The iPad for Content Creation

The iPad is a great device. I often have people ask me if they should buy an iPad instead of a laptop. I guess that depends on what you want to do with the iPad but it can’t replace a laptop for me. I started thinking about what it would take to make the iPad more functional and allow it to replace a laptop. And I am not going to jump on the “Flash” bandwagon. First of all...
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Let’s get rid of the microwave

When was the last time you cooked without the microwave? In our fast paced culture, the microwave fits perfectly; it cooks nothing well but it does it quickly. Does that sound like life? We need to concentrate more on the depth of a few things than the shallowness of many. We are all spread thin and we tend to do things “ok”, but not great. Just like the microwave. Our kids suffer...
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iPhone 4 battery

As of June, 2012 I have owned an iPhone 4 for 18 months.  In the past month the battery life has dramatically shortened.  A full charge in the morning is down to 40% or less by 5 PM.  I tried all of the normal tricks to improve battery life but it was obvious that the battery itself was worn out. A quick search on EBay turned up many vendors selling very cheap batteries, so it was worth a shot....
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Hitachi 0S03288 0S03289 external hard drive failures

Hitachi has a line of external USB hard drives that are appearing now. They are fairly cheap, come in 1 and 2 TB versions, and they are large. (The size is not really a positive…) Anyway, they come with very nice drives inside (The 2TB version has a 7K3000 6Gbps Sata 3 with 64MB cache drive) which sells for more than the external version! Anyway the problem with these drives is the USB...
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Reset lamp timer for Toshiba TDP-T420 TDP-T360 projectors

Toshiba doesn’t include instructions in the projector manual to reset the lamp timer. Instead, they include the instructions with the lamp. That’s fine, unless you buy a generic lamp. And until you reset the lamp timer you will be shown a message every time you turn on the projector warning you that your lamp has reached the end of its life. On these projectors, the lamp is good for...
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