Apple and Wi-Fi: what to do next?

I suppose it was inevitable or at least one of only 2 possible outcomes but Apple is killing off Airport line of WiFi stuff.

I’m looking for advice here. I have lots of friends and associates that are way better at current WiFi than I am (I’ve been out of the industry for a couple years now). I’m not big on swapping my home networks and my Apple crap has been stable for multiple years.

So my question is this: What’s the best replacement for home WiFi in a house with lots of streaming boxes, distance and interference galore? A couple of Ethernet drops but not everywhere. Ideally one SSID with good handoff capability and decent security/config controls (without being and engineer’s CMD line interface).

I’m serious. This switch will be hundreds of dollars for me so I’m looking to virtual experts’ thoughts.

Anyone? Please leave your thoughts as a comment so we can ask questions!

How to Snooze in Gmail…and other stuff…

So this article is about Bananatag – a Gmail extension that allows you to track engagement in emails. I don’t use 95% of what this extension does because it does one thing that I desparately need – SNOOZES GMAIL!!!

Install it and you will have a “snooze” button in your Gmail inbox to have emails surface later. And it works G_R_E_A_T!!!

Yes, please.  Thank you. <mic drop/>

Ever wish you could find out whether someone actually opened that email you sent, or whether they just ignored and trashed it? A service called Bananatag can tell you—but if you find that a little creepy, we’ve got the lowdown on how to protect yourself too.

Source: How to Track the Emails You Send (and Avoid Being Tracked Yourself)

How to setup a roaming wifi network over ethernet with an Airport Extreme and Airport Express – Dafacto

In the past, all the devices in my home operated over a single wifi network—including four Macs, an AppleTV and several iOS devices. I’ve long suspected I was probably overtaxing the wifi, and listening to the recent “taming wifi” episode of the Technical Difficulties podcast inspired me to do something about it. So my project […]

Source: How to setup a roaming wifi network over ethernet with an Airport Extreme and Airport Express – Dafacto

Truly replacing Post-it note mess

Man, its been ages since I’ve posted but here is a quick tip.  I’m perpetually on the quest to move off of my Post-it note organization skills.  I’ve pretty successfully replaced straight up notebooks with Evernote.  And when I do use a notebook, I take a picture and file it in Evernote.  Success there.

The one thing that keeps me going back to Post-its is very basic – “Out of sight, out of mind”.  Too true.

I love the Mac/iOS reminders app but again – out of sight, out of mind.

Here’s what I’m trying now – keep it on top of my apps so that its effectively “Posted” to my monitor.  To accomplish this, I’m using “Afloat” (check the link).  Fingers crossed!

[Mac]: Keeping Your Application Window ‘Always On Top’.