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Tuesday Twitter Roundup 04-15-14

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Here is this week’s roundup of Twitter highlights posted from my Twitter account: April 14 Could have done without this happening to my windshield. http://instagram.com/p/myRXOywYo5/ Have we gone too far with the selfie?: Selfies are everywhere and are part of our mainstream culture now. You’… http://bit.ly/1iNDtwC Could have done without this happening to my windshield. Left: what my wife is taking to work tomorrow. Right: what she left for the boys and me. April 13 Left: what my wife is taking to work tomorrow. Right: what she left

Change your Gmail theme [TIP OF THE DAY]

Tip of the Day

Reading your email doesn’t have to be boring. Spruce up your Gmail account with a custom theme. Click the Settings (gear) button in Gmail and select Themes from the menu. Start with something simple like a light, dark or colored theme or have more fun with a beach or ocean theme. There are dozens to choose from.

Microsoft Windows 8 Video Tutorial (Preview)

Windows 8 Basics Video Tutorial Preview

Here’s another preview of one of the Club Noobie DVD Video Tutorials, Windows 8 Basics. These DVD tutorials are mailed directly to all Club Noobie Platinum members’ homes each month. They are also sold individually in Noobie’s online store. The better deal, of course, is to receive them through the Club Noobie membership as the cost is far less and includes other goodies such as the Noobie Unplugged newsletter, a Tech Talk Audio Series CD, a tip sheet and what I call the product of the month, which

Have we gone too far with the selfie?

S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror

Selfies are everywhere and are part of our mainstream culture now. You’ll find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. An now we even have celebrities getting together to take a selfie at the Academy Awards. If only Bradley’s arm was longer. Best photo ever. #oscars pic.twitter.com/C9U5NOtGap — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014 Despite the popularity of selfies, they are still relatively difficult to take. At least to take and still look good. If you don’t believe me, try a few yourself. You’ll learn quickly there’s an art

HTC One M8: You had me at SenseTV [REVIEW]

HTC One M8 BlinkFeed

I recently got my hands on the new HTC One M8 and discovered a few new features that I really like. But before I get to those let me cover some of the basics. As expected, the HTC One M8 has one of the biggest smartphone screens yet, clocking in at a full 5.0 inches in full 1080p high definition. It also has a better battery and, thanks to its quad-core processor, zips along at a pretty nice speed. HTC BoomSound A unique (compared to other manufacturer’s smartphones)

When cell phone etiquette policies backfire

Best Classroom April Fools Prank Ever

Last week I talked about cell phone etiquette in my blog post and told everyone to do us all a favor and get off your cell phone. Since then, I’ve learned about a professor in Grand Rapids, Michigan who has a policy that if your cell phone rings during his class, you have to answer the call on speakerphone. I’m sure the professor was well-intended with his policy. I’m also equally sure he never saw his student’s April Fool’s joke coming. Watch and enjoy. If you can not

Tuesday Twitter Roundup 04-08-14

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Here is this week’s roundup of Twitter highlights posted from my Twitter account: April 7 I just tried to get in someone else’s car thinking it was mine. The real owner was walking towards the car when I did it. #smh In the past 10 days I’ve been to Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, W. Palm Beach & Jupiter (FL), Baltimore and Chicago. I’m wrecked. Zzzzzzzzzzz… I have no interest in watching tonight’s championship game. At least 10 teams would have caught my interest in this game but not these

Finding Microsoft Excel formulas [TIP OF THE DAY]

Tip of the Day

To look up a formula in Microsoft Excel, click the fx button near the formula bar or click the Insert Function button on the Formulas tab. A popup window will appear allowing to to search for or select a function. To see all functions change the category to “All”. Clicking on a function name will show you the function’s purpose and how to use it.

You’ll never guess where my son’s missing iPod touch showed up

iPod touch in the couch

I’ve always taught my sons to treat their electronics with care and respect. In the rare instances when they don’t, they get them taken away. Which is why I was completely bent out of shape last November when my son told me he couldn’t find his iPod touch. When I asked him how long it had been missing he guessed “a couple of days.” Well a couple of days was long enough for the battery to completely drain and make any attempts at using the Find my iPod

My first experience using Mayday on my Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon Mayday Amy

I can’t believe it took me this long to use the Mayday feature on my Kindle Fire HDX. I guess it’s because it took until now before I had a legitimate problem I couldn’t figure out. Many times I thought about faking a question but I wanted the experience to be as genuine as possible so I kept waiting. My issue I was having was that I wanted to place a movie I rented on Amazon Instant Video into my son’s FreeTime account. If you’re not familiar with