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Outlook Users: How to Dump iCloud and Sync with Microsoft Instead

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If you are an Outlook user who wants to sync your contacts, tasks and calendars with your iOS devices using iCloud, you may have been frustrated with some of its… um, deficiencies. The primary issue is that iCloud moves all your contacts and calendar data into a special iCloud data folder which is not fully compatible with Outlook, resulting in a slew of difficulties. This article will explain how to switch from using the troublesome iCloud to using Microsoft Exchange for syncing Outlook data with iOS. See the rest →

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A Dumbphone Dilemma

Yesterday's announcement of the iPhone 5 got me thinking again about how to get an iPhone on a prepaid, pay-as-you-go cell phone plan on the Verizon network. Not because I lust for an iPhone 5, but because I knew its release would be bringing older models of iPhones (4 and 4s) to market, which I thought could work with a bring-your-own-phone plan--if one existed. So I started researching, and I found out about Page Plus Cellular, which presents some interesting options. See the rest →

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Squeezebox is Dead. Long Live Squeezebox.

Not even a month after I wrote about my journey to musical bliss and my beloved Squeezebox system, I received news that the idiots in charge at Logitech have pulled the plug on the Squeezebox, discontinuing the entire product line. On the evening of Tuesday, August 28, I was browsing my Twitter feed and saw an announcement from @LogitechUE about “something big” to come the following day (Logitech UE is the brand resulting from Logitech’s acquisition of Ultimate Ears). Being the optimist I am, I was hopeful that this would be something to breathe new life into the Squeezebox product line. Boy, was I ever disappointed on Wednesday morning... See the rest →

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How To Get iOS Apps for Free

I love trying out different software, and that includes iOS apps for my iPad and iPod touch. The problem is, there are a lot of garbage apps in the iTunes app store, and many developers don't offer a free version so you can try the app before you buy it. Even if it's only a dollar or two, it still hurts to find out you paid for an app that was a dud. For me, this problem is now a thing of the past, because I've found a perfectly legal way to get all my iOS apps for free! I'm going to share how you can get free apps, too. I have two strategies for getting all the apps I want for free, and you can use these same strategies to get free apps for yourself. See the rest →

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