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Entries from March 2010

Is Your Phone The Best?

March 30th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

Do you have the best cell phone?  Do you want to know what other people think the best cell phone is?  Check out March Smart Phone Madness from Laptop Magazine and vote for your favorite model!  Laptop Magazine has some nice buying guides–if you are in the market for a smartphone, check them out!

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Is Kindle Dying?

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

There is an interesting article by Jeff Perlow of ZDNet that talks about the demise of the Kindle due to the unveiling of the new iPad.  Because the iPad is a multi-function device, he questions how the Kindle can remain a viable and profitable one-function product.  I don’t think a one-function product is a bad [...]

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Facebook Password Reset: Malware Vehicle

March 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

According to Ryan Naraine and Dancho Danchev of ZDNet.com, emails going around ostensibly from Facebook advising of “password reset confirmation” are vehicles for spreading malware.  You should not click on any such emails or attachments.  The only times passwords such as this are changed are if you either change them yourself or you have forgotten [...]

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Power Outages and Stop Lights

March 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

Many parts of our area are still without power. Many traffic lights in intersections are also out. The law is that when a traffic light is out, the intersection must be treated as a four-way stop intersection. Please observe this crucial safety tip so we all remain safe!
~mary anne

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Share Your Location on Facebook

March 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

The New York Times published an article by Nick Bilton on March 9 announcing that in late April, Facebook will unveil a new location-based feature.  This location feature will be opt-in.  Twitter also has released a location feature.  While the location features can be fun, remember to keep safety in mind when using it.  You [...]

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No Oscars on Cablevision Tonight. . .

March 7th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

In another battle with Cablevision, Channel 7 (ABC) has elected to pull its programming from Cablevision while negotiations are continuing.  To complain, ABC is directing you to saveabc7.com while Cablevision is directing you to email ABC to complain.  You should be able to watch your favorite shows via abc.com or hulu.com.  Since it appears that [...]

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A New Phone!

March 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, Software

I finally did it! I bought a new cell phone. My last phone was nine years old! What did I buy? A Palm Pre Plus from Verizon. I have always liked my Verizon service and I felt it was time to have unlimited texting, mobil email, and web access. [...]

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