iOS Note Taking Apps

There are tons of these apps. I’ve only tried a few. Many of these apps can open and annotate pdf files also. I’ve tried a few others but these stand out. My current favorites are Noteshelf and Goodnotes. Noteshelf This is an excellent app. The interface is terrific if a little dated. I’m not impressed with the decision to release in app purchases free (after a lot of people...
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iOS Text Editors and Word Processors

While I'm not interested in reviewing apps, I've been asked several times which ones I use. This is my step to answer those questions.   Keep in mind that word processors offer more formatting options than text editors. Word If you use Word on a PC, this is a great option. However it helps if you have an Office 365 subscription. Pages This is also a very solid wood processor....
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iOS PDF Annotation Packages

I spend a lot of time reading articles for research–these articles are generally pdf files. I've tried several different annotation packages for the iPad. Note: I have no interest in reviewing apps–lots of other people do that already. However several people have asked what apps I use. Your preferences will vary. iAnnotate PDF This is the first app I bought for an ipad. The...
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Installing Linux (easily) on a Flash Drive

Being able to boot from a flash drive is quite handy at times (for example if you need to rescue some files from a dead computer). Recently I tried a utility designed to make a bootable flash drive. This utility lets you install any of several different Linux versions on a flash drive quite easily. The software, unetbootin, is really easy to use. I’ve got Ubuntu running from ┬ámy flash...
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Pingdom: A Resource for Testing Website Speed

The speed with which a page loads is very important! If a page loads too slowly, users simply leave. Also search engines often include page speed as a factor in ranking sites. Speed matters! There are many tools available to help evaluate the speed of a website. One that I often use is pingdom.com.  This tool yields a nice overall performance score but also makes suggestions about improving the...
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Security and Convenience

“Security and convenience are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to choosing a memorable password, and we are sometimes our own worst enemies.” Rebecca Mileham
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