Posted on February 24th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“The Book of GIMP,” by Lecarme and Delvare, $50 from nostarch.com, is a great guide to the GIMP photo-editing program.
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Posted on November 27th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Here’s something for the person who hates typing. It’s the LiveScribe “Sky WiFi Smartpen,” and it digitizes your handwriting, records the lecture you’re listening to and stores it all in the cloud.
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Posted on November 17th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Captricity.com digitizes documents at 20 cents per page, whether they’re hand written or typed. The first 25 pages are free. They use humans, not scanners, and here’s a tip Bob got from someone who uses this kind of data entry service extensively: To assure accuracy as much as you can, have the same documents done by more than one person, because it’s very unlikely that two people would make exactly the same mistake. Yes, it doubles the cost, but for many uses it’s worth it.
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Posted on August 8th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Addappt” is a free app for iPhones. It keeps your iPhone contact information updated, as long as your friends sign on. Download the app and request an invitation during the trial stage.
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Posted on July 4th, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Buy Me A Pie is a grocery list app that’s free for iPads and iPhones through today, July 4. The Web-only version is always free at BuyMeAPie.com. The list can be emailed or texted; if you have an iPad and iPhone, it’s automatically synced to both devices.
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Posted on December 7th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
DigitalWish.org is on a mission to get technology into the classroom. Teachers can list what they need and accept donations. Donors can help teachers who need equipment.
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Posted on October 20th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Amazon’s new $199 “Kindle Fire” may surpass the phenomenal sales of Apple’s iPad.
In the first five days it has been available for pre-order, 250,000 were sold. Apple sold 300,000 iPads on opening day, but that included pre-orders and live sales. If Amazon continues like this, the Fire will probably burn past the iPad.
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Posted on September 6th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A storehouse of three million free titles from the Google digital library may tempt us to get the new iRiver EBook reader. Target is selling it for $140.
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Posted on June 1st, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Here’s how bad an Internet addiction can get. CBS science correspondent Daniel Sieberg was assigned to do a show on swimming with sharks in the Bahamas and as his boat approached them, he sent Facebook alerts with one hand while steadying the boat with the other, then panicked when his Blackberry showed a signal strength of only two bars.
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Posted on April 28th, 2011 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A recent press release drew a lot of attention from some people when it claimed a new cartridge let old cameras take digital pictures. You just put the cartridge into the compartment where you would normally put a roll of film, the release claimed, and the camera would be able to take digital pictures.
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