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IOS 8 Tips: Last Location

The introduction of Find My iPhone several IOS versions ago, was a great addition, but it only worked as long as your phone was turned on and still had battery juice left.  Once the battery died, there was no way to find your lost or stolen iPhone. With IOS 8, a new switch has been […]

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IOS 8 Tips: Battery Life

Have you ever wondered what is draining all the battery life out of your iPhone or iPad?  IOS 8 gives you the answer. Go to Settings>General>Usage>Battery Usage.  Here you can see the list of apps that are using up your battery, for either the last 24 hours our the last 7 days. When I checked […]

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Get your software updates!

So Many Updates! Yesterday was a day for software updates.  Here is the list of updates, and where you can find them: 1.     iTunes 11.0.2.  Apple released this minor update, that now gives you the ability to sort your music by Composer.  Responsiveness of the software has been improved, especially with large playlists. […]

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Weight Tracking Made Easy with Quicklog

If you are like me, you are tired of using computer programs or tablet/smartphone apps to track what you eat, calorie content, and nutritional content.  It is way too much work. I simply want to track my weight every day, and I want to do it fast and simple.  I ran across this app in […]

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The iPad Mini Has Arrived!

Apple did indeed make the big announcement today that it was releasing an iPad Mini. The specs, for those of you who want to know, are as follows: 7.9″ screen, as opposed to 9.7″ for the full-sized iPad, or 7 inches on the Kinkle Fire or Nexus 7. 1024 x 768 resolution. Aluminum case Dual-Core […]

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Technology Saved me. . .Again!

So, last night I paid a visit to a new client.  After working on her computer and chatting away with her for 2 hours, I left but made a stop at the store on the way home for some essentials, (wine and ice cream). As I was checking out, I realized I did not have […]

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Add your Starbucks card to Passbook

The Apple Passbook app, released in IOS 6, has been less than stellar so far. I think this is an app with great promise, but was released with very little substance. The digital wallet app is designed to store plane and train tickets, movie passes, rewards cards, and coupons. On Wednesday, Starbucks released an update […]

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App Alert: CardMunch

If you are a small business owner like me, you find yourself gathering at least a few dozen business cards a month, if not more, from various networking events.  My challenge has always been to convert them electronically into my address book. It takes a huge amount of time every month to manually key in […]

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IOS 6: Siri Enhancements

IOS 6, released last week, has made some improvements to Siri. Siri is the virtual assistant who was unveiled in IOS 5 about a year ago. I never found Siri to be very useful, but now with the enhancements, I think I will use my virtual assistant a little bit more. To begin with, Siri […]

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OS X 10.8.2

Last Wednesday, Apple released OS X 10.8.2, right alongside the IOS 6 update.  Information is readily available all over the web on what features were included in OS x 10.8.2, but not much information on how to utilize the new features. For instance, one of the new features is Facebook integration, with the following items” […]

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