Simplify Music was one of the best apps back when iPhone 2.0 launched and permitted 3rd Party apps. It allowed you to access the music on your home computer from your iPhone from anywhere so long as you had an active data connection. Better still, it allowed you to grant permission to up to 30 friends so that THEY couldRead more
Evernote’s strategy has become clear and it is a three-pronged approach. The first prong, continually refine and develop the multiple platform clients that are currently available, including Mac, Windows, iPhone, Android and more. Seriously, it seems as if there is an Evernote update on one of the platforms I use every two or three weeks. Second, Evernote is developing numerousRead more
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It seems like Google is releasing something new just about every 5 minutes. Yesterday was no different with the official announcement of Google Apps Marketplace. Google’s huge push for Enterprise adoption of Cloud computing is now an all out assault. The official statement came yesterday and the marketplace is now live with a variety
I’ve taken to keeping most of my “working” documents in DropBox for one reason and one reason alone- while I like working on my iMac more than my MacBook most of the documents i am working on at any one time are initially created on the notebook. In the past I needed to email items to myself if I was
As February turns into March and the release of the iPad draws near (or not depending on which rumors you listen to) I for one am pretty darn excited. No, we still don’t have an official release date (although the current rumor says the 26th for the WiFi version). No, we still don’t have a final word on the OS
The Internet makes it possible for innovative ideas to be brought to the public with a great deal of speed. But as I’ve learned time and again, it’s best to not become all too reliant upon any one of them since they can disappear almost as quickly as they show up.
The most recent case in point is Sprout Builder.
One of the usual frustrations with being “mobile” is that you can’t always access important documents, much less reliably print them from your smartphone. German-based Cortado aims to change all of that with their free cloud-based Workplace solution. Geared towards BlackBerry users, Cortado Workplace puts printing functions and file management at your fingertips. Those days of getting on the planeRead more
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As is typical for your faithful Gear Diary writers, I was prowling the ‘net this morning, looking for interesting news, gear, and tech-related oddities, and came upon an item regarding student privacy posted to Huffington Post. In brief, a school in Pennsylvania, in the
Lower Merion School District, in response to a suit
As I have previously noted, one of the best iPhone applications/services that I’ve been using was discovered by Judie a few months ago. The application is Tripit. I find it invaluable and can’t imagine travel without it. And that is after only a month and a half of use. Tripit allows me to collect all of my travel information
(photo courtesy lifehacker)
If you’re like me, you probably set up the Mail application on your Mac at first. And it’s a perfectly fine email program, if you want your mail stored locally. I set mine up when I bought my iBook (the last of the G3 models…what a great little computer!), using my comcast email address.
Call me an Evernote evangelist if you like. It’s actually rather accurate. Evernote is probably the single most important productivity tool that I use. Looking back over my “relationship” with the service I realized that I’ve been involved with Evernote from early on. I joined the beta program within days of that initially rolling out. And I became one of
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In the past if you wanted to use all the great space on your Google account, you had to install other third-party apps or scripts to make use of it all. Google now will be adding a native storage feature to Google docs over the next few weeks. This new storage should directly challenge already existing
CES 2010 is over. Everyone else has taken off already and I’ve got one more night here in Las Vegas before flying out to meet Elana to celebrate a family friend’s wedding. I spent this morning getting a bit organized, trying to figure out how many get everything on the plane, and doing some wrap up with regard to allRead more
The geek comunity has been worried for sometime about running out of IP addresses. Luckily, there has been talk about what to do about it.
From a article on Slashdot:
There are 3,706,650,624 usable IPv4 addresses. On January 1, 2000, approximately 1,615 million (44 percent) were in use and 2,092 million were still available. Today, ten years later, 2,985 million
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Google is furthering their quest for world domination by getting more involved in voice communication. Google is already adding new services and products daily to the already huge list of whats available. According to eWeek, they will soon be adding VOIP services to their Google Voice client. Currently you must be tied to a carrier
I am a huge fan of Evernote. The cross-platform service allows me to capture my thoughts, pictures and voice notes no matter where I am or what I’m doing. I can use Evernote on my iMac and then later access new notes on my iPhone. I can write something on my Windows tablet PC and then finish the process
Thanks to Evernote, WebIS’ Pocket Informant and Appigo’s ToDo and Toodledo, we had four “Get Organized In 2010″ packages to give away to our FaceBook Friends.
Each “Get Organized In 2010″ included a one year subscription to Evernote Pro (value $45), a copy of Appigo’s ToDo (value $9.99) and a copy of Pocket Informant (a $9.99 Value)
I come from a relatively small family…
…but I married into a far larger family (and they all stay in touch)!
(It is so large, in fact, that two of my aunt-in-laws walked into a funeral I was officiating a few hours ago.) It’s hard to keep everyone straight. Fortunately somewhere along the line someone in the family signed us
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review the Seagate FreeAgent Go. It is a small, pocket-sized external hard drive that looks sleek and has a tremendous capacity. One of the nice features of the hard drive is that it has only one port- a Mini USB. You can, however, purchase an optional dock for the hard driveRead more
More and more of our digital lives is left sitting on our computers. As a result we need a better way to access it. Seagate has that covered with a system that is not only simple to use but simple to set up as well. It consists of three parts. The first is Seagate’s FreeAgent Go portable hard drive. (YouRead more
Honestly? It’s not like I was going anywhere. I mean, my entire life seems to be managed by Google these days, and it only seemed right to upgrade and support a company that usually treats me so nicely …well, except when their Exchange ActiveSync isn’t working properly, but sheesh! It’s free! How can I complain without seeming completely ungrateful?
If Apple has taught me anything lately it is that any company can go from warm, welcoming underdog to Microsoft-esque arrogance after a period of growth and market domination. Still, while I have no illusions about Google’s “goodness”, I could not help but be impressed with how they responded to yesterday’s outage.
They did, in fact, display a degree of
Opera, maker of the Opera web browser, has just announced Opera Unite – a feature that turns your web browser into a web server with one click. It’s hard to categorize, but the description makes it sound like a mash up of P2P, social networking, file transfer, internet relay chat, instant messaging and cloud-based technologies. Which, I think, basically meansRead more