Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Adgitize Shutting Down

I used three different advertising sites for promoting my blogs.

I got the most out of them by regularly visiting other members blogs.

I considered it manual labor and found it worth my time for the exposure they gave me.

Last fall, one of them closed down, and as of the end of this month, another one will be shutting down.

All three of them worked great together with the system I used.

Now it is down to only one.

And that one site is the oldest one, but it isn't what it used to be either.

I am really bummed that these two quality sites are no longer around.

If anyone uses any other good sites to promote their blogs, I would love to hear about it.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Snapdragon Stadium?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Snapdragon by Qualcomm for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm sure that you are wondering just what is Snapdragon Stadium.

Many in the sports world are familiar with the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.

Well, from December 18 through December 28, the Snapdragon Stadium and Qualcomm Stadium are one and the same.

This is a first for something like this, and it will happen for eleven days only.

Qualcomm, a wireless chip company, is the parent company of Snapdragon, and since they hold the naming rights for the Mission Valley stadium, they are allowed to do this.

Snapdragon makes application processors that power many of the smartphones that we all use.

Snapdragon processors by Qualcomm are the digital brains inside mobile devices made by Samsung, LG, HTC, and Nokia.

There will be several special events taking place in the Snapdragon Stadium during these 11 days.

The stadium will feature a Sunday night game with the Chargers playing Baltimore.

There will also be two college bowl games.

The first is the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 21,

And on December 28, the stadium will be hosting the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl.

The change hopes to make consumers aware of the Snapdragon processors in their phones, likening it to the phrase of the brand "Intel inside" for computers.





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Monday, December 19, 2011

Optical Cord

We purchased a new flat screen LED TV about two months ago.

We have been very pleased with the picture quality of this set, but the sound that comes out of those speakers built into it is just atrocious.

We have tried adjusting them with the settings to no avail.

We even plugged a pair of good quality speakers into the headphone jack to get a better sound.

It did sound better, but the volume on the TV set was in the high 80's.  It only went to 100.

We still couldn't hear it very well at times, and I kept thinking that the internal parts of the TV would blow up having the volume set that high, but not letting the sound come out at that high volume.

We searched online, and found a soundbar that we could add to help with the sound quality.

But it was expensive.

So we gave it some more thought, and wondered if we could set up the TV sound to come through the DVD player that has surround sound speakers attached to it.

By purchasing an optical digital cord, we could connect the two, and it should work.

It took a lot of configuring with the settings in the DVD player and the TV, but we eventually got it to work.

And the sound is great.

But when we play a VHS tape in the VCR, the sound deteriorates so badly, that all we hear after a few minutes is a mind-boggling deep hum.

It doesn't matter what tape we play, within 2-3 minutes that hum and vibration is all we hear.

We will have to do some research to find out what the problem is and how to fix it.

But we will enjoy the sound of the TV now as we use it regularly!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two Screens in One

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

These cell phones keep getting more amazing.

Just when you think the newest piece of technology cannot be beat, something new comes out that just blows it away.

In this case it is the LG DoublePlay - a cell phone with two screens.

It brings multi-tasking to an all new level.

Each touch screen is customizable and they can work together or independently. 

At first glance it looks like a regular cell phone.

But when that QWERTY kepboard slides out - that is when the surprise is revealed.

The second screen is embedded in the middle of the split QWERTY keyboard.

This device comes with a five megapixel camera that has an LED flash for those low light photos.

There is also a 720p HD video recorder to capture great videos.

Check out this Android 2.3  LG DoublePlay™ device over at T-Mobile, which is the only place you can find it.

How many hours do you spend texting or surfing the social networks on your cell phone?

Do you think this new LG DoublePlay would change the way you do these things?

I know one thing - it will certainly save a lot of time with it's multi-tasking capabilities.

Leave me a comment to let me know how this handy new device can help you.

This new technology is certainly amazing.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Google Analytics

Interested in how your website is performing?

Then Google Analytics can help you out.

It is not something I would have thought about when I made my blogs.

But when I wanted to try making some money with them, it became an important thing.

And I would not have known about it if it hadn't been for one of my earning websites that required them.

I have since accessed them myself, and even though they are a bit confusing unless you are someone who uses this info, I found them pretty interesting.

One of the most important stats gives the number of visitors to your website.

It also breaks it down by country and there are all kinds of stats and percentages that they derive from that info.

Not quite sure how to put it all to use for my benefit, but it does tell a lot of info about the traffic.

 It requires a bit of back-end searching in the html for the site in order to set them up, but most of the directions are pretty easy to follow.

Once the code is installed, it reports back to google all the info in those charts.

Check it out, and if you have any tips on how to successfully use the info, I would love to hear them!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Klout Network

I just discovered a newer networking platform called Klout.

Not sure how big it has gotten yet, but here is my profile if anyone wants to add me to their network.

It was pretty easy to set up and it pulled in both my Twitter and Facebook  friends.

It seems to be a score of how one is rated in popularity or influence on the internet.

Not quite sure how to use it yet, but I will keep checking back with it to see how things progress.

What has your experience been with them?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Norton For Me

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Norton Small Business by Symantec for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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In the past, I have posted about the security software that I use for my computer.

It has always been important to me that every computer in the house be protected with internet security.

And since I run my business on my computer, I have always made sure it is kept up to date and run regularly to scan for problems.


For years I have used the Norton Internet Security, and I have just recently discovered the Norton Small Business by Symantec software.

Instead of updating my computer with the 2012 update that has just come out, I may give this new product a try.

Especially now since Norton is giving small business owners a 30% discount on it.

I can not imagine running my business computer without having it protected.

All I need is a virus or worm to take control or destroy any part of my system, and I would be out of business pretty quick.

And I think it is also of the utmost importance to protect the information of my customers.

I know that most people think it will never happen to them.

But it does.

It can sneak up on you without you even knowing it.

That's why I wouldn't be without my Norton  Internet Security - it is worth the money invested.

Check out what Norton has to offer for you - and leave a comment to let me know which one works best for your system and why.

If you are a business owner, protect your Small Business from the latest online threats with Norton's products.

You will be glad you did!


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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Facebook and the Blogs

When I joined Facebook a couple of years ago, I was impressed with the way all my blogs seamlessly integrated into my feeds.

Then I joined Twitter, and that integrated just as nicely too.

My photo website also automatically posted to my wall.

I loved that one website could bring together all my sites and news into one area.

The tabs could promote my sites and interests.

It was great.

Then the tabs were taken away.

Then the networked blogs were taken away.

I now have to manually update my feed from my photo site.

And now, as of 11/22, the blogs will no longer integrate with Facebook.

We will have to manually put the posts in the feeds or use the new "notes" feature to add them to our feeds.

Pretty soon there will not be too much left to the site that works any more.

I am really disappointed and will miss this feature.

Not only for my blogs, but from the friends I follow also - I like to see their posts on my wall.

Some changes really are not for the better, and it is sad to see it going this way.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Importing Firefox Bookmarks to Chrome

In my last post, I wrote about the Google Chrome browser.

I was having a hard time getting it to read my bookmarks in firefox and import them into chrome.

I had tried the way I was supposed to import them, but they just wouldn't come through.

After some research, it was determined it was probably one of my firefox extensions.

So instead of deleting them all, I tried another method that worked like a charm.

I will post what I did, so hopefully it can help another user.

I found this info online:

1. Go to Firefox Bookmark
2. Click on Show all all bookmarks
3. Click on Import and Back up your bookmark
4. Click on Export HTML
5. Save it on a desired location
6. Open Chrome
7. Click on Bookmark and select Bookmark Manager
8. Click on Organize
9. Click on Import Bookmark
10 Go to where you originally saved the HTML...

Worked like a charm and imported them all.

I really like the way they run across the top of the browser - the whole screen gets used and they are still available.

I have been organizing them into folders on the bar, and it is coming together quite neatly.

I am really liking this browser and will explore some of the extensions and apps over the next few days.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Google Chrome Browser

I have been a die-hard Firefox browser user for many years.

A few weeks ago, I upgraded my version and was quite happy with it.

The speed was the most improved feature I noticed, and I was able to browse along nicely.

Then I noticed that I was being signed out of all my websites.

At first I thought it had something to do with Norton, my internet security program.

But it became quite evident over a period of time that it was my newly upgraded firefox that kept logging me out.

I checked all the options that were recommended to keep that from happening.

I also deleted a couple of files that had to do with cookies being stored as that was also recommended to fix the problem.

Well, when it started happening while in the middle of browsing, one minute I was fine, the next I was logged off of all my sites, I couldn't stand it any longer.

I wasn't able to find any other fixes for it, so I decided to give the Google Chrome browser a try.

I thought firefox was fast - chrome had the sites loaded faster than I could click them.

I can't figure a way to bring my hundreds of bookmarks over from FF - it just won't import them even though it tries to.

Since it has only been a day I have used it, I will try to keep my excitement down.

I will continue to use it for my drops each day - they fly.

I may eventually use it full time, but since FF has the bookmarks, I will have to stay with them for the time being.

Chrome is different from firefox, but I like it.

If you haven't tried it, check it out - it is free to download.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Entrecard Troubles

I think Entrecard is coming to an end.

It isn't even possible to access our accounts even though drops can still be made.

Only a few were done on my main blog today, and none on any of the other blogs.

I couldn't access the account to switch my users.

So, for the first time in many years, they didn't get done today.

And to be honest, the troubles that have been plaguing the dropping over the the past few weeks have just about worn out my patience with them.

I was giving serious thought to leaving that community.

But the decision might have already been made for us.

I welcome any comments from other EC users - lord knows, you won't find any answers on the EC site.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

New TV

We finally bit the bullet on the TV situation.

Our set was an old one - the kind with a big picture tube in it.

And it has been steadily on the decline for the past year with the picture quality getting worse by the day.

So we did our research.

And spent a lot of time in many different stores - electronic and department - searching for the best picture and size at the best price.

We wanted a 1080 resolution that was at least 24 inches in size.

And we liked the LED rather than the LCD.

And there had to be enough connections in the back for the VCR, DVD, and Xbox 360.

And since we do not have cable - there had to be an antenna connection.

After figuring out all this in the stores, we went online to find a real deal.

And we did - a 26 inch Vizeo for $180.

It met all our requirements and was a great deal.

It took an afternoon to set it up, and set-up and access to the VCR, DVD, and game console is different, but we were able to work it out.

And it was worth all the work and time we put into finding it - the picture is beautiful!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cell Phone Deals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Everyone wants a great deal on a cell phone.

Most of us stick to the same plan and get tied into a contract that sometimes can give you big surprises as you go along.

The Net10 Unlimited Plan has a solution for that.

For $50 a month, you get unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited data.

With no surprises, no contracts, and no credit checks, you know what to expect each month.

An the coverage is nationwide and they provide great reception and connectivity.

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They have many different plans available - whatever suits your lifestyle.

For $15.00 a month, you can get 200 minutes a month with the Easy Minutes Plus plan.

And they also offer a Pay-As-You-Go plan that has carry over of unused minutes when you keep the service active.

You can even switch between plans from month to month without paying any fees or charges.

They also have a phone for every need and they are affordably priced  .

Airtime can be purchased online, in retail stores nationwide, or on the phone itself.

A bit of something for everyone and certainly something to check out the next time your searching for cell phones and plans.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Google +

I haven't added Google+ to this blog yet, but I have added it to my main blog, Photos by KML.
It's right there, the first thing in the right hand side bar, and has been there for almost a week now.
And so far I have only one "+".
That is pretty sad.
I am wondering if perhaps there aren't too many people using it.
I try to hit it when I visit blogs that I like, I think that is the way it is supposed to work.
Or perhaps I didn't put the code on right on the blog.
I thought I would put it on my main blog to see if it was worth adding to my others.
I will give it more time, after all it is still in beta.
We will see how it goes.
Oh yeah, feel free to push the + button if you like my blog - Thanks!!


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Update Browser

Man, was I out of date.

My browser of choice is Mozilla Firefox.

And the last major update I did on it was about six months ago - or so I thought.

I was using some version in the 4's, which I thought was fairly current.

But when one of the secure sites I visited warned me that my browser needed to be updated for security reasons, I checked out what was going on.

Firefox was up to version 7.

I was way out of the loop on that one, so update I did.

Quite a few of my plug-ins or add-ons no longer work now, and the layout on the toolbar has had some major changes.

But the speed of it all makes up for any of those inconveniences.

It flies - I can't believe I had been creeping along and not realizing it with the old version.

So, if you too are a Firefox fan, do yourself a favor, and update to version 7.

You are going to love it!


Monday, September 19, 2011

CMF Ads Closing

I had noticed that the CMF ad site was having a hard time loading this past weekend.

I figured they were doing some kind of maintenance on the site.

But I was finally able to get onto it this morning, and there was an info line across the top that read they were closing on October 31.

I was bummed to read that - I have been with them since the beginning, and have their boxes on all my blogs.

It hasn't been a big earner, but they were part of the network that I use for visiting other blogs.

They are stating that the normal cash-out routine will be in place until September 25th, then they will have a new system to finish up sending out the earnings before they close the site.

It is sad to loose them - the blogs on there were quality ones that you didn't have to worry about running into problems with.

A big thanks to the owners who have kept it running all this time and all the best to them in their future endeavors.

I will be removing my boxes as soon as the ads on them expire.


Friday, September 16, 2011

A Good Cleaning

I always keep the outside of my PC pretty clean - using the vacuum around the vents each each week to remove the dust.

The back is a wiring nightmare, and it usually gets no attention at all.

So when the power went out a couple of weeks ago, I decided to unplug the whole system and give it a good cleaning.

I was really astonished to see the condition of this poor CPU.

The outlet fan in the back had a very thick coating of dust - it was almost hidden.

All of the connection ports were full as well.

After that was cleaned up, I opened the the case to see the innards.

It was unbelievable - there was dust everywhere.

It had been about a year since I had taken it completely apart like this.

I thought I was getting a lot of it before it entered the unit by vacuuming the outside each week.

Guess I will be taking it apart more often.

It wasn't giving me any problems, why, I don't know.

If I was in that condition, I would be making sure everybody knew!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Easy Prints

I have always either printed my own photos or used an online lab to have them printed professionally.

But my son needed a few printed right off for the next day, and he couldn't see spending so much money on replacement inks for his printer when having them printed at a lab was so much cheaper.

So down to the pharmacy with the quick print service we went.

They have the computers that take the images from the flash cards and then print what you want.

I had never used one of these services before so it was a learning experience.

And it was so easy - the software allows a bit of processing - cropping, lighting, and a few color correction options.

They were printed within ten minutes and were only 29 cents per photo.

The print quality was fine for what he needed.

It's a good thing to keep in mind for a few quick photos, and it is so easy to use.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Trouble with Entrecard

I have been dropping cards with the Entrecard service for blog since it was first started.

My main blog, Photos by KML,  has always dropped the most and visted the most blogs each day.

As I started new blogs, I added them to that service also, dropping for them at a much lower rate.

I have run across sites that are sketchy, some that have problems now and again, and some that are jsut plain trouble.

I have learned through the years who to visit each day.

But even those blogs can have problems without the owners even being aware of it.

A link, an ad, or being hacked can cause problems for their visitors.

And after all these years, and all my precautions - firewall, virus protection, and malware protection, I still run into them.

I have four blogs on that system and between them drop about 200.

I used to drop close to 600, but have been cutting back over the past few months.

I use my computer for my businesses online, and I don't want to compromise it.

So, more cuts on the dropping will have to be done.

I will still drop, but it will be on the ones that I really trust.

It is a sad thing that people have to cause such problems for others.

Keep your protection updated and use it regularly.

It will save your computer.


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scheduled Posts

We have a hurricane approaching us tomorrow, and we are being warned in advance that we won't have any power.

So along with storm preparations around the house, I am taking time to schedule a post for Sunday even though I won't be on the computer.

This blog is hosted on Blogger, and one of their great features is the ability to schedule your posts for any time in the future.

You can pick the day and the time, and since the info is all stored on Google's servers, when that time arrives, they will automatically post the blog entry.

A pretty handy tool, especially for times like these, or vacations when a computer is not available.
This is one feature that I use quite a bit.

Keep it in mind if you use blogger - it is quite a handy tool.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peace of Mind

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carbonite for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Carbonite Online Backup

We never think about it until it's too late.

Backing up our computers, that is.

I know I am guilty of it, and I have had it happen to me so you think I would be right on top of it.

Right after my computer was hit with malware, and I was able to get it back in shape, I made sure I manually did a computer backup regularly for many weeks.

Then once in a while I would forget about it and eventually the back-ups would get farther and farther apart.

Now there is a new way of backing up files on a  PC or Mac that takes the "remembering" out of doing it.

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It works automatically in the background to back up your files when it is connected to the internet.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Greenery Inside

We have some old pieces of RAM and a couple of older processor chips that we thought might be worth something to somebody.

So I checked them out online.

I was quite surprised with what I found.

They aren't worth anything for their "technology" features as I thought they might be though.

They are worth something for the metals that they have in them.

My couple of little pieces won't bring much, but if I had known they were going to do this, I would have saved many that I had taken to the dump.

We have disposed of a few computers over the years.

If I had just tucked that "greenery" on the inside away in a small box, it would be paying pretty good right about now.

Metals are at an all time high right now, and there is always someone who will find "treasure" in the "trash" of someone else.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Total Control

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sprint for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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We all rely on our cell phones for just about everything these days.

No longer do we need to keep an address book for all of our family and friends - we have cell phones and they do all that for us.

They also store many of our photos - keepsakes we do not want to loose.

All too easily, all of that info can be lost in a snap.

Whether it be from an accident, equipment malfunction, or someone steals the phone, not having our info available causes big problems for many people.

But there is a solution for that for those that have Sprint as their cell phone providers.

The Sprint Total Equipment Protection App can help locate a missing phone, lock and remotely wipe a stolen phone, and wirelessly sync contacts.

The phone can also be located on a map with the network integrated GPS technology in the phone.

Usually this service can only be added to the phone within the first 30 days of activating a new phone.  But until August 30, 2011, Sprint is holding an open enrollment  which allows it to be added for current subscribers.

This plan even covers the phone should it accidently take a swim in the pool with you.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Cell Phone Deals

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Net10 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Each day there seems to be more and more choices for cell phone plans.

The deals look to be getting better too.

The trend seems to be getting away from the lengthy plans and contracts, and going towards the monthly plans.

These plans have no contracts, no credit checks, and they provide nation wide coverage.

There is a plan for everyone too.

One of these phones could even be used a second phone for a business for a very low rate.

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The NET10 Unlimited plan offers unlimited text, talk, and data for $50 a month.

And for those who only need a simple phone, they have a plan for them too.

The Easy Minutes Plus plan offers 200 minutes for $15 a month.

And they even allow you to switch between plans each month without any fees or penalties.

The Pay As You Go plans allow you to carry over your unused minutes as long as the plan stays active.

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And they have a phone for every need.

Simple phones as well as the ones with all the bells and whistles including, cameras, video recorders, web access, and blue tooth capabilities.

Only the phones from the most trusted manufacturers are available: Nokia, LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Kyocera.

They have great prices on these phones too.

It is certainly something to think about when renewal times comes around with our current cell phone providers.

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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Check Those Links

Keeping a blog or website current with old links is something that often gets overlooked.

Especially when it is one that has been around for a few years.

And putting in new links is also something that should be ongoing.

Many links that I put in my blog years ago are no longer valid.

The websites have closed, the blogs have been deleted, or not posted to for a long time.

Those links have got to be taken off.

They only lead the search engines to dead ends or bad websites that have taken over the domains.

And it reflects badly on your blog or website ranking.

I have seen many good blogs come and go over the years, but I often forget to delete the links I have for them on my website.

It's a good thing to remember to do every few months

And add a few new ones too - the search engines love new content.


Sunday, July 31, 2011

Real Freedom

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Cell phones - everyone has them these days.

Most of us have been with a particular plan or cell phone company for years now.

We renew our contracts, pick out a new phone, and pay for a certain amount of minutes and texts that we think we will need each month.

Sometimes we don't use all of our minutes, but we still get charged to have them available - once or twice during the contract time we just may actually use them all during that month.

And sometimes those minutes and texts get away from us - and then we really pay on top of what we are already paying.


But there is a new plan in the offering that just might be able to help many cell phone users.

The Straight Talk plan is simple - a low monthly charge of $45 gives the user 1000 minutes, 1000 texts, and 30 MB of web usage.

No contract, activation, reactivation, or termination fees.

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For many of us, this plan is a huge savings each month - the extra cash could be helping with other payments or just put aside for something special.

They offer a great selection of smart phones, app phones, and touch screens with features such as cameras, music players, voice navigation, video recorder, and Bluetooth.

They offer everything one needs in a cell phone for a low monthly price.  Certainly it is something to consider the next time renewal comes around.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Add a Favicon

See that little photo in the tab on your browser, and in the URL line?

That little photo is called a favicon.

And google has now made it easy to add one to your blog.

If you host your blog through google - you can easily add one for your blog too.

Click on the "design" tab where you add and arrange elements for the blog.

There is a little tab that says: favicon right on the top.

Click on the edit link and upload the image you want to use for your favicon.

It gets added instantly.

It's a neat way to add a personal touch.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Web Cam

We received a new web cam as a gift from our daughter last week.

I had one on the first computer we owned many years ago, but I never had much use for it, so I never added one to any of the other computers we purchased.

Things have certainly changed since those early cams, and I must say I was quite surprised.

We both installed them on our computers at the same time and since it is a Microsoft HD LifeCam, we elected to go with the Windows Live Messenger as the software to converse with.

It was pretty easy to set up, and the video quality of this cam is really good.

It has autofocus so there is no need to worry about moving around.

The colors and the sharpness are great.

It is attached to the computer by a USB cord that has plenty of length so it can be moved around if needed.

The wide angle lens captures plenty, and the built-in rubberized adjustable stand on the cam means it can be placed pretty much any where securely.

The best thing about this little piece of technology - we get to "see" our daughter and grandson "live".

The interaction is just grand.

And it's all free over the computer connection online.

I can't help thinking of that cartoon series, "The Jetsons", when they could see each other over the telephone.

We all thought it was a hoot back then, some futuristic thing that we never thought would happen.

George and his family lived in the year 2060 - I can just imagine what things will be like in the real 2060's since we have most of his gadgets now.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Memory Cards

There are so many kinds of memory cards on the market depending on the gadget they are used in.

Once you find the one you need, then you need to decide on the size you want.

Then you need to decide on the speed - if it's for video, only the fast ones will get the job done correctly.

And now enter a new type.

The one with WIFI built into in.

It automatically sends the photos and videos to your PC or online - straight from the camera.

If it's online storage, you can upload from where ever you are with a WIFI connection.

That's just wild.

And I am sure that the lady who had her camera stolen was awfully happy she had one of these cards in it.

The fools who took it had their mugs plastered all over her online photo storage.

She recognized them from the place where the camera went missing and was able to get it back.

They had no clue the card did them in.

Technology is grand!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Recycle Those Old Gadgets

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gazelle for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Electronics are very time sensitive items and purchases.

What is the newest breaking edge technology today is a has-been, outdated item tomorrow.

That goes for everything - cell phones, computers, digital cameras, computer monitors, movies, calculators - just about every kind of electronic device you can think of.

And what do we do with all of our out dated electronics - mostly store them or put them aside and deal with them later.

Some of us try to sell them and some of us donate them to a good cause.

But for the most part, they just hang around until we decide to dispose of them.

Which in most areas, you can't just "throw" them away - there are too many parts in them that are hazardous to the environment.

So, why not recycle them, and perhaps earn a few bucks from them at the same time.

The gazelle.com website can help you with that.

They were founded in 2006, and they have helped over 175,000 people dispose of their old electronics responsibly.

Shipping is free on items of value, and they will send you the box.

They make sure that all of your data is removed from the item before it is put to reuse or recycled.

They have kept over 300 tons of electronic waste out of landfills last year by recycling them.

With several payment options available for your unused electronics, it's a win situation for everyone.

Check them out to see if they can help you!


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Friday, June 24, 2011

New Wind Technology

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sauer Energy for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Meet Joe... from Dieter Sauer on Vimeo.


Harvesting the wind has been a green option for many years.

And in these days of rising energy prices, mainly due to the costs of running the plants that produce our electricity, finding new ways of harvesting the already existing resources that can produce power has opened a whole new world.

One such company, Sauer Energy, has come up with a unique way of capturing the wind.

They still use a wind turbine, but it not the kind we are all familiar with.

It has a vertical design which takes up a lot less room than the traditional turbines.

And their smaller size means they are more affordable to the average consumer.

These residential Wind Chargers save the users money as well as giving back to the planet - using an already existing resource that doesn't produce harmful effects on the environment..

There is no noise pollution from these turbines which is constant complaint with the traditional ones.

And then there is the issue of the birds, which I have a special affection for.  Those large blades on the traditional turbines do so much harm to them.

The design of the vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) makes use of a small space and that keeps our feathered friends safer.

I love to read about all these new alternative energy technologies. They are the way of the future, giving us all the opportunity to help ourselves while helping our planet. 




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