip that Zipper.

    • Zip all zippers and fasten all buttons and snaps.  Not only does the tumbling in the machine cause the zippers to rub the fabric causing wear and possible snags but if those zippers get damaged your favorite pair of jeans become next weeks craft project. Also don’t over fill the washer.  They need room to move freely.

  • Inside Out.

    • To minimize color loss, turn jeans inside out before putting them in the wash and leave them this way until dry.

  • Color-Preserving Detergent.

    • Special detergents for dark colors really do work.  Many contain agents that deactivate the chlorine in the water that fades dark colors.

  • Don't Over-Dry.

    • Of course, hand washing and line drying are the safest methods but let’s be realistic. No one has time for that!  When using the using the blessings of a machine the best rule of thumb is cool is best.  Wash them in cold water and limit the time in the dryer to what is absolutely necessary.  If possible use low temperature drying until only damp and then lay flat to complete the drying process.
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