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Entries from July 2011

Spotify Free Legal Music

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Reviews, Software, Websites

Last night, this article from David Pogue in The New York Times really caught my interest!  “Free, legal, song-specific and convenient” music–what more could I want!  In order to try it, you must receive an invite from a friend or request one from Spotify.com.  I’ve requested mine and hope it comes for this weekend!  I’ll [...]

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Ordering Food by Phone Without Words

July 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

In a New York Times article by Joshua Brustein, we are introduced to two apps, GrubHub and Seamless.  They are available free for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.  They allow you to order food online–easily and wordlessly.  While there is little coverage for our area in Seamless and no coverage yet in GrubHub, they will most [...]

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AAA Apps

July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Destinations, Software

Have you seen AAA’s TripTik Mobile app?  It is great for finding the lowest gas price nearest to your location.  This is just great for those summer excursions!  This app also offers maps and turn-by-turn directions.  It also shows AAA offices, approved auto repair facilities and local events.  AAA Discounts will show you AAA discounts [...]

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OS X Lion, MacBook Air and Windows 8

July 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Programs, Software

I’m very excited about Apple’s OS X Lion!  I upgraded the software on my iPod Touch and iPad this past weekend in preparation for upgrading my MacBook Air from Snow Leopard to Lion.  This first part of my upgrade went rather well and my portable devices are ready to sync (hopefully next weekend) when I [...]

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HTC Has Patent Troubles

July 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet posted a very interesting article entitled “Apple deals massive patent blow to HTC, Android in serious trouble.”  He states that a judge ruled that “smartphone maker HTC has infringed two Apple patents, and it seems likely that every single Android device out there infringes the same patents.”  Yes, this is a [...]

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Do You Know What Cramming Is?

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

According to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), cramming is “the practice of placing unauthorized, misleading or deceptive charges on your telephone bill. Crammers rely on confusing telephone bills in an attempt to trick consumers into paying for services they did not authorize or receive, or that cost more than the consumer was [...]

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HP TouchPad

July 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews, Software

James Kendrick of ZDNet.com posted this very interesting story yesterday:  HP: This TouchPad owner just got very nervous. Thanks. He saw enough promise in the webOS platform–as I did with my purchase of a PalmPre phone.  Then, he discovered yesterday that Jon Rubenstein (head of the webOS unit) had been replaced at HP.  This is [...]

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PC Shortcuts

July 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Programs, Software

Learning a few keyboard shortcuts can make your computer time more productive and shorten your document-editing time.  Here are 15 PC keyboard shortcuts from mashable.com (via American Express OPEN Forum) that you should learn.  As Matt Silverman says, it’s a great way “to speed up your workflow and impress your colleagues at the same time.”
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