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Apple Security Issue: OSX Update Now Available

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

Apple has released the security update for OSX devices (see my earlier post today).  You will see it in the App Store.  I have updated my OSX device with no issues.
~mary anne
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Apple Security Issue

February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Hardware, News, Software, Websites

This is an important article by Jeremy Kirk of PCWorld.com advising that you update your Apple iOS devices due to a security risk.  You will find the update under Settings.  An update for Apple OSX devices is expected shortly.
~mary anne
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Google Maps Gets Major Update

February 24th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software

Google Maps (one of my go to apps) gets a major update!  This article by Nathan Olivarex-Giles of WSJ Digits describes five features you will want to know about.  I am particularly excited about the public transit option.  Check it out!
~mary anne
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What’s The Hype About WhatsApp?

February 22nd, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Reviews, Software

If you want to know what the deal is about WhatsApp, check out this review from CNET.com.  Nineteen billion dollars is quite a number to pay for an application so I wanted to know what the hype is about.  According to Whatsapp.com, “WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange [...]

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The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show

February 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Events, Software, Websites

If the Super Bowl, Fashion Week, or the Olympics have not been your thing, perhaps you would enjoy the Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show (Monday-Tuesday, 2/10-11/2014).  There is lots of live streaming, an app you can download, a television coverage schedule (Mon, 8-11 pm on CNBC; Tues, 8-11 pm on USA Network), and [...]

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Helping Siri Help You Better

February 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

Siri, your personal assistant on iPhones, can be a lifesaver.  You may ask her for directions home, read new email to you, send messages to a group, and much more.  Jonny Evans of ComputerWorld gives us this Quick Guide: How to Improve Siri in iOS 7.  Learn how to improve Siri’s pronunciation of difficult names [...]

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Photo Aging

February 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · News, Software, Websites

If you are wondering what you will look like in 10 or 20 years, check out the age progression tools from Perception Lab’s Face Transformer and apps for smartphones.  You may upload your own image or begin with a stock photo from the site.  This came to us from Bill Hogan at AARP.
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Translation App

February 4th, 2014 · Comments Off · Software

I found these apps mentioned in Virtuoso Life.  iTranslate Voice listens to any phrase you say in English and translates it into your choice of 36 other languages.  The app is free for Android devices and $1.99 for iOS.  I tested it (English to Italian) and thought it was really nice.  Google Translate also does [...]

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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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