Resolving false "Incorrect Password" messages after MobileMe to iCloud migration: fixes for iPhone, Outlook, and Windows Live Mail

Since moving 6 iPhones from MobileMe to iCloud back on October 12th, my extended family has had some sporadic nuisance errors that seem to come up randomly.  Not finding anything useful as I Googled around for fixes to these issues, figured I'd post what worked for me, in case it can help others.…

Oct 24 2011

FingerPrint: easily print from your iPhone or iPad to network printers and USB photo printers, even if they're not AirPrint compatible, new Windows version now installs as a service

Update: Friday, July 12, 2013. Unfortunately, buy-it-once FingerPrint is no longer sold, replaced by Presto, which I haven't tested, but is reviewed by The Wall Street Journal here. This article kept for archival purposes only. Update: Sunday, September 23, 2012. New version 2.1 released, read…

Oct 15 2011

Configure your iPhones after moving to iOS 5.0 and iCloud

I use a family shared Apple ID for iTunes purchases, tied to a credit card. I use an individual Apple ID for each phone's iCloud.com access (same @me.com email addresses we used as MobileMe users, 1 Family Pack and 1 Individual). I suspect many other families are doing something very similar, to…

Oct 14 2011

iOS 5.0 now available

Oct 13 2011 Update: _A majority of the issues I noticed would likely not have occurred had I just waited a day or two, to avoid the inevitable time-out sort of issues expected for such massive deployments.  Also note that I've located this excellent troubleshooting article on cnet._ Oct 13 2011…

Oct 12 2011

MobileMe to iCloud migration tips

Here's the iCloud system status site: www.apple.com/support/icloud/systemstatus Here's how to open a ticket with Apple using Express Lane: www.apple.com/support/icloud/contact Wed Oct 12, 2011: Here's some observations I've had tonight, as I go through the process of updating 3 phones in my…

Oct 12 2011

"tZilla" ThinkPad W520 - built for storage speed and capacity

The lovely Lenovo ThinkPad W520. All the details of what I crammed into this efficient Core i7 mini-beast.  I managed to get 3 drives in, with 2.1TB of total capacity.  And the 16GB of DDR3 RAM is running at full 1600 speed. The secret to all this was is the mSATA port, under the keyboard (see…

Oct 1 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad W520 Saga

I'm very happy to have finally received my ThinkPad W520.  Set original preload drive aside for a bit, to play with Windows 8 Developer Preview for a bit fun first, seen here: https://tinkertry.com/windows8onw520 Now back to getting this laptop ready for work. 1) Memory I needed to upgrade to…

Sep 15 2011

Windows 8 Developer Preview running on Lenovo ThinkPad W520

So far, so good, after kicking the tires for a bit.  Pretty too. I plan to demonstrate some rather impressive boot speeds, and show the difference between the new fast reboot and the Windows 7 regular reboot. Sep 16, 2011 Update: The video has now arrived, see TinkerTry.com/windows8boottime …

Sep 14 2011

Comparing free email clients to Outlook 2010, can I find faster IMAP & MAPI?

I've been using Mozilla Thunderbird, Zimbra Desktop, and Windows Live Mail for a couple of weeks, trying to find the best solution for my needs. I use pobox.com since 1997 for POP and more recently IMAP email.  I also use gmail.com, MobileMe me.com, and Hotmail (which is the oddball here, uses…

Sep 12 2011

New firmware update 2.16.07 for the Verizon MiFi 4510L now available!

See updates I've made to my original post here: https://tinkertry.com/mifi Here's how it looked (I used the Windows binary)

Sep 7 2011

Why I avoid hotel WiFi with my Verizon MiFi, and other info about 3G/4G LTE data device experiences...

I was a road warrior for years (as many as 100 hotel nights per year), tethering to a Windows Phone based device in 2004, which I remember having to use the reset pin on frequently, and it liked to overheat and reboot spontaneously when used for data.  More recently, my travel kit included USB…

Aug 1 2011

Remote control your iPhone audio stream, for FM radios anywhere in your house

I like a sturdy cradle near my monitor when I work, allows me to easily operate the iPhone, and dock/undock with one hand, even with a case on the iPhone.  In the photo below, note how some tan felt pads are used to cushion the phone. Bending the aluminum slightly at the base of the stand, and 2…

Jul 12 2011