There are many options for fastening cables & wires together, like velcro wraps, zip ties, and cable clips. But if you don’t want to run out and buy one of these handy fasteners, no problem! You probably have several in your kitchen right now that are easier and faster to use then any other cable wrap. No, not twist ties… bag fasteners that come with loaves of bread:


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The Otterbox for iPhone Defender Series is IMHO the best iphone case around. If you haven’t heard about it, you can find info at I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the past month of intense Otterbox usage which make my Otterbox experience even more pleasant.

One major complaint about the Otterbox is the belt clip – once you get the phone in the clip, it’s tough to take it out. I used to think that I needed both hands to “rock” the phone out of the clip (video below).

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Ever since I started listening to music in my car from my iPhone, I’ve been dealing with the annoying electromagnetic interference problem (loud buzz / static / popping / digital noise coming through car speakers). I set out to find a solution today, and to make a long story short, here’s what I settled on: taping two small pieces of aluminum foil on the back of the iPhone in a specific location, as seen below.

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Here’s what I did:

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Picture 3.jpgTeleport is a free (donation-ware) application for 10.4 & 10.5 that lets you use one keyboard and mouse to control any computer on your network. If you’re confused, let me tell you how I use it:

I use my powerbook’s keyboard and trackpad to control my mini, which acts as a media server (connected to a plasma tv). So instead of using a bluetooth keyboard/mouse or apple remote desktop to control what I’m watching on the mini, I can use the keyboard and mouse on my powerbook, which I’m most likely already using.

So how does it work? For my setup, hold down ctrl and move the mouse to the top of the powerbook display – the mouse magically jumps over to the mini. Once controlling the mini, you can use the mouse and keyboard just as if they were physically connected to it. Hold ctrl again, move the cursor to the bottom of the mini display – the keyboard and trackpad return home to the powerbook.

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