Keep toiletries from exploding during airline travel – with plastic wrap under the cap

Nothing’s worse than coming home from a long flight to find your shampoo all over everything in your bag. Redditor¬†thinkadinky¬†has an easy fix: put some plastic wrap under the caps of your bottles. Even if you use Ziploc bags as required by the TSA, this method still saves you from losing all that shampoo/lotion/whatever, and …

Get notified when Google Maps updates the satellite imagery for your house

“Love this tip from +Jake Parrillo – I had no idea you could get notified when there was new satellite imagery for your house. Living in the future is pretty great.” – Rick Klau   The full story from Jake: Last night, I received an email from the “Follow Your World” application of Google Maps that alerted …

Apple Genius Tip: Never restore your iPhone from a back-up

The other day I was at the Apple Store with my mom to help her get the iPhone 4S. She asked the clerk-geek if she should restore her phone from her backup and he said “no.” We were shocked. Isn’t that the standard procedure. According to him, not anymore. With iCloud and iTunes syncing it …