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  • Anchor Pointer app

    Detailed smartphone maps are great when you’re traveling and have a cellular connection, but if you get off the beaten path, they’re essentially useless. That’s where an iPhone app called Anchor Pointer can be a real help. Since the GPS on your phone can work without cell service, the app essentially turns your phone into […]
  • Understanding the growing use of surveywalls

    Why are so many websites forcing me to take a survey in order to read the news these days?
  • Cheddar Up

    We all belong to various groups such as PTOs, kid’s sports teams or charitable organizations that from time to time need to collect funds from the group. The smaller the organization, the more likely it is to rely on the old school method of collecting individual checks from everyone, which can be a logistical nightmare. […]
  • Dufl

    This is an alert to all you road warriors out there; you may want to checkout a new service called DUFL. They’re offering to take the hassle of laundry and packing off the busy traveler’ s to-do list. Once you download the iPhone app and register, DUFL sends you a large suitcase to fill with […]
  • Travel Butler App

    Yesterday, I told you about the PackPoint app that helps you stay organized when packing for a trip. Today, I wanted to introduce you to the Travel Butler app, which can be really helpful when you’re traveling to unfamiliar cities or countries. Just like PackPoint, it creates a packing list based on your destination and […]
  • PackPoint App

    Whenever you’re preparing for a trip, remembering to pack all the right items is essential. There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination and discovering you forgot an essential item, like a bathing suit or umbrella. An app called PackPoint is a great way to minimize this travel trauma, because it helps you pack based […]
  • Rombertik destroys data

    Virus alerts are so common, that often times they go unnoticed or get ignored. Well the alert I’m giving you today should not be ignored or your computer itself could become a victim. Security researchers at Cisco recently discovered new malicious code that can jump into computer via phishing scams and attempts to steal all […]
  • Google search mobilegeddon

    Google’s recent change to how their search engine decides which websites are most relevant could have an impact on a lot of websites. If you’re a business that relies on your website to generate customers, you need to take a few minutes to make sure your site isn’t a victim of what many are calling […]
  • How to detect hidden cameras with a cell phone

    Do the apps that claim they can detect hidden cameras in a room work?
  • 360 cameras

    At CES this year, I was really impressed with some of the 360 camera technology I saw. Not only can you take amazing panoramic 360 degree still images, there are now many options for capturing full 360 degree HD video as well. All you have to do is search Google for 360 cameras to see […]
  • Hotel My Phone

    We rely on our smartphones so much, that when the battery goes dead or we forget our phones somewhere, panic mode can set in. A small company in Montreal is attempting to address this common situation with an app called Hotel My Phone. They refer to it as an AirBnB for phones, because you can […]
  • Understanding app permissions on your Android phone

    Can you explain the dangers of allowing apps to access my contacts, photos, location and other items on my Android phone?
  • Red-light cameras? There’s an app for that

    Photo radar systems are a contentious subject for many, especially if you’ve ever been nailed by the tell tale flash. Lots of apps like Waze are designed to help point out automated traffic devices on the roadways, but now you can get an app from the source. The ReflexLocator app has been created by RedFlex, […]
  • Fountain App

    If you own a home, you’re well aware of all of the home improvement tasks that are waiting on you. Time is generally the biggest enemy, but sometimes its a lack of expertise that keeps you from attacking a project. Well, there’s an iPhone app for that….and it’s called Fountain. Fountain is a new entry […]
  • Tether

    If you’re big fan of Apple products, you probably have an iPhone and a Mac that you use every day. Apple has done a lot to make these two devices work together very nicely. But did you know that you could tether them so your iPhone would automatically lock your computer when you stepped away […]
  • Google cloud printing

    Honey, I need to print something from my iPhone! This recent request from my wife reminded me of a tip I gave years ago that’s even more useful today. Since we all seem to use Google services every day, why not include printing just about anything from anywhere with Google Cloud Print. As long as […]
  • Cozy Landlord/Tenant

    Today’s tip is for anyone that has a rental property or rents a place from a private individual. Whether you’re the landlord or the tenant, if you’re still using the old fashioned deliver a check method, you know how inconvenient it can be for both sides. A web service called Cozy can make this monthly […]
  • Roadie app – Waffle House partnership

    The sharing economy has led to extremely popular startups like Uber and AirBnB because they leverage the power of the smartphone. And now, a well funded startup called Roadie is attempting to compete with UPS and Fedex by creating what they call a neighbor-to-neighbor shipping network. Their network is designed to match those that are […]
  • Yahoo Mail password

    Remembering all your passwords continues to plague most Internet users, so Yahoo has come up with an interesting way to deal with the problem: get rid of the traditional password. Yahoo recently activated a new service called “on-demand” passwords, which lets anyone log into a Yahoo account using a short password the company texts to […]
  • Is my computer safe when it’s asleep?

    Does putting the computer to sleep disconnect it from the Internet and while in sleep mode is it affected by "Wake on Lan?"