Digital Toolbox


Denise Olson

If you are a LastPass user, you need to change your password immediately. The company reports that their online locker has been hacked. See their security notice for more details.

PDF Powerhouse Apps

Your iPad can become a research powerhouse with these two apps – Documents and PDF Office. Organize and manage files, read and annotate documents and even create fillable PDF forms. See how.


Apple’s working on a permanent remedy to the problem where a text with certain Arabic characters will lock your Messages app. In the meantime, they have released a workaround you can use to fix your Messages if it should happen to you. Interesting that it involves Siri . . .

Dropbox Comments

The new comments feature in Dropbox is a delight to use. Right now it’s only accessible from Dropbox on the web and on iOS devices, but you’ll quickly discover how useful it can be when you are collaborating with others. Comments are “attached” to the file that is the topic of the discussion – in…

Review: How to Archive Family Photos

How to Archive Family Photos cover

One frequently heard comment about a great book is, “I couldn’t put it down.” With Denise Levenick’s How to Archive Family Photos, I was constantly putting it down – and that’s a good thing! This book is so full of practical ways to manage your photo collection that you will want to stop and put them to work right away.

The Amazing Scannable App

Scannable, the free iOS scanner app from Evernote, is quickly becoming my scanner of choice. When capturing pages in a book, Scannable will automatically flatten the page and straighten out the text. It will save single item scans into either PDF or image files. Multi-page scans are saved as PDF. Not only is it a great…