iOS 7 For The iPad: First Take

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I upgraded over the wire and installed iOS7 on my iPad 3 last night. The process was straightforward and took under an hour. It was basically a hands-off installation. I checked on the progress a few time along the way, but everything progressed nicely. I made sure the unit was plugged in and close to my wireless router. Overall, when I logged in to the new system, I was … [Read more...]

The Microsoft Store & Windows 8

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I had a chance to visit the new Microsoft Store in the Fashion Valley Mall (San Diego) last weekend. I wanted to upgrade one of my older PC’s from Vista to Win8 and thought I would visit the store and see the operating system in action. I had heard a lot of conflicting things about the operating system and wanted to go hands on with the new Microsoft Surface Tablets. As I … [Read more...]

Using Siri Dictation for Blogging

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One of the challenges of being a blogger is blogging consistently. It’s easy to come up with ideas for a new blog post, but actually getting them put down on paper can be a challenge at times. Often I have an idea that comes to me in the middle the night or while I'm driving or running. Unfortunately going to my office and opening the word processor and putting things down on … [Read more...]

10 Sirious Commands for Siri on the iPad 3

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I just updated to iOS 6 on my iPad 3. One of the great features is the addition of Siri, the intelligent voice command software from Apple. This has completely changed the way I use this device. While Siri is very smart, I’ve had to learn how to ask the right questions. Here are 10 commands I’ve discovered that work really well with an example text below. 1. What is the … [Read more...]