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Entries from May 2010

More New Phones!

May 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

It seems that the selection of new phones grows faster than weeds!  Here is David Pogue’s article on Microsoft’s Kin phones and the new HTC Incredible.  The competition among vendors is bringing many new items and features to the marketplace.  If only we could take the best features from each of the many choices and [...]

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Two Technology Positions Available @ WLA

May 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

We have two openings in our Network Services Department for Technology Assistants.  This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a great team, learn new skills, and work with a terrific public.  Here’s our ad:
Wilton Library seeks two part-time Technology Assistants to cover help desk and audio/visual presentations approximately 19 hours per week (Mon-Wed: 2-8 [...]

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Pac Man!

May 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, News

It’s Pac Man’s 30th anniversary!  I still have my hand held Pac Man game (and Donkey Kong–we’ll get to that another day) from way back when.  Google is celebrating this important occasion by having a Pac Man banner this weekend that you can play (it’s the first interactive Google banner)!  Click “Insert Coin” once for [...]

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The Droid

May 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Books, Hardware, Software

Another neat new book for our computer collection:  The Droid Pocket Guide by Jason D. O’Grady.  If you have a Droid or are thinking about buying one–this book will help you use all the nifty features or help you decide if it is the phone for you.  This is just one of the new additions [...]

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Windows 7

May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Books, Software

I’ve heard good things about Windows 7 but I don’t have it on any of my computers yet.  If you have recently purchased a new computer with Windows 7 or upgraded an older computer, you will want to check out David Pogue’s Windows 7: The Missing Manual!  David is one of the smartest people I [...]

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Palm Pre Plus Coming to AT&T

May 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

The Palm Pre Plus will soon debut on the AT&T network and that’s good news for such a positively reviewed phone that came close to the end of its funding.  Mobil Tech Review’s write-up is quite favorable and the Palm-HP deal should give the phone the support it deserves.  I’m happy with my Verizon version of the phone and Verizon’s [...]

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Is Talking On The Phone Out Of Fashion?

May 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · News

Today’s New York Times has an article by Jenna Wortham reporting that “Cellphones Now Used More for Data Than for Calls.”  People are using their smartphones to “browse the Web, listen to music, watch television, play games and send e-mail and text messages.”  Now that I’m thinking about it, that is exactly how I use my [...]

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Display Technology: LCD and Plasma Basics

May 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

Although I’m probably one of two people in the United States who has not yet purchased a fancy flat screen TV, I get many questions on how to choose a display (LCD vs. plasma).  This article from Nick Mediati at PC World answers many of those concerns and you can refer back to it when [...]

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Want To Save Money?

May 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

I saw a segment on Today in New York about billshrink.com, a free website that “analyzes your finances and your habits and shows you ways to save.”  You can save money on cell phone plans, earn higher cd rates and save on gasoline.  This website was named as one of the Top 20 Best Money [...]

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Home and Garden iPhone Apps

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Software, Websites

Ten years ago, we put a second floor on our ranch-style house.  We started out with a $10 software home design package and it served us so well!  My husband drew out the rooms and we placed the printout on our refrigerator and “lived” with it for a year.  It allowed us to realize what [...]

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