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Tenth Anniversary of the Original iPod

My original 5 gig iPod, purchased in November of 2001, still boots, still charges, and still works. October 23 was the anniversary of the initial announcement regarding the then new iPod, and while mine still works pretty much as well as it did in 2001 (the batter is not what it was), I subsequently became…

iPad Tips for the College Student

I’ve written a short article on Peachpit’s site on “iPad Tips for the College Student.” I suggest several useful and time-saving iPad apps for students. None of the iPad apps I’m discussing cost more than $10.00; most are under $5.00 and quite a few are free. Read the rest of “iPad Tips for the College…

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Standing Desks

I’ve been thinking about standing desks and my ideal workspace for, well, a few years now. My interest has been spurred in part by people I know who, like me, write for a living, having positive experiences with standing desks. And of course there are the articles, like this one from early this month in…

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Take Control of Using Lion Matt Neuberg

After upgrading to Mac OS X Lion while following along in Joe Kissell’s Take Control of Upgrading to Lion, I began reading Matt Neuberg’s Take Control of Using Lion, and I’m awfully glad I did. One of the features I love about Take Control books are the Quick Start pages. These pages, which link to…

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The Mac OS X Lion Project Book Scott McNulty

I should confess right up front that The Mac OS X Lion Project Book is from Peachpit, my publisher. Scott McNulty has been writing about the Mac for a long time, and I was familiar with his work on the Macworld site, so I was curious about this book. My editor kindly sent me a…