Jennifer Zelazny

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Google Attachment Warnings

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While composing an email this AM – I dragged in a screenshot of a page and mentioned in the email text to “…the screenshot attached.” When I tried to send the message – I got this alert: Read more

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Jappler Recommends: 1Password

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After spending too much time and effort trying to remember passwords, save them securely, share them between computers and devices, I decided to ask a few people what they had used and tried some of their suggestions. In the end I started using 1Password. The application is available for Macs, PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. What do I like best? One click simplicity. After putting your credentials, you can have 1Password open your browser, take you to a site, fill in your username and password, and log you in – all in one click. Great interface. The application looks... Read More » Read more

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Jappler Recommends: Google Drive

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I back up all my files locally and then on to Amazon S3. I am not sure what made me give Google Drive a test but I did and I have been very happy with it ever since. What is it that I like better than everything else I have tried? Since I am always logged in to Google for email, calendar, reader, etc – it is right there. I can access my files from a great web interface and even view over 30 file types (even if I do not have the application needed to open them locally) I... Read More » Read more

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Keeping Track of Fitness Activities with RunKeeper

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A friend of mine recommended an iPhone app for me as we were recently talking about running/walking/keeping track of our exercise. I remember one of my friends a few years ago told me she kept track of her totals on the refrigerator helped motivate her everyday. I started doing the same and it is true. Another great motivator is to share your details with friends/family. RunKeeper does just that. The iPhone app uses GPS to track your run/bike/walk and then calculates your time/speed per mile, and even plots your route. You can also track your weight, (even sleep), set goals,... Read More » Read more

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GrowlMail for 10.7

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I have been using Growl for years now and love the simple notifications. I can work GrowlMail was by far the most useful Growl plugin as it gives a quick n. When Apple released 10.7 – the old version of GrowlMail no longer worked. I was lost – but finally I found an update that makes everything work again. Download GrowlMail for Mac OS 10.7. Read more

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Jappler Recommends: Words With Friends

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I admit it – I am hooked on Words With Friends (very similar to Scrabble). One of my friends got me hooked last week and ever since I have been playing with him and some random people online. What is this? Think Scrabble with a beautiful interface, the ability to play one turn at a time at your own pace – with friends and strangers alike. Some days I will place several words. Other days – I might only have time for one or two words. Games can take a few hours or a few days. Either way – it... Read More » Read more

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Why I Use Google Docs

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I have an assortment of clients – all who prefer to pass documentation back and forth in a number of ways: email, spreadsheets, documents, faxed, etc. Over the last year or so I have been using Google Docs for almost all of my client interaction/checklists/etc. Using Google Docs is great for a number of reasons and if you are not using it yet for your documents – please consider giving it a shot. Why I use Google Docs (and you should too): You can create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc without having to buy or support any software. You can always... Read More » Read more

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Jappler Recommends: Clean Up Your iTunes Library

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I recently did some file cleanup on my main Mac to tidy things up, but indadvertedly wreaked some havoc with iTunes. I had a number of songs that had the “!” for missing and no really good way to delete all of them (there were too many). After doing a few quick searches on the issue – I found my solution: Super Remove Dead Tracks. Then – to really clean up everything I wanted to remove all the duplicates so I then used Dupin which also worked like a charm. All is much more organized and cleaner now… Read more