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The Android Note Taking Dilemma

For the last two months I have been using both my iPad (3rd generation) and my Nexus 7. I really like the Nexus and I am probably spending more time with that device than with the iPad. It’s smaller, lighter, easier to hold in one hand and has reasonably good screen resolution. Like the iPad ...

About Clients, Servers and File Sharing (A Review)

Recently a new iPad user asked me how she could get a photo from her computer into her iPad. I could have simply answered that it could be done with iTunes or I could have recommended any one of several iOS apps that would do the job and she could have figured the rest out ...

iTunes – A Comfortable Old Shoe

I recently engaged in an online discussion (http://starryhope.com) in which a Linux user asked for advice on what tablet might be best for him.  I replied that the choice should be based on the capabilities of the tablet and not upon the desktop OS. I suggested that an Apple iPad was just as suitable for ...

HowTo Play .AVI Videos in Your AirStash

The AirStash is a handy iDevice accessory that provides external storage via standard SD memory cards of up to 32GB. iDevices have limited memory and lack the capability of expanding it with USB flash memory sticks. Full length movies, typically 700MB or greater, can quickly consume the capacity of an iPhone or iPad. External storage ...

Remote Storage for Tablet Computers

Ten years ago we had the choice between either a desktop model or a laptop compiter. Three years ago netbooks were added. Retail electronic stores had numerous netbooks to choose from. In 2010 Apple introduced the iPad, a tablet computer, inspired by it’s popular smartphone,  the iPhone. The iPad was huge success and now, with no ...

iOS 4.3 Fails to Impress =============

On Friday, March 11, Apple launched the iPad 2. Two days before, in preparation for the event, iOS 4.3, and iTunes 10.2 were released. The launch of the new iPad was heavily hyped in the press and, amongst other goodies, a video was widely distributed showing a new multi-finger gesture that would replace “home” button ...

Solving Sudoku Puzzles

The digital revolution has brought about many changes in our lifestyles. Our computing devices are quickly replacing the traditional printed media of newspapers, books and magazines. Only a few years ago, Sudoku puzzles were invented and published in the printed media. While they were, and still are, very popular they suffered from the requirement of ...

Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC

Sadly, Apple has chosen to keep the iPhone/Touch devices ‘closed’ which hinders file transfer to and from the device. In fact, they have ordered the removal of USB file transfer abiliity in several apps including Stanza and Air Sharing. Fortunately, users can still sync files via several popular protocols including WebDAV, FTP, email, and syncing ...

To Tweak or Not to Tweak?

Ubuntu-tweak has been upgraded to version .5x. A deb installer can be found here. Similarily, a deb installer for ailurus can be found here. These two applications are similar in nature, and duplicate a few functions. Both can be used to customize your Ubuntu/GNOME installation quite a bit. Both purport to make the learning of ...

How To Boost Volume in an AVI File (Karmic) 2

In the good old days of Jaunty, Ubuntu had an asound.conf file that could be patched to increase the range of audio volume. This is no longer supported in Karmic. Instead, the PulseAudio volume control allows up to a 50% increase over the norm. Unfortunately, depending on how the .avi file was created, this may ...