Google Maps for iOS: Semi-Lost in Space

The Google Maps iOS app finally has turn by turn navigation and it’s had good reviews, but one of the reasons I mostly use a stand-alone app (Navigon) is that it does not require a wifi or cellular connection. Google Maps does, at least to set up a route...

Speeding Through a Scroll Zone

Do you get tired of scrolling down long lists? When you are filling out an online address form do you ever wish you lived in Alabama or Alaska instead of Oregon? (Hey, could be worse, you could live in Wyoming.) You don’t have to scroll down those long lists....

Speech-To-Text: Apple vs Dragon Dictate

I tried out Apple’s new Speech-to-Text capability built into Mountain Lion for dictating the notes for a Keynote presentation and it seemed to me there were a lot of errors. I’ve used Dragon Dictate for Mac for a few years. I haven’t been too...

Location, Location, Location

The three most important factors in selling a piece of property. It’s the real estate agent’s mantra. I’ve come to think they are the three most important features of the iPhone camera as well. I’ve found the iPhone camera disappointing in many...

Hidden Gem: Disk Use Summary

OS X has such a multiplicity of features (and new ones are added with every update) that no one can be aware of them all. Within this vast array I often come across one that is new to me and very useful.     This particular hidden gem was, as far as I know,...

Sync Squared – Chronosync to DropBox

My wife has a MacBook and I have three Macs, plus we each have a couple of IOS mobile devices. I’ve used Chronosync for years to keep selected information on our Macs synchronized. We each also use our separate DropBox accounts to keep selected data synched...