Verizon Call Forward

Codes to call forward a Verizon  cellphone number when you are busy or not able to answer. I use this with a Google Voice telephone number. I will explain Goodle Voice more later in a different Post.
In this example I am using a telephone number that is on intercept. 

*716077728998 then send

To cancel *73 then send


AT&T’s Call Forward

Codes to call forward an AT&T cellphone number when you are busy or not able to answer. I use this with a Google Voice telephone number. I will explain Goodle Voice more later in a different Post.

In this example I am using a telephone number that is on intercept.

**004*16077728998# then send

To cancel ##004# then send



Pinned Tabs in Safari

Pinned tabs in Safari with  El Capitan allows you to Permanently Pin tabs that you refer to frequently.  It’s simple to do and it can be unpinned with little effort.

As we’ve seen there are many ways to add tabs for future reference, my favorite is is the Reading List (Shift+⌘+D). Now with El Capitan you can use Pinned tabs.  Rather than a list it gives you a permanent tab that is easily accessible.

Notice the tab bar it has tabs for open website and addresses.  Let’s add reference tabs that we might use frequently. Let’s add a Tab for Apple and one for Amazon..  To Pin a tab, open the Apple tab and select Window>Pin Tab and you’ll notice the Apple icon appears on the left side of the Tab row. Go to the Amazon Tab and this time Control+Click on it and select Pin Tab, again the icon for Amazon appears next to Apple.

So what we’ve done is created permanent tabs for each of sites. They are not loaded, but probably are preloaded for easy reference.  Let’s check out how they work. Close out all the tabs except one unrelated tab, then click on one of the pinned tabs.  You’ll notice that the unrelated tab is still open and now pinned tab page is displayed, you can go back and forth between your pinned tabs.

What’s even more interesting is that if you open a new Window in Safari and click on a pinned tab and scroll through it.  When you go back to the original window you’ll see both windows tabs are synched.

My new Favorite Grocery Shopping App

My old Shopping app seems to be failing, so that sent me on a search to find a suitable replacement.

After testing about 5 apps, I’ve settled on AnyList, by Purple Cover Inc.

Items can be added to the list from my iPad or iPhone, and my wife can add items also from her iOS devices, we share a log on ID.

It has a free version and so far this level works for me.  An Upgrade is offered at $7.99 for an individual and $11.99 for Family Per Year.

The Upgrade offers to allow you to use Any List from your Computer, import Recipes from the web, Recipe scaling, and Cloud backup among a list of features.  So far, I’m using the Free version.

AnyList can create new lists so I can create special lists for items, (i.e. Home Depot, Office Depot, etc.).

Adding items is easy, simply tap the ‘+Add item’ icon and type or speak the item.  When you’re shopping and pick up an item, you can tap the item on the list to cross it off as complete.   You can tap the clock icon to see recent items or the ☆ to see Favorites. If you tap the 👁  you’ll hide all crossed off items.

Encrypted eMail



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Since we were founded by CERN scientists in 2013, we have been joined by citizens from around the globe who have supported our mission to protect online privacy. Our mobile app was made possible by a record-breaking $550,000 donation campaign. With the ProtonMail app, you can now create your own free ProtonMail email account and start experiencing the secure email of the future.

Why use ProtonMail?

• Ensure your emails stay private and cannot be intercepted or disclosed to third parties
• End-to-end encryption, OpenPGP compatible
• Easy-to-use: encryption is done automatically and is completely invisible to the user
• Zero-access: all messages are stored in encrypted format—not even ProtonMail can read your messages
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With the ProtonMail app, you can:

• Create a new email address with automatic PGP key creation and management
• Send and receive encrypted emails and attachments automatically
• Set timers for messages to self-destruct after sending
• Quickly organize emails with customizable swipe gestures and labels
• Get push notification of new emails
• Send password protected encrypted emails to non-ProtonMail email addresses