Tag Archives: iOS

Shortcut: Overcome cell network congestion by dropping to 4G

Ever been in some crowded area, like an airport, and tried to pull up a web page on your phone? Your connection strength looks fine with three or four bars, the LTE symbol shows up, but the pages just hang… … Continue reading

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Social media’s attempts to appeal to casual users is driving down my usage

Congratulations, Facebook… all of your hard work to appeal to casual users has been successful. I hardly look at you any more. And careful, Twitter… you are risking the same fate! I used to love Facebook. I found it a great … Continue reading

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No, you probably don’t *need* an Apple Watch

People keep asking me when I’m going to write a post about the Apple Watch, so here it is. I generally buy 1st generation products (well, ones from Apple, anyways) because I am curious to see how the technology is … Continue reading

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Solved: How to move iPhone contacts to a different account on the device itself

Last week, I discovered that my wife’s iPhone has been incorrectly saving all new contacts locally on the iPhone, rather than storing them in Gmail. I stumbled on the issue when setting up a new MacBook Pro for her to … Continue reading

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Breaking a bad habit with some help from an app

The last time I drank a soda was at a casual business lunch on Wednesday, May 21st.  My coworkers each ordered a sandwich and a soda to go with it, so I did too. I was trying to cut soda … Continue reading

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Solved: Plantronics Voyager Legend fixes wind noise issues with firmware update

Yes, I’m still that jackass who walks around with a bluetooth headset on his ear. After more than a year using the Voyager Legend bluetooth headset from Plantronics, I still love it.  Between its ability to connect with my phone and … Continue reading

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FaceTime in the car for the ultimate GPS

One of the recurring themes in my marriage to my wife Aviva is her getting lost and calling me for help. When this started almost 16 years ago, she was new to Boston and had a job that required driving around … Continue reading

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