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“What’s on My Computer?” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 17


Our newest Nonstop Tech Podcast entitled “What’s On My Computer?”, produced by the Nonstop Tech team.

In this episode we discuss, as always, our favorite tips and tricks. @Docrock, @TChaten, and @JeromeKoehler will also discuss some of the pertinent news in the tech ecosystem, share some of the items we use on our computer on a daily basis, watch Jerome forget his pick, and we show you a cool piece of hardware we just received!

A big mahalo to The Green House Innovation Hub for the awesome new studio location.

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Nonstop Tech wants to be more than a raving nerdfest. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that if you have a technical question or just want to know the coolest shortcuts to get things done, we are here to help. But we need your help as well. This is only going to work if you send us your questions send us your questions. The Nonstop Tech team has nearly 100 years combined experience in computers and technical support, and now you have us on your side.

Dollar Shave Club 4X – Unboxing


It’s true Dollar Shave Club Razors are Fucking Great. I finally got mine today and I am very impressed at the quality of these Razors.

I got he 4X as a test to see if I would like them and may think of upgrading them later to Executive. Ok the Costco reference is $46 bucks for a 16 pack and the Dollar Shave Club 4X if $6 per month just so you know.

If you wanna check out Dollar Shave Club from this link http://bit.ly/AqODFt

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Google Drive: Get Early Access via Google Apps

If you want to get access top Google Drive and have been put on the wait list… You can get early access from using Google Apps for Business Free or premium.

In this video I show you how to access Google Drive from Google Pro Apps settings. I hope you find it useful.

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Create Print to PDF Shortcut in OS X

Print to PDF is a powerful feature of Macintosh OS X and has been for some time. Traditionally you would have to use the Print dialogue box and then select the PDF option. With the shortcut I’ll show you in this video you can save a few steps making your Print to PDF a lot faster. Great if you store PDFs in Evernote (http://.evernote.com) or Dropbox (http://db.tt/dzTNsXs)

Dollar Shave Club Has Great Customer Service


I absolutely love Dollar Shave Club! Even after a potential #FAIL I still love this company. They just informed me they are not shipping my razors today and I’m not mad at them… Why? Because of the way they handled the situation. I say even more they deserve your support. Besides that you’ll have a nice smooth grill so you can holla at the ladies!

Dollar Shave Club has some great customer service. This video is a quick reminder of how a little good communication with your customers can go a long way in the CRM (customer relationship management) arena of doing business.

### What’s Dollar Shave Club

If you don’t know what Dollar Shave Club is… It’s a subscription based service that mails out quality men’s shaving razors for some crazy insane low prices.

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“Day One Journal” Review & Tutorial

Day One Journal for Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Day One is a simple and easy journal, note taker, dairy, text logger that takes the burden out of daily writing. It is totally cross device compatible via the Day One universal iOS application complete with iCloud and Dropbox syncing.

The Application has a very nice feature set but is so easy to use anybody can use it right way thanks to a very intuitive UI/UX design. Functional and pretty at the same time.

“Back It Up!” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 1

This is the first edition of NonstopHonolulu.com’s Nonstop Tech Podcast. In this episode we are covering Backups, Clean Installs, Chill.com and Browser Security with Ghostery.

In the episode I mention Jamcloud is a Mac app but I got an email from Jason at Jamcloud and he assured me it was both Mac and PC. This app is worth a look.

Please send any question comments or feedback to doc@nonstophonolulu.com

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Namesake Live Episode 1 [Podcast]

In this the inaugural edition of Namesake @DocRock and @JohnGarcia speak Inventor and Founder of Namesake.com @BrianNorgard. Joining us on the Talkcast are many special guest from the Namesake Community.

Namesake is the hottest new social tool on the web. This week there was a mini avalanche of new users sign up (mostly from Hawaii) and that sparked the automatic conversations about what Namesake is and how to make it safe from jerks, snake oil salesmen and make it thrive as a community. Listen in to get the answers.

To join us for next weeks show jump on over to The Talkshoe Namesake Live show page.

http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/98630

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To join Namesake jump to http://nmsk.co/iTMc4J and start a conversation

 

TextExpander: My Favorite Mac App

TextExpander (formerly Textpander) is the best of the best Text Macro Apps. In this post I hope to explain to you why you must get TextExpander.

If you were to ask almost any Mac Power User what they have installed on their computer in the way of must have utilities, a sure answer is TextExpander. What exactly is TextExpander? Well it and automated typist for your computer. Ok let me clarify that a bit, it can take the very tedious task of typing the same bits of text over and over again and make them simple abbreviations. Ok that may not sound that important at first; however, after you install TextExpander you can see how easy and effective it really is.

TextExpander can do a whole lot more once you understand the basics of what it can do. It is very easy to take large blocks of boilerplate text and make them expandable in a few keystrokes, but the real power comes from using TextExpander with the many collections of snippets shared on the Web. Smile Software (formerly Smile on My Mac) has made a great list of “Predefined Snippet Groups” available on their site for you to download, install and maybe be inspired to create more of your own.

Examples

HTML: leading character is a comma

Example: ,img expands to:

<img src="%fill:url%" alt="%fill:image description%" width="%fill:width%" height="%fill:height%" border="%fill:border%" align="%fill:alignment%" />

When you trigger this snippet, TextExpander will prompt you to fill in the attribute specs. You can leave any of the specs blank, if not needed.

ACCENTED WORDS

Fixes words that are spelled with diacritical marks, aka accents. If you are used t typing these words like an American TE will autocorrect them so as you won’t offend anyone, like your third grade French teacher.

Example: creme brulee => crème brûlée.

TidBITS AUTOCORRECT DICTIONARY

This list contain 2400+ of the most common misspellings compiled by TidBITS, the newsletter and Web site for Mac users. I find this one very useful as it doesn’t just point out the mistake like spell check, It autocorrects them and makes a ping sound so you know you just misspelled a word.

Some Heavy Lifting

TextExpander can do some every heavy lifting for hardcore scriveners or code monkeys. I use these tools a lot but rather than messing up the explanation I’ll send you to read Brett Terpstra’s post on TE tools and how he uses them. Thanks to Brett, I’m becoming a Markdown Maven using TextExpander tools to get my writing done light years faster.

Another great plus to TextExpander is the integration with it’s mobil app offspring TextExpander Touch which brings many of the snippets and auto completion features to you handheld devices. I have found this to be a lifesaver when needing to get a fast response out via my iPhone or iPad. This also make the mobile platform perfect to blogging or just free-writing. It does have some limitations on iOS but Smile offers this note as a work around:

Given the current feature set of the iPhone OS, TextExpander touch cannot work in the background (as it does in Mac OS X), expanding text snippets while you work in other apps, except for apps with TextExpander-integration built-in. You must first compose your text in the TextExpander touch Compose screen, and then transfer it to another app.

TextExpander is available in the iTunes AppStore

How to Get TextExpander

TextExpander normally sells for $34.95, Mac Update Promo is running a special for $17.95 for a limited time and then $26.21 for the duration of the sale.

Check out the Tutorials on the Smile Software site for a great quick start to this wonderful application