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R.I.P. Xmarks: The End of Browser-Based Bookmarks

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Today marks the official end of Xmarks, the bookmarks sync utility. It was ‘retired’ unsentimentally by LastPass. Xmarks is the latest extinction of a product, highly valued by its users, which meets a sudden end and leaves its fans in the lurch. The former users of Vine and Google’s Picassa can surely relate. Extinction is [...]

Goldman Sach’s Astounding Projections for Healthcare Virtual Reality


“Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have the potential to become the next big computing platform, and as we saw with the PC and smartphone, we expect new markets to be created and existing markets to be disrupted.” – reads the first full sentence in Goldman Sach’s research report on Virtual and Augmented Reality [...]

Fixing the Apple Watch App Layout: Internet to the Rescue


As much as I dig using my Apple Watch I am not a fan of the app layout you’re presented with on the Watch’s face. The default layout is a honeycomb of app icons. You can shrink or zoom an app somewhat to a max of about a quarter of an inch – zooming more [...]

Unstick the Greyed Out Apps on Your iPhone 6S


I was very excited to get my Apple iPhone 6S. But, I knew it could take me a while to get it going. Even though Apple is excellent at the out-of-box experience sometimes things can get dicey. A month or so ago I had an issue upgrading my 64GB iPad and when I had to [...]

International Voice over IP


A long time ago, when I was in high school, I did a summer language program in Valencia, Spain. Back in those days, when you wanted to make a phone call to the United States it was a big ordeal. You had to go down to the Central Telephone Office, slap your ten Pesetas on [...]

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