MikeDallos

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Boston bombing suspect's Miranda warning put on hold for 'public safety exception'

Now that second Boston bombing suspect has been apprehended, there are still lots of unanswered questions swirling. One of them is whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights, which are designed to protect a suspect's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the US Constitution. The answer as …

How to Sync Google Calendar with the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Calendar syncs with iOS devices. For years I have just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I …

Google Calendar

$6,000 Walnut Desk With Clever Dual-Opening Drawers

You know what? I’ve never looked at my desk and thought “I really wish that I could open two drawers at the same time, and yet still have easy access to the bottom one.” That’s not to say the Cartesia Desk is a bad idea. Rather, it shows my lack of imagination. The only thing I think of when I look …

Mastering OS X Calendar: Open Any File On Your Own Schedule [OS X Tips]

The Mac OS X Calendar is great for a lot of things, not least of which scheduling reminders of appointments and such via the built-in alert system. But did you know that Calendar can do a lot more than that? It can alert you to an upcoming event with an Email or a Notification, and it can even open …

Navigate Your Calendar Even Faster On Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

You know how when you use the iOS Calendar app, you can tap on the little arrows to the right or left of the Day or the Month? This will move you one unit per tap, so when you’re in Month view, you’ll move forward one month if you tap on the right arrow, and one month back if you tap on the left …

Steve Jobs’ Widow Set To Speak Out On Immigration Policy During Rock Center Interview

Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs has kept herself busy with a number of different projects since the passing of her late husband. Yet, despite hanging out with the Clintons, one thing Jobs hasn’t done is offer an interview to a major news outlet.<p>Friday, April 12th on <i>Rock Center with Brian</i> …

iHome Ends The Bluetooth Speaker Drought With Four New Models

Yeah, that’s a bit of sarcasm up there in the hed; there’s obviously no lack of choice regarding Bluetooth speakers. This year’s CES exploded with Bluetooth, and it doesn’t seem a day goes by that a manufacturer doesn’t release another model.<p>iHome is more about, well, <i>more;</i> so instead of releasing …

Mastering OS X Calendar: Customize The Number Of Days Shown [OS X Tips]

Remember that tip we gave you about showing more than seven days in a week in iCal? It’s been a while (and the app is now called Calendar), but there used to be a way to enable a Debug menu in iCal to allow you to open multiple windows, change the number of weeks that appear before and after the …

Deep Clean Your Mac’s System With Detox My Mac [Sponsored Post]

<i>This post is brought to you by Detox My Mac.</i><p>Prudent Mac users often “clean” their machines to keep them running in tip-top shape. Those in the know repair permissions with Disk Utility, empty caches, delete unused applications and transfer large media files onto external drives on a regular basis …

Redesigned Backlighting Could Be Behind iPad 5’s New Thinner, Lighter Design

Apple could introduce a redesigned backlighting system to the fifth-generation iPad to help make the device thinner and lighter, according to NDP DisplaySearch. The Cupertino company will have to make significant changes if it is to bring the iPad mini’s sleek and slim form factor to its bigger …

The iPhone 5S Will Have A Fingerprint Sensor, Better Camera And Rearranged Side Buttons [Analyst]

Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets has been making some zany predictions lately, perhaps best exemplified by his recent claim that Apple’s forthcoming HDTV will be controlled using a Green Lantern like power ring called the iRing.<p>Almost as if to apologize for releasing a report written so …

Smarter Stand For iPhone Really IS Pretty Smart [Review]

The stand is clever: You just plug the headphones in, and the jack forms a pivot around which to Smarter Stand spins.

Boost Your Volume With Boom For Mac [Deals]

This Cult of Mac Deals offer is for <b>Boom</b>, a sweet little Mac app that both boosts your Mac’s volume and equalizes and enhances its sound. Boom seamlessly integrates itself with your Mac so all you have to do is adjust the volume as you wish. As for the deal….<b>we’ve got it here for just $4 for a</b> …

Apple Board Member Calls Out Glasses And Watches In Era Of Intimate Technology

Bill Campbell, an Apple board member as well as the chairman of the Intuit board, sat down for an hour long chat with Intuit’s CEO today to talk about technology. This is a rare move for Campbell, who’s known for his behind the scenes work (as well as his salty language, apparently).<p>Without giving …

Tropiformer Gadget Jacket Looks Like it Jumped Right Out of a Bond Movie

Even before I ever dreamed of writing and taking pictures for a living — I’ll just pause here to let my fellow journalists and bloggers finish laughing hysterically at the idea that earnings from journalism could be considered “a living” — I rocked one of those photographer’s jackets. You know the …

iPad 5 may be slimmer & lighter thanks to backlighting & touchscreen improvements

Improvements to both backlighting and touchscreen of the iPad 5 display will allow the new model to be both slimmer and lighter, according to a display analyst in an email to <i>CNET …</i><p>“It’s likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making …

More reports claim next iPhone to include fingerprint tech, could lead to launch delays

Brian White, Topeka Capital’s Apple analyst that previously gave some quite <i>out there</i> predictions for an Apple TV with “iRing”, today is saying that his recent checks with suppliers in Asia indicate Apple will include fingerprint sensor tech in the next iPhone. For what it’s worth, White says it …

Barack Obama 2013 Budget: Chained CPI Under Attack from GOP

Want to know whether bipartisan compromise on the budget has a future? Then watch very clearly over the next few days, to see whether Republican …

Author of Obama Racism Study Responds to Nate Cohn Criticism

As a graduate student in economics, I have used Google search data to quantify the cost of racism on President Barack Obama's vote total. I compared …

Google Search

Retailers Offering Big iPad Discounts, Maybe We Will See a New Model This Month

Best Buy are offering heavy discounts on various iPad 3 models this week. As 9to5Mac reports, current deals at Best Buy offer up to 30% off standard retail prices.<p>One of the most enticing deals will let online shoppers get their hands on a 16GB Wi-Fi only model for just $314. A 32GB Wi-Fi only …

Apple

iPad App Store Features: 10 Apps that Wow

One of this week’s featured collections in the iPad App Store is <b>10 Apps that Wow</b>. Here’s the description of it:<p>From saving money on a last-minute hotel room to discovering the nether reaches of the cosmos, these apps offer truly awe-inspiring experiences. Each app is a bona fide conversation …

Apps

What Does a 10 Year Old Do with an iPad mini? Read, Read, Read

I handed down my still-very-new iPad mini 32GB to my 10 year old daughter, Zoe, a little over a week ago – when I switched up to a 64GB model.<p>My original plan was to sell my 32GB iPad mini, which is in mint condition, to help cover the cost of the bigger model. Then I thought about how much use Zoe …

iPad Mini

Need iPad Help – Just Ask

Got an iPad question you can’t find a good answer for? Need some help on fixing an iPad problem? Or just want to learn some great tips & tricks to get more out of your iPad? I’m happy to help out.<p>We’ve even got a page for that here: http://ipadinsight.com/help-page/<p>Here’s some of the topics I can …

Apps

Easter Weekend iPad App Sales Already Starting

Coming up to the Easter weekend, there are already quite a number of iPad games on sale. I’m noticing multiple EA game titles with big price drops over the last few days. A few quick examples:<p>Dead Space for iPad: down from $9.99 to 99 cents<p>Monopoly for iPad: down from $9.99 to 99 cents<p>Scrabble HD …

iPad Apps

Best Ways to Follow iPad Insight

iPad Insight recently hit its 3rd anniversary. For 3 years we’ve been offering original articles every day of the week – iPad app and accessory reviews, iPad how-to and tips posts, posts on iPad in education, some coverage of the most interesting iPad rumors and even some occasional iPad funnies.<p>I …

Apps

Dolphin Browser for iPad Updated – Support for Up to 20 Open Tabs?

<b>Dolphin Browser for iPad</b> was updated yesterday, to Version 6.3. The very first listed improvement in this update is support for a maximum of 20 open tabs (on the iPad 2 and above).<p>Oddly, this new feature is not working for me thus far. I’ve installed the update on my iPad mini and my iPad 3 – and …

Apps

Best Free iPad App of the Week

Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s great stuff. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent free iPad app each week.<p>This week’s pick is <b>Reuters</b>, a superb new iPad app from one of the world’s leading news agencies.<p>The App …

Apps

iPad at Work: in a Tesla Showroom

Today I saw an iPad at work in a Tesla showroom here in Austin. The iPad is being used as a sort of point-of-sale device – even though the showroom can’t actually sell you a Tesla in the state of Texas.<p>My father-in-law (Dan) and I spent quite a while in the Tesla showroom today. I’m not generally a …

Tesla

Best Apple deals found 3-9 months after launch

An analysis of discount patterns by <i>Dealnews</i> reveals the not entirely surprising news that the best deals on Apple products are typically to be had 3 to 9 months after launch.<p>While waiting that long for a product you don’t yet own may be a considerable test of one’s patience, savings of up to $350 …