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Entries from January 2014

10 Cool Android Apps to Start the Year

January 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Software

Check out this article on 10 Cool Android Apps to Start the Year.  There are some great choices in this ZDNet article by James Kendrick.  Check it out!
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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Smartphone

January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Software

This is a great article listing 10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Smartphone.  I will be trying the paint matching app soon!  Thanks to Matt Petronzio of Mashable.com for this.
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Website for Comparing Physical Sizes of Digital Cameras

January 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Websites

For those camera aficionados out there:  If you are in the market for a new camera and want to know its physical size so you can compare it to other cameras, go to http://camerasize.com/compare/ to do comparisons of size and weight.  Thanks to David Pogue for tweeting about this.
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Use Your Tablet as a Second Monitor

January 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software

I can’t live without dual monitors–it enhances productivity and generally makes computing life much easier.  When I travel though, I really miss my second monitor.  This article explains which apps you can download to use your tablet as a second monitor (yes, there is a charge for these apps).  Thanks to Matt Petronzio of Mashable.com [...]

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It’s Grammy Night (Sunday, January 26)!

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, News, Wilton Library Resource

Sunday, January 26, is Music’s Biggest Night with the Grammy Awards. Here is the list of nominees. Enjoy the show! And don’t forget to place a hold on our CD–Grammy Nominees 2014.
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Stream the Super Bowl on Your Laptop or iPad for Free

January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, Software, Websites

Sunday, February 2, is Super Bowl Sunday.  If you don’t have access to the game on a big screen, you may want to read this article on how to stream it on your laptop or iPad.  You will have to go to FoxSportsGo.com on your laptop or download the FoxSportsGo app on your iPad.  Thanks [...]

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Miniaturized Controller for iOs Games!

January 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

Entrepreneurs are bringing gaming controllers to the iOs (iPhone/iPad) world!  The Stratus wireless game controller from SteelSeries will become available today.  It is designed along the lines of controllers used with Xbox and PlayStation.  A full charge is purported to give 10 hours of battery life.  Check out Gregory Schmidt’s review from The New York [...]

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Baby It’s Cold Outside Again!

January 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Websites

At almost 10 am today , it is 3 degrees!  Wind chills make it feel even colder (-16 degrees).  These extreme temperatures can quickly cause frostbite and hypothermia.  I thought it would be a good idea to repeat this post on extreme cold.  Click here for the CDC’s Extreme Cold Guide to see what you [...]

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Save This Post For When You Don’t Have Power. . .

January 21st, 2014 · Comments Off · News

It’s a good idea to print this post from Mashable and save it for when you do not have power:  5 Things To Do With Your Computer When Wi-Fi Is Down by Yohana Desta.  You can also do these tasks when you have some extra time.
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Beginner’s Guide to Etsy

January 20th, 2014 · Comments Off · Websites

Many of us want to explore new sites and social media but don’t know where to begin.  Here is an updated Beginner’s Guide to Etsy (the place to buy and sell all things handmade and vintage) by Stephanie Buck of Mashable.com.  You will also find supplies and an engaging social network.  If handmade is your passion, [...]

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