As a technology consultant, I’m usually working on high-tech solutions to solve business problems. But sometimes a low-tech solution is the perfect answer to handle a simple task. This was my little problem: I have a outdoor floodlight on my garage that lights up the driveway at night. As I drive in from the street [...]
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The Town of Amherst Highway Department offers a free drop-off of electronic waste (e-waste) at their Maple Road location. It’s open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. No appointment required. Types of Acceptable Materials I dropped off my first load of e-waste today. It could not be easier. Drive in, find the [...]
I’ve tried just about every Mac keyboard over the last 25 years — searching for the best combination of features and feel for touch typing. After only two days of use, I know I’ve found the best so far: Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac.
Upgrading to Apple Aperture 3.4 is causing crashes for some users. Here’s how to fix it.
Which pocket digital camera is the best? That’s easy: the one you have with you. My personal choice is an iPhone 4S because I always carry it with me. And if I want to ensure a steady shot, I use a tripod and remote shutter release. This is how I set it up.
Twitter’s December 2011 redesign has added new features that make it easier to reference, link and embed tweets. Here’s how it all works.
My iPhone 4S has a shiny, slippery back. I worry about it sliding around my desk, especially as it vibrates for phone calls, emails, text messages and other alert notifications throughout the day and night. Here’s an inexpensive, non-stick solution.
Google can find specific types of files. For example, Adobe Acrobat PDFs, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents. They’re easy to find using Google’s filetype keyword.
Mike Beato combines expertise in creative website design, technical skills, information architecture, productivity and future thinking as a consultant, speaker and blogger.
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