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Home Science Experiment: Improvised digital microscope for kids using an iPhone and Apple TV

Last week, I came across an interesting post about how DIY enthusiasts could remove a lens from a laser pointer and use it to create a simple microscope using an iPhone. I like doing experiments with my kids and teaching them … 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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Apple’s own podcast app beats Instacast and Downcast at their own game

After nearly two years of being a loyal Instacast user for managing my podcasts, I just deleted the app. Instacast has “upgraded” itself again and in the process eliminated its most useful features.  And Apple’s once inferior Podcasts app has finally … Continue reading

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Finally, my kids’ iPod has wireless connectivity

I just upgraded my kids’ iPod again so that it could obtain a feature I never thought I would consider critical: wireless connectivity. My kids are only five and three, and even I must admit that this does seem a … Continue reading

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App makes dialing into conference numbers from your cell phone easy

Have you ever tried to call into a conference number from you mobile phone?  It’s a royal pain. The challenge stems from the fact that once you dial the number, you have to enter a 9 or 10 digit conference … Continue reading

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Using your iPad or iPhone to sign contracts electronically or scan documents

My wife and I both switched jobs this year, so we have had to email a large number of documents back and forth. There were employment contracts to sign, background forms to complete, and so on. Before the days of … Continue reading

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How I became one of those jackasses with a bluetooth headset

I hate to admit it, but it’s not uncommon to find me wandering around with one of those bluetooth headsets sticking in my ear.  I am the first to admit that it’s not exactly fashionable, and I hate the image … Continue reading

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TripIt Pro is absolutely worth the money, even if you travel infrequently

I’ve been using the free version of TripIt for years as a way to keep track of the reservation details of flights, hotels, and car rentals.  It’s brilliantly simple – you take the confirmation emails that you receive when you … Continue reading

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Getting Apple earbuds to stay in your ears

I am intensely curious… just who did Apple design earbuds for? Like most Apple products, they are a combination of minimalist beauty and excellent functionality, but as far as I can tell, they weren’t designed for humans.  Or at least … Continue reading

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Laptops are not very portable, so go buy an iPad mini

A week ago, I received my iPad mini.  I do have to say that I love it, which probably isn’t too surprising if you read my other posts.  What surprised me was just how much I love it. I decided to … Continue reading

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