There’s Got to be a Better Way: Smart Phone Tips


Help a Nerd Out! I heard the other day about a magnifying glass that is built into iPhones that I never knew about! What else am I missing??? [And share some Android tips, too!]

Howie J: For increased battery life:
– Turn off auto-brightness
– turn off location settings until you need it
– make sure to periodically open the active apps (double click home on iPhone or the one on the left of home on Galaxy) and close them all out
– and if you really want to increase battery life and productivity – GASP, log out of Facebook, Twitter, other social media and disable email notifications.… Get the scoop...

There’s got to be a better way! Email

Help a Nerd Out! 

There's Got to Be a Better WayCliff L. asks, “I’m finally going to switch my email from AOL to another cloud-based email service. Which one? Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, something else?”

Patrick A. Gmail. All other responses are invalid. Seriously – the number of benefits you get with gmail, google calendar and google contacts are amazing.Get the scoop...

Screenshot Tools: Awesome Screenshot, Skitch, Windows Snipping Tool, Webpage Screenshot

If I made a chart of the time I’ve saved from each category of tech tool, tools for screencapture would top the list. You can use these tools to:

  • Show people what’s on your screen
  • Grab graphics from the web
  • Give feedback on documents without typing out all the comments
  • Add notes and arrows to maps to make directions better
  • And much more!
Get the scoop...