Posted on December 31st, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Amazon Instant Video,” for Android phones and tablets, allows you to download a movie for offline viewing, great for when you’re on a plane or train or otherwise out of range of a Wi-Fi signal. Go to Amazon.com/GetAndroidVideo for detailed instructions.
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Posted on December 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
“Yahoo LiveText” is for those situations where you want to see the other person you’re texting and you can’t talk. Maybe you’re at the library. You know how they are about people like you. With this app, you can text each other while also looking and batting your eyes.
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Posted on November 16th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The 20th anniversary of the first news broadcast on the Internet is coming up on November 23. In 1995, our friend Victor Dorff made history by talking ABC TV News into letting him put “World News Now” on the web. They thought he was crazy, but gave it a try.
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Posted on November 15th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Why pay $130 for the “Roku 4 Player” when the Roku stick only costs $47?
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Posted on October 17th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Going without cable TV is getting easier and easier. Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, Hulu, Showtime and HBO Now are obvious choices. But here are a couple we’ve overlooked:
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Posted on August 28th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
CuriosityStream.com claims to have the world’s best documentaries from the BBC and other channels around the world, plus original programming. The first month is free, then it’s $3 a month if you want to continue. But you have to give them a credit card for the free trial — and we never like that.
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Posted on July 2nd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Economicprinciples.org has a 30-minute video explaining economics. It’s recommended by Bill Gates and former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker.
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Posted on May 30th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’re starting to see drones in the park. Why are they looking at us? (We’re not paranoid yet, but we’re willing to start.)
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Posted on May 25th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Not every new thing is worth following. For example, we’ve been reading for weeks about Periscope, a hot new app for watching live video from anyone who cares to post it. As you might guess, the village videot strikes, and strikes again.
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Posted on May 15th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Our friend Frieda wanted us to see a clip from the Jon Stewart show dealing with Iran. We don’t watch Jon Stewart, so we went straight to YouTube and there it was. Frieda was so impressed when we told her about it, she started looking for videos near her home town and found several. So the tip is this: YouTube has practically everything, from old musicals to great documentaries and TV replays. Try it when you’ve missed something and are sorry.
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