Tag Archives: iPad

Why I switched to an AT&T mobile share plan

After having spent the past two years optimizing my AT&T plan for the lowest cost, I bit the bullet and switched us over to a mobile share plan.  I’m not saving the money I had been, but I’ve picked up … 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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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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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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An update on Rafael’s broken leg

Last weekend, Rafael had a hard landing off a slide.  He didn’t recover the way he normally does, and a trip to the emergency room uncovered that he had a buckle fracture in his leg. While the ER docs were confident … Continue reading

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