Life: Weird Apple Airport Network Issue

Life: Weird Apple Airport Network Issue

Tonight the wife can’t connect the Apple TV to iTunes residing on the iMac. So I go through the usual steps, restart iTunes on iMac, no dice, restart the Apple TV, no dice, restart iMac, no dice, reset all settings on Apple TV, no dice. Check if I can connect with the other Apple TV in the other part of the house and no issues. I also discover that I can’t connect to the wife’s MacBook Pro via screen sharing on the iMac, but can with our MacBook Air. I can all control her Apple TV with my iPhone using the Apple Remote App. Clearly everything is on the network, but there is something strange going on. Now I am just getting frustrated. Restart everything in the whole house with the exception of the Time Capsule (‘TC’)and AirPort Express (‘AE’), … Read more…

Life: The “New” Gmail

Life: The “New” Gmail

Google announced changes its Gmail service on May 29, calling it “A new inbox that puts you back in control.”  The announcement stated that the roll out would happen slowly over time, but users could “check gear menu and select Configure inbox when it appears in the Settings options“.  I kept checking periodically over yesterday and today I finally noticed the option to configure the inbox was available. Amongst the changes is the ability to set category tabs for your email between Primary, Social, Updates, Promotions and Forums. They also announced that in the coming weeks that Apps for Android and iOS would be updated as well.  I haven’t used my Gmail account on a day to day basis for a while, but the change may result in a change back from iCloud for a least the short-term and lead … Read more…

UP by Jawbone

UP by Jawbone

As part of my wanting to become more fit over the past few months I decided I wanted to track how well I was doing with accomplishing my goals. Up until now I could track my weight and calorie intake with the My Fitness Pal iOS App. This provides the basics, but I wanted a little more. I took some time to research and came across several fitness wristbands.  I ultimately decided on the UP by Jawbone with MotionX. The UP by Jawbone is a wristband that tracks your movement and sleep, which you then sync with the UP companion app for iOS (Android App coming soon). The wristband is worn day in night. During the day it tracks your movement or lack of movement and at night it tracks sleep, the amount, when, where and so forth. The technology … Read more…

KaZoo Case for the 5th Generation iPod Touch

KaZoo Case for the 5th Generation iPod Touch

My daughter received a new pink iPod Touch from Santa for Christmas this year. She asked if she could have a case, so while out and about we stopped in at the local Best Buy and found the KaZoo Case for the 5th Generation iPod Touch. She chose the elephant version, but the KaZoo case comes in different characters/animals. The case ran us $24.99 US, but I see that it is now $19.99 US online at Best Buy. The case comes with instructions to download the free companion KaZoo Keeper App, which provides wallpaper to match the case that was chosen as well as 3 games. What I like about this case is that it had a large opening at the bottom for the speaker, headphone and lightening connector. Additionally, the buttons on the 5th Generation iPod Touch are covered … Read more…

JT’s Blog: A Technology Enthusiast’s Blog

JT’s Blog: A Technology Enthusiast’s Blog

Welcome to my freshly redesigned technology blog.  I’ve spent the last fee weeks of 2012 redesigning this blog using the a WordPress pay theme called NewsRoll from ThemeForest.  My hope is to blog more in 2013 and to do so I wanted a better designed site.  My site as I mention on the main page is related to my love of technology with a little bit of life thrown in. All my posts dating back to October 26, 2004 have been recategorized and are easily found within 3 major headings, Technology, Life, and Podcasts.  I have added links to find me on different social networks and find tuned many other aspects of my little slice of the Internet. Since my first post I have always tried to post items that help people with their technology issues and provide help to get more … Read more…