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A couple of cool new tools to use with Dropbox

Over the last few years, I’ve made it quite clear that I’m a huge fan of Dropbox.  It’s so simple, so useful, and (for most…

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Turn on HTTPS to make your Facebook and Twitter more secure

Facebook A few weeks ago, Facebook added the ability to always use a secure connection when accessing their site.  This doesn’t improve your security at…

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Installing an iPad 2 in the dashboard of your truck

This isn’t a “how-to” but more of a “whoa, that’s awesome!” kind of video.  This guy obviously does these kinds of modifications for a living,…

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Student sells in place in line for the iPad 2; earns $900

If you have nothing to do and there’s a hot Apple product coming out in a few days, here’s a way to make some money…

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Cool new iPhone app to allow the blind to “see” money

This is just cool.  An new iPhone app called the “LookTel Money Reader” allows blind users to point the app at any piece of American…

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Another great way to keep a clean inbox: Gmail Smart Labels

If you suffer from email overload, you need to be using Gmail (or Google Apps for your business).  There are simply too many awesome tools…

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Should you get a netbook or a tablet?

Netbook or tablet? With all of my talk about the Motorola Xoom lately, you’d think my answer would be “tablet”, but it’s not that easy…

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Google Navigation now routes around traffic automatically

I’m a big fan of Google Navigation, which is a big part of my “Droid X and Ford SYNC are awesome” post. Now, the Navigation…

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How to crop and resize images in Windows

I often have people ask how they can quickly crop and/or resize pictures in Windows.  I use a free program called Paint.net (found at getpaint.net)…

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Pushing your Xoom or iPad 2 to the TV

If you already read my post comparing the Xoom to the iPad 2 and you still are trying to decide, here is a bit more…

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Why I love Google Voice

It’s taken me a few years to make the transition, but I’m really starting to love Google Voice.  If you’re not familiar with what Google…

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How to make your Gmail much more secure

Google has always worked hard to make sure Gmail is secure and they’ve done a great job with it.  However, with so many people having…

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Why don’t you have an iPad?

I enjoy tech gadgets, and I tend to have quite a few of them.  I have a variety of computers, a Flip video camera, a…

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Don’t let the meta drag you down; the two minute rule

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, keeping my inbox at zero is a huge part of my organizational process, and I attribute much of…

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Stop trying to remember things

One of the basic ideas behind GTD is what David Allen calls “mind like water” — keep your mind clear by keeping your tasks in…

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