Monthly Archives: July 2011

5 tips for reliable backups

We talk about productivity here quite a bit, but perhaps the biggest blow to your productivity (on a computer, anyway) is when you turn things on and they don’t turn on. If you’ve ever lost data due to a hard … Read

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How to save YouTube video directly to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

Here’s a handy way to save video from YouTube, Vimeo, and possibly other video sites directly to your iOS device–very handy if you want to watch the video later without network access. iOS tips blog TiPb shows off an app … Read

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How to follow Stratepedia online

Every now and then I like to remind our readers of the many different ways they can keep up with the Stratepedia Blog. Since we spruced things up last month with a slightly new layout, I figured this would be … Read

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How to get work done without a printer

Could you get by without a printer–and the reams of paper that printing out every document that comes across your virtual desktop? An article in the New York Times from a few weeks ago shares several tips on how to … Read

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Google+ app available for mobile devices

Recently, Aaron discussed Google’s new social networking platform and so far we’ve all been pretty impressed with the user interface, cleanliness, and ability to organize contacts into different circles. Google+ now has a free app that is available for the┬áiPhone, … Read

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How do I find out if my old software will run on Lion?

Much has been written on Lion, the latest version of Mac OS X, since its release last week. As Apple pushes forward with new technology, it’s leaving some legacies behind–notably, the ability to use software built for the PowerPC processors … Read

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5 things I like (or don’t like) about Lion

I’ve spent some time experimenting with Lion on a spare computer, and thought I’d share some of my initial thoughts now that I’ve had a chance to try out the latest Mac operating system. A couple of caveats: Since this … Read

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Turn web apps into desktop apps with site-specific browsers

As companies like Google (and, uh, us) work to move software to “the cloud,” your web browser increasingly becomes the go-to place for editing documents, networking with friends and colleagues, checking e-mail, and so on. It’s easy enough to maintain … Read

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Apple releases Lion and new Macs

Big news on Wednesday for Apple fans, as a number of new products were formally released after several weeks of speculation: Mac OS X 10.7, also known as Lion, is now available through the Mac App Store for $29.99. We’ve … Read

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Enhance your next presentation with these tips for diagrams

We saw some great presentations at SIM 2011 last week–lots of folks are taking the practices of Presentation Zen and Slide:ology to heart. What’s next? Take a look at these slides below, which outline several good practices for adding diagrams … Read

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