Tag Archives: iOS

Abandoning my networking rolodex and relying entirely on LinkedIn

My company is in the process of being acquired by IBM, and while this has many positives, it means that we will all be switching from Microsoft Outlook over to Lotus Notes.  This feels a little bit like switching from … Continue reading

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Consolidate all your logins and passwords into a single account using LastPass

Over the last few years, I’ve had to create logins at well over 100 different websites.  Some of these I use heavily, like Google, Facebook, or Twitter, and others I use only rarely, like AAA or Consumer Reports.  Yet for … Continue reading

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Life-size Skype (or FaceTime) video chat using an HDTV, an iPad and Airplay Mirroring

One of the reasons I really wanted to upgrade to the new iPad was for ease of setting up video chats between my kids and my parents.  Whereas before we had to go through a lengthy laptop bootup and setup … Continue reading

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Traveling with three portable devices when one would be sufficient

My wife and I were sitting at the dining room table after the kids were in bed.  I was paying some bills on my laptop, and my wife was using the iPad (with a plug-in keyboard) to send emails.  In … Continue reading

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How to transfer locations from TripIt and Yelp to TomTom for driving directions on an iPhone

I have a short day trip out to Chicago coming up, and as usual, I am depending on my iPhone for logistics.  I’ve been using TripIt for over a year to easily manage all of my flight information, reservations, and destinations (a … Continue reading

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The best thing about my Kindle is my kids have no interest in it

As the kids have moved into toddler age and beyond, I find myself with more opportunities to read here and there.  I can work through a New York Times article in between mopping up my 1.5 year old son’s spilled cereal … Continue reading

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Until there is iPhone screen sharing, using PhotoPen to mark up screen shots for family tech support

As the family nerd, I am the go-to source for computer tech support.  As an iPhone devotee, it also means that I am the person who gets the call when someone’s phone isn’t working (one family member opted to go … Continue reading

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Use Instacast to manage iPhone podcast subscriptions without syncing or streaming

While Apple has steadily rolled out updates over the past several years that eliminate the need to sync with a computer (Exchange accounts, iCloud, over-the-air updates, to name a few), I have been stuck syncing my phone over a cable … Continue reading

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Solving Airplay performance problems with a power line adapter

I love being able to stream music from my iPhone and iPad to the Bose Wave Radio in our kitchen, but over the last several months, we have been doing it rarely due to interference problems.  One day it would work fine, … Continue reading

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A hack for reading your Apple iOS ebook on Shabbat

Lately, I have come to prefer buying books to read electronically .  It’s not that I prefer the screen – far from it, I do enjoy the physical sense of flipping through the pages of a real, paper book – … Continue reading

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