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: App R.I.P. – Bump

Bump

A few weeks back I reviewed the app Bump that allows you to easily share content between smartphones, tablets and computers. Unfortunately, according to the official blog, Bump is now going to be discontinued. If you are a current user, your files and data will only be kept on Bump’s servers until the end of […]

Tech Tuesday: App Review – Bump

Bump

Have you been looking for an easy way to share photos and contact info with other smartphone users? If so, Bump may be the app for you. As long as you and your friend are both running the app you can share these items and more simply by lightly bumping your phones against each other. […]

Tech Tuesday: Thoughts on iOS 7

Safari for iOS 7

My family is currently divided right down the middle on iOS 7. Two of us updated on the day it was available and two of us are currently holding off. My geeky daughter had it installed before I did, but the artistic one disdains it for the visual changes she finds unacceptable. I can see […]