Check out the quick links to some of my favorite 2019 WWDC and Google I/O talks.
Checking in your bags will soon be easier than ever. British Airways will be the next major airline to roll out RFID luggage tracking for its passengers. Travelers with a ViewTag can tag their bags before even arriving at the airport. Via engadget…
Here’s how to correctly format meeting invites so your invitees don’t have to lookup your code when trying to dial-in.
Allows you to enter the code manually
Use the semi colon to indicate you want to enter the code yourself
555-555-5555 code: 123456# or
Automatically enters the code
Use the comma to add a 2 second pause before the system enters the code
Will enter the code after 2 seconds: 555-555-5555,123456#
Will enter the code after 4 seconds: 555-555-5555,,123456#
From the Visual Capitalist
Robotics continues to evolve with news that a double amputee has been able to control two robotic arms using thought alone.
Amazing technology that you can read more about here: Double amputee controls two robotic arms with his mind.
We are working through a family issue that requires me to keep a number of family members up to speed on changes. I found the easiest way to do this is to quickly call all the right people and have one conversation where we can all ask our questions and share advice – just like at work.
An easy way to create a quick conference call is to simply use your iPhone to add additional callers to the conversation. Just click “Add Call” during your call and then “Merge Call” to add the additional calls to the group conversation.
You can add up to five callers if you have AT&T or T-Mobile service and up to two callers on Sprint or Verizon. This limit is based upon your service provider – not the service provider of those you are calling.
You can learn more here.
Ever heard of a credit report freeze? This lets you lock up your credit report so that no lender can pull your file when attempting to issue credit in your name. In other words – it prevents fraudulent credit activity from potentially occurring.
To get started you simply apply to add a freeze at each the of the three credit reporting agencies including TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. Most states waive any fees to add or lift the security freeze for victims of identity theft. Some steps waive the fees for all consumers for both adding and lifting the freeze including Indiana and South Carolina. Other states require a nominal fee for this service in the $3 to $10 range to add or remove a lift. Read more at the Consumer Union’s Guide to Security Freezes to get a state by state index of rules and any fees.
Once you have added a freeze all you need to do is just visit a website to temporarily lift the freeze when applying for new credit. I keep my information to remove the freeze in a spreadsheet to make it easy to remember all the account information and it takes me about 10 minutes to make the adjustment across all three credit reporting bureaus when needed.
It is a little step that you can do in order to help prevent you from being a victim of identify theft.