Category Archives: 2 Geek

Printing Photos Using Costco Photo Center

I have been an amateur photographer for many years.  With the dawn of the digital camera, I have taken many thousands of digital photos, some of which I would consider good enough to print.  Up until today, I have relied … Continue reading

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Tips to Increase Your Computer Productivity: Multiple Monitors and Tabbed Browsing

For all but the simplest of computing tasks, I believe that using multiple monitors will increase your productivity. In my current home office configuration, I am perched in front of three monitors.  From left to right, a 23″ monitor run … Continue reading

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What is Net Neutrality?

One of the hot topics in technology today is called Net Neutrality.  A very general description of net neutrality is that the two different sides are arguing over how subscribers to internet services should be charged for the data that … Continue reading

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Using Apple’s Hidden iPod Controls

As those of you who regularly read this blog know, I am in a never-ending search to use my personal technology more easily and quickly. I have two quick tips today about controlling your iPod application on your i-device. The … Continue reading

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A Review of Due – Super Fast Reminders, Reusable Egg Timers

I have been looking for an easy to use reminder tool for quite a while. I have tried several, but my current favorite one is Due which I use on the iPhone and iPad. The real feature I was looking … Continue reading

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QR Codes 101

Everyone has seen barcodes.  They have been in use since the 1950s. They exist on almost everything that can be purchased. Grocery stores rely heavily on them which allows even a novice checkout person to come reasonably close to calculating … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail of Computing: The MacBook Air

In my search for the Holy Grail of computing, I have owned at least 20 different computers of various shapes, sizes and configurations. Some ran Windows. Others ran Linux, an Apple OS or even BeOS! As a self-proclaimed technology junkie, I … Continue reading

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Some Remedies for the iOS 4.3 Battery Issues on iPhone and iPad

After the update to iOS 4.3 (and the fix release 4.3.1), I have noticed that I get significantly less battery life than on the previous version of the OS.  It is easily an impact of 25% over the course of … Continue reading

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Turning on TiVo’s 30-Second Skip Functionality

One of the most irritating things with TiVo is trying to get the timing right to skip the commercials for programs you have already recorded. The easiest way to give you a bit more control is to turn on TiVo’s … Continue reading

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AT&T Buys T-Mobile: How Will It Impact the Consumer?

AT&T announced today that it is buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom for $39 Billion in cash and stock. Rumors have swirled for quite some time about a possible merger between T-Mobile and Sprint.  The announcement today puts those rumors to rest, … Continue reading

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