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Entries from June 2009

Google Voice Coming Soon!

June 30th, 2009 · Comments Off · News

You can leave your email address with Google if you are interested in signing up for Google Voice which should be released to the general public in the next few weeks.
Google Voice will give you “one number for all your phones, voicemail that is easy as email and many enhanced calling features like call blocking [...]

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Death Comes Too Soon

June 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Websites

The world lost a number of famous people recently.  Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays.  You can read their biographies in our subscription database Biography Resource Center. Click here and then on Biography Resource Center.  You can also search through our magazine database EBSCO MAS Ultra for articles on each person.  Click [...]

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How To Buy a Digital SLR

June 24th, 2009 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Websites, Wilton Library Resource

So many of us have taken the leap into digital photography and some of us are even ready to take the additional leap into using a D-SLR camera.  For those of you who love those big lenses and endless settings and controls, Ziff Davis’ article on How to Buy a D-SLR will be helpful for those [...]

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Shopping Via Twitter?

June 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · News

Twitter is morphing into new areas.  It may soon be possible to obtain “shopping advice and easy purchasing” according to today’s New York Times.  Twitter could “couple e-commerce with advice from other shoppers.”  Those you follow and those following you might be a source of good shopping tips!

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The Staff Suggest

June 5th, 2009 · Comments Off · Books, News

There are times when we need to take a step back and remember that something we now consider old technology was once new technology!

Although I often “read” ebooks, Kindle books, audiobooks and the like, the old-fashioned printed book still holds a special place in my heart.  Our Staff Suggest page on our website (click on Books in [...]

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Staying In Touch Online

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Programs, Websites

People often tell me negative things about social networking–how too much time is wasted on Facebook and MySpace and that young people need to do other things.  Yes, we should aim to be well-rounded people but we must also remember that there are wonderful things about social networking.  When we are isolated in our homes [...]

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