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AOL Screen Name Users Must Convert To Apple IDs

5:38 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · News

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Apple has posted a knowledge base article outlining how to convert to an Apple ID from an AOL Screen Name. Currently screen names are able to sign in to the iBooks/iTunes/App Stores, but not for much longer.  And not converting can have some pretty dire consequences.

Superfish Security Flaw Extends Beyond Lenovo

8:29 PM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · News

Yesterday it was reported that Lenovo had installed software called Superfish that was supposed to allow Lenovo to snoop on browser sessions, even the secure ones, and add shopping suggestions. It turns out today the problem goes much further than just Lenovo.

How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites. 

Many Things Less Valuable Than Apple

8:17 PM, Feb. 13th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

I like to break down numbers here for comparison, like quarterly earnings data or other crazy big numbers. So one of my favorite places to check out for a bit of mathematical perspective is Things Apple Is Worth More Than. For example, the top post right now is the whole of the 1977 stock market. Other notable posts include the NFL times ten, the Apollo Space Program twice, every house in Atlanta Georgia, and the GDP of Denmark. It's a fun site to check out for even more ways to compare what sometimes seem like made up numbers. 

Amusing Phone Numbers To Call And Text

7:51 PM, Feb. 12th, 2015 · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

There are a few different services out there you can use for entertainment. My personal favorite is calling 719-266-2837 and I can't explain why but I love it deeply. Another classic is "Always free, often busy" Dial-A-Song from They Might Be Giants. Lately this fun phone number phenomenon has given rise to numbers you can text too. Winning in the "Text this number for funsies" category is a number mentioned by Serenity Caldwell over at iMore in an article about having a little fun with iMessage. I won't give it away, I'll just tell you to text any sort of message at all to 866-740-4531 and delight in the reply.