Tag Archives: mobile

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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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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Answered: How long does it take an Apple Store order to move from “Preparing for Shipment” to “Shipped”?

At last!  My iPad Mini has been shipped! A few weeks ago I ordered an iPad Mini.  We already have two iPads, but we also have two kids, so I hardly ever get to use them – this one will … Continue reading

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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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My examination of an Apple mapping mistake shows that the fault lies with TomTom

In the midst of the media frenzy surrounding the flaws in Apple’s new Maps released in iOS 6, there has been a lot of finger pointing going on.  Apple has been quick to state that the problems are a result … 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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If you never incur overage charges, you may be on the wrong mobile plan

Long ago, I did some research and switched us to a $15/month 200MB data plan from AT&T.  I had determined that neither of us ever exceeded 150MB (usually closer to 100MB), so it was an easy decision to switch from … 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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