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Category: Technology

Read CHM files on the iPad

Okay, so I’ve got Dropbox with a whole bunch of tech books in PDF and CHM format. I’ve got GoodReader for reading PDFs and it connects to Dropbox like a champ. I’ve got CHMate Lite for reading CHM files but I have to use the awful Bonjour (I think it’s Bonjour) wireless interface to copy […]

I Miss My Smartphone

We recently got rid of our iPhone 4’s in favor of T-Mobile prepaid phones to save money. I determined that even after termination fees of $265 a piece and buying a batch of prepaid minutes, we’d save $1800 over the course of the 18 months left on the contract. I was able to sell our […]

Is Your Pre-3GS iPhone Slowing Down?

Ever since the update to the 3.0 OS on my iPhone 3G, my iPhone has been slower than usual. As usual, I google to find a solution. One of the suggestions also doubles as a fix to a hot iPhone battery. Here are some things to try: Do a “reboot” of your iPhone. Hold down […]

Dell’s servers just aren’t quite good enough for Google

Most companies buy servers from the likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, or Sun Microsystems. But Google, which has hundreds of thousands of servers and considers running them part of its core expertise, designs and builds its own. Ben Jai, who designed many of Google’s servers, unveiled a modern Google server before the hungry eyes of […]

Does your iPhone battery get hot?

My iPhone battery gets hot occasionally so, of course, I googled it. It turns out that, despite Apple’s restrictions on third-party applications that prevent them from running in the background, they aren’t preventing problems from their own applications. The standard iPhone apps like Safari, Mail, iPod, Youtube, Stocks, etc do not neccessarily close themselves when […]