Tech Friday: Fing and some terrific simple little hacks

Posted By on February 14, 2014

finglogoFing is a great little network scanner app available on iOS and Android devices that helped when diagnosing a network printer problem this week. It not really necessary, but is so convenient that I wanted to share it with others. If you are overwhelm with devices, ip and mac addresses and odd names showing up connected to your router then give the Fing app a spot on your iPhone or iPad.

What does "Fing" mean? Originally, we thought that it would replace all your tools to Find andPing devices, so we made up the term "To Fing", meaning both finding a device and verifying what’s on it. We grew fond of the name …

Although the “FingHungarian translation is pretty funny too.

Also this week, someone shared a list of 50 Amazing Life Hacks post with me. A couple simple ideas for using clips and soda pop top tabs are really great … and what about that terrific dustpan funnel! I’m sure a few of them will prove cheap and helpful … I can’t wait to give a couple of them a try (a few I already use, like the rubberband on a paint can!)  I’m archiving a few favorites below, but be sure to check out the entire list at

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And the last one below is for Katelyn and Drew … Happy Feast of Saint Valentine if you’re reading!



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