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Technology has become a huge part of our lives, we use it to learn, to occupy ourselves, to over indulge in media and much more.

The younger generation (I include myself in that statement even though I am 35) live and die by being connected, but they also learn by it. The way we all maintain and accept new data into our minds is different from even 6 years ago.

Replacing paper with iDevices, flip phones with iPhones, slow nasty laptops with a new Macbook Air (yes I got one last week!), it all leads to us and our technological learning curves.

Check out the infographic below to learn more about the way we live and breathe and learn via technology these days.

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OK, so most people know that I am a HUGE Omnifocus user on Mac, iPhone and iPad. It has been my go to app of choice for the last year. However, what you didn’t know was that I used to date (scratch) depend on an earlier app called Things. We were in love together and I purchased all their apps (iPhone, iPad, Mac), and I was happy.

After task-management apps started switching to the cloud, Things let go of itself and got too comfortable (like wearing sweatpant around the house) and I broke up with it. I became promiscuous and tried several other solutions (Wunderlist, the Hit List, Remember The Milk, Todo, etc). I thought I was living the life, but I would come home tired, and exhausted after trying so many different apps that I would have a hard time remembering their names. Continue Reading…

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Moe’s Rant is a feature where Moe tackles popular issues relating to iOS devices, apps and its competitors. The thoughts expressed in this feature are his own and do not represent the thoughts of the geekfori writers and supporters.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are aware that Sparrow was purchased by Google. Most people read the news and shook their heads and went on with their lives. I didn’t! I went home after the news and wept bitterly. Why did Google have to steal the best email client on both iOS and the Mac? After a pint of ice cream and two boxes of tissues I decided to read into the press release carefully. At first look it looks like a carefully prepared press release. However, I used my gift of discernment to translate the release into its real message: Continue Reading…

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I am a productivity nut! I basically live and die on GTD (Getting Things Done) together with my calendar and Omnifocus (my productivity app of choice). It’s the only way I can keep control of my busy life. My biggest challenge was trying to use my iPhone for more than playing Angry Birds and sharing photos via Instagram.

“Do or Do Not, There is No Try” — Jedi Master Yoda

One of the foundations of productivity is getting organized based on actions (doing). If I put “milk” in my to-do list, I look at it, and even though I know I have to pick up milk, there is no “action” that tells my brain “DO”. It always helps to associate a task with a verb.

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As we continue to grow our little piece of the internet pie, content is something that needs to be consistent.

You all come here looking for the latest and greatest fun facts, tips, tricks, news and more about our beloved iPads and iPhones. Our loyal readers come looking for new content and that is an ever growing task for the few of us Geeks.

We are in need of help. We are looking for a few good men or women that can help us out.

We are looking for a post or two a week contribution. Looking for Jailbreak news, iPad specific tips, tricks, news and more.

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Apple-EmployeesThis weekend I went to the local Apple store and while I waited at the counter for assistance someone tapped me on the shoulder. When I turned around a mom with a stroller asked me to help her find a cord so that she could watch videos from her iPhone/iPad on a TV. Looking a little confused I told her that I wasn’t an Apple employee, but I pointed her to the section where the composite AV cable was located.

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Okay, I have a confession to make. I haven’t always been a Mac.

Yes, it’s true. I grew up as a PC (GASP!)

My first computer was a bulky white Gateway and since then I’ve used Dells and HPs for college and now at work.

Using PC’s all these years, I’ve gotten pretty proficient at using all the keyboard shortcuts. In fact it’s a personal goal to use the mouse as little as possible.

However, since converting to Mac a few years ago (or “coming to the light”) I’ve had a little difficulty picking up on the keyboard shortcuts. Especially since the Mac Book Pro doesn’t display some of the unique symbols on the illuminated black keys.

As luck would have it, there’s an app for that.

Enter 101 Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac by my fellow Seattle-ite MacBlend.

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