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MacSparky Field Guide: Presentations Released

6 hours, 1 minute ago · Kelly Guimont · Cool Stuff Found

Call them talks or sessions or whatever you want, but when you sit and watch someone stand at the front of a room using slides (Keynote or…otherwise) and conveying information, it's a presentation. If you have to make them, Mac Power User David Sparks has written the Presentations Field Guide, the latest in his Field Guide series, a wonderful line of books for tech-savvy folks looking to level up. As a lawyer, David makes his share of presentations, so he knows of what he speaks. Field Guide titles come with loads of supplemental material including interviews and screencasts and other video, and I can't recommend them highly enough. You can get the Presentations Field Guide either from the iBooks Store or as a PDF from David (via PayPal). Check out the trailer for it below:

PSA: No Device Is Worth Your Life, not Even an iPod

10:47 AM, Jul. 14th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

A woman attempting to retrieve her lost iPod from the NYC Subway tracks was hit and killed over the weekend.

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Please don't endanger your life for a device. It's spendy to replace lost tech, but it's impossible to replace you.

How to Report Spam To Common Email Providers

5:10 PM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · Tips

Stop Spam

Everyone gets spam. Those more persistent accounts should be reported to the email services being abused, and Kelly has compiled a list to help you get those accounts suspended and keep from sending even more spam.

Quirky Launches Wink Home Automation, Releases Hardware and Software

3:45 PM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Wink, a spinoff of Quirky, has released hardware which is now available at Home Depot and Amazon. There is a free iOS app which controls both the Wink hub, and some of the home automation devices you may already own.

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Glorious! If this thing can help me need less apps for my home automation hardware, this is a wonderful thing indeed.

Apple Offers Certified Refurb iPhones on eBay

8:56 PM, Jul. 8th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Ebay

A new "Factory Outlet" store has popped up on eBay, selling unlocked models of the iPhone 5 with an Apple warranty. 

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Well if the iPhone 5 indeed has a finite number of days, it makes sense to take the extras to eBay and unload them.

Apple Maps Expands to Find My iPhone in iCloud Beta

6:12 PM, Jul. 8th, 2014 · Kelly Guimont · News

Apple Maps

Brave souls using the iCloud beta site are seeing a new map in the Find my iPhone application, one from Apple instead of one from Google. The change represents yet another step in Apple's long divorce with Google Maps.

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It's about time Apple relied on its own maps all the way around. Hopefully since it's in the iCloud beta site it will just happen and not have to wait for a Mac OS or iOS release.