BUY ME A PIE

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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DIGITAL WISH

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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THIS KINDLE’S ON FIRE

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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LOTS OF FREE BOOKS

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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HAPPY INTERNET ADDICTION

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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JUST KIDDING

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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SCI-FI TIME

Speak into the phone in English and the listener hears the words in their own language.

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THE COMEBACK

When a top Chinese communist official said to Gary Shapiro, “China up, America down,” Shapiro got angry enough to write this book…

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THE KOBO EREADER

The Kobo eReader is great if you want a smaller device to fit easily in your pocket or small purse but it doesn’t have all the features of the Amazon Kindle.

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NEW KINDLE APP

A new Kindle app means books can be read in a browser window and any website can become a bookstore.

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