Oct 16 2011

Find my iphone

Someone I know told me a great story of how the left their iPhone in a cab, on a business trip. Ordinarily this would not be a great story, but a tragedy. It was do to one of Apple’s fantastic applications [Find my iPhone][1] Continue reading


Apr 8 2010

TechTips Vol VI Software Application Launching

Have you always longed to become an efficiency machine? By that I mean spending more time on the things you choose and less on the extraneous. Finding ways to use your computer faster can save you a surprising amount of extraneous time. I think using a mouse in general and clicking on buttons is so 1995. Application Launchers help you quickly access what you want in simple key combinations. Continue reading


Mar 25 2010

TechTips Vol V OS X Lingon

Lingon is a GUI frontend to the OS X task Scheduler launchd. It allows you to schedule tasks to be run at specific times or at login. It can be downloaded here http://sourceforge.net/projects/lingon/files/

lingon

More in depth instructions

http://michigantelephone.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/mac-os-x-lean-on-lingon-to-launch-scripts-and-applications/

Some Uses


Feb 28 2010

TechTips Vol IV Win/Mac Logmein

Have you ever needed to remotely access your work or home PC? Have you ever tried to walk your parents through computer tasks only to end up frustrated? Help is near… Continue reading


Feb 10 2010

TechTips Vol IV Software – RescueTime

Are you defined by your Actions? Who are you, if not for what you do? Find out a little about yourself by tracking your productivity.. Continue reading


Jan 31 2010

TechTips Vol III Mac – Enable right mouse click

If you are a PC user coming over to a Mac, you might be left wondering where that useful right mouse click went. Continue reading


Jan 9 2010

TechTips Vol III Software – Disk Space

Have you ever run out of disk space? Do you know what is taking up that precious real estate? Is it your music, your movies, a basic collaboration of your computing life? Continue reading


Dec 22 2009

TechTips Vol II – Mac HowTo Security

Don’t be fooled. Just because you are virus free, doesn’t mean you’re hacker proof. Secure your mac.. Continue reading


Dec 6 2009

TechTips Vol II – Software Doit.im

For the last couple of months I’ve been focusing on my productivity and efficiency. I, like many others, constantly try do more within the time available. I’m sure we all have said “If there were only more time in the day…”. I don’t think the problem is time, I think it is time management. I have no magic, no dark secrets, just experience. Continue reading


Nov 1 2009

Techtips Vol1 – Podcasting

A podcast is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and downloaded through web syndication. (via [wikipedia][1])

So, what is a podcast? i.e. I’m a fan of NPR’s “This American Life”. I don’t know what times it’s actually on the radio, nor do I need to know. Even if I did, I’m sure I would not spare that specific 1hr dedicated to listening to its broadcast. If I tried, I would probably do something else at the same time, and never fully obtain the value of it’s content. In Lieu, I download “This American Life” episodes, via iTunes, to my iPod and listen to them in the car commuting, or on long road trips. Continue reading