Dropbox Logo Dropbox is Cool!

I’m really loving my Dropbox account! And why shouldn’t I? It is free and I get to easily share large files with my family, friends and clients. What could be cooler?

Dropbox is the hippest thing going online right now. I’m sure you’ve heard of all this Cloud based storage and computing, which is exactly what Dropbox is. It is a server somewhere in the clouds that you can upload files to, send an email to someone and they can share the files and folders with you.

How do these cats make any money? Well, you soon find out that you can eat up your free limit pretty quickly. If you’d like more storage, say to back up all of your files, you can pay for more. Pretty simple concept.

But there are other ways of getting more free space as well! For each person you turn on to Dropbox you get an extra 250MB for free space Sooooo… I’m inviting all of you to open up Dropbox accounts and download the setup which only takes minutes with nothing complicated to do.

Your fist 2GB are free if you follow this link… Free Dropbox account!

Thanks and enjoy!


Apple Automator TipsWho knew this unknown little Automator could be so cool? I’ve heard things and seen things about automating in OSX but I’ve never had the time to really check this little guy out.

Well, I recently needed to combine a group of PDF files into a book. The freeware I had been using ran out and wanted me to pay up to continue using it. I thought to myself there has to be a better way. After doing some snooping around I discovered that PDF combining could be done right on my Mac with no external software needed.

If you have a Mac, just use Automator to combine two or more PDF files into a single PDF document.

First, find any of the PDF files you want to combine. Next, open Automator. (You’ll find the icon in your Applications folder). When Automator opens, choose Folder Action. Locate the files you want to use in an open window and drag them into the Automator window. Find “Combine PDF Pages” from the left menu and double click. Also find “Open Finder Items” from the left menu and double click.

You should now have three Folder Actions in the window. Lastly, click on the “Run” button in the top right corner of the window. Your new PDF document will open automatically and you will be able to view it. Use “Save As” to name it and save it in a folder of your choosing.

That’s it! I know, simple Simon! Hope that helps.

I’ll have more Automator tips as I find or use them. This is going to be cool! Join my mailing list for the best Apple tips.


iMessage IconThis is an update to the question: How do I create a text message group on my iPhone 4?

It’s October 2011 and Apple has released the iPhone 4S and iOS 5. So, you’ve got all of this really cool technology and everything has been updated. You finally think it is your time, a time to create text Groups on your iPhone 4 so that you can text message a large group with a single selection. Well… forget about it.

As much as I love Apple they’ve got me scratching my head on this one. The latest iOS 5 still has not added the option of creating new Contacts Groups on your iPhone. You can create new photo Albums in your Camera Roll and add photos but you can’t create a new Group in Contacts. Come on Apple, where’s the sense in that?

Even with the addition of iMessage there has been no change to the messaging features. Groups can only be created on your computer and are then transferred to your iPhone when you synch with iTunes or through iCloud. I tested this with iCloud and the new Group I created made it to my iPhone 4 within about a minute.

Unfortunately the problems don’t stop there. Even though you can add Groups to Contacts by synching your iPhone to your computer, that does not allow you to select a Group from Contacts and text message that entire Group at once. You still have to select each individual contact, one at a time.

Apple needs to build in a feature that would allow us to create a text message Groups in our Contacts. Each contact in the text Group would only have a single email so that the entire Group could be selected at once. Wow, wouldn’t that be nice. And once selected, the Group would show up in the text area by the Groups name so we as texters would know which Group was which.

Currently, you can group text multiple people by selecting them individually and adding them to your message. Once sent, the group does stay in your message area but there is no indication of what the Group is called. The person with the lowest alphabetical name appears first and the other recipients are hidden. It would be nice to open your texts and see the names of multiple Groups you’d like to contact quickly.

Many of you are dropping by my website looking for the solution to this problem and to date, the only solution is to purchase a third party app that does allow these features. I’ll do a little bit of testing on several apps and let you know which I would recommend until Apple fixes this glaring flaw.

If you have created a text messaging app and would like me to review it please let me know. Keep your fingers crossed that Apple will eventually add this simple feature to their own text messaging application.

Keep checking back and I’ll keep you updated.


Choosing A Cool Bluetooth Speaker

July 20, 2012

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Should You Buy An iPad Wi-Fi or 3G?

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I’ve had my first generation iPad Wi-Fi version for a while now and have not encountered more than one or two times that I really needed 3G. When I did, I quickly hopped on my iPhone and was able to do what I needed. I find that in today’s technological age, you are never really […]

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New MacBook Pro Retina Display

June 11, 2012

The newest version of the MacBook Pro will feature a Retina display screen that is 15.4-inches wide and features an industry-best 2800 x 1800-pixel resolution, or 220 pixels per inch. It will have 75% less glare on its new screen. The next-generation MacBook Pro will be 0.7 inches thin and will weigh less than 4.5 […]

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A Camera Geeks Camera Case

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by Curtis D. Tucker As an electronic gadget geek I not only own and seek computer gadgets but I also have a cool collection of cameras. Part of my job description as a graphic designer, web designer and blogger is photography. Over the years I’ve collected several cameras from vintage SLR’s to several digital varieties. […]

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