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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.

Sudoku Like You've Never Seen It Before

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I am not a big game guy, never have been. I do like board games though, and when I got my first iPhone, I fell in love with Sudoku. It gave me the opportunity to make the time spent in line or in a waiting room fly by. It tuned my analytical skills and didn't raise my blood pressure.



How To Send A Full-Resolution Photo From Your iPad

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I just came across a solution to a problem I never would have figured out if not for the great and powerful "Internets."

I was trying to send a full-resolution photo from my iPad via email. Normally on my iPhone, when I click send, I am presented with a pop up asking what resolution I want. Not so on iPad. Once I chose a photo and clicked to send via email, it automatically loaded the photo in a size that is not full resolution. I went directly to settings and hunted around for anything that seemed like it would control default resolutions. NOTHING!



iCloud Keychain VS. LastPass and 1Password

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This past Tuesday, Apple updated their Mac operating system to OS X Mavericks and their iOS software to 7.0.3. The feature that will raise security and productivity to a new level is iCloud Keychain. Its sole purpose is to save passwords and make them easy to use in Safari. Whether you are on your desktop or on an iPad or iPhone, Safari will protect your passwords and keep them in sync. You don't have to remember any of them, and you can create more secure ones than you are probably using now.



Did You Get Invited?

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The invitations have gone out. It is now official. Apple is having an event on Oct. 22. The rumors are in full swing and the prognosticators are doing what they do best—reading the tea leaves.

For instance, what do the colored leaves tell us in the invitation photo? Do they mean the iPad or iPad mini will come in 5c colors?

"We still have a lot to cover"? Does that mean the new iPad will have a new cover? Maybe a keyboard like the Surface?

Is there a new product we haven't seen yet that will come in colors?

Will the iPad mini's cover protect a new retina screen?



Leaked iPad 5 Photos

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Today, Mashable.com posted the most recent photos of the soon-to-be-released iPad and iPad mini. They are purported to be, as usual, faster and thinner than the current lineup, with an improved camera (possibly the same as the iPhone 5s but more likely the 5c.) The screen bezel is supposed to be reduced to allow for a slight reduction in outer dimensions.



Is Route4Me the Solution to Routes with Multiple Destinations?

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If you ever use a mapping app to get you from one place to another you have probably wished at some point to be able to create a route with more than one destination. In Maps, you can create bookmarks for multiple locations and reorder them, but there isn't a way to plot more than one at a time to make a logical route from beginning to end.



Tip: Charge Your iPhone Faster in Airplane Mode

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If you are like me, your iPhone runs low on power by mid-afternoon, sometimes sooner. I am guilty of waiting until the last minute to recharge, so when I came across this tip, I was delighted.

If you switch your iPhone to Airplane Mode (Settings > Airplane Mode> On), it will charge significantly faster, some say in half the amount of time.

I just discovered this tip from a great source, Quora.com. It's an amazing curation site for all sorts of information. It is a site that encourages you to ask any type of question and get immediate answers from real people with real experience. This particular tip came from a threaded question, "What cool things can one do with an iPhone and iPad that most people don't know about?"



iOS 7 Audio-Only FaceTime Could Mean Free International Calls

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At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, the tech giant unveiled a glimpes of the new iOS 7. One of the additions, among many others, was the implementation of audio-only Facetime calls. This is supposed to help cut down the bandwidth you use, so you can Facetime on slower networks. 

When I first heard about this I thought, "Ok, so what? Who would ever use that?"



Send Video Directly to Your YouTube Channel

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YouTube is clearly the place most people go to post their videos... at least for now.

Historically, it has been a multiple step process. However, Google has released an app called YouTube Capture to simplify the process. After you shoot your video, all you have to do is edit by trimming, stabilizing, color correcting or adding a music track, then send the video to your YouTube channel. That's it. Can you say Easy?



Never Miss Perfect Holiday Photos

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Back in January I wrote a review of an amazing photo editing app called Groupshot (read it here). In short, it is an app that lets you take the best shots of people in multiple photos and merge them into one. It's the time of year again when you'll probably be taking family photos and will need to edit weird looks out of the final picture. Groupshot is the best app for doing just that. It's still only $.99



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