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Entries from January 2014

Lower Your Phone Bill With Instant Messaging

January 19th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software

According to this story on NPR, traditional texting is down in the U.K. and with it cell phone bills.  Users are beginning to gravitate toward apps that use the Internet for instant messaging (Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp).  These apps have more features than traditional texting that you may find useful.  Thanks to Karen Z for forwarding [...]

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What To Print With A 3D Printer? Chocolate!

January 18th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News

What can you use a 3D printer for?  Hershey Company has agreed to partner with 3D Systems to create 3D chocolate products and professional food printers.  Check out this article by Lucas Meariam of ComputerWorld to learn about the details.  How sweet!
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Choosing an Air Travel Search Site

January 17th, 2014 · Comments Off · Destinations, News, Websites

It’s easy to always use the same old air travel search site without exploring the many new offerings available.  Seth Kugel, the Frugal Traveler for The New York Times, has written a terrific article entitled How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site.  He has done a great deal of testing and you will want [...]

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Awards Season Continues With the Oscars!

January 16th, 2014 · Comments Off · News

The Oscar nominations have been announced!  Check out the nominees, view trailers, synopses, and more.  Watch the show at 7 pm on March 2 on ABC.
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Control Your Home WiFi

January 15th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Reviews

David Pogue tweeted a link to an article at Yahoo Tech by Dan Tynan about the Skydog Smart Router.  If you need to control access in your home by time, by device, by site, and more, this may be the device for you.  Check it out!
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Thinking About Switching Your Cell Phone Carrier?

January 14th, 2014 · Comments Off · News

If you are thinking about switching your cell phone carrier, you should read this article by Jennifer Waters of MarketWatch (which I discovered in a Tweet from Jean Chatzky).  There are many things to think about–you don’t want to make a decision you will soon regret.  Check it out!
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Start Button Returns in Windows 8.1

January 13th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Software

This week’s Personal Tech column in The New York Times by J.D. Biersdorfer talks about the return of the much missed Start button in Windows 8.1 and also about using AirDrop between Macs and Apple mobile devices (you can’t yet).  The Windows section also has links to an overview of the Windows 8.1 update.  Check [...]

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Free App For Limited Time: 7 Minute Workout

January 12th, 2014 · Comments Off · Software

So many of us have resolved to become more fit in this new year. I’ve heard so much about the 7 Minute Workout and saw a Tweet for an article on Mashable by Aldrin Calimlim entitled: Avoid the Crowded Gym With the ‘7 Minute Workout’ App. The app usually costs $1.99 but [...]

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Buying a Tablet?

January 11th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, Reviews

I read a great article this morning on Mashable by Lance Ulanoff on How to Buy a Tablet.  People often ask me “what is the best tablet” and my answer is that it is a personal choice based on what they intend to use it for.  This article explains the different types of tablets, prices, [...]

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Flight Aware

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Software, Websites

I saw this app mentioned on The Today Show this morning and thought it would be helpful for those who travel a great deal or pick up people from airports a great deal.  Flight Aware makes it easy to see if a flight is on time or delayed and my favorite feature is seeing the [...]

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