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Delicious Iced Coffee in 3 Minutes

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I'm not real big on kitchen gadgets, but the one kitchen gadget that gets used daily in our house is our AeroPress coffee press. All geeks needs their caffeine fix, and here in the hot Florida humidity, we like to get ours via iced coffee in the morning. Here's how we use the AeroPress to make delicious iced coffee in about 3 minutes. See the rest →

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The Best Way to Hold the iPad

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Ever since I got my first iPad two years ago, I've been grappling with… well, the iPad! Specifically, holding it comfortably and using it in a variety of positions. The Apple Smart Cover is great, but it doesn't let you use the iPad in the portrait orientation, it doesn't help you hold the iPad with one hand, and the two landscape propped positions just aren't enough. I've been through a number of holders and stands for my iPad and have recently found the holy grail. What follows is a summary of all the holders I've tried, what's good and bad about them, leading up to my current holder, the fabulous Gripster. See the rest →

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DOK CR15 Power Station Review

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When my bedside cord clutter got out of control, I knew I needed to find a solution. The DOK CR15 is a small power station with a speaker and USB ports for charging up to three devices at the same time. This charging station serves my needs quite well, has reduced my bedside cord clutter, and does not occupy a lot of space on my crowded bedside table. See the rest →

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Marvin: The Best eBook Reading App for iOS

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I am very excited about a new iOS eBook reader app called Marvin that has recently arrived on the scene. Even without auto-scroll, the young app Marvin is already vastly superior to every eBook reading app for iOS that I have tried, which is most of them! Learn more about what's so great about Marvin in this article. See the rest →

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uBooks xl App Review (iOS)

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uBooks xl is another one of the very few auto-scroll eBook reading apps for iOS. uBooks xl is a universal app, so it works on all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini. This review covers version 2.4.3 of uBooks xl. See the rest →

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iCloud Round 2: Outlook Sync Improved in iCloud 2.0

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This is a follow up post regarding the issues and problems encountered when syncing Outlook data with iOS using both iCloud and Microsoft Exchange. After a month of trying Microsoft Exchange to sync with iOS, I am back to using iCloud, now that version 2.0 has resolved many of the problems in the first version. See the rest →

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Tomes App Review (iOS)

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If you are an iOS user who enjoys reading eBooks with auto-scroll, there aren't a lot of apps offering this feature. This review explores Tomes, one of the few auto-scroll reading apps for iOS. I have used Tomes regularly for more than a year, and while it has some quirks and annoying behavior, it's gotten much better with recent updates, and I prefer reading books with Tomes over any non-auto-scroll eReader app. See the rest →

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iShower Wireless Shower Speaker Review

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Do you take showers? Do you enjoy listening to music? Have you ever wanted to combine the two? If so, the iShower by iDevices just might be the thing for you! iShower is a water-resistant wireless speaker which works with any Bluetooth-enabled portable such as a smart phone, mp3 player, or tablet. It's also great for other damp environments such as poolside, at the beach, or in the spa. Learn more about the iShower speaker in this detailed review. See the rest →