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A parent’s emergency mnemonic for bolting out the door with kids

Friday, April 19th was a hell of a day here in Cambridge.  In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, several communities went into lockdown as the police combed a 20 block area of nearby Watertown searching for the remaining … 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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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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When flying with young children, make sure to bring a landing treat

We recently took a vacation out to San Francisco with our two young children, ages 2 and 4.  While we were excited for the trip, we knew that getting there and back was going to be tough.  There is just … 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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