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June 19, 2015

Do Anything Online – June Edition

The internet has a ton of online resources for almost anything you can think of. Here are a bunch of sites with tools that I've found handy without having to even download an app or pay a dime. SmallPDF - PDF compression, merge, conversion, etc. online-convert.com - Converting videos, audio, document, etc. clipconverter.cc - Download Youtube videos Pixlr - Online graphic…
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June 9, 2015

Android Kids Games for Galaxy Note 4

Once we got Kid's Mode on the Galaxy Note 4 figured out, the biggest question was what games do we download? We have two boys, age 2 and 4, and here are a few Android Kids Games that they love. Monkey Preschool. Our boys absolutely love this game, especially our two-year old. Our four-year old still plays it every once…
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June 3, 2015

Sky Guide – The Definitive iOS Astronomy App

This is one of my favorite times of the year to look at the night sky. It's warm enough here in Minnesota to be outside at night without freezing your tail off. Even though summer brings rain and storms, there's always enough clear nights to stargaze. Even in the suburbs where we live, we're able to see a lot of…
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June 3, 2015

Dropbox Vs Google Drive Vs OneDrive

Two years ago we need a file sharing service in our department at work, so I looked into all the options available. As I mentioned in a previous post, I like to do short Pros and Cons and see which option works would work best for us. Back then Dropbox was by far the best option, but Google and Microsoft…
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June 2, 2015

iOS Outlook App Review

My day job provides email via Microsoft Exchange. In the last few years, everyone in the office now has smartphones, a majority of which are iPhones. When we first set up our phones to send and receive emails, we were limited to the native Mail app. It works well, but it's a little lame. A few months ago, Microsoft released…
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May 25, 2015

Turn Off Double Notifications on iPhone

So I've had an iPhone for nearly two years now and I've lived that long with double notifications on every single text. It's always been annoying, but I guess never enough to do anything about it. Apparently it's a system default to repeat the notification. Alas it's a new day and for the first time, I ventured into settings to…
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May 19, 2015

Download Photos from a Galaxy Note 4

My wife maxed out the storage on her phone, so I had to figure out how to download photos from a Galaxy Note 4 to a Mac. I've had some trouble in the past transferring the photos, but have always figured it out. This time, however, I think the lack of free space complicated things. I tried Samsung Kies, but…
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May 18, 2015

Timeline and My Go-to News Apps

I think I'm a news junkie. I read the news on my phone a few of times a day, follow news outlets on Twitter and listen to news radio on my commute.  There was a time I wouldn't miss the local evening news at the end of the day, but those days are gone since it's now served directly and immediately…
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May 15, 2015

How to Post Instagram Photos in Twitter as Native Photos

I remember many things from long ago: "Where's the Beef?" commercials, 99 cent gas, and when you could view a photo from Instagram on your Twitter feed. Now when you share from Instagram, all you get is the Instagram url link that takes you back to their site. I sure miss the good ol' days. IF to the rescue! IF…
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May 12, 2015

Turn Off Your Email Notifications

Most weeks I work 40 hours Mon-Fri. There are occasional anomalies where I find myself working a weekend for an event, but for the most part there are fixed hours each day where I am punched in. Years ago during the emergence of smartphones, I was thrilled with the prospect of being able to receive work emails and send an…
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January 31, 2015

How to Stop Autoplay Videos on One Website

I've long been a news junkie. I have no allegiance to one news source, and I've skipped around new websites over the years. Right now I'm digging USA Today as my primary mobile app and NBC News as my main website. The only problem I have with nbcnews.com (as with most every news site) is that when I click on…
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January 29, 2015

Why Do We Like Instagram?

Let me say from the outset, I use Instagram and mostly enjoy the social experience. I love following and connecting with friends and photographers. It really has elevated the visual social media experience. So much in those regards that Facebook bought it outright and apps like Twitter and Flickr have been playing catch up. What's interesting is that the app…
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January 28, 2015

Facebook Messenger Alternatives

When Facebook updated the iPhone app and tried to force everyone to download Messenger, I refused. I still haven't downloaded it. I never will. I may be a bit rigid on this one, but I still think it's ridiculous to have to use two apps for one social media platform. I see three ways around it. The first being completely…
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Samsung Galaxy Note Kids Mode
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October 28, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Kids Mode

We recently upgraded phones and after some research, I got the iPhone 6 and Jill got the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. We like the idea of being on different platforms and in theory having the best of both worlds in the same family. Ultimately our choices came down to which phones have the best camera and functionality for kids. The…
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May 8, 2014

Evernote Redux

It's been over two years since my last write-up on Evernote when Inc magazine named them the company of the year in their December 2012 issue. I have since then been faithfully using it as my go-to note app. In fact I cringe every time I see someone opening the Notes app on their iPhone and beg them to consider Evernote.…
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January 14, 2012

Evernote

Inc magazine named Evernote the company of the year in their December issue.  When you consider the span of this software's reach, it's not difficult to imagine why they were selected.  The write-up is a fine piece describing the company's origins and makeup, but the beauty of the company is the software itself. Think of it as your digital memory. …
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January 2, 2011

NanoStudio

Ever since I got my iPod touch a couple years ago, I've always wanted a decent music creation app.  The best ones tend to get lost in the thousands of similar junky ones and at the same time you have to rely solely on reviews without being able to try it out without buying it. I resumed my search within…
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