Monday, May 27, 2013

Family Tech: Programming for beginners

Want to encourage your kids to program?  Why should you?  How can you?  How can you program too?

This is covered in the Family Tech column posted today.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Very Cool: Evernote adds reminders

In what they have said is their #1 request (it certainly was mine!), Evernote has added reminders.

You can specify a reminder date for a note, and Evernote will email you with a reminder for the note.  The reminder also pops up in the app.

Right now, it works on IOS and Web, but the other clients should be getting it very soon.  I hope it is sooner than Reminders itself.  Phil Libin said in one of their podcasts that Due Dates were coming "soon".  That was at least two years ago, maybe three.  Supposing Reminders are what he meant as Due Dates, he has a rather loose definition of soon.

Joking aside, this is an awesome feature addition.

Also the notes with Reminders end up at the top of each Notebook, and you can arrange them by your order of importance.

Read Evernote's blog post, and watch their video for more information.

Cross posted on and Ideas from Mark Stout.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Family Tech: Planning for your digital afterlife

What happens to your Facebook, email, and other online content when you die?  

The most recent Family Tech column is about planning for your digital afterlife.

Sunday, May 5, 2013