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What To Print With A 3D Printer? Chocolate!

January 18th, 2014 · 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 · 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 to reap the benefits.  Check it out!

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Awards Season Continues With the Oscars!

January 16th, 2014 · 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 · 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!

~mary anne
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Thinking About Switching Your Cell Phone Carrier?

January 14th, 2014 · 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!

~mary anne
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Start Button Returns in Windows 8.1

January 13th, 2014 · 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 it out!

~mary anne
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Free App For Limited Time: 7 Minute Workout

January 12th, 2014 · 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 is being offered for iPhone in the Apple Store App for free until February 20, 2014. You may have to go to the App Store on your iPhone, search for the Apple Store app and download it. Then, follow the process in the article to download the 7 Minute Workout app.

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Buying a Tablet?

January 11th, 2014 · 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, and uses.  Although it is from November 2012, it is still worth reading.  Check it out!

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Flight Aware

January 10th, 2014 · 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 flight path on a weather map.  Check it out!

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Wearable Fitness Bands

January 9th, 2014 · Hardware, Reviews

If you are one of the many people trying to become fit this year, you may be interested in this article from the Wall Street Journal comparing three fitness bands:  Jawbone’s UP24, the Nike+ Fuelband SE, and Fitbit’s Force.  The article also contains a video review.  Best wishes on reaching your goal!

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