Monthly Archives: April 2011

Your Smart Phone Camera: Not Just for Family Photos

Many people today carry a “Smart Phone” with them every day. iPhones, Android phones and other are selling by the millions. Most people who own these devices rarely use most of the features, but one feature people often use is … 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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A Technologist’s Best Friend: Microfiber Cloths

In today’s world of touch screen devices, I have found microfiber (sometimes called microfibre) cloths to be a necessary part of my daily life. As part of normal use, touch screens quickly become laden with fingerprints and natural oils from your … Continue reading

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IMAP Secret: Push POP Emails Back to an IMAP Server

Generally speaking, there are three different types of email protocols that are commonly used today.  These protocols determine how users interact with their mail on the server and locally on their computer. They are: POP – Post Office Protocol – … Continue reading

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MLB.com’s At Bat 11: The Gold Standard for an iPad Interface

I’m not a huge baseball fan, but I have been intrigued by all the discussion around MLB.com’s At Bat 11 app for the iPad. When I learned that the video content would be free for the month of April, I … Continue reading

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