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eBook Updates

One of the really delightful things about ebooks is that they can be easily updated. This is especially useful in two of my favorite categories – family history and technology. One thing that really irritated me about technology books is that I paid a lot of money for a book that was basically obsolete before…

Evernote Tip: Batch Editing Notes

I’m not sure why January is the month that everyone – especially retailers – focuses on getting organized. Maybe it’s the “fresh start” each new year represents. Whatever its cause, I’ve definitely got the bug. And the area that’s getting most of my attention is my Evernote notes. The cold days of winter are a…

Have Your Fonts and Present Them Too

One of the most irritating things about presentation software (Keynote and PowerPoint both) is that trying to move a presentation to a different computer can be a nightmare – especially with fonts. If those fonts don’t reside on the new system, your software will select what it thinks are appropriate replacements from the fonts installed…

Build an Heirloom Family Cookbook with Evernote

When you combine Evernote’s ability to capture just about anything with its shared folder option, you have a great platform to create a family cookbook – not just to share interesting current recipes but to also share your heirloom recipes too. By putting your scanner and smart phone to work with your Evernote account, you…

InstaWalk? Sounds like fun!

As I watched this, my first thought was that this would be a great way to share the fun at a genealogy conference with those who can’t come. It would also be a great way to add a little extra spice to a public holiday function – like the local Christmas parade or caroling night…

Christmas Cards for the 21st Century

There’s a new breed of greeting cards offering both digital and print options for sharing. I have reached a point where most of my Christmas cards are now electronic, but there are still a number of people on my list who don’t use computers. So, I’m delighted to see companies like Sincerely and Paperless Post…

Kudos to Evernote

You may have heard of the recent security breach at Adobe. Evernote used the online list of compromised accounts to see if any Evernote users were using the same email address for their Evernote accounts. If so, they received an email message from Evernote recommending they change password right away. Evernote is one of the…

All About Styles

Take a good look at the styles feature in your word processing application. It’s your new best friend when it comes to managing a writing project. This short booklet shows you how styles work and what they can do to make your writing life so much easier.

7 Steps to Secure Your Mobile Gadgets

Kate at The Paycheck Chronicles has discovered a fabulous guide from USAA on protecting yourself and your data when using mobile phones and tablets. By the way . . . although Paycheck Chronicles is focused on the military community, Kate’s blog is full of great financial management information.

Because voicemail’s so passé . . .

Makeuseof offers several very cool options for sending video messages to your friends, family, and mortal enemies. I especially like the birthday greetings idea! Details at makeuseof – 9 Ways To Send Video Messages.