Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps
Dec25

Tip: can’t log in to PayPal from iPad /iPhone apps

After going through a 360 process at least three times while trying to use PayPal to pay for Christmas movie tickets in Fandango … I gave up and started trying to find a solution using Google. Read on to see how to enable PayPal payments on Fandango, if you’re having problems. 1. Log in to PayPal on your computer With the new interface, click the cog in the upper right and navigate to settings. 2. Go to security settings...

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Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist
Dec17

Apple’s 2013 Christmas ad: a story with a twist

Apple’s holiday ad via @gruber : https://t.co/ke7SqHKv9J #nicelyDone #promoForVideoRotateTools — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) December 17, 2013   I almost added #kleenex to that tweet. I probably should have. Without revealing the plot twist in the 90-second clip, I’ll simply say that I thought it was an effective reframing that makes the title, “Misunderstood,” resonate. Effective: yes or no? We don’t have...

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Problems with iCloud Sync reported
Sep26

Problems with iCloud Sync reported

[updated]I just discovered that my newly upgraded-to-iOS7 iPad4 is not syncing calendar or notes entries to iCloud. Yet my not-upgraded iPhone5 is syncing in both places. I checked GoogleNews without success, but I found an entry in the Apple Forums from September 20: Since installing iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 and iPad mini, I’ve noticed that my iWork documents have stopped syncing across devices (those 2 mentioned and my MacBook...

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Microsoft and Nokia seal mobile deal worth $7.2 billion
Sep03

Microsoft and Nokia seal mobile deal worth $7.2 billion

[Updated] In 2001, I was a usability tester for a Windows Phone. I don’t remember the details very much, but I do remember that it was hard to use. This, of course, was pre-smart phone but not pre-mobile-phones-connected-to-the-Net. Flash forward 13 years later. The Microsoft mobile global market share during the first quarter 2013 was only 3.2%. But that was enough to put it in third place, far behind the pack led by Android...

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Twitter responds to complaints, will make it easier to report abusive tweets
Jul27

Twitter responds to complaints, will make it easier to report abusive tweets

There’s been a firestorm on the other side of the Atlantic as men in the UK and around the world have exhibited misogyny and typed language peppered with sexual violence — all directed towards a feminist who led a campaign to have bank notes celebrate accomplished women, not just men. One of the calls has been for an easy way to report abusive tweets — as well as response PDQ. Earlier tonight I learned that Twitter...

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