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Office for iPhone is what it should have been months ago

Office for iPhone is what it should have been months ago

I’ve moved pretty firmly into the iWork paradigm with Pages, Numbers and Keynote but there are users who need functionality only provided with Microsoft Office products. Office has finally been updated for iOS devices and the reviewers are pretty impressed so far. Take a look

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Reduce Eye Strain from your Mac Monitor

Reduce Eye Strain from your Mac Monitor

Great article on an app to help reduce eyestrain. I’ll be posting a review of another useful tool in the coming weeks: computer glasses. I personally wear Gunnar Optiks everyday to reduce glare and protect my eyes and I encourage anyone who works on a computer 8 hours a day to protect your eyesight in […]

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BIM for the Small Business Owner Webinar

Join Lynn Allen for a webinar on discusses the advantages of moving to BIM on both a business and personal level. Sign up quick as it is free but space is limited.

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How to navigate Mail with your keyboard

How to navigate Mail with your keyboard

Great how to on using your keyboard to work in Apple Mail. I tend to use a lot of keyboard shortcuts in my system and this is a great rundown on speeding up your productivity by using the keyboard to open and respond to messages, without searching for icons or through menus.

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Blu-Ray Disc Drive tailored for your Mac Pro

Blu-Ray Disc Drive tailored for your Mac Pro

This is a little device I stumbled upon which I find rather neat. It is a Blu-Ray Disc Drive for your mac, in a circular shape tailored for your Mac Pro to sit on. Otherwise, it’s a pretty straightforward device supporting Quad-Layer technology and running on a single USB port for both power & data […]

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How to command your Mac with your voice

How to command your Mac with your voice

I personally find speaking to my devices (siri included) easier and more comfortable when alone. Yelling at my Mac in a crowded or open office space can be distracting and a little too revealing for my tastes but if you have a private office or want to control your computer at home this is a […]

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Jawbone Launches New Up3 fitness band & Up Move Tracker

Jawbone Launches New Up3 fitness band & Up Move Tracker

I’ve not been a fan of wrist worn trackers just yet. I wear a fitbit one in my change pocket pretty much all the time and I like the fact that it is small enough to wear in basketball shorts or sweatpants and not beat my leg to a pulp when jogging (like having an […]

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Get the old iTunes ‘Get Info’ box with Option Click

Get the old iTunes ‘Get Info’ box with Option Click

A simple tip on returning to the older version of the Get Info screen. I personally like the new aesthetic of the iTunes 12 Get Info box but I do not like that it does not remember my last location. For example, I tend to go on ‘uploading sprees’ where I upload a bunch of […]

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Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone on iOS 8+

Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone on iOS 8+

Great How-To on the new settings fro keeping or deleting old messages on your iPhone. This is a new feature of iOS 8 that will benefit more than a few of my clients who continuously max out their phones storage with Photo and Video messages.

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HomeKit Chips start shipping

HomeKit Chips start shipping

HomeKit was one of the new features announced by Apple in June that is supposed to work like HealthKit: A central app / location where users can go to get all of their information and control all of their devices in relation to home automation. HealthKit for me has been a bit of a let […]

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