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HowTo Play .AVI Videos in Your AirStash

The AirStash is a handy iDevice accessory that provides external storage via standard SD memory cards of up to 32GB. iDevices have limited memory and lack the capability of expanding it with USB flash memory sticks. Full length movies, typically 700MB or greater, can quickly consume the capacity of an iPhone or iPad. External storage ...

Solving Sudoku Puzzles

The digital revolution has brought about many changes in our lifestyles. Our computing devices are quickly replacing the traditional printed media of newspapers, books and magazines. Only a few years ago, Sudoku puzzles were invented and published in the printed media. While they were, and still are, very popular they suffered from the requirement of ...

Scopa Comes To The iPad

There is a certain charm about playing Italian card games with authentic Italian cards. The card designs are more fanciful then American Bridge or Poker designs. The Italian card manufacturer, MODIANO, produces a number of “regional” decks customized to different regions of Italy. In my possession is a deck labeled “SICILIANE”. Included in the deck ...

No Ink On My Fingers 9

Do you still read newspapers? I certainly don’t. Well at least not the actual printed editions. It’s been several years since my local newspaper started publishing an online edition. I simply read it at their web site. Last year I sold an auto. At the website I was able to place an ad, upload a ...

The Date Calculator – iPhone App Review

Not many of my readers have pressed the Buy Me A Beer button so I have taken on a temporary job as a 2010 Census Enumerator. The enumeration activity involves determining how old a person was on April 1, 2010. There are several iPhone/iPad apps that will calculate the days from a person’s birth date ...

Sync Files Between Your iPhone/Touch And Linux PC

Sadly, Apple has chosen to keep the iPhone/Touch devices ‘closed’ which hinders file transfer to and from the device. In fact, they have ordered the removal of USB file transfer abiliity in several apps including Stanza and Air Sharing. Fortunately, users can still sync files via several popular protocols including WebDAV, FTP, email, and syncing ...

Required Reading 5

A few days ago a friend dropped by with an errand list. On the list was a stop at a local bookstore to pick up a copy of a Mark Twain classic that was required reading for her grandson. Now this particular student owns and iPod touch. I asked her if she realized that most ...

Deceptive Dominoes 1

My friends will tell you that I am a game player. I am, but that description is way too broad and must be narrowed. I like social games played after dinner with a friend or two. I like simple games with simle rules and simple equipment. To me, playing a good game will involve a ...

Should You Buy the New Kindle?

The second generation Amazon Kindle certainly has some nice features. At $359 (not including $30 case), I would think it would. Before you shell out the dollars let’s look at some negatives and alternatives. The Kindle is copying the business model that Apple was so successful with for the iPod. First, sell the device. Second, ...

Here Today(!)… Gone Tomorrow(?)

Part Two .. Smartphones In today’s marketplace even the cheapest cell phones have some form of computer technology in the form of a contact list and a way to edit it. As models progress, more features are added like calculators, cameras, and mp3 players. Somebody finally added a keyboard and called the gadget a “smartphone.” ...