If you own an HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) compatible television you may be able to use your TV remote control to navigate your Playstation 4 menu system. I have a Sony Bravia TV and it works like a champ. Others have found varying degrees of success with Panasonic and Samsung TVs as well. Your results may vary […]
I recently had an iMac stop booting because of some back sectors on my hard drive. Unfortunately, I needed to get some files off of it. After digging around I found that you can install and run Mac OS X from an external drive. This can be an external USB, FireWire, SDHC or SDXC card, or […]
1Password as a great little feature if you are syncing via Dropbox. It’s called 1PasswordAnywhere. Basically, it creates an HTML file in your folder which you can click on. This gives you read-only access to your passwords from any browser. Great for that one-off lookup or when sitting at a different computer. Just open the […]
Recently I noticed a PDF I had created, which looked completely as expected on the iMac, had a freaky color shift when viewed on my iPad. I’d used a green color like this . But when I looked at it on the iPad, the green had shifted to a more neon color like this . […]
One question I get asked all the time is “How did you get that smiley face in your text?” They are referring to the little graphics you can add into your iMessages (or anywhere you type on iOS) — these are called Emoji. And they are pretty easy to turn on in iOS…if you know where […]
AT&T sent me a 95¢ settlement check. It cost them 36¢ just to mail it.
One of the great plugin sets you have freely available to your WordPress site is Jetpack by WordPress.com. These give you all kinds of additional features for your freshly installed WordPress blog. And since most of them are free, you can experiment all you want. But sometimes you may want to deactivate one and how to do […]
We received our first Blue Apron shipment last week.
This is my collection of Shun knives. They aren’t cheap but are SO worth it.
Once I finally got my head around how to use Evernote, it quickly became one of my key productivity and organization tools. If you haven’t tried Evernote, go take a look at it. They have a free version which will probably handle 80% of users. I pay for a Premium account primarily because I believe […]