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How to Keep Gmail, but Not Actually Use it

November 14, 2013 6 comments

I’ve been using Gmail since it was first introduced. I’ve had my own domain since 1996, and in 2000, registered a second domain.

When Google introduced the Google Apps product, I moved my mail for both domains to it. I still have grandfathered free accounts there. So, all of my mail goes through these two domains. I have an account on both of them, but I forward one to the other and only ever really set one of them up in my mail clients. I’ve been pretty happy with the Gmail service until I got my new iPhone 5s.
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Aucontrary Proofreads iMore.com

March 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Today, I’ll be proofing a post from Rene Ritchie, iMore’s Editor-in-chief.

http://www.imore.com/samsungs-galaxy-s4

Our first example actually contains 2 typos in one sentence:

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See if you can spot them both. I’ll give you a hint. It is apparent that whatever Rene uses to author content does not have a spell-checker.

Next we have ‘an’ where we should have had ‘a’. A common problem as you are revising a post and reword something placing a word that starts with a consonant where there was a vowel before. Still, easily identified and fixed with a quick proofread before publishing. If only there was an editor to do that.

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Finally, we have a sentence that I’m not really sure what it is supposed to be, but I am fairly certain that this is not what Rene was thinking he was communicating as he typed it.

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That’s all for now. Stop back often, because I am sure there will be plenty more examples to come.

Avoid Telemarketer Calls on iPhone

February 24, 2013 Leave a comment

About once a week, I get a call from “The Captain” telling me I’ve won a free cruise. ┬áIt always starts with the sound of a cruise ship horn. It also always comes from a Washington state phone number, so I have gotten used to just ignoring the call if it comes from there.

But now, I have found a great idea from Blogger David Smith on how to minimize the impact of unwanted calls. You can’t stop them, but David’s idea greatly reduces how disruptive they are.

Check it out here.