Author Archives: HeatfanJohn

Narwhals and Octonauts

I probably never would have know what a Narwhal was if it wasn’t for watching an episode of Octonauts with my young (at the time) daughter. Narwhals are toothed whales with a large “tusk” from a protruding tooth. The image featured above is a beautiful picture of Narwhals taken by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen.  The Narwhals […]

Cool Google Chrome trick: Add Events in Google Calendar From the Omnibox

Here’s a cool trick that appeared on PcMag.com.  I copied the tip here to my blog for easier reference. You can use your Omnibox to access Google Calendar’s “quick add” function. First thing to do is copy this line of code: http://www.google.com/calendar/event?ctext=+%s+&action=TEMPLATE&pprop=HowCreated%3AQUICKADD Next, go to Settings, scroll down to Search, click on “Manage search engines…” […]

Microsoft Outlook Preview available for Android

Microsoft Outlook is now available for Android as a preview in the Google Play Store. I just installed it on my Samsung Galaxy S3.  Here’s the “Add an Account” screen.  At first glance there doesn’t appear to be any integration of Outlook contacts with contacts in Android. Hopefully they are working on that. Here’s the […]

iTunes web site and Google Chrome on Microsoft Windows – Part II

Ok, my first attempt (see my previous post on this) at this was a little “programmy” and “hacky“. It also appears that Apple changed the itmsCheck.js JavaScript code and no longer set the iTunesPresent cookie as they did before. Apple still doesn’t recognize Google Chrome as one of the browsers or platforms on which they […]