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Entries from January 2011

A Special Life: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Websites

A very special man, taken far too soon.

Biography
Speeches
New York Times Obituary (April 5, 1968)

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Did You See The Golden Globe Awards?

January 17th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Websites

If you missed the Golden Globe awards on Sunday evening, click here for a list of the nominees and winners! The Golden Globe site is also chock full of photos and videos of the beautiful people!  Don’t forget to check our catalog for your movie needs!
~mary anne
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It’s Cold!

January 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

I hate being cold! Or too hot for that matter. . . But, there’s no danger of being too hot at my home with the price of energy being what it is. . . This article by Bob Tedeschi in The New York Times talks about how to seal leaks and even [...]

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Out Of The Box Career Site

January 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Websites

The economy has been ugly and jobs are so hard to come by. This article by Alexis Mainland from The New York Times tells us about Shatterbox, a recently started online community that “seeks to offer an antidote, encouraging students and young professionals to share their career ideas and inspirations.” It features a video gallery [...]

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Into Every Life A Little Snow Must Fall

January 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

Yesterday’s snowfall brought some new visitors to our house! We had a beautiful hawk sitting in a tree next to a birdfeeder and also this beautiful pileated woodpecker who made a rather large hole in an oak tree! What does this have to do with technology? The picture was taken by my [...]

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Dark Clouds Ahead For Blackberry?

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

This article from ZDNet by Jason Perlow talks about the impact of the iPhone and Droid phones on RIM (Blackberry) market share.  There’s a good chart listing the change in market share from August 2010 to November 2010 for RIM, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Palm products.
There are many good phones out there. However, my [...]

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It’s Official: Verizon Gets The iPhone!

January 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · News

It’s Official: Verizon Gets The iPhone!
It happened! Today saw the announcement that Verizon will now have the iPhone! The iPhone is to be available on February 10, 2011. Jason Hiner of ZDNet has answers to five big questions in this article.  Check these Verizon iPhone FAQs.

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Verizon Mobile Phone Policy Changed

January 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

Verizon Mobile Phone Policy Changed
I just saw this article from Jason D. O’Grady of ZDNet on Twitter. The article Your Second Subsidized VZW iPhone Will Probably Be The iPhone 6 tells us that Verizon is “changing its phone upgrade program from 12 months to 20 months.”
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Cable Television Alternatives

January 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

Cable Television Alternatives
Prices go up; wages, not so much. . . Here’s an article from Jason D. O’Grady of ZDNet entitled Three Reasons To Dump Your Cable Provider: Boxee, Roku, Apple TV.   He offers less expensive alternatives to your current cable television cost.  None of these solutions is perfect (yet) but they each bear watching.
~mary anne
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CES Keynotes

January 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Events, News

Did You Catch The CES Keynotes?
If you missed any of the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) keynotes, click here to listen to them. It’s always interesting to listen to the views of industry leaders and hear where technology will be taking us.
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