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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Wondering how to sync your iPad 2 /iPhone 4 bookmarks with your PC or Mac browser?  You can use iTunes to sync.  Just connect the device to iTunes.  Click on the iPad/ iPhone tab in  iTunes > Info > Other. Check ‘Sync bookmarks with’ and choose your preferred browser.  Simple!

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

Now your restaurant menu can be digital with Aptito! 

Aptito is brilliant! Now before I get barraged with all of the standard questions that I’m sure are brought on by this concise statement such as: What is Aptito? Why are they brilliant? Does Aptito have any affiliation with “Tito”; (the rotund Hawaiian surfer from the hit Nickelodeon  cartoon series “Rocket Power”), who has a particular fondness for food? Please allow me to qualify those first three words, and answer each of those questions.

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

 

iCloud fever! 

Apple has undoubtedly done some truly innovative things with its creativity since that fateful day of its founding on April 1, 1976 .It released the first “Macintosh Computer” (ubiquitously known now as just a Mac) in 1984, a machine that isn’t exactly the sexiest or most attractive gadget  in the world to us now, but back then was actually pretty fancy stuff.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

 

Social Media is changing the landscape of, well… everything.  Even baking.  Check out these Social Media cookies!

My friend and fellow technologist Dawn Doherty re-tweeted this really awesome article by Katie Lance: An Impressive Example: Getting Social Media Right.  I thought Katie’s story was so phenomenal, I had to repost. 

 
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Posted by Jesse Braunstein

Photo Credit: Dave White, Artist - Superheroes and Villains Collection

 

Integrity on the Internet is a hot topic!  Elizabeth Boylan’s article “Do Multiple Identities Reflect a Lack of Integrity?” hits the nail on the head!  I read it and thought the way she approached the argument was exceptional. Although it may seem to some that the Internet is a place where no harm can come of establishing numerous Bruce Wayne/Batman alter egos and using these various versions and visages of the self as masks for different situations, these types of individuals ignore altogether the concept of integrity.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

TechCrunch reported yesterday that it has learned of Twitter’s acquisition of TweetDeck. TweetDeck is an application that connects you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media and social networking site. 

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

The iPhone 4 / iPad 2 have enhanced camera functionality (FYI: the predecessor models had only one camera, while the new devices now actually have two: forward facing and rear facing).  The new cameras also have functionalities the old one did not, like:

Camera Flash
Open the Camera app; there’s a flash icon at the top left of the screen (looks like a lightning bolt).

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

As Osama news broke Sunday, I posted a link in my Link Roundup to a TechCrunch story on Bin Laden’s death spreading like wildfire on Twitter.  It all started with a little tweet and the topic was trending on Twitter within minutes.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

 

 

Sometimes our iPad 2 or iPhone 4 has 10 or more apps suspended but still running, draining battery life.  To close the apps, double click on the home button until the Shortcut Menu appears.  Now tap and hold on any shortcut icon until they begin to wiggle.  You’ll notice a red bar appear at the top left of each app that’s running.  Click on that bar to close the app.  It will shut it down and unpin it from the Shortcut Menu.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

What is the best gadget for pets? For your dog, it is the Retrieva Collar, the world’s first tracking and anti-theft dog collar.  Using GPS technology, the Retrieva Collar will make sure Fido is never lost.  The collar locates your pet and displays the information to you via computer or cell phone.  Integrated, snug-fitting yet comfortable design, the collar is made of anti-cut webbing and includes automated tamper and anti–theft alerts.

 
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