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Photographer, tech head, and extreme sport enthusiast.

I'm an amateur who likes to shoot everything from portraits to landscapes. My favorite venues are half way up a 14k mountain, Ontario in Fall, and the Mediterranean at sunset.

I love talking technology, new equipment, and Canon lenses.

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Jun
21
comment Can I use an iPad on the beach safely?
Thanks all for the answers! My beach time with the iPad was a success! I did find that I had to be in shade to read text comfortably, which was fine because my skin was burned after the first day anyways. The zip-loc trick worked great for me when I was near the sand.
Jun
21
comment Can I use an iPad on the beach safely?
You were right on. I did end up reading a complete book while at the beach over vacation on the iPad. But, a few weeks later I decided to try the eink Kindle. It is a much much better device for reading books on the beach! I still love my iPad though!
Jun
11
comment What is covering my iPhone camera?
The piece in question is within the lens assembly. It is not externally accessible. I think the first picture best describes what I am wondering about. Cleaning the lens isn't going to make a piece inside the lens change. Like I said in the question, the camera itself is working. I took these images in a mirror with the iPhone I am asking about.
Apr
12
comment What is wireless beaming and how do I use it?
@JasonSalaz Done :)
Mar
12
comment How can I make my first generation iPad's battery last longer?
Killing apps does not increase battery life, you are misinformed. @richarddas goes into some more specific details too in another answer here.
Mar
12
comment How can I buy apps in the App Store without a credit card?
Using prepaid iTunes store gift cards is my preferred method. I have had unauthorized payments go through before on the iTunes store, and it was a pain to get the credit back. If you use the gift cards, Apple can much more easily credit you for fraudulent charges.
Mar
12
comment What's in the “Other” category on my iPad?
I thought a category for "books" already existed? iBooks do not fall under that category?
Mar
12
comment Can I use an iPad effectively without a computer to dock it to?
Of note - the answers on this page are significantly outdated at this point. With iOS5 and above, using iOS devices without an computer to sync to has been improved a great deal. iCloud has introduced syncing to the cloud, and updates can be done without connecting to a computer.
Mar
12
comment What integration does Apple TV offer with other Apple hardware?
@Matthieu - If you answer with exactly what I had above, especially as a low rep user such as myself, you will be flagged for moderator attention because it is a "low quality answer". I don't care about the rep, and the user still gets what they are looking for. The comments do just fine for short 1-2 line answers if you don't feel like expanding.
Mar
12
comment iPad buyer's regret
Other options include selling the iPad. Some options include Amazon, Gazelle, Craigslist, eBay, etc. Also, you could just take it as a loss and move on. New equipment will always be released, and if you have buyers remorse easily, Apple products may not be the best solution :)
Mar
12
comment How to get photos to sync in order on iPhone?
Are you syncing from mac or PC? Are you syncing using iTunes or some other application outside of it? Are you talking about the camera roll, Photo Stream, or a synced folder?
Mar
12
comment What integration does Apple TV offer with other Apple hardware?
It offers AirPlay, which Roku does not. If you are not interested in that, I think the Roku is a better option. apple.com/ipad/features/airplay
Mar
8
comment What is wireless beaming and how do I use it?
Sorry for not doing my proper Google search to find that page prior to posting. I figured this was more of an iOS feature and not necessarily specific to iPhoto, so I didn't look for information on the iPhoto page.
Mar
8
comment Can I use an iPad on the beach safely?
I have an Otterbox for my iPhone, it is very nice for drops and such. I really like the idea of the zip-loc though, as that has almost no cost, can be very easily stowed for travel, and for probably the biggest advantage - can be thrown out after use. I would worry about an otterbox defender having sand stuck to it then bringing it inside and eventually into the ports. As a side - how bad is typing and viewing under the zip-loc? I'm guessing it is good enough if you bring one in your bag :)
Mar
8
comment Can I use an iPad on the beach safely?
Luckily I have a white iPad! But yes I'm sure it will still get steamy! I think my own body will fry before the iPad since I am so white, but I will for sure keep this in mind. The chef sleeves are a great idea, I did not know that existed. I might have to bring along a pair of non polarized glasses. That always annoys me with my DSLR too. Thank you from the beaches of Belize!
Mar
8
comment Can I use an iPad on the beach safely?
I am not very familiar with the tags that are used on this site and "travel" was not an option, if someone could assist with tagging that would be great. Also - to note, I looked at port covers on Amazon, I'm not sure if they even work, but reviews were quite poor, so if anyone has experience with that I would appreciate it as well.
Mar
8
comment What are some undocumented iPhone features?
I really wish it stayed on and didn't unlock after punctuation though.
Mar
8
comment How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?
Thanks for updating this :)
Mar
8
comment iPad 2 not updating to iOS 5.1
I would give it some time, as the software was just released hours ago and the servers are getting hammered at this time. If you are still having trouble in 36 hours or so, then you could consider more drastic measures.
Feb
3
comment Can my Macbook Pro's display receive inputs from other sources?
You must work in IT.