How to Use SIRI to Manage Your App Settings and Your Life

So you’ve updated your iPhone to iOS 7 and gotten lost in the new design. I can relate, having spent hours playing with each new feature to see just what was so great about the latest iOS release. What I didn’t fully appreciate until recently, were the new changes made to SIRI, along with enhancements […]

How To Make Your Computer Crash Proof And Cloud Friendly

The other day the good folks at my local Apple store unloaded the bad news that my ailing hard drive needed to be replaced and advised me to backup first. Aside from a few images and non-essential documents, I was good to go. Here’s how I manage my hard drive to be crash proof and […]

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20 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Docs Power Users

The latest in our Keyboard Shortcuts series. Keyboard shortcuts let you access frequently used features with a keystroke, and with your fingers never leaving the keyboard to use the mouse on your computer, saving time and increasing productivity. Many applications have scores or hundreds of shortcuts, but who can remember them all? It can be […]

A Few Favorite iOS 7 Features

Updating my iPhone to iOS 7 feels like I got a new phone without having to purchase one. And that’s especially comforting since my iPhone 5 was stolen and I’m stuck with an iPhone 4. By the time I’m eligible for an upgrade, the iPhone 6 will probably be out. But enough complaining about a […]

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20 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts For Firefox Power Users

The latest in our Keyboard Shortcuts series. Keyboard shortcuts let you access frequently used features with a keystroke, and with your fingers never leaving the keyboard to use the mouse on your computer, saving time and increasing productivity. Many applications have scores or hundreds of shortcuts, but who can remember them all? It can be […]

4 Tips to Speed Up Your iPhone

The channels are buzzing with news of shiny new iPhones announced earlier today. But you’re not eligible for an upgrade or want to be prudent since your current phone works just fine. Well, it would be fine if it would just speed up a bit. The iPhone is computing device that happens to make phone […]

Web Monitoring Alert Services: Google vs. Yahoo vs. Talkwalker

Alert services let you track people, companies (yours and the competition), and just about anything that interests you. A few months ago, I wrote about alternatives to Google Alerts, and decided to put it to the test. I ran three searches – on a person, a company and a concept – for a month comparing […]

Poll: What's Your Favorite "Read Later" App?

Instead of keeping upwards of 20 tabs open in your browser for articles or websites that you plan to read later, you probably save them to a “read later” app like Pocket or Instapaper. Or, maybe you send them to Evernote or simply add them to your browser “Bookmarks,” or email them to yourself (“copy […]

Lawyers: Easy Dropbox Security Tips

It’s easier to swipe a client file from a desk or file cabinet than to hack into someone’s Dropbox account. But, lawyers are rightly concerned about following ethical guidelines to ensure confidentiality of client information. If you’re on the fence about using Dropbox, ramp up security first, then dive in. Here are five ways to […]