15 secret iPhone tips and tricks — Reality Distortion: Macs, Mac OS X, and Apple stuff


Probably, the tips I use the most is the screenshot!  Just hold the power button on the top, while you press the Home button.  This is great for saving a webpage that has information you want to see later.  The image appears in your camera roll.

1. Quickly get to the first Home screen

Say, like me, you’ve gone a bit wild on the App Store and currently have a large number of apps installed. I have 101 apps, which means 7 Home screens to flick through. Your most important apps are on the first screen, right? Say you’re currently on screen 7, and want to get to the first screen. Simply click the Home button to jump there. Nice!

2. Flip between pages by tapping

Many iPhone apps feature a paging system with dots at the bottom of the screen, such as:

The Home screen

Safari

Weather

You probably know that you can flip between pages in these apps by swiping left or right across the screen. As an alternative, you can also tap the areas either side of the row of dots at the bottom of the screen:

(I find that, with a bit of practice, tapping is slightly quicker than swiping, but your mileage may vary.)

via 15 secret iPhone tips and tricks — Reality Distortion: Macs, Mac OS X, and Apple stuff.

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Is farm-raised salmon as healthy as wild? – CNN.com


Its like asking if drinking sewer water is as healthy as drinking from a fresh mountain spring.

Asked by Adrienne Jones,

They say that wild salmon is best, but what if you can’t always get wild salmon? Is it safe to eat farm-raised or do you just not eat it ? I see farm-raised from Canada and always think maybe that’s better, but is it?

via Is farm-raised salmon as healthy as wild? – CNN.com.

Around the World: 27 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Fireworks! | WebEcoist


Here’s a great link of shots from around the world on this past New Years Eve

By Angie in Art & Design, Geography & Travel, Technology & Gadgets

Auld Lang Syne and good riddance recession of 2009! Making noise and fireworks on New Year’s Eve is believed to have originated in ancient times, when noise and fire were thought to dispel evil spirits and bring good luck. Whether you make a New Year’s resolution or not, be sure to celebrate 2010.

via Around the World: 27 Fabulous New Year’s Eve Fireworks! | WebEcoist.

A look at fishing through the past year: Laine Welch | adn.com


Wow, another year has come and gone.  I found this summer in southeast alaska to be one of the hardest for me.   Preseason rumors forecasted quite a summer salmon run, with good prices to match.  Somewhere in August, I realized that it wasn’t going to come together .  However, one of the late salmon surprises of the summer was in Puget Sound.  A huge mess of pinks pounded into the lower 48.  It was a welcome surprise to a rather dismal season.   Here is a great article all about this past year of fishing, after the jump…

LAINE WELCH

Published: January 2nd, 2010 08:52 PM

KODIAK — As we look back at Alaska’s seafood industry over the past year, consider this: 62 percent of our nation’s seafood landings comes from Alaska, as does 96 percent of all U.S. wild salmon.

Alaska ranks ninth in the world in terms of seafood production.

The seafood industry is second only to oil in revenue it generates to state coffers, and it provides more Alaska jobs than oil/gas, mining, tourism and timber combined. Alaska’s abundant and sustainable fishery resources are the envy of all other seafood producers, and its fishery management is regarded as a model around the world.

Here are more fishing notables from 2009, in no particular order:

via A look at fishing through the past year: Laine Welch | adn.com.

Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict – Telegraph


I wish we had this kind of snow in Juneau…

Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned.

Nick Britten

Published: 8:00AM GMT 02 Jan 2010

Parts of Scotland have had snowcover for nearly three weeks

They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.

And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.

via Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict – Telegraph.

12 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade PHOTOS


Here’s a great look back on the items that seemed so necessary in their prime.  The saddest part be the handwritten letter.  Is

this a sign of things to come?

12 Things That Became Obsolete This Decade PHOTOS Huffington Post First Posted: 12-26-09 10:20 AM   |   Updated: 12-26-09 10:55 PMRead More: Obsolete, Obsolete 2000-2009, Obsolete Gadgets, Obsolete Of The Decade, Slidepoll, Technology NewsWere entering 2010 with all kinds of new gadgets, gizmos, and tech tools, but lets not forget that weve lost a few things this decade, too.HuffPostTech took a look back at 12 things that became obsolete this decade.

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CLIMATE: Conditions seem to be fine for fish | Letters – The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound’s Destination


This is the first time that I have heard the theory about the algae bloom killing off the dinosaurs.  I’m going to look around and see what I can dig up.  This is a very interesting article… This image is the Algae bloom that appeared this summer in the Arctic ocean.

KEN SCHLICHTE; TUMWATER

Published: 12/27/09  12:05 am

A Dec. 13 article stated that a new theory is surfacing that toxic algae rather than asteroids killed the dinosaurs. It suggested that current climate conditions are becoming strikingly similar to those that existed during the time of the dinosaur extinctions and also described a recent massive algae bloom off the Northwest coast that left thousands of seabirds dead.

A much more favorable picture of ocean habitat for marine fish and seabirds off our Northwest coast is provided by the NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center report, stating that “During 2008, the trend of cold ocean conditions, which started to become established in 2007, has continued. The fact that cold ocean conditions have now become well established bodes well for marine fish (especially salmon) and bird species, since many of them will almost certainly have a good recruitment year.”

via CLIMATE: Conditions seem to be fine for fish | Letters – The News Tribune | Seattle-Tacoma News, Weather, Sports, Jobs, Homes and Cars | South Puget Sound’s Destination.