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Entries from January 2010

If Your Car Accelerates Out of Control . . .

January 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

The acceleration problems that Toyota is having can be a very frightening.   In today’s New York Times, there is an article that tells you what you should do if your car (any make/model) begins to accelerate out of control.
~mary anne

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The iPad is Unveiled!

January 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, Hardware, News, Reviews

The announcement was made!  It will begin shipping in late March and April.  It looks really cool.  But, who named it?  This will be the butt of jokes for a long time to come.  The iPad looks like a bigger iPod Touch.  And, it runs most of the apps available for the iPhone and iPod [...]

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Job Search Tools

January 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

In this difficult economy, any tool that aids in job searches is appreciated. Check out this article by Claire Cain Miller in today’s New York Times: Twitter Can Become the Unemployed’s Best Friend.   I find Twitter to be an excellent source of breaking news and this new feature TwitJobSearch is a great addition that should be [...]

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Palm Pre Plus Available Through Verizon

January 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

The Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus smartphones became available on Monday, January 25, through Verizon.  I have seen the Palm Pre Plus and think it’s a pretty terrific item.  Check out Matthew Miller’s article on ZDNet which gives links to more helpful information in case you’re in the market for a new device.  [...]

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Not So Happy With Your Smartphone Browser?

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews, Software

PC Magazine reports that Gartner has predicted that smart phones and cell phones would overtake PCs in the next three years as the most common web access point.  If you think your phone’s browser leaves a bit to be desired, read Sean Ludwig’s article in PC Magazine on the best browsers for your phone.  It [...]

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Food Pictures!

January 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Websites

I love looking at pictures from past vacations!  And, one of the most important parts of my vacations is food!  Having pictures of sensational meals allows me to relive the taste, smell, and ambiance of my trips.  This article gives tips on taking great food pictures–thanks to Melissa Friedman for sending this to me!
~mary anne

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Buying New Appliances? You May Be Eligible for a Rebate!

January 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

Thanks to Amy Jeffries of New Canaan Patch for this one!  There is a Federal program that makes rebates available to people who purchase new qualified Energy Star appliances.  Those appliances must replace older home appliances.  State Senator Toni Boucher is notifying Connecticut residents of this program which is being paid for with Federal stimulus money.  Click [...]

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Lily the Bear Is a Mom!

January 23rd, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I think it is truly amazing have the opportunity to watch a bear hibernating in her den.  Watching a new mama bear in her den with her new baby bear can be ultra amazing (although sometimes it’s like watching grass grow).  Click here to see Lily and Baby Bear’s progress.
~mary anne

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Facebook Overrun with Farmville Posts!

January 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I enjoy my Facebook account.  I like to see what my friends are doing and it is certainly easier than email, telephone, or snail mail.  Lately, the News Feed is overrun with Farmville updates from my friends.  If you (like I) want to remove the Farmville updates from your news feed, here’s what to do:  Click [...]

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Palm Partners with Verizon

January 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

Palm has announced updates to their popular phones:  the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will be available with Verizon service beginning January 25, 2010.  Pricing has not been announced yet.  The Palm Pre Plus will have Flash, video recording, and 3D Gaming.  Check out this PC World article with all the juicy details.
~mary anne

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