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Relying on a smartphone as a GPS when traveling in Europe

My wife and I recently took a trip for our 15th anniversary to Sicily. We were renting a car to travel around the island, and we knew we would need a GPS to successfully navigate both the dense city streets and … Continue reading

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Give Gmail its own app in the OS X Dock, including badges and notifications

I love gmail, but it can be a bit of a pain at times since it is trapped inside of a browser tab, especially if you are using multiple gmail accounts simultaneously. Google has worked hard to improve the experience … Continue reading

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An easy workaround for getting Gmail Push Notifications while using iPhone’s Mail app

I finally received my iPhone 5S after a three week wait. While I am excited to have my new phone, it has meant giving up on using ActiveSync to get email pushed directly to my phone from my gmail account. … Continue reading

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Twitter has ruined Posterous, so I am migrating my blog to WordPress

Last month, Twitter announced that they had purchased Posterous, the site that I use to host my blog.  I found this a little alarming, since in the months after Twitter acquired another popular product, TweetDeck, they slowly gutted it of … Continue reading

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I caved: we are abandoning Google Voice and signing up for a (gulp) paid text messaging plan from AT&T

As much as it pains me, we are about to start shelling out $20 a month for a text messaging plan for our phones. My wife and I are in our mid 30’s, and we were just on the wrong … Continue reading

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Chrome App Store has potential, but feels like the right product at the wrong time

Having spent some time playing around with Google’s new Chrome web store, I can see what they are going for, but I’m still not sure that there is a need for it.  At least not yet. Apple has already proven … Continue reading

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