Weird Al Yankovic Explains The Internet

23 Jul

Last week Weird Al’ Yankovic Explained the Internet to Fox’s Stuart Varney. I find this interview interesting because Al understands how to adapt his commodity – creating music – to a new business model. Now Mr. Yankovic gets paid to create content for internet channel’s like Yahoo which then drives sales for his music. Al also explains that he will no longer release full length albums anymore because it’s not timely for parodies. What do you think about this interview?

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Parent Magazine Free Subscription

16 Jul

Are you looking for relevant tips on being a parent? I stumbled upon a free magazine geared around parenting called – believe it or not – “Northeast Ohio Parent”. You may have seen it while you sitting in a waiting room, but wait no more. You can get a free copy and start soaking in all the great tips. I have been enjoying it so I think you will too!

Sign-up to receive information on:

  • Parenting
  • Local Kid Events
  • Stress Tips on motherhood
  • Trips with family
  • Medical advice

http://northeastohioparent.com/subscribe

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Alternative to Google Alerts

7 Jul

Talkwalker Alerts is a free and easy alternative to Google Alerts. Do you want to watch the web for interesting content that has your name, friends, company or competitors? Do you want alerts that are emailed directly to your email box or RSS reader? Then you need to try Talkwalker Alerts and tell us if you like it better than Google Alerts.

Talkwalker Alerts:

  • Easy setup
  • Fill out form
  • Confirm email address

http://www.talkwalker.com/

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Free Screen Capture Program

5 Jul

I found a great free screen capture program for both PC and Mac called TinyTake. The best part of the program is that it can not only capture pictures but it can also grab video. I was able to snag screenshots of a website for a report and get the entire scroll area. I was then able to zoom in on only sections of the screen too and export it in various formats.

http://tinytake.com/

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What Time Is It There?

27 Jun

WBT

Are you attempting to book a meeting with a colleague in another timezone and you aren’t sure what time it will be for them? Are you thinking of calling a friend in another country but you are unsure if they are up? Tony Turner shared a useful website with me called World Time Buddy (WTB) that allows you see your timezone and others on a single screen. The site sort of reminds me of an airline seat locator.

The website says, “World Time Buddy (WTB) is a cross between a time zone converter, a world clock converter, and an online meeting scheduler. It’s an online productivity tools for those often finding themselves traveling, in flights, in online meetings or just calling friends and family abroad.” I highly suggest using this online tool – it is really cool and functional.

World Time Buddy (WTB)

  • Detects your current timezone
  • Compares multiple time zones at a glance
  • Helps you plan conference calls and meetings
  • Aids with business travel & tracking of market hours

http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/

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Beegit – Online Collaboration Tool

23 Jun

How do you collaborate with your co-workers on that presentation due to your boss tomorrow? How is your class working together? You should try Beegit.

I recently stumbled upon Beegit and found out it’s an easy way to work together on content collaboration. If you are familiar with Google Docs or Microsoft 365, then you may like this new collaboration tool. What makes this one different? The interface is strongly organized along a long array of features easily within in reach. You can currently sign-up to be on the waiting list to receive an invitation to try the beta version.

Features:

  • Collaboration keeping team on the same page
  • Online word processor
  • Version control
  • Cloud system

Beegit.com

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Happy 9th Birthday to Leading Hands Through Technology

21 Jun

This site was started as a way to share the latest technology tidbits for parents and teachers nine years ago. The idea was simple – when a new technology comes out like Google Glass or Twitter, Leading Hands Through Technology will hold your hand through it all.

There is saying, “Technology is something that happens after you are born.” Remember when you bought that VCR and the time kept blinking because you didn’t know how to change it? Do you still reach for a phone book even though you have one in your pocket on your smartphone? It will always take time to adapt to new technology when you weren’t born with it in your hands, so we will continue to help you along the ride. In the coming year, please look for ways that you can support our group. Thank you for interest in our site and happy blogging.

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Google Apps Marketplace

18 Jun

Are you a Google Drive user? Did you know if you use Google they have an Apps Marketplace? You can add Accounting & Finance, Calendar & Scheduling, Customer Management, Document Management, Productivity, Project Management, Sales & Marketing, Security & Compliance, Workflow and EDU apps. If you are a business, start at the Google Apps Marketplace to get up and running.

http://www.google.com/enterprise/marketplace/

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Anti-Bullying Tips

14 Jun

Recently Akron Children’s Hospital posted a few tips on how to determine if your child is being bullied. Below are top points the article mentioned.

Anti-Bullying Tips

  1. Intent to cause physical / emotional harm
  2. Talk about morals
  3. Monitor child interaction with others
  4. Get involved child activities
  5. Set good example
  6. Monitor screen time

Watch video about it here:
akronchildrens.org/bullying

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Verify web themes and templates

9 Jun

Are you the WordPress or Joomla administrator for your website? WordPress and Joomla are two of the most popular content management systems available on the market, If you have website and you are running WordPress or Joomla now you can check to see if the theme you are using is secure. The website says, “Themecheck.org is a quick service that lets you verify web themes or templates for security and code quality. This service is free and compatible with WordPress themes and Joomla templates.”

http://themecheck.org/

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