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AppleInsider Review: BrydgeAir iPad Keyboard

AppleInsider Review: BrydgeAir iPad Keyboard

I was not a fan of keyboards for my iPads until I picked up one for a client and decided to try one for myself. I actually liked the ability to take my “mini-macbook air” with me to appointments and type longform notes and text on a really keyboard with a fullscreen app. This one […]

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Can’t explode that block?

Can’t explode that block?

Not that I condone exploding blocks (not as bad as exploding dimensions, but still a no-no) but there are times when it is necessary. Take a look at what may be preventing you from exploding a block in your drawing (works on Mac too.)

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Starwood Hotels CEO turns to iPad for Productivity

Starwood Hotels CEO turns to iPad for Productivity

Great article from WSJ about a CEO adopting tablets and smartphones while giving up his desk and desktop to see real productivity gains. Take a look!

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Check out Lynn’s AU Primer for 2014!

Check out Lynn’s AU Primer for 2014!

Autodesk University is a conference held every year where 8,000 – 10,000 drafters and designers pay more than $3,000 each to fly to Las Vegas and talk about AutoCAD (and other Autodesk products) for a week. It’s a wonderful event I have been honored to speak at for the past 4 years. If you are […]

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3rd Party SSD’s and Yosemite

3rd Party SSD’s and Yosemite

Nice article concerning Yosemite compatability with 3rd parts SSD’s, if it’s a route you are taking.

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Google launches 64bit version of Chrome for Mac

Google launches 64bit version of Chrome for Mac

I’ve been having a lot of issue with Chrome lately (mostly on the PC side) so it’s nice to see Google finally update Chrome, even if it is on the Mac side. Along with 64 bit support (finally) there are some new API’s for developers and some security fixes.

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First 3D printer installed in space

First 3D printer installed in space

3D printing and the maker movement have the potential to make our lives much easier and really revolutionize a number of markets. This is a great example of using the technology to craft tools on demand, reducing the need for packing and storing tools and equipment that may or may not be needed. Take a […]

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Review from AppleInsider: Microsoft’s health Band

Review from AppleInsider: Microsoft’s health Band

Great review of Microsoft’s iOS compatible Band. I still haven’t been convinced a wrist worn band can keep track of my steps as accurately as my Fitbit One I keep in my pocket, especially if much of my tim running is indoors on a treadmill. However, I do like the idea of a heart rate […]

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Yosemite 10.10.1 Update available

Yosemite 10.10.1 Update available

This update is supposed to address wifi issues as well as some Mail issues. Personally the biggest gripe I’ve had with Apple / Mac OS X has existed since Mavericks and it has centered around Mail. I actually had to stop using Apple Mail in Mavericks as my GoDaddy IMAP account would not sync through […]

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Mobile Office Suites Showdown

Mobile Office Suites Showdown

Little disappointed iWork isn’t included but otherwise a great article about Google Docs and Office.

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