Category Archive: Gadgets and Tech

Mar 30

Tile – Lose Yourself, Not Your Stuff

It’s happened to all of us: you lose a set of keys, misplace your wallet, or can’t find that one important thing you need need to start your day. Before you send the search party out looking for your lost set of keys, know there’s an app that can help. It’s called “Tile.” It started …

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Oct 22

How to block Facebook game requests on your iPhone

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I hope I don’t start off sounding like Andy Rooney here, but have you ever noticed you get A LOT of game and app requests on Facebook.  How annoying are they?! Especially when you’re main means of Facebookin’ is on your iPhone. Mitch is here to help you out.   I’ve got the simple instructions …

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Sep 12

Does size matter? Just look at what’s in my hands.

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Having a hard time figuring out which new iPhone to get? Jeremy Anticouni created this handyPDF, which when printed on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper at 100% scale will display the footprint of Apple’s current iPhone 5S alongside that of the larger 4.7″ iPhone 6 and the 5.5″ iPhone 6 Plus. I printed it …

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Sep 10

Are you about to get sick?

This is kind of cool…  Sickweather, a Baltimore-based company, provides online reports and an iPhone app that scans social networks for indicators of illness, and maps real time data on more than 23 different symptoms and illnesses. Sickweather launched their beta website in November 2011, and now qualifies over 600,000 reports of illness each month. …

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Aug 22

Simple ways to save your phone’s battery

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Hi there! It’s a problem that we all have to deal with.  It seems that when we need our phone the most is when we don’t have the juice to use it. Most blog posts about how to save your cell phones battery are generally filled with great ideas, all drawn-out in a complicated manner. …

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Aug 07

Protect yourself before you wreck yourself

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One billion passwords and usernames. Yeah, it’s a big deal. Today on Good Morning San Diego, we had Daniel A. Libby on the show. He’s the Director and Chief Examiner for Digital Forensics. He’s also a former NSA guy.  Cool. In the wake of the news of a Russian gang, calling themselves “CyberVor”, or cyber-thief …

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Aug 06

Apple sets Sept. 9 for new iPhone release

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They’re not going to tell us much, but they are telling us when they are going to tell us. Apple has written down plans for a media event on September 9th. More than likely that’s when they will launch the iPhone 6. Our friends over at Recode are the ones doling out that info and …

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Dec 02

I Have Your Gift List Ready

Sometimes the Holiday season brings with it the stress of “what to get” for those on your shopping list.  I’m doing my best this year to help out and I think I’ve found some great ideas for everyone on your shopping list.   Here’s what I’ve been talking about.   First up, its something everyone …

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