Category Archives: Media

Cloud Storage

When it comes to cloud storage I often ask myself which one is the best for your day to day working environment? The truth is they all have their own strengths and weaknesses. As many of you know I work in a public school setting and we are always looking for ways to better serve the students and staff while still maintaining a balance of reliable technology for everyone. I look at my own cloud storage and find that I am using four main ones. Google Drive for all my school-based work, Onedrive for all of my company work, iCloud … Continue reading

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What is a Podcast?

A Podcast is an online radio show. Most podcasts that you will find online are FREE. Podcasts are created and produced by people just like you. Someone sitting in front of a computer with an idea. We connect a microphone to the computer and use a free software program to record our thoughts and we begin recording. Podcasts are the thoughts of someone with something to share. Most of the time it is some form of learning. If I have an expertise and want to share what I know with the world. I can create a podcast and share my … Continue reading

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Technology And Sports

It is amazing how much technology is used in sports today. Everything from keeping score, tracking players speed, talking to players and the most obvious recording all of the action. I was amazed when the football coach showed me a device that measures the amount of pressure a football player hits a push sled. The device then use wireless technology to send this information to the coach’s smart phone. If you watch the NFL you will at times see the coach on the sidelines talking into a headset. A lot of times these headsets are connected via wireless to the … Continue reading

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Books On Paper

I know I have talked about e-readers in the past and I could tell you a million reasons to have one. But today I am going old school and I am going to tell you why it is also nice to have a paper book. On Tuesday I had the great pleasure of meeting and hearing a author in person. I have been reading her books for years and always waiting for the next book in the series to be released. After the talk there was a book signing. Now if I had my handy dandy e-reader where would she … Continue reading

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Computer Gaming

I used to tell everyone that the computer is to useful to be used for gaming. Well I was right about one part of that statement. The truth is that the computer can handle many tasks and handle them very well. Computer gaming has become part of our culture. I never thought in my life time that I would see my 78 year old mother sitting at a computer playing games. But she spends a lot of time sitting playing bingo on POGO with friends she has never met face to face but she knows them online. So why did … Continue reading

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Your Being Watched

Since I write about technology and a lot of times how it changes our lives I thought I would talk to you about what you most likely already knew. In this world and at this time we are always being watched. Do I mean big brother with a satellite beaming down and watching us in our homes? No, what we are talking about is everywhere you go and almost every store you walk into you are on cameras. People watching our every move. Sort of, I’ll get to that in a moment. Once my brother in-law was traveling on the … Continue reading

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Photoshop Elements

A lot of people don’t realize that when you use Photoshop Elements you also have a powerful organizer. I have been using Elements since version 1. I have always been impressed about how easy it is to organize all of my photos. It is also really nice in that it allows you to build albums so you can keep your photos together. I also like that it imports based on events. A event is really the date that the pictures were taken. Once you get all of your albums built and you have all of your photos imported; you can … Continue reading

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DVD’s Are Dying

In this world we live in media is for ever changing. We talked once about how music has changed over the years and now we are seeing a shift in videos. From DVD to streaming content over the Internet. I think just like the cassette tapes of year gone by we will also see the DVD slowly move into history. I know I used to sell a lot of training DVD’s and they have been on a decline over the past few years. I now offer my content as online streaming media. Soon you will no long find a DVD … Continue reading

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Google Glass

When I was recently away at the technology conference I attended I had a chance to try on a pair of Google Glass. When you first pick up Glass you will notice that they are a little heavier then they look. I always noticed that they seemed to get a little warm over the right ear, this is due to the battery being located there. The person who was at the table showing them off said this is normal. Once I had the Google Glass on and started to see the little screen over my right eye I found it … Continue reading

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Happy With Your Cell Service?

I was reading Consumer Reports and came across a article talking about cell phone services. This is one of those monthly bills that no one really likes but it seems everyone has one. And it seems we pay a lot of money for our trusty cell phones. Most of us myself included have been with the same cell phone provider for years. I think looking back I have been with Verizon for over twenty five years. Even if we have bad service at times it seems we still stick with the same companies. Reading about price it looks like the … Continue reading

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