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Which Word Best Describes …

by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

This Tech Tip post is not a tip I am offering you, but rather a favor I am asking from you. For years I have called the section of Surfnetkids.com that contains my weekly website reviews “Topics.” But I’ve never been happy with this, because I didn’t feel it was descriptive enough. I am making […]

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Little Mermaid iPad App Syncs with Movie

Thumbnail image for Little Mermaid iPad App Syncs with Movie by Barbara J. Feldman October 22, 2013

“I’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore,” sings Ariel in her starring role in Disney’s Little Mermaid. And now, she’s not the only one. This month Disney released an iPad app that is designed to sync with the movie in a MOVIE THEATER! Yup, kids are encouraged to bring their […]

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Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps

Thumbnail image for Crowdsourced Traffic Data Coming to Google Maps by Barbara J. Feldman August 20, 2013

After beating out Facebook and Apple for the purchase of Israeli mapping startup Waze, Google is now integrating the crowd-sourced Waze traffic updates into its mobile mapping apps. Google Maps will continue to buy traffic data from third-party vendors, but now that data will be bolstered by real-time updates about accidents and obstacles provided by […]

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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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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Subscription for Kids

Thumbnail image for Amazon Announces Kindle Fire Subscription for Kids by Barbara J. Feldman December 7, 2012

I am over-the-moon excited by Amazon’s new Kindle Fire content subscription service for kids 3 to 8. FreeTime Unlimited offers a nearly unlimited supply of apps, videos and ebooks for a low monthly fee of just $2.99 for Prime members. (You already are a Prime member, right?) The service includes Parental Control over content and […]

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Gmail Tip for Sending Really Big Files

Thumbnail image for Gmail Tip for Sending Really Big Files by Barbara J. Feldman November 29, 2012

Gmail has an attachment size limit of 25 MG, but recently announced a new feature that allows file sharing of up to 10GB using Google Drive. Here’s how it works. First of all, you need to be composing your message in the Gmail’s new compose window, so look for the “Try It Now” button (if […]

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