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An app to help you text and walk?

An app to help you text and walk?

There is a new app on the horizon that will help you to stop smacking into things while you text and walk. My first reaction was the usual – stop texting and walking – Duh.  But, with the world and our lives beginning to sync more with mobile devices, especially smart phones, the reality is […]

April 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pandora Streaming Music: 200 Million Registered

Pandora Streaming Music: 200 Million Registered

The music recommendation service site, Pandora.com, has reached 200 million members and interestingly, 140 million of those are streaming music via a mobile device. According to this TechCrunch Post, “Pandora streams around 200 million songs before 10am each morning.” Now that’s impressive.

April 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Google via Text Message

Google via Text Message

You are staring at the one bar of cell service you have in the subway just praying that  the web browser will return an answer before you leave the station……. and it starts to load just as you leave. Rats. Did you know that you can text Google (466453) a question and get an answer […]

April 8, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Google Reader to Retire July 1

Google Reader to Retire July 1

I have been out on maternity leave for a while and a bit out of touch, I have to admit, but I somehow missed the announcement that Google was retiring its aggregator, Reader on July 1st.  Maybe I am now dating myself…. but I have used reader for years in conjunction with NetNewsWire and sad to see it […]

April 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
Joining iCloud

Joining iCloud

    If you’re like me, you’ve probably been procrastinating and avoiding your move from MobileMe to iCloud, which you will eventually have to do before June 30, 2012. Or maybe, you have an Apple device, but you just haven’t gotten around to signing up for iCloud. If you’re finally ready to move your devices […]

December 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wordle Fun

Wordle Fun

Just because it’s Wednesday (silly excuse) I wanted to post something for fun.  In this day and age of tags, keywords, IDs and categories, why not have a little fun with all those words and create a visual.  If you haven’t heard of Wordle.net, take just a second to check this site out. You can […]

March 23, 2011 | By | 11 Replies More
Inexpensive Audio Equipment for Recording Interviews/Lectures etc.

Inexpensive Audio Equipment for Recording Interviews/Lectures etc.

You’ve recorded an interview using your consumer camcorder.  Looks fine, but the audio sounds awful….in fact it’s unusable…you can’t hear anything your interviewee is saying.  Whats the answer?  Connect a “proper” microphone to your Camcorder and record the audio using that. There’s a catch, though.  Most microphones hook up to recording equipment using a balanced […]

March 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Reset Your Password vs. Change Your Password

Reset Your Password vs. Change Your Password

It may sound like quibbling but there is a difference between resetting your password and changing your password. When  you reset your password you are setting it back to the initial password (the first one you ever got at FIT) which is your date of birth in the default format of MmmDDYYYY example Jan031979. Keeping […]

February 25, 2011 | By | Reply More
Air Display for iPad

Air Display for iPad

The iPad allows you to be incredibly portable and is a great alternative to lugging around a laptop in transit. However, most of us have a computer available to us once we get to our destination, which can often leave the iPad collecting dust next to it. Why not put it to work and use […]

December 16, 2010 | By | Reply More
3500+ videos watched in 6 weeks

3500+ videos watched in 6 weeks

We receive periodic reports from Lynda.com on the number of training videos watched and the general topics the FIT community has been searching for.  I am so happy to announce that from the report covering the time period of May 20th to July 5th, the FIT community has viewed over 3,500 complete video tutorials.   […]

July 22, 2010 | By | Reply More