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Using Face Time

December 8th, 2012 · Comments Off · Programs, Software

I have not generally been a fan of Skype or Face Time.  In my world, the beauty of a phone call is the invisibility of it—it doesn’t matter if one wears a ratty old sweatsuit or is without makeup.
Earlier this week, I was invited to my nephew’s swearing in ceremony to the Rhode Island Bar.  [...]

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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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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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iCloud, iOS 5 and OS X Lion

June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Events, News, Programs, Software, Websites

Well, I just finished checking out the Apple site to learn about their WWDC announcements (see June 5 post) and I have to say I’m impressed. I have become a bi-computer person, using both my PC and my newer Mac. I hear so often that Macs are easier, more intuitive, etc.; however, I [...]

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File Taxes With An App!

January 19th, 2011 · Comments Off · News, Programs, Websites, Wilton Library Resource

There is an app for almost anything! Intuit has released an app that allows filers of the 1040EZ form to file their taxes on their Android phones or iPhones. This New York Times article by Verne G. Kopytoff explains who may file via phone and also lists some other tax apps you might find interesting. [...]

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Mac App Store Is Open!

January 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Events, News, Programs, Software, Websites

The Mac App Store is Open!
The Mac App Store is available as a free software update for Mac computers running Mac OS X v10.6 or later. If you have an earlier version of Mac OS X, you will need to upgrade to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Here’s a link to instructions from Apple.  [...]

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Do You Want To Be A Star?

June 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · News, Programs, Reviews, Software

Most of us sing in the shower.  And in the car.  And, we always sound great, right?  If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can now purchase two apps ($3 each) that will allow you to record your voice over Taylor Swift’s music or over three songs from Glee.  The Glee app [...]

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Staying In Touch Online

June 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Programs, Websites

People often tell me negative things about social networking–how too much time is wasted on Facebook and MySpace and that young people need to do other things.  Yes, we should aim to be well-rounded people but we must also remember that there are wonderful things about social networking.  When we are isolated in our homes [...]

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Yes, Poetry in Motion Was Wonderful!

March 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · News, Programs

It’s the morning after the night before and I’m enjoying replaying the wonderful performances of Poetry in Motion in my head. Wilton’s teens had two sold out performances and they were passionate, prepared, and inspiring. Here’s the technology tie in: Never say you can’t learn new things. . . I was in charge of lighting–a new and scary experience but I learned something new! We’re never too old (or busy) to learn new skills.

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Wilton Teens Star in Poetry in Motion at WLA

March 27th, 2009 · Comments Off · Programs

I’ve been spending all my spare time with our Teen Librarian, Susan Lauricella, who for the third year has created another amazing Poetry in Motion event with our incredibly talented Wilton teens. The two performances are scheduled for tonite and tomorrow at 7:30 pm and tickets are $5. There are a few left. I hope you can join us for what will be a wonderful experience!

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