Paper.li Topic Re-naming Feature

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Paper.li has a new feature. Instead of using their existing topic categories, you can re-name them to titles that more suit your paper.

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iPad Mirroring

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iPad ScreenGuess what this is? My iPad screen, but there’s more to it than that. I’ve had my iPad since late January and am enjoying it more all the time. I love being able to get messages from my grandkids without compromising their safety, and chat with them face-to-face with the Facetime option. In fact, when I was in the hospital in the states for a few days, far from anyone I knew, Facetime kept me in contact with my family. There are also so many great apps that let me do everything from checking my Facebook to listening to podcasts while I work or exercise.

But this image of my iPad screen is for something else I recently learned. I can connect my iPad to my computer as long as they share they same network address. I did that and my iPad screen was mirrored and showed up on my desktop computer’s screen. That’s the image you see above. That means I can use my regular computer (which is a much bigger screen) to show someone how to do something on an iPad.  I think that is the neatest thing!

Do you use an iPad? What’s your favourite use for it?

Happy Computing,
Carol

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Computers For Communication

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laptop computerI wrote the following blog post in November 2006. The story is still relevant today, although those small laptops have often been replaced by tablets – about the same size and so convenient. I purchased an iPad – the larger size – and it’s become my favourite possession.

My grandson, at age ten, is a budding producer, thanks to the iMovie app on the iPad. He regularly creates movies and sends them to me. I interact with him using Messenger, or virtually face-to-face with Facetime. Every day I find another use for my tablet.

Anyway, here is the original post:
“I was at the local computer store the other day, and as usual, I had a look at their computers. Besides all of the wide and wider screen laptops, there were two models that were about 7 inches wide and I wondered why anyone would want such a small laptop.

Well, a few days later, I found out the answer. We were at an anniversary party in North Bay and I noticed one older gentleman sitting at a table typing on one of those laptops. I went over to check it out and tried to start up a conversation. The man didn’t answer, but continued to type, so I looked at the screen. He was explaining that he had throat surgery two years before and was no longer able to talk. Then he went on to type about how much he was enjoying the party. At that point, someone else came over and tried to speak to him. Rather than type his explanation all over again, the man had saved all of his past comments and showed them on the screen whenever specific questions were asked.”

How are you using technology to interact with people?

Carol Bremner

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Adding Videos To Pinterest

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Have you started using Pinterest yet? Adding pictures to your boards can be a relaxing way to spend your time. But as well as adding images to Pinterest, you can also add videos.

Happy Computing,
Carol

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Add an Event to a Facebook Page

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If you are hosting a special event or webinar and need to let people know about it, you can do so by adding it as an event on your Facebook Fan Page.

Let me know if you’d like more Facebook tips like these.

Happy Computing,
Carol

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