Archive for ‘entertainment

Cool tech gadgets that are cheap on Amazon

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This week, some fun stuff. It’s good to have computer tips and security alerts and warnings to back up your important data, but sometimes we need to take a break and check out some things that can amuse and entertain us. And really, some of these things can be considered computer-related or technical in some […] Read more »

Over 5000 free TV channels with Rabbit TV?

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Recently I came across an interesting product called Rabbit TV (get it here).  You may have seen this as well.  The package advertises 5000 FREE TV channels.  Amazing!  I don’t even get that many channels with my Verizon FIOS television package.  I decided to buy it and see if it could really deliver what was […] Read more »

How to send a voice message by email

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Want to surprise someone?  Send them an email – but instead of text on their screen, they will actually hear your voice! I used this a few times over the past week with some of my friends and clients, and the response has been very positive. I like this for a couple of reasons: […] Read more »

Your toddler + your laptop = Big entertainment!

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If you got a new laptop for Christmas, probably the last thing on your mind is to let a very young child play with it.  Who knows what could happen? But you need not fear – some creative minds have come up with a way to let your little one be entertained by your expensive […] Read more »

Cool Google trick

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Here’s something you may not have seen before.  Is this a practical suggestion that will help you use your computer more easily and effectively?  No.  But it’s a cool thing to show your friends.  If you like it, click the “Like” button, and even the “Send” button to share it with others. Here it […] Read more »

The story behind the Windows XP wallpaper “Bliss”

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[google1 count=”on”] Every so often, I like to take a break from the “How to” computer tips and the lectures about backing up your computer (you should do that now if you haven’t already, you know!).  Sometimes it’s fun to just learn something you didn’t know before.  Today’s the day. Take a look at […] Read more »

Always fresh content for your phone or computer

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In some recent blog posts I have talked about how to listen to custom CDs or audio books in your car, either by burning a CD or through an FM transmitter, or plugging your player directly into the car audio system.  Recently I found a fantastic service that provides streaming content directly to your smartphone […] Read more »

How to listen to MP3 files in your car

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Last week I talked about how to convert MP3 files to an audio CD so you could listen to them in your car.  I didn’t want to overwhelm you with too much information at once, so here is the rest of the story – there are other options for listening to music or audiobooks in […] Read more »

How to create an audio CD from an MP3

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Recently someone asked me, “I have a lot of MP3 music files on my computer, and I would like to play them in my car’s CD player.  What software do I need to buy in order to create an audio CD?”  Great question – and this process is probably a lot easier than you think.  […] Read more »

Google’s self-driving cars – no human needed!

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Google continues to push technology right to the edge.  They are putting lots of money into researching things that will actually change our lives, and this doesn’t have anything to do with how we find a website on the internet.  Google is now developing cars that actually drive themselves.  On public streets. I guess […] Read more »