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Entries from October 2010

Want To Test Drive An iPad or Kindle?

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software, Wilton Library Resource

Would you like to test drive an iPad before committing to a major purchase? And/or test drive a Kindle? We have two iPads and two Kindles that you may reserve and use for a week! Click here to reserve an iPad or here to reserve a Kindle. If you have any [...]

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Organizing Photos on an iPad

October 25th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

People are beginning to ask how to organize their photos on their iPad.  Here’s a great how-to article from J. Biersdorfer in the Gadgetwise column in The New York Times.
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Microsoft Game Changer: Kinect

October 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

According to an article by Ashlee Vance in The New York Times, Microsoft may have come up with a real game changer–Kinect.  Kinect is a $150 add on for its Xbox 360 console that will be in stores next month.  What’s so special about it?  It has eliminated game controllers!  No more wires!  It is [...]

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Manage Employee Time with Apps

October 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Reviews, Software

According to a story from Erica Swallow at Mashable, 49% of small business owners are using smartphones.  So, why not use a handy app to manage employee time?  Sarah Kessler of Mashable lists 7 handy apps to help you with this task.  What will you do with your additional free time?
~mary anne
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Apple’s Announcement

October 21st, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews, Software

In case you missed Apple’s announcement yesterday, here’s a link to an article by Philip Michaels that appeared in PCWorld.  Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, announced the next major version of OS X (”Lion”) and also announced an updated version of iLife, a desktop version of FaceTime video-conferencing and a revamped MacBook Air lineup.  A Mac [...]

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History Lesson Thru Music

October 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Events, News, Websites

The visuals from this YouTube video with Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’ are amazing! How many do you remember (or remember reading about)?
~mary anne
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Palm Pre 2?

October 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

In ZDNet.com today, Larry Dignan’s article advises that “HP’s Palm plan forms: Palm Pre 2, webOS 2.0 to debut.”  It is good news to hear that HP is not abandoning the Palm platform (which they acquired in April).  Key features in webOS 2.0 include: type to start an email or message before opening an app, [...]

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Google and Social Networking

October 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Websites

Did you see this article in The New York Times by Claire Cain Miller?  Google, the search engine we know and love, is becoming nervous over losing searches to Facebook and other social networks. While Google has dabbled in social networking in the past without success, they will try again this fall according to Eric [...]

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Literary Tattoos Book

October 17th, 2010 · Comments Off · Books, News

Here’s the trailer for a new book: ‘The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide.’  See how many references you are able to identify!
Happy reading!
~mary anne

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iPhone on Verizon!

October 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

They say it’s coming–have we heard this before?  This time, however, it seems true and has a good business reason behind it–while the iPhone is the best selling smartphone, the collective Droid phones are overtaking the iPhone in market share.  Reports are that the iPhone will be available on Verizon early next year (2011) and [...]

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