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Family photo via Skype?

1 Sep

How do you stay together? Are you a Skype user? I read in Parade Magazine that Skype, the free video message service, started a campaign called Skype Stay Together that asks you how you use their product to do just that. One interesting story focused on how the popular video service was used to create [...]

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Plaq Spotter

9 Apr

Prevent plagiarism with Plaq Spotter, a new free-to-use plagiarism checker. Simply type in a webpage and the site will scan it’s database and display results. If you are looking for a online tool to spot duplicate content sources, then you should try Plaq Spotter. http://www.plagspotter.com/

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PicMonkey Steps Up To The Plate

1 Jun

Looking for a free picture editor? You need to check out Pic­Mon­key. The picture editing service shares sim­i­lar features of Pic­nik because the same creators of Picnik are the brains behind PicMonkey. You may remember Picnik was the pop­u­lar photo edit­ing ser­vice that Google purchased and clos­ed down in April. Pic­Mon­key is bet­ter than ever. [...]

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Getting Cozi (Review): Organizing A Growing Family, Digitally

19 Apr

I am fortunate enough to have young kids, ages 4 (Luke, soon to be 5 by the end of April), 3 (Caleb), and 5 months (Hannah… or “Babes” as Luke calls her). I love my growing family! And the larger my family grows, the busier I seem to get. It’s become clear to me that [...]

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Parents Poll: Your Kids Internet Usage

29 Dec

How involved are you with your children’s online viewing habits? Are you engaged when it comes to their Internet activity? Are you checking their smart phones routinely? Are you monitoring what sites they are surfing? Are you intimated and don’t know where to start? Do you not feel you need to review their usage? How [...]

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Online File Converter

10 Jun

How often do you find yourself stuck with a file you just can”t open? Most likely the file you received is in a format that you simply do not have the software to open. One solution to the challenge is to convert the file into a format that you can read. I found this free [...]

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Creately, Free Diagram Tool

13 May

At Leading Hands, we are constantly scouring the web to find tools that will improve your digital lifestyle. In the past we have recommended Gliffy as the alternative to Microsoft’s Visio, software that lets you make diagrams. Creately is another free diagram tool worth checking out. Creately lets you create beautiful flowcharts, diagrams and drawings. [...]

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Dropbox is Sharing and Storage

16 Nov

What is Dropbox? Drop box is similar to You Send It where you can share files back and forth to each other. However the energized file sharing site also has a built in feature like Mozy where you can back up files from your system. With the initial sign-up, you get two gig free of [...]

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Zamzar Online File Converter

14 Sep

The internet is truly powerful and if used the right way, you can produce powerful results. Remember that line from Spiderman, “With great power comes great responsibility.” Exhibit A is a recent find called Zamzar which is an online file converter that works great. Do you have a video in mpg format you need convert [...]

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Need that old program back?

9 Jul

I was recently talking with a friend and he reminded me of a great website that often gets overlooked called Old Apps. Let’s say you were a big fan of the defunct program MusicMatch, an audio player that Yahoo discontinued, but you still wanted to get it. At Old Apps, you can download outdated software [...]

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