Monitor Your Kids' Browsing with Circle

The best answer to raising kids in the age of technology is constant conversation, but there are still helpful tools parents can use to monitor and curb their habits. One such product is called Circle by Disney.

Monitor Your Kids' Browsing with Circle

Life Decisions and Technology

Rick was recently interviewed by Zack Sexton at the Asian Efficiency Podcast to discuss what it's like to raise kids in our modern age of screens and social media. We hit on a bunch of other topics, as well, including my own favorite tech tools and, how to snooze email.

Feel free to listen to the show here

Life Decisions and Technology

Basic iOS Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

You know that turning your device off and back on again usually fixes the odd, occasional issue. But if you're having trouble with your wi-fi network and restarting your iPad or iPhone still doesn't work, this small tip should be your next step.

Basic iOS Wi-Fi Troubleshooting

Tip: Recover a Deleted File from iCloud Drive

We can now log into iCloud.com from any computer and recover information that's been deleted. This is huge! This applies to Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and files stored in iCloud Drive. Here's how it works.

Tip: Recover a Deleted File from iCloud Drive

Set Up Parental Restrictions on an iPad or iPhone

Right out of the box, the iPhone and iPad come with tools to protect your child. They’re called Restrictions, and these tools give you the ability to disable almost all of the iPad’s features, including restricting adult content from their web browsing. For young and older children, this is incredibly useful.

Set Up Parental Restrictions on an iPad or iPhone

NeuBible: Reading with Delight

There are literally thousands of Bible apps available in the App Store, and finding one that fits you is a long road of trial and error. What I’d like to share with you today is the best app for leisurely reading of the Bible. This app is perfect for morning devotions, following along during a sermon, or an afternoon refocus. It’s called NeuBible.

NeuBible: Reading with Delight

Move Spotify playlists to Apple Music

Apple Music is Apple's new music streaming service that we're crazy about. $10 per month gives you access to millions of songs, human-currated playlists, and spot on recommendations. 

Move Spotify playlists to Apple Music

iCloud Music Library is not a backup service

Do not upload all your tracks from iTunes to iCloud, then delete the local copy on your Mac. If you do that, you're getting rid of your original, DRM-free copies. And you're leaving yourself without a physical backup of your data, which I never, ever recommend.

iCloud Music Library is not a backup service

What to Do before Selling or Giving Away Your Mac

From Apple: 

When preparing to sell or give away your Mac, you may want to erase some or all files from its hard drive. But first determine whether you should back up your computer and disable certain features and services. These steps show the recommended sequence of actions.

    What to Do before Selling or Giving Away Your Mac

    Enter Apple Music

    "Apple is passionate about music," Steve Jobs often said. Those who know Steve's history know that music genuinely shaped the man. After his passing, Tim Cook echoed these words, but they always rang hollow to me. Tim is an oppressions guy. Sure you love music, Tim. It's what launched the iPod and therefore Apple into the pockets of millions. Without the success of the iPod, Apple would not have had the resources to research, build, and ship the iPhone; which as we all know took Apple into the stratosphere. The cynic in me never believed the post-Jobs, "music is our passion" mantra. But that changed yesterday.

    Enter Apple Music

    GTD in 15 Minutes

    Your tools should be fun to use—but not too fun! If you have a slow and complicated tool for managing your lists you will subconsciously resist collecting small tasks, and if your tool is too fun to use you will end up over-using it and spend time playing with its amazing features.

    GTD in 15 Minutes