Take THAT overpriced iCloud. After spending $500 for an iPhone customers should be provided free backup storage sufficient for the device’s memory. After all, isn’t device failure the reason I backup in the first place?

Today, again I am within 300MB of my iCloud 20GB limit for my new iPhone 5S 64GB. Apple is hoping my desperation leads me to push the “upgrade iCloud” button and spend an additional $100 to keep my data safe.

We buy an overpriced iPhone and pay exorbitant fees to backup our data for when Apple’s hardware fails. We’re suckers!

Not this time! Here’s what you do…

Sign up for a free Dropbox cloud account online. Then, get this free Dropbox App, install it on your iPhone and voíla – automatic backups of your media to Dropbox, accessible from anywhere, 100% secure. Refer a few friends and you get extra Dropbox space for free.

Why choose Dropbox? It’s free and the company still has integrity. They aren’t greedy like Apple and they aren’t spying like Google (you did know they read your gmail, right?).

Get the Dropbox iPhone App here.

Sign up for your free Dropbox cloud space here.

And now you’re saving money

Google Map Settings - Tip

I don’t know when or how it happened, but I found myself in a new, interactive version of Google Maps… and I wasn’t happy. Since I figured out how to revert back to the classic version, I thought I’d share.

Still bitter about losing my Google Maps iPhone App I have no patience for browser-based map “engagement.” A map should be a map.

I don’t know why Google thinks I want to “visually explore” using their map. In fact, I want to get from A to B, and know if there’s a Starbucks in between. 

If your browser auto-upgraded, pull up http://maps.google.com and click on the HELP [?] icon in the lower right corner. Choose “Return to classic Google Maps” from the popup. 

Call me a Purist, a Simpleton, an Old Fogey, but I’m finding simple and practical are features of the past.

Let’s hope that, like a classic Armani suit, developers realize that there’s a market for “less features, more function.”


“Fight like you’re right. Listen like you’re wrong.”  – Former CEO of Intel and Silicon Valley legend Andy Grove

Leave behind an impression! You never know when opportunity will call, but you can’t be walking around with a huge headshot or comp card. 

Put a different photo on every card and hand them out according to the circumstances: editorial for that edgy designer you meet, and natural for the tv agent you network with.

Much less expensive than printing comp cards, especially if you’re a parent whose child is quickly growing.

Click for 10% off your first order. This is where I get mine, so I know the quality is faboosh!

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We are so accustomed to computer-generated graphics, it’s hard to believe this is 100% human-generated beauty!

Like the song in the video? I did, so I bought it! You can find more music by Yasmine Hamdan here. I wonder if she’s considered Qatar pop?

THE CHALLENGE:  Prove ‘The Power of X’ by attempting an Idea Worth Doing to open TEDxSUMMIT in Doha, Qatar.

WE ARE Pi collaborated with the Koener Union and Paris’ BIG Productions. Together, they fused architecture, dance, math and magic into a bespoke18-meter high triangular mirrored structure that hovered over a multi-colour moving floor to create the world’s first Human Arabesque (with no computer graphics).

Just wow!

The latest technology innovated by my company, PPweb Technologies, is powering the NutriSleuth iPhone App. It is a life saver, literally.

Not only does it make Mom’s life easier at the grocery store, but it has severity settings that no other product can offer. A Mild severity setting allows it to be used as a tool to “just eat healthy” while Anaphylactic Keep Reading »

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Original Blog Design For PaulaPatrice.com circa 1999

Original Website & Blog Design For PaulaPatrice.com circa 1999

I first began blogging in 1999. We didn’t call it blogging, and I wasn’t sure why I was doing it except that it was fun. Here we are 15 years later and the world hasn’t changed in the ways I thought it would, nor could I have imagined how tech-dependent we’d become.

My “job” for double decades has been to convey a message to you, the public, via an image without the use of words. I’m a fashion model.

My “other job” is conveying a message via virtual imagery. I make websites.

I chose two professions where talking isn’t a prerequisite. In short, I emit a quiet external existence, but dang it’s noisy inside my head! 

Let’s share our experiences and engage through this website, our social medias and chat forums. After all, it’s a tiny world when everything is only happening in your head.

Thanks for stopping by,