Author Archives: Barb Bowman

World IPv6 Day June 8, 2011–I’m Ready!

Looks like I’m completely ready, how about you?   I’m currently using Comcast’s 6to4 gateway.   http://www.worldipv6day.org/ http://test-ipv6.com/ipv6day.html Advertisements

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Windows 8 Interface Looks Slick,but Where is Multimedia Functionality?

Yesterday Microsoft finally pulled back the curtain just a little to give the world a peek at the touch interface for Windows V.Next.   The “Start” Screen is “swipable” and apparently every app on your system will appear as a … Continue reading

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Airplay for Windows Media Center

It had to happen, and I’m glad it did. Thomas Pleasance has produced a nifty add-on for Windows Media Center that allows AirPlay from an iPad to Windows Media Center. It is currently at beta 1 stage and is documented … Continue reading

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ET, Please hold–no one home to take your call

There is a great sound bite from the 1997 movie Contact, where young Ellie and her dad discuss the possibilities of life “out there”:   Young Ellie: Dad, do you think there’s people on other planets? Ted Arroway: I don’t … Continue reading

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Microsoft Photosynth for iPhone (Wow)

Available in iTunes now. A free app that stitches panoramas and guides you through every step of the way. Integrates with Photosynth.net (LiveID required) where you can further edit your creations. Tap the screen to display the centering frame guide … Continue reading

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Dock an app group folder on your iPad

A quick tip for those of you that haven’t figured this out yet. First, you can drag any individual app icon to the dock so that it shows on every screen, But did you know that you can also drag … Continue reading

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OneShot App Automates & Organizes Screen Captures for W7 PlayTo

One of the great things about “community” is that you meet talented people virtually who come up with neat ways to enhance Windows features. Jensigner has developed just such an add-on called OneShot which I see all kinds of interesting … Continue reading

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