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Painlessly Recording and Editing a Voiceover

by Blogger on ‎04-11-2014 12:36 PM - last edited on ‎04-11-2014 01:44 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

audio editor.jpgFor many of us, the thought of listening to a recording of our own voice fills us with terror; sometimes, though, we don't have a choice. With WavePad audio editor, recording and editing a voiceover, phone message or other audio file is easy and painless.

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New in TurboTax – One Click NETFILE!

by Blogger on ‎12-24-2013 11:10 AM - last edited on ‎01-02-2014 12:36 PM by Administrator

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It’s so convenient to be able to NETFILE your tax return when you’ve finished doing your taxes. This electronic tax-filing option allows you to file your personal income tax and benefit return directly to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). 

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There is a hotly anticipated update looming just over the horizon which is about to really shake things up for anybody with Windows 8 or Windows RT. The free update will upgrade windows 8 to Windows 8.1 as soon as midnight on October 18. There has been a lot of buzz around this update. With Windows 8 bringing so many changes to the OS, the version upgrade continues that, while bringing back some familiar features to long-time Windows users.

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Mega Cloud Storage offering 50GB for free

by Blogger on ‎01-31-2013 09:24 PM

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Cloud storage isn’t really the sort of tech that always grabs headlines, but Mega is a different sort. Reason being that Kim Dotcom, the man behind the former file-sharing site, Megaupload, is the central figure around Mega as well. Dotcom may be wanted by U.S. authorities for a number of offences, but his new site run out of New Zealand appears to be all about secure online storage with 50GB given to you after you sign up.

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Quick Review - Photo Director 4

by Blogger on ‎12-03-2012 10:30 AM

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Looking for a photo editor that's easy to use and gives you room to grow? I've been a big fan of the pro versions of editing like Lightroom and Aperture for a long time -- but this free piece of software knocked my socks off.

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Review: Kobo Glo eReader

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2012 07:54 AM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:54 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert


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Kobo's wide selection of eReaders coupled with their vast library of 3 million eBooks, robust social reading features and constant innovation makes them a top pick for any eBook enthusiast. The new Kobo Glo eBook Reader solves one of the fundamental deficiencies of eBook readers elegantly and affordably.

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Gaming with Internet Explorer

by Blogger on ‎10-08-2012 11:46 AM

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Internet Explorer, the ubiquitous but much maligned browser has been staging a pretty serious comeback lately. For a long time it was less than ideal to use and certainly had more than its share of problems. The latest versions of IE have been surprisingly solid though. If you haven’t checked it out, it may be a good time to do so. Microsoft is trying to raise awareness in several ways to get you to upgrade and try out the newest IE. One push in particular has been towards showcasing how good IE now does with games.

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Angry Birds Star Wars - November 8!

by Blogger on ‎10-08-2012 09:23 AM

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They’ve been teasing it for a week now, and rumors have been circulating but now its finally official; Rovio Entertainment will be unleashing Angry Birds Star Wars on November 8th!

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Why upgrade to Windows 8?

by Blogger on ‎10-06-2012 06:47 AM - last edited on ‎10-09-2012 10:24 AM by Administrator

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On October 26th we’ll finally get to enjoy Microsoft’s latest operating system. Windows 8 has a lot of buzz around it, though there are also a lot of questions among consumers who aren’t quite sure what to expect. Having played for early builds of Windows 8 for the past few months I’m looking forward to installing the final version. Lets look at some of the changes that might encourage you to make the upgrade.

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Learning Apps and Toys Abound!

by Blogger on ‎10-02-2012 08:55 PM

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Again, my biases are going to come out here. I received an email this week from a company and makes an iOS flashcard app called Flash Card Elite (free) and it got my wheels turning. The app’s focus is learning language, but actually it really works for learning just about anything. Which led to a sidebar discussion around the Tech Blog water cooler (aka email) about a post on this topic.

 

Now, beyond the cool stuff you can find in-store for learning (I’ve always wanted to try Rosetta Stone to improve my German or really learn French) and the cool kits to make a variety of solar-powered vehicles (and bugs!), let’s look at some of the things you can find in the App Store.

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Windows 8: Save the date

by Blogger on ‎07-18-2012 06:54 PM - last edited on ‎10-09-2012 10:28 AM by Administrator

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Today Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky in Microsoft’s annual sales meeting finally announced that Windows 8 will launch on October 26th, 2012. We’ve been waiting for this a while, and there was already speculation that the launch would be coming sometime this October so it's great to finally have a specific date nailed down. That is the date you’ll be able to get your hands on either an upgrade, or a new PC preloaded with the new operating system.

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Optical discs don't last forever

by Blogger on ‎07-13-2012 08:43 PM

cd.jpgA lot of people like to burn their precious data to CDs and DVDs, thinking that it's safe there from any computer crashes and hard drive failures. It's always good to keep backups, of course, but you might not realize that optical discs aren’t quite a permanent solution. 

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There are to do keeper/managers. There are tools to help you find things. There’s Google. What about something that does all of the above? Something that let’s you jot a thought or note to yourself and then searches the Net for relevant material?

 

Oh and you can start the search on your iPhone, check results on your iPad, and put them to use on your Mac?

 

That’s Dunno.

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Cisco Connect Cloud 2.jpgThe router gets no love when you really think about it. It was always the one hardware product you set up once and hoped you’d never have to touch again because the hands-off approach meant it was doing its job. When you did have to look at it again, it was usually because something was up with the Internet at home. Those days are over, at least for those consumers who like the idea of using smartphone or tablet apps to manage what the router can actually do.

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So you’re out and about with your iPad. Which given how much you can do on your iPad, leaving your laptop at home is a pretty easy call to make (I do it 99% of the time). Then you remember you need to do something that just has to be done on a “regular” computer. Like uploading something from one of your drives (like to a blog) or getting to a document or something…

 

Usually this would mean a trip home (if it was urgent) or waiting until later. Now, what if you could connect back to your machine at home (Mac or PC) from your iPad quickly, easily, and securely? I think I have your attention now.

 

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