Tech Tuesday: Superfast iPhone Restart

iPhone

Last time, I wrote about a quick fix for a slow iPad, which provided a quick method of speeding up your iOS device without taking all the time required to fully shutdown and startup the device manually. There are some times when you need more than just a RAM clean-up and a typical full restart is a process […]

Tech Tuesday: Quick Fix for a Slow iPad

Quick fix for a Slow iPad

Does your iPad seem to be bogged down in molasses? Is it taking forever to refresh a web page or Facebook news feed? One way to speed it up is to do a complete restart, shutting it down fully and then starting it up again, but what if you don’t have time for the precious minutes […]

Tech Tuesday: Quitting Apps on iOS

Recently Used Apps

Apple’s iOS which powers their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches is very stable and powerful and you generally don’t need to worry about leaving apps running as the operating system places very tight controls on what apps can do when in the background. Apps typically will not run your battery down, take up valuable memory, or cause […]

Tech Tuesday: Cool Tool – Chargerito

Chargerito

Are you tired of untangling charger cables, or worse, losing them and then getting caught with an empty phone battery? Billing itself as the world’s smallest phone charger, Chargerito promises to solve that problem for you by being small enough to fit on your key chain. When unfolded, Chargerito plugs into a wall socket and provides either […]

Tech Tuesday: Cool Cooler: Coolest

Collest

With summer in full swing, there’s a good chance that you have already put your trusty cooler to work at the beach, on a picnic or road trip, or keeping drinks cool in the backyard or at the game field. But is your cooler as cool as it can be? What about the name? It’s […]

Tech Tuesday: iGrill mini

iGrill mini and base

My 2 daughters are well aware of my tech tendencies, so it isn’t really a surprise that they would surprise me on Fathers Day with a gift that reflects this. This year the gift they gave me was an iGrillmini. This gift does a great job of combining two of my great loves: technology and barbecuing. […]

Tech Tuesday: Apple WWDC Keynote Highlights

WWDC14

Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) just began yesterday and the keynote presentation revealed some interesting new features for both OS X and iOS. Here are some of the highlights: Apple has 9 million registered developers which is up 57% from last year. Mac growth in the past year was 12% vs.an overall industry decline of 5%. […]

Tech Tuesday: Checking the Boxes

Checklist

Many times I have heard conversations like the following: “Have you seen my new gadget? It does such and such and it’s so cool!” ”Oh, yeah. My similar gadget does the same things, so it’s just as good.” Well, actually, the two gadgets may not really be comparable at all as one of them may […]

Tech Tuesday: Preview – Tile

Tile

I came across this interesting new device a few weeks ago and I keep being reminded of it, so I thought I’d share it with you. This handy little thing is called the Tile and it’s basically a little key fob that you can attach to anything that is important to you. Why would you […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – Puffin Browser

Puffin Web Browser

In the early days of the iPhone and iPad, one of the big complaints raised in the tech media was that there was no support for Adobe Flash in the iOS version of Safari. Although many predicted that these devices were doomed because of the lack of Flash, Apple went on to sell every iPhone […]