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Why We Will Be Disappointed in the Apple Tablet

Assuming this upcoming Apple event January 27th is actually about the so called (mythical) Apple Tablet then yes I have a sense we may feel disappointment. Why? Partly because there is so much wild speculation and expectation surrounding this charming yet mythical new device.  I remember seeing devices like this at Disney World where there […]

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Find Free Internet Wireless Locations in Austin

I was out the other day and dearly wished I had this list. Be sure to add this link to your Favorites and/or keep a local copy on your laptop, pocketPC or wireless PalmPilot for the next time you’re out and about and need to jack-in quickly to the net.  Some free wireless Internet (WiFi) […]

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Voice over IP using Vonage Review – Austin TX

 I realized that there were better deals with lower rates on long-distance calls, but still it just pained me to see the bill each month from AT&T (as an example) with $8-10 in additional charges and strange taxes that made no sense and were not optional.  You just had to pay them.   I also […]

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Ok I did it, I bought an iPod

The story will be revealed late this week, when it arrives … Stay tuned! Tom

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How to Make Gmail Even Better

I like the way Merle of MCPromotionsPress.com says it: “Gmail is web-based email on steroids .”  I agree. I use Gmail daily and just love it. I have all my regular email forwarded to Gmail so I can access my Outlook mail from any browser while I’m out around town working with clients. My main […]

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How to See only Sponsored Links On Google

Thought you’d find this useful. http://www.google.com/sponsoredlinks   Go there. Type in         cell phones   You’ll only see the sponsored links. Not the organic listings. Very useful little ditty. Tom

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Picasa 2 – Photo Editing Tool – Released from Google

There is a lot going on in the news. One item that caught my eye is the new Picasa 2 release from Google. This is a free software program for managing your digital photographs. This new release has some amazing enhancements and, like the first release, Picasa is just so simple to use. I have Adobe Photoelements 3.0 […]

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Google has Maps – maps.google.com and more …

Don’t you just love it when the search engines start one-upping each other? So go take a look at http://maps.google.com. It’s really very useful and practical – as are all Google tools. Not real pretty … just darn practical.  If you have a PC, be sure to LEFT CLICK and hold to see how that moves the […]

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Google Does Weather

Get current conditions and a forecast by typing [weather Austin] into your favorite browser, or whatever your U.S. location is (zipcodes are also fair game) [weather 78737]. If you prefer, use Google SMS to send a text message to the U.S. five-digit shortcode 46645 (GOOGL on most mobile phones) followed by your meteorological query. I […]

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Google Toolbar 3.0 Beta Good but …

I’ve loaded the new Google 3.0 toolbar and love it.  Briefly, here is what’s new: SpellCheck – Check your spelling whenever you type in web forms WordTranslator – Translate English words into other languages AutoLink (US only) – Turn street addresses into links to online maps The Spellchecker is awsome. It’s the same one used […]

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