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Entries from July 2010

Low-Tech Way To Repel Mosquitoes

July 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

Breezy evenings are ideal for sitting outdoors because there are no mosquitoes.  In her New York Times Well blog, Tara Parker-Pope tells us that we can achieve the same effect by using a fan!  Not only does the fan blow the bugs away, it “dilutes and disperses the carbon dioxide you exhale” that attracts mosquitoes.  When [...]

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Consumer Reports Can’t Recommend iPhone 4

July 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

The news came out yesterday (July 12).  Consumer Reports has stated that it cannot recommend the iPhone 4.  Consumer Reports says that they have “confirmed that there is a problem with its reception.”  They tested three different iPhone 4 models that were purchased from three separate retailers.  They are not convinced that the AT&T network [...]

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Mobile Commerce

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

This site comes to us from Miranda Creative, Inc., a marketing firm I follow on Facebook.  The owner, Maria Miranda, has done terrific Facebook sessions here at the Library!
Mobile Commerce Daily has a free newsletter you can sign up for to receive the latest news on this new form of commerce.  There is a Classic Guides section [...]

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How Private Is Your Information?

July 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

This one comes from Susan Lauricella, our Teen Librarian.  She gave me an article from “Ask David Horowitz” from The Costco Connection.  I often encourage people to “Google” themselves to see what information is out there about them.  Often they are unpleasantly surprised.  David Horowitz talks about the Spokeo site (www.spokeo.com) which is “a social [...]

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Web Design for Beginners

July 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

Web design and website maintenance are two very different things.  Large organizations often have custom-designed websites which are then turned over to people who maintain the information in them.  If you want to begin to learn how to put together a website inexpensively, check out J.D. Biersdorfer’s article in The New York Times about how [...]

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I Finally Made the Commitment!

July 6th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

Since it was so hot out yesterday (7/5/10), I decided finally to figure out how to sync my beloved Palm Desktop software from my faithful Palm Treo with my new Palm Pre Plus (purchased in March).  I narrowed the choices of third party software to two:  Companionlink and Echo.  Companionlink syncs via a USB cable [...]

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iPod Touch Upgrade

July 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Software

Yesterday, I spent 3.5 glorious hours upgrading my iPod Touch to 4.0.  The upgrade was uneventful (although long) until I was told I could disconnect the iPod from the computer.  I did so and checked on my music and audiobooks. . . .  I found that there was nothing on the iPod. . . .  [...]

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Cellphone Charge Shock

July 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · News

Last week there was an article by David Segal in The New York Times talking about excessive cell phone charges. The charges were due to lack of attention, e.g., a child linking a laptop to a parent’s cell phone and browsing the web for days on end or not realizing that a cell phone [...]

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