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Tuesday Twitter Roundup 04-22-14

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Here is this week’s roundup of Twitter highlights posted from my Twitter account: April 21 Texting you when your table is ready… why didn’t we have this sooner?: Every so often I run across a new way t… http://bit.ly/1jwTVmy I have a brand-new (unopened) Medialink Wireless-N Broadband Router for sale. $50. If interested, comment/message me. Why men will never understand women. They clean the house when a repairman is about to show up. I mean seriously, is there really a need for a 1/8 teaspoon measurement? — Patric

Sports schedules on your Google Calendar [TIP OF THE DAY]

Tip of the Day

Did you know you can add your favorite team’s schedule to your Google Calendar? Click the arrow to the right of “Other calendars” on the left hand side of your Google Calendar and select “Browse Interesting Calendars” from the drop-down menu that appears. Select the “Sports” tab across the top and then click through the choices until you find the sport/team you want. Click the “Subscribe” button to the right of the team name and their full schedule will be added to your calendar.

Ever wonder what’s inside Mr. Noobie’s gear bag?

Mr. Noobie's gear bag

Verizon Wireless has always been good to me, lending me new devices and letting me really go through the ins and outs of each device. It’s a perfect way for me to keep up with the latest devices and know first hand which ones to recommend and which ones to pass on. So when the people behind the Verizon Wireless Midwest Area blog asked me to participate in a series of blog posts where techies like myself reveal the contents of their gear bags, I was thrilled. The

Texting you when your table is ready… why didn’t we have this sooner?

Arni's

Every so often I run across a new way to use technology that seems so simple I wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Such was the case last night when I went to visit one of my favorite local restaurants, Arni’s. After the hostess told me it would be about a 10 minute wait, instead of handing me a traditional restaurant pager, she asked for my cell phone number so she could text me when my table was ready. This is brilliant on so many levels.

Is this woman the worst bride ever?

wedding texting

I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately talking about how rude people have become when using their cell phones in public. Well, just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse I stumbled across this video. What do you think? The worst timing ever for checking your text messages (and replying back)? Any guesses on how long this marriage will last? If you can not see the embedded video above please use the following link: Najgora mldenka ikada?

How do I reset my Apple ID password? [ASK MR. NOOBIE]

Ask Mr. Noobie

QUESTION: I have apparently misremembered my Apple ID password. How can I get it reset? – Bob N. from Columbus, Indiana ANSWER: As long as you still know your Apple ID and have only forgotten the password, you can reset the password by visiting the following website: iforgot.apple.com You can do this from any computer connected to the Internet or right from your Apple device itself using the built-in Safari browser. Do you have a question for Mr. Noobie®? Submit your question here.

Tuesday Twitter Roundup 04-15-14

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Here is this week’s roundup of Twitter highlights posted from my Twitter account: April 14 Could have done without this happening to my windshield. http://instagram.com/p/myRXOywYo5/ Have we gone too far with the selfie?: Selfies are everywhere and are part of our mainstream culture now. You’… http://bit.ly/1iNDtwC Could have done without this happening to my windshield. Left: what my wife is taking to work tomorrow. Right: what she left for the boys and me. April 13 Left: what my wife is taking to work tomorrow. Right: what she left

Change your Gmail theme [TIP OF THE DAY]

Tip of the Day

Reading your email doesn’t have to be boring. Spruce up your Gmail account with a custom theme. Click the Settings (gear) button in Gmail and select Themes from the menu. Start with something simple like a light, dark or colored theme or have more fun with a beach or ocean theme. There are dozens to choose from.

Microsoft Windows 8 Video Tutorial (Preview)

Windows 8 Basics Video Tutorial Preview

Here’s another preview of one of the Club Noobie DVD Video Tutorials, Windows 8 Basics. These DVD tutorials are mailed directly to all Club Noobie Platinum members’ homes each month. They are also sold individually in Noobie’s online store. The better deal, of course, is to receive them through the Club Noobie membership as the cost is far less and includes other goodies such as the Noobie Unplugged newsletter, a Tech Talk Audio Series CD, a tip sheet and what I call the product of the month, which

Have we gone too far with the selfie?

S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror

Selfies are everywhere and are part of our mainstream culture now. You’ll find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. An now we even have celebrities getting together to take a selfie at the Academy Awards. If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 Despite the popularity of selfies, they are still relatively difficult to take. At least to take and still look good. If you don’t believe me, try a few yourself. You’ll learn quickly there’s an art