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Laptop vs. iPad

On May 7, 2014, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Laptop vs. iPad

As parents start planing for High School and College next year, they may be asking – Which is better, a laptop or an iPad? Here is a great recent article that details the difference between a MacBook Air and an iPad Air and may help you make a decision.  http://www.gizmag.com/ipad-air-vs-macbook-air-2014/31940/…

3 iPad and iPhone Tricks

On April 30, 2014, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on 3 iPad and iPhone Tricks

Every so often, we like to pass on these shortcuts you may not be aware of: Punctuation:  When ending a sentence, instead of typing a period and then a space, just tap the space bar twice, which does the same thing and is faster. Charging:  Want to fast-charge a device? Put it…

Spring Cleaning

On April 4, 2014, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year where everyone is motivated to clean out those pesky closets, rooms and piles that have been bothering them. As you organize yourself, don’t forget your computer! It’s a perfect time to have a maintenance check on your computer, clean out what you don’t need, upgrade…

Computers Then and Now

On September 18, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Computers Then and Now

A computer from 1940 took up an entire room — can’t exactly fit that in your pocket!

What Makes a Good Backup?

On August 28, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on What Makes a Good Backup?

We have mentioned in the past that one way to backup files is to drag and drop them to an external hard drive.  While this is good – you still need to check that everything is there.  If you manually grab your entire home directory (the folder that looks like…

3 Cool Apps

On July 31, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on 3 Cool Apps

Some interesting free apps for your iPhone and iPad you may want to check out…. itanslate voice – With this app, you can get real-time speech-to-speech translations. It works with 36 languages. Just say what you want to translate and the app will say it aloud in your chosen language.  You…

Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

On July 24, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

Looks like larger iPhone and iPad screens are in the works.  According to Apple’s suppliers, Apple has asked for prototypes of smartphone screens larger then 4 inches and asked for screen designs for new tablet screens slightly larger then 13 inches.  Currently, the iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen…

Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

On July 24, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

Looks like larger iPhone and iPad screens are in the works.  According to Apple’s suppliers, Apple has asked for prototypes of smartphone screens larger then 4 inches and asked for screen designs for new tablet screens slightly larger then 13 inches.  Currently, the iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen…

Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

On July 24, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Larger iPhone and iPad Screens

Looks like larger iPhone and iPad screens are in the works.  According to Apple’s suppliers, Apple has asked for prototypes of smartphone screens larger then 4 inches and asked for screen designs for new tablet screens slightly larger then 13 inches.  Currently, the iPhone 5 has a 4 inch screen…

Will your iPhone replace your car keys?

On July 18, 2013, Posted by , In General, With Comments Off on Will your iPhone replace your car keys?

There is currently an Apple patent application that will allow an iPhone to act as your car’s smart-key.   The smart-key idea uses a Bluetooth connection from the phone to unlock and start the car.  This can be done either manually or  it can sense when you are close and unlock…