Posts by qmchenry
    Posted June 29, 2007 by

    iPhone: Enable automatic email checks

    By default, the iPhone will only check for new emails manually when you open the Mail screen or when you tap the refresh icon (the icon in the lower left screen of the email list). You can configure your iPhone to automatically check for new emails by following these easy steps.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted June 29, 2007 by

    iPhone: Change preview size of emails

    When looking at a list of emails, the iPhone can display the first few lines of the email, up to five, or none at all to make a more compact list. It’s easy to change this preview length to find what works best for you.

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted June 26, 2007 by

    iPhone: Clear cookies in Safari browser

    Different folks want to clear their cookies for different reasons. The paranoia-prone like to remove them because of perceived privacy issues. Developers need to remove them in order to fully test some applications. Others need to clear them in order to erase all evidence of their, um, browsing history. Regardless, clearing the cookies in your […]

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted June 26, 2007 by

    iPhone: Turn off cellular and wireless on airplanes

    Agree with it or not, you’ll be asked during a flight to turn off your cell phones. You can still use the other features of your iPhone (iPod playback of music or video and other non-networked applications) by turning off the cellular and wireless networking components. You’ll also preserve your battery power this way so […]

    Category Apple iPhone

    Posted May 23, 2007 by

    OS X Mail: Highlight specific emails with background colors

    If you use Mail on your Mac, you may have noticed that news emails from Apple show up with a blue background in your email listing. It’s easy to setup different email addresses or domains to come up in different colors. This can be useful to draw your attention to urgent emails.. honey-do emails in […]

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted March 6, 2007 by

    Mac OS X: Disable the Caps Lock Key

    I never use the caps lock key (at least the way it’s meant to be used). Instead, my left pinkie finger triggers it a few times a day. My right hand takes issue with this since it’s the one that has to delete the capitalized characters, some of which it had to type. This quick […]

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted February 24, 2007 by

    Mac OS X Mail: Remove a recipent from the autocomplete list of recent addresses

    OS X’s Mail application, like many others, keeps a list of recent email recipients. When typing in a recipient in a new message, Mail will try to help you along by autocompleting based on your first few keystrokes. I’ve mistyped email addresses before (okay, all the time) and if I got at least the first […]

    Category Apple Mac

    Posted February 24, 2007 by

    MySQL: Increment an exisitng value

    This slick MySQL syntax allows you to increment or decrement an existing number in a table without first having to read the value. This is a nice way to increment an access counter.

    Category MySQL

    Posted February 24, 2007 by

    iPod Shuffle: Simulate the hold switch

    Bigger iPods have a hold switch which prevents unintentional button presses. While size does matter in a portable music devices, the Shuffle’s small stature didn’t leave space for a hold button. No problem, though. This trick will show you how to lock and unlock your little shuffle.

    Category iPod

    Posted February 24, 2007 by

    iPod Shuffle: Jump to the beginning or end of the playlist

    The controls on the iPod Shuffle are elegantly simple. With simplicity comes limited control (there is only so much real estate). With 200+ songs on the device, control freaks may find it frustrating to navigate. This quick shortcut will jump to the beginning of the playlist.

    Category iPod

    Posted January 31, 2007 by

    MySQL: Use CONCAT to include text in SELECT results

    The CONCAT function in MySQL allows SELECT statements to act like printf commands by mingling text and query results together.

    Category MySQL

    Posted December 26, 2006 by

    TiVo: Fixing Multi-room Viewing Error: Reason: 0xffff

    TiVo has changed the way many of us watch TV (oh how I hate to stay in a hotel room now!). If you have two or more TiVos (Series 2 at least) connected to your home network, you can watch programs recorded on one TiVo from the other TiVo. Unless you get an error with […]

    Category TiVo