Category Archives: 2 Geek

Wi-Fi Calling: A Primer

Do you have problems making or receiving cellular calls at your home or office?  Do you have to stand at the end of your driveway and face east to initiate a call?  Would you like to improve the sound quality … Continue reading

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SAFEWAY Monopoly Game: There Is An App For That!

At least in the Pacific Northwest, our local SAFEWAY grocery storesare once again handing out game pieces for their Monopoly game.  Specific purchases made at the store trigger you to receive game pieces at checkout time.  The game pieces include collectable … Continue reading

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Locked Out Of WordPress By A 1Password Feature

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I had been locked out of my new WordPress instance earlier today.  After a little digging, it turns out that it was related to a 1Password feature.  I do love 1Password and I … Continue reading

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OS X Lion: Fix – Restore Windows When Re-opening Applications

One of the most annoying features I have found in OS X Lion is that when an application is restarted, by default, it tries to reload all of the previous windows that had been open.  For example, if I have … Continue reading

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NFC: Near Field Communication – A Primer

NFC or Near Field Communication is a technology where small amounts of data can be transferred from one NFC-enabled device to another. In many ways, NFC is similar to RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) which has been in use for many … Continue reading

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The New iPad: Initial Thoughts and Data Plan Information

It has finally been announced!  The “New iPad”. I’m not sure I’m a fan of the naming convention, but the device specifications seem to have been well accepted. I don’t believe Apple went beyond what has been expected, but they … Continue reading

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Kindle Fire: Interesting, But Not An iPad Killer

Yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Fire.  It is a 7″ (1024 x 600 resolution) Android-based tablet PC with multi-touch capabilities, 8 GB of storage and Wi-Fi, weighing in at 14.6 ounces.  The price of the device is $199 and it … Continue reading

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Mac Upgrade Warning: Lion No Longer Supports PowerPC Applications

Itching to upgrade to Apple’s latest OS:  OS X Lion (10.7)?  You may want to do a bit of investigation first.  Some older applications that require Rosetta, will not work after your upgrade. Rosetta is a piece of software developed … Continue reading

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FIX: Apple’s Lion Changes Default USB Mouse Scrolling Behavior

I have loaded Apple’s Lion (10.7) on several machines so far. One of them uses a basic USB scroll mouse while the others are using Magic Mice. For several minutes, I thought I was losing my mind as I attempted … Continue reading

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Recovering Disk Space with KDirStat, WinDirStat and Disk Inventory X

It has happened to all of us.  We attempt to download the latest song, movie or document only to find out that there is no room left on our drive.  Where did all that space go?  You then spend a … Continue reading

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