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App of the Week: DVR Your Reading List

Posted on 05/31/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyMy husband and I usually watch TV together for about an hour each night.   Or, should I say, I watch – and he reads articles on his iPad. A few nights ago, he complained that he couldn’t find a news story he saw earlier in the day, but didn’t have time to read. Cursing, frustrated, he searched through his emails unable to find the sender’s email who sent him the article attached. “This really makes me mad,” he uttered.  “I …

App of the Week: Bring Back The Bygone Concerts

Posted on 05/24/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologySummer is starting, and that means lots of outdoor concerts.  But if you’re like me, you have seen most of your favorite bands perform, and the thought of trekking in the heat and humidity to an amphitheater that seems to be at least a mile from your car is not so appealing anymore.  Been there—done that. But the music, the famous live concerts dating back to the 50s at the Fillmore, the Newport Jazz festival, Tanglewood, the Shrine Auditorium and …

App of the Week: Stop Waiting On Hold, Have ‘Em Call You

Posted on 05/18/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyDo you hate waiting on hold for a customer service rep to answer the phone?   How about that phone tree navigation system that nearly every company uses?  Don’t you just want to scream “representative” to the recorded voice that isn’t listening? Oh yeah, there’s an app for that too. It’s called fastcustomer.com. The app is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Kindle Fire and Chrome.  As long as you have an internet connection and a phone, you are in business. …

“I’m a Baby Boomer and a Mom, And We Invented Technology.”

Posted on 05/13/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyNot long ago I was at an app developer meetup, talking about baby boomers and what they want out of their gadgets and apps. “It’s important that we have easy to read fonts and 12 point type in apps,” I was explaining to a developer.  “The light fancy font young people use is very hard on our eyes.” No sooner had I finished my sentence when a young 20-something guy in scruffy jeans and t-shirt resembling the comic strip character …

App Of The Week: Paper Piles Be Gone

Posted on 05/10/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyDo you read articles on the Internet and want to clip them so you can review them in more depth later? Are you researching a new topic on the web and want to save that information without printing it? Do you like to have your files accessible to you when you’re on the move? Then you’re ready for the app called Evernote. Evernote allows you to save your ideas and to save things you read on the web, photos, pdfs …

App of the Week: When’s The Intermission In This Movie?

Posted on 05/3/2012 by |Technology | Comments

TechnologyIf you like to watch movies on your home television or in the theater—Flixster is a must have app for your mobile device. It’s the only guide you need for recently released movies in theaters and those on DVD.  It even has a direct line to Netflix for those using that service.   I don’t use Netflix; I have cable “on demand” so I can use the DVD feature too. Until I discovered Flixster, I would read the movie reviews in …