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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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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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Win a TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

Thumbnail image for Win a TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator by Barbara J. Feldman August 17, 2012

After reading my post about the TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator demo at BlogHer ’12, the nice folks at Texas Instruments offered up a calculator to giveaway to a reader in a back-to-school sweepstakes. Let’s kick off this contest by sharing calculator stories. What calculator did you use in high-school or college? What’s your best […]

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TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

Thumbnail image for TI Nspire CX Graphing Calculator by Barbara J. Feldman August 15, 2012

Wow! Are you nerd enough to get excited about a calculator? Apparently I am. At BlogHer ’12, Texas Instruments invited me to a hands-on demo of their newest graphing calculator, the TI Nspire CX (and gave me one I re-gifted to my college kid.) Now, I have to admit that my college days were PRE-CALCULATOR […]

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Free WiFi Access For Cable Subscribers

by Barbara J. Feldman June 5, 2012

Many cable internet subscribers will soon have access to thousands of free WiFi hotspots in major metropolitan areas across the country. The hotspot service, named CableWiFi, will be free to customers of Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable. CableWiFi has already launched in New York City and central Florida, and […]

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