Tuesday Tech Tips

Posted by: on Jul 26, 2010 | No Comments

No time to dilly dally around this week so I am just going to launch right into my tips!

One of areas that the Android operating system beats the iPhone is the native implementation of Google Maps.  Google continues their expansion of Maps functionality by adding a Yelp-like location based information called Places. As always, the Google Mobile blog has all the details on the new Places application.

For my Windows 7 readers, the Supersite for Windows blog has all the details on using the Reliability Monitor built into Windows 7 to help you find out what’s wrong with your computer.

Got an iPad?  The app that is all the rage this week is the Flipboard.  This free app for the iPad takes all your social networks and turns them into an attractive print style layout.  I have not yet had a chance to try out the app but Engadget has great review of Flipboard if you want to learn more.

I know many of you use Google Voice so pay attention to this great article from Lifehacker on Top 10 Clever Google Voice tricks.  No sit, stay or play dead tricks but I do like Tip #9 to set your Google Voice number as your Skype Caller ID.

Fed up with Windows but can’t make the move to an Apple device because you need all your Outlook mail to move with you?  Hold on to your socks and head over to  How-To-Geek to learn how to use the Mozilla Thunderbird email client as the go-between to convert all your Outlook email over to the Apple Mail.app email client.

Zowey. For some geek chic wristband fashion you might not want to pass up the Bluetooth Wristband Speakerphone from Atomic9.  It vibrates, it voice dials, it tells you who is calling AND if you act now it will warn you when you are too far away from your phone. As an added bonus the URL for the product is in UPPER CASE (for some strange reason).