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The ABCs Of Tech: How a tech dad sings a tech baby to sleep

When we had our baby, a friend gave me some advice. He sent me this exact text: “If your kid needs something to distract him, show him this YouTube video:” I took his advice and played the video when the baby needed to chill. It worked as advertised. The video distracts him so he [...]


The Ridiculously Automated Dorm Room

In a really cool way to get buddies and chicks into his dorm room, Derek Low has completely automated his dorm room with an alarm, homework mode, and an emergency party mode for only ‘a few hundred dollars’. He calls it BRAD, short for Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm. Here it is: Aside from using Justin [...]

AirPlay Devices on iOS

AirTight puts AirPlay inside your Google TV (by @brettbristow22)

Apple is working hard to make its AirPlay technology the only thing that you need to use to get your content from your portable device to the big screen. AirPlay is even better when others are able to take this technology and integrate it into other devices. Developer Yossie has done this with a Google [...]

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Automate your internet using @ifttt

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could change your Twitter profile picture whenever you change your Facebook profile picture? What about if you could receive a text every morning telling you the temperature before you step out in the cold unprepared? Ifttt (if this then that) is a service that allows you to connect many [...]


Do you know what to do if you lose your smartphone?

We’ve all felt that feeling, that moment of panic. Where’s my phone? Seriously, where? Did I leave it in the car? It’s got to be in the car, right? It is indeed almost always in the car or some other simple place where misplaced things go to hide. But what if your phone is really [...]


Fun things to do with your Facebook cover photo

Well, it happened. We’ve all now been switched over to Facebook Timeline. When you’re done hyperventilating over the fact that Facebook changed (again), embrace the cover photo. Hello, it’s a giant picture box! There are some pretty cool things you can do with it. 1)      Check out websites like Facebook Profile Covers, or FB Cover [...]

Chad’s Broken iPad

Getting the most out of your Apple products warranty

Buying a new product often comes with many extra products to protect the device. Keep your product clean and in one piece is always on the mind in case you decide to resell or upgrade one day. Sometimes there are things that happen that you just cannot fix or change the outcome of problems. Apple [...]

Finding a AirPrint Printer

Printing from an iOS device? Here are your options

AirPrint gives your iOS device such as the iPad and iPhone the ability to print directly from the OS. The problem with AirPrint is that it does not allow you to use with older printers that are not built for AirPrint. Here are 3 different solutions that you can use to easily print to a [...]


How to secure your new iPad’s personal hotspot from data thiefs (by @jkhowland)

If you’re like me, one of the driving factors to getting the new iPad was the blazing fast internet and personal hotspot capabilities of the newest model. In fact, in my area, Verizon LTE is faster than Comcast Xfinity. We’re loving our iPad. The problem is the new iPad’s data plans are a bit of [...]


How to set up LTE on your new iPad

I don’t know if you went to Verizon or AT&T for your iPad data plan. It doesn’t affect the setup, but it can affect your experience. I chose Verizon for my ‘new’ iPad. And I wouldn’t fault you if you did choose AT&T. You have to go with what works in your area. Am I [...]

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