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Entries from July 2010

Bargains!

July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Wilton Library Resource

I’m always looking for a bargain!  Watching CBS news this morning yielded this story on outlet shopping online.  Check out the sites but remember the old adage:  “Let the Buyer Beware”!
~mary anne

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Did You Know?

July 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

Did you know that the Library of Congress “has the power to define exceptions to an important copyright law”?  In Jenna Wortham’s article in The New York Times, she states that it is “legal to bypass a phone’s controls on what software it will run to get ‘lawfully obtained’ programs to work.”  This is important [...]

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There’s An App To Get Your Free Bumper!

July 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

If you purchased an iPhone 4 and are entitled to the free bumper or case, do the following:

Download the iPhone 4 Case Program app from the App Store.
Launch the app on your iPhone 4 and sign in using your iTunes Store account or Apple ID
Select your bumper or case.

Click here for full program details.
~mary anne

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The End of Forgetting

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

Here is a terrific article by Jeffrey Rosen in The New York Times entitled “The Web Means the End of Forgetting.”  We live in a time when many people post anything and everything about themselves, not truly understanding that anything posted online can live forever.  Even if you delete items posted from wilder days, there [...]

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Updated Google Image Search

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

You will soon see advertisements when searching for Google images and Google has also updated its design and presentation of this section of its website.  One of the objects of the change is to make searching for images more informative and simpler.  A great new feature is an extended scroll, instead of having to click [...]

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Second Cell Phone Line!

July 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Reviews, Software

This is a really great app!  Line2 was reviewed by David Pogue in The New York Times and it is amazing!  Downloading this app gives you two lines on your iPhone or turns your iPod Touch into a cellphone (for $15 per month).  It runs on WiFi and does not use up your AT&T minutes.  [...]

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Airlines Paying for Hotels and Meals When There Are Delays?

July 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

I remember the days when flight delays meant meal vouchers and/or free nights in hotels.  That was a long time ago.  In Europe, however, the 2004 EC 261 law “requires airlines to pay penalties of up to 600 euros, or about $750, when the problem is the carrier’s fault, and cover hotel rooms and meals [...]

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Alternative Accommodations

July 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

It’s summer and time to travel.  Although I love hotels so much (luxury is terrific), there are often less expensive alternatives that offer more in different ways.  Renting a room or an apartment gives the traveler a different perspective on a destination, one can truly feel as though they are part of a city or [...]

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Did You Lose Signal on Your Televisions?

July 16th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

This is a very interesting article from Richard Frisch in The Hour.  Let’s face it–it’s annoying to need cable boxes at every television.  Not only is it a financial issue, but there is often no available space to add a box, and they are often rather unattractive.  According to this article, depending on your television, [...]

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iPhone Press Conference on Friday, July 16, re iPhone 4

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software, Websites

What will they say?  Will there be a recall?  A fix?  Check out Wilson Rothman’s post on Wireless on msnbc.com for the info on the issue.  Friday’s press conference (7/16) will take place at 1 pm Eastern time.
~mary anne

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