My single biggest takeaway from SXSW was all the talk about battery life. Every single person. All the time. People changing plans because they needed to recharge their phones. People walking around with chargers. People who were chargers. Mophies galore. People uninstalling apps that would drain power. People putting phones into airplane mode in areas of weak signal. People borrowing other phones so they didn’t have to waste the power on their phone.

This is the way I live my life, almost every day, with the iPhone 4S but I don’t use a Mophie Juice Pack or any of its brethren.

I got a Zagg Sparq last year - an external battery with two USB ports - for two reasons:

Google Calendar Tip: Email Yourself an iCal File

You've experienced this: you RSVP for an event on FaceBook and it presents you with an option to "Export" the event. Of course, exporting means that you can download an iCal (.vcs) file and import it into iCal, Entourage or Outlook (if you're lucky). But what if you're using Google Calendar? Simple: email it to… Continue reading Google Calendar Tip: Email Yourself an iCal File