iMac wireless router

Sharing Internet Connection With An iMac

This post is really an update of a post ( Using Your Mac As A Wireless Router ) I made back in 2007. I’ve had many emails from folks pointing out that the screenshots are not the same on their OSX. Since OSX has changed some since 2007, I will show how to do the same thing using Lion (OSX 10.7.4). (Since many of you will probably have a wireless modem/router, this may not be as useful.) First, here’s the basic idea. To configure internet sharing on you iMac, go into System Preferences and click on Sharing.   In the […]

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iPad screencasts

Creating iPad Screencasts

Since the release of the first iPad in April, 2010, I have been looking for a way to create screencasts on it. Screencasts can be very helpful in creating quick video tutorials. For some reason, Apple decided to not allow this capability directly on the iPad. (It turns out that there was a way to do it, but it required jailbreaking the iPad.) But now there is a way to do it by displaying your iPad screen onto your Mac and using screencasting software on the Mac for capture. Since Snow Leopard (10.6), QuickTime has had the ability to create […]

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videochow.com

Video Chow: A New Video Learning Series

The tagline is: “Free WordPress video tips delivered to your face.” The folks at WordPress Advantage have created a new video series called Video Chow, which delivers short, rapid-fire videos on focused topics. I’ve always been a big fan of video tutorials. But I find the pace of most of them just too slow. Even the fine video tutorials at Lynda.com are often too slow. In fact, one strategy I’ve developed for watching these videos is to double the speed. The only problem with this approach is that the resulting “chipmunk” voice becomes tiresome after 20-minutes or so. The videos […]

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Galaxy not cool

Judge Decides Samsung Galaxy “Not Cool”

Samsung won the Apple patent suit in court. But it may wish it hadn’t. A judge ruled that Samsung was the victor in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Apple. Apple filed the suit claiming that Samsung had copied it’s iPad and iPhone designs in their Galaxy tablet. But the judge in this case determined that Samsung Galaxy tablets “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design,” and therefore the “overall impression produced is different.” Samsung’s products are simply “not as cool” as Apple’s. Ouch.

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surface tablet & Steve Balmer

MicroSoft Surface: Déja Vu All Over Again

MicroSoft is building their own tablet? Really? I almost don’t even know where to begin here. Does anyone remember the Zune? That epic hardware fail and “Johnny come lately” approach should’ve been a proper lesson for the folks in Redmond. But apparently not. Balmer has been at the helm since 2000 and has learned nothing. I have to admit, I wasn’t crazy about the name “iPad”. All feminine napkin jokes aside, it was still a weak name. However, I’m not sure that a more shallow name could have been conjured up than “Surface”. Add to that the fact that MicroSoft’s […]

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Apple TV and ipad

Sharing Content Wirelessly From an iPad

I’m using my iPad2 more and more for business. I haven’t found the additional features of the new iPad compelling enough to buy one. Since Apple dropped the price of the iPad2, I find these to be even more attractive for most folks. The new iPad’s faster chip and higher resolution display may be more targeted towards gamers. But I don’t often use my iPad for games. I do find that I’m using the iPad to do more presentations in meetings. Often in these meetings, several people have iPads and want to present referenced content to an HDTV in a […]

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