Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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A Blast From The Past: Apple ][ Emulation With AppleWin

In 1985, my father bought me my first computer. It was an Apple ][c with a 9″ green screen monitor, 128K of memory on board and two 5.25″ disk drives. Over time, I added a Smith Corona dot matrix printer, … 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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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery – Five Years Out

Like many in the technology industry, I suffered for years with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). CTS is a repetitive stress injury (RSI) which is often associated with extended use of a computer keyboard and mouse. Symptoms in my case were … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines

Have you made the switch to the Mac, but there are a few programs that only have Microsoft versions that you would still like to run? Does the existence of one specific Microsoft-only program prevent you from switching to the … 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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A Recent Find: Peanut Plus Remote & Keyboard for TiVo DVR

I am always on the lookout for better ways to use the technology that surrounds me.  One of my latest finds is the Peanut Plus Remote & Keyboard for TiVo DVR. TiVo is perhaps the most used piece of technology … Continue reading

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ViewSonic G Tablet: Much Better with TNT Lite 4.25

Although I have many years of experience with various flavors of UNIX, Windows, Mac, and of course, Linux, I haven’t really had the opportunity to dig into the Android craze– until now. Since I’m pretty deeply invested in the Apple … Continue reading

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The Zite App: My Favorite News Source

I have a new favorite iPad app for reading news.  It is called Zite. Although I really like Flipboard, Zite offers a good selection of news topics to pick from covering a large range of topics including World News, Programming, … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise: Repeated Problems in Activating Verizon iPad 2 Data Services

I braved the crowds at the local Apple store yesterday to become one of the first to be an owner of the new iPad 2.  I purchased two of the 64 GB Verizon 3G models to upgrade the units my … Continue reading

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