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Evernote Tech

How I Use Evernote

I’m a bit of an Evernote junkie, so a lot of my friends tend to ask me how I use Evernote. I’ll be the first to admit, aside from using it as a digital memo pad, the uses of it aren’t obvious from the get go. It was only after experimenting with different methods and reading how different people used it that I started to use Evernote more.

I always stress that there isn’t one specific way to use Evernote, but I just wanted to list out some of the ways that I use it, which might be insightful to some, and more importantly help me answer the question of how I use Evernote when it’s posed to me.

So, in no particular order, here are the various ways I use Evernote:

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Apple Tech

The Best Tablet Out There (Q4 2012)

Which tablet should I buy?
Which tablet should I buy?

I rarely blog, but nowadays when I do, it’s to write down an answer to a question that people tend to ask me, so that I don’t have to keep re-typing my answer, and can point people to this post instead. It’s amazing how much effort a lazy person can put into getting out of tedious work.

Anyways, I’ve got a few friends and relatives asking me which tablet should they get. As always, I never like to give a straight answer for this, as a proper answer would involve many factors, such as their budget, usage patterns etc. I’ve listed some of the key points below that will hopefully help whoever is reading this can purchase the right tablet. I strongly disagree with people who like to recommend someone product X without asking how they intend to use it. How comfortable would you be if you went to your doctor and asked (without being examined) if you should take medication, and his answer is that you should take 2 aspirins every hour?

So let’s get started. Here are a few factors that I think you should consider before purchasing your tablet:

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Tech

How I fix computers

All sorts of funny stuff is served to me everyday via Facebook, and I found this image over at TheNextWeb particularly hilarious, mostly because it’s true.

My point is, in this day and age, the solution to most of our “computer problems” can be found via Google, and the ability to “find the solution and follow it” seems more valuable than actual knowledge in your head, which is more or less how it is in the real world anyways: book smarts vs street smarts.

I wonder how many folks out there actually realize that they pay their “computer guys” money to sit around and fiddle with Google. Still, I used to make money off that, so I’m not complaining. It’s definitely worth the laugh, though.

 

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Tech

I Love Dropbox

I love Dropbox

I’ve been using Dropbox for quite some time now and surprising, there are still a good many people who aren’t familiar with this service. In a nutshell, it’s a service that allows you to keep a folder in sync in various locations, so you’ll be able to access your files stored within anywhere you are (iPhone, other people’s computers, your other computer etc).

While I’ve been using several online storage services before this, one of the main benefits of Dropbox is that the sync is invisible to me. I just drop the files into the folder and Dropbox automatically keeps it synced with the server, using a tiny symbol to indicate if the file is synced or not. While I really wouldn’t suggest you use it to do backups, I must say that it’s a very useful tool to keep your files backed up in the cloud. One more thing, there’s also built-in versioning, so if you delete or screw up a file on your computer, you’ll be able to pull up a previously saved version of it from Dropbox (again: don’t rely on it for backup, though).