tips and tricks Archive

  • Tip # 41 I have window7/office 2010 on my laptop and XP on the work computer. I much perfer using the laptop, but I have multiple monitors on the work desktop.  So I have been dealing with a RDC call into the laptop and working off one monitor Which stinks […]

    How to span across multiple monitors using microsoft remote desktop RDC

    Tip # 41 I have window7/office 2010 on my laptop and XP on the work computer. I much perfer using the laptop, but I have multiple monitors on the work desktop.  So I have been dealing with a RDC call into the laptop and working off one monitor Which stinks […]

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  • Like most people who had any choice, I avoided installing MS Vista.  I did download Windows 7 (build 7100 and RC) and have been quite impressed.  So in addition to dropping my hard drives and installing SSD’s (which I also recommend) I’m beginning a computer by computer reinstall to Windows […]

    Single page for reinstalling your web apps, useful for windows 7 reinstalls

    Like most people who had any choice, I avoided installing MS Vista.  I did download Windows 7 (build 7100 and RC) and have been quite impressed.  So in addition to dropping my hard drives and installing SSD’s (which I also recommend) I’m beginning a computer by computer reinstall to Windows […]

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  • Ever find yourself in a hotel, want to watch a movie on your iphone?  Laying on a bed holding your iphone can get a bit tiring after awhile.   Well check this out. You can rig up an iphone holder using hangers and a plastic bag!  This assumes there is a […]

    Cool new iPhone holder for the hotel traveler .. using hangers!

    Ever find yourself in a hotel, want to watch a movie on your iphone?  Laying on a bed holding your iphone can get a bit tiring after awhile.   Well check this out. You can rig up an iphone holder using hangers and a plastic bag!  This assumes there is a […]

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  • As I reported a few months back, I noticed an uptick on dropped calls and overall poorer performance when I upgraded from 2.x to 3.0. Basically it felt like the phone reverted to the same performance levels before the 2.1 upgrade.  So I hoped it was a simple visioning error […]

    iPhone dropped calls and poor reception did not improve with 3.0.1

    As I reported a few months back, I noticed an uptick on dropped calls and overall poorer performance when I upgraded from 2.x to 3.0. Basically it felt like the phone reverted to the same performance levels before the 2.1 upgrade.  So I hoped it was a simple visioning error […]

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  • Every now and again, I get an email asking me to review an iphone app or provide feedback as its being developed.  Sometimes I’m asked pretty early so I’m sent screen shots or compiled code, but most of the time its in the App store. Someone once asked me how […]

    How to use promo, redeem, access, discount or whatever codes in itunes

    Every now and again, I get an email asking me to review an iphone app or provide feedback as its being developed.  Sometimes I’m asked pretty early so I’m sent screen shots or compiled code, but most of the time its in the App store. Someone once asked me how […]

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  • I’ve been a Pandora fan for a long time, (more here on my fav radio apps) and when it hit the iphone, it became my default radio station for music complimented with occasional Last.FM.  Well, here are a few tips to really get the most out of your new iphone […]

    The best way to use Pandora with the iphone, having jailbreak helps.

    I’ve been a Pandora fan for a long time, (more here on my fav radio apps) and when it hit the iphone, it became my default radio station for music complimented with occasional Last.FM.  Well, here are a few tips to really get the most out of your new iphone […]

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  • Last week I read an article in popular mechanics (link here) talking about the various ways, and the level of quality, per option.  Nothing new here that has not already been talked about, except, the missed out on one.. Over ride the CD changer! Why would we want to do […]

    Connecting your iphone/ipod to your radio (stereo) through the CD changer

    Last week I read an article in popular mechanics (link here) talking about the various ways, and the level of quality, per option.  Nothing new here that has not already been talked about, except, the missed out on one.. Over ride the CD changer! Why would we want to do […]

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  • If  you have categories on your iphone, you may have noticed that when you update an app, it creates a new icon on the iphone’s ‘desktop’.  The fix? Simply refresh categories.  Here are the steps… 1) Open categories 2) open any folder 3) click add.. You do NOT have to […]

    iphone tip #29: fix extra icon issue with categories

    If  you have categories on your iphone, you may have noticed that when you update an app, it creates a new icon on the iphone’s ‘desktop’.  The fix? Simply refresh categories.  Here are the steps… 1) Open categories 2) open any folder 3) click add.. You do NOT have to […]

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  • There is a good reason SBSettings is Ichiban for my 10 ten best iphone apps list, I use it daily.  Really.. Daily!  Mostly turning the 3G off and on. When 3G is on at my place, my odds of missing a call climbs to 20%. Well, whats really great about […]

    Kill process (cnt-alt-del) for the iphone.. SBSettings gets cooler and cooler

    There is a good reason SBSettings is Ichiban for my 10 ten best iphone apps list, I use it daily.  Really.. Daily!  Mostly turning the 3G off and on. When 3G is on at my place, my odds of missing a call climbs to 20%. Well, whats really great about […]

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  • The dev team is on the ball, as expected. I never upgraded to 2.2.1 because I did not want to bother with it. Note, QuickPwn has been updated to version 2.2.5-2 for the windows users. Remember QuickPwn and PwnageTool are not the same things.. so read up. Here is the […]

    Jailbreak for iphone 2.2.1 is out for both Mac and PC. As expected

    The dev team is on the ball, as expected. I never upgraded to 2.2.1 because I did not want to bother with it. Note, QuickPwn has been updated to version 2.2.5-2 for the windows users. Remember QuickPwn and PwnageTool are not the same things.. so read up. Here is the […]

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  • We all know that the camera on the iphone is about as poor as it gets.  Basically its the same thing I had in my treo600/650. I’ve learn to accept this and move on with life.  Well, seems like someone was not willing to take this laying down and did […]

    Improved iphone photos with clearcam.. and yea, it works

    We all know that the camera on the iphone is about as poor as it gets.  Basically its the same thing I had in my treo600/650. I’ve learn to accept this and move on with life.  Well, seems like someone was not willing to take this laying down and did […]

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  • When I first got my Griffin Clarifi Macro lens for my iphone, I was pretty happy, but then I realized there is one down side.  I keep the lens closed to protect the iphones lens, which is a great plus I did not think about.  But I also don’t think […]

    Something I did not expect with my Griffin Macro lens

    When I first got my Griffin Clarifi Macro lens for my iphone, I was pretty happy, but then I realized there is one down side.  I keep the lens closed to protect the iphones lens, which is a great plus I did not think about.  But I also don’t think […]

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  • I saw a new app in Cydia for conference calling over VoIP.  That got me ta thin’kin, what are my conference call options with the iphone?  Leaving out typical conference call services that work on ‘any’ phone, I did a quick look around and found an app called ifbyphone. Before […]

    How to make a conference call on the iphone both natively and with ifbyphone

    I saw a new app in Cydia for conference calling over VoIP.  That got me ta thin’kin, what are my conference call options with the iphone?  Leaving out typical conference call services that work on ‘any’ phone, I did a quick look around and found an app called ifbyphone. Before […]

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  • I have said this many times, and just in case you missed it, I really HATE the iphone keyboard.  Yea, I used to be a Treo user and really liked having a real keyboard. I normally tell people who do lots of texting or phone based emails, to get a […]

    Training your spell check to be a bit more personal

    I have said this many times, and just in case you missed it, I really HATE the iphone keyboard.  Yea, I used to be a Treo user and really liked having a real keyboard. I normally tell people who do lots of texting or phone based emails, to get a […]

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  • I actually downloaded this awhile back but have not used it until now. Its actually pretty interesting.  I took a pic of my cat in a low light situation.

    Review of InfraredCamera and SP Photo – taking low light pics with the iPhone

    I actually downloaded this awhile back but have not used it until now. Its actually pretty interesting.  I took a pic of my cat in a low light situation.

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  • Because so many people have been asking, I’ll repost this. FYI: Simcity for iPad came out with cheats. I’m going to test the cheats this week. I went though 10+ known cheat codes for simcity3k and simcity4.  None of them seemed to work.  So as far as I know, only […]

    Cheat codes for SimCity on the iphone ipod touch

    Because so many people have been asking, I’ll repost this. FYI: Simcity for iPad came out with cheats. I’m going to test the cheats this week. I went though 10+ known cheat codes for simcity3k and simcity4.  None of them seemed to work.  So as far as I know, only […]

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  • Ok, its been a week now and everyone has been dealing with the crashes.  Seems to happen when switching between map and selecting something to build, either a structure or land zoning.  Best fix.. and you will not like it.. reboot your phone. Yup, sorry, only good solution.  What this […]

    How to reduce the crashes on SimCity for the iphone

    Ok, its been a week now and everyone has been dealing with the crashes.  Seems to happen when switching between map and selecting something to build, either a structure or land zoning.  Best fix.. and you will not like it.. reboot your phone. Yup, sorry, only good solution.  What this […]

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  • I had no idea there was a mobile substrate safe mode.  Well there you go.  The funny thing is; I got 2 comments today asking about SBSetting perhaps causing the problem.  I’ve been using SBS for quite a while, my favorite app, and never an issue.  Then tonight, I got […]

    Springboard goes into mobile substrate safe mode? Why? For your own protection

    I had no idea there was a mobile substrate safe mode.  Well there you go.  The funny thing is; I got 2 comments today asking about SBSetting perhaps causing the problem.  I’ve been using SBS for quite a while, my favorite app, and never an issue.  Then tonight, I got […]

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  • How often did you run out of shampoo, or cat food, or spare 10ohm resisters and think.. I need to run out to the store today/tonight.  Then you think, well, I may was well pick up.  $list=array(‘stuff;, ‘stuff’, ‘stuff’);  Well, instead of relying on memory, I remembered that I had […]

    iphone/itouch tip no. 74 – Use Jot for your unplanned shopping list

    How often did you run out of shampoo, or cat food, or spare 10ohm resisters and think.. I need to run out to the store today/tonight.  Then you think, well, I may was well pick up.  $list=array(‘stuff;, ‘stuff’, ‘stuff’);  Well, instead of relying on memory, I remembered that I had […]

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  • I was not going to blog about this, but recently I saw a post on how Walmart now has an iPhone version of their site.  I have a friend visiting from the UK, and instead of renting a bike for a few days, I did some research and found it […]

    How the iPhone saved me $10 at Walmart using screen capture

    I was not going to blog about this, but recently I saw a post on how Walmart now has an iPhone version of their site.  I have a friend visiting from the UK, and instead of renting a bike for a few days, I did some research and found it […]

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