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What is Goodreads?

Thumbnail image for What is Goodreads? by Barbara J. Feldman April 1, 2013

Goodreads is a social network that revolves around book reviews and recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads has 16 million members, 30,000 book clubs and over 23 million book reviews. And Goodreads recently announced that they are being acquired by Amazon. For me, the best part of Goodreads is their recommendation engine. Rate just twenty books, […]

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What is Qi Wireless Charging?

Thumbnail image for What is Qi Wireless Charging? by Barbara J. Feldman March 13, 2013

Qi (pronounced “chee”) wireless (or inductive) charging is a new standard in charging mobile devices without plugging them in (hence, it’s wireless.) Instead, the phone or tablet device is laid on a mat, and is charged via induction. Not being an electrical engineer, I’m not sure exactly what induction is, but it does have something […]

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Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe

Thumbnail image for Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe by Barbara J. Feldman January 22, 2013

Because of their versatility and lower cost (as least in comparison to the iPhone), the Apple iPod Touch is a popular gift for kids and teens. Depending on the age of your child, and how much access you want to give them, there are a number of things you can do to make the iTouch […]

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How to Sync an Audiobook with a Kindle eBook

Thumbnail image for How to Sync an Audiobook with a Kindle eBook by Barbara J. Feldman December 10, 2012

For many years now, I’ve been an Audible member, listening to audiobooks in my car. I’m also a dedicated Kindle reader, reading (mostly) on my Android. So I was pretty excited to test out the new Amazon feature that automatically syncs audiobooks with Kindle books, so that I can pick up wherever I was, no […]

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How to Use Dropbox to Share Family Photos

Thumbnail image for How to Use Dropbox to Share Family Photos by Barbara J. Feldman September 20, 2012

Dropbox is one of my favorite cloud storage platforms because of the variety of tools they offer that make it dead simple. Reasons Why Here’s a rundown of reasons to use Dropbox: 1) They have software for all the major computer platforms (Mac and Windows) that allow you to use Dropbox as a local folder. […]

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How to Share Your Amazon Prime Account

Thumbnail image for How to Share Your Amazon Prime Account by Barbara J. Feldman July 24, 2012

Amazon Prime is an annual membership that provides free two-day shipping on qualifying Amazon purchases for you and four “household members.” What this membership-sharing means is that you can provide Amazon Prime shipping benefits to your parents, siblings and friends. Yes, friends are included. The “household” definition is very loose, and the only check in […]

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