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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Your Smartphone

January 28th, 2014 · 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.

~mary anne
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Website for Comparing Physical Sizes of Digital Cameras

January 27th, 2014 · 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 · 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 for this great information!

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

January 25th, 2014 · 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 · 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 to David Pogue for tweeting about Alyssa Bereznak’s article.  Check it out!

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Miniaturized Controller for iOs Games!

January 23rd, 2014 · 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 Times Personal Tech column.  Click here for more from Gregory Schmidt.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside Again!

January 22nd, 2014 · 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 can do to protect yourself, your home, and your car.  Stay warm and safe.

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

January 21st, 2014 · 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 · 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, Etsy is for you.  Check it out!

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Lower Your Phone Bill With Instant Messaging

January 19th, 2014 · 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 this article.  Check it out!

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