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Happy Halloween ( + Video )

Folks,

I would like to wish you all the best possible Halloween, well, um.. possible!

I do hope you all have a fun (and safe) time Trick Or Treating tonight, and your costume wins First Prize.

And please allow me to remind you not to eat too much of your loot at once, or you might feel like this guy..

Today’s fun video:

Today’s quote:You must not under any pretense allow your mind to dwell on any thought that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.” ~ Emmet Fox

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

Happy Halloween!

October 30, 2015 Posted by | computers | Leave a comment

SB #210

Folks,

I hope everyone is having a most happy weekend, and doing some good out there. As per what has become a tradition here at T4E, here’s another interesting image for your consideration.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“Harry” by Kevin Dooley, courtesy of Flickr Commons.

Today’s quote:A lot of times people look at the negative side of what they feel they can’t do. I always look on the positive side of what I can do.” ~ Chuck Norris

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 25, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images | Leave a comment

50 Best Free iPhone Apps + More

For those of you iGadget types..

* 50 Best Free iPhone Apps

Plenty of iPhone apps are worth paying for, but there are plenty of great free ones, too. Here are 50 of the best.” Read more..

[ Note: most of those are available for Android devices as well. ]

Others may be more interested in..

* Analysts’ Favorites: 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers

Laptops and phones are smaller and thinner than ever, and so are their speakers. We tested dozens of wireless speakers and can recommend these 10 as the absolute best.Read more..

And of course there’s scary ‘news’..

* Windows 10 Upgrade Become More Creepy, No Option to Opt-Out

If you are running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and have no plans to switch to Windows 10, then Microsoft could force you to install Windows 10*, making it harder for you to cancel or opt-out of upgrading…” Read more..

* emphasis mine. It’s time to turn off Automatic Update, and switch to “Notify me”, and manually reading each Update to make sure this *crud* isn’t allowed to happen. Sad. Just sad. Shame on you Microsoft! (Other option, image your C: drive daily..) Because unless you’re a kid needing improved XBox streaming, I see no real advantage to Win X.

And, it’s the weekend, so..

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“Little lion” by Giordano Vasconcelos, courtesy of Flickr Commons

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Today’s quote:Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance – the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it; better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

Let’s all have a safe and marvelous weekend, okay?

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Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 17, 2015 Posted by | advice, Android, Apple, consumer electronics, gadgets, hardware, iPhone, Microsoft, News, software, Windows 10 | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

These devices are totally spying on you

Folks, a ‘must read’ for you today. One that I hope you’ll “forward” to all your friends and family.

* These cloud-connected devices are totally spying on you (or just letting others do it)

The internet of nosy things.

Worried that one of your devices may be spying on you? You should be.*

It sounds like a cool toy: a talking Barbie doll that uses voice-recognition software to “listen” to kids’ conversations and respond appropriately.Read more…

* emphasis mine.

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Today’s quote:When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn

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October 14, 2015 Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Internet of Things, News, privacy, security | Leave a comment

Can you whistle?

Folks,
In an effort to spread good cheer, I ask you to participate in a little “challenge” — whistle along to this video. Have fun!

And seriously, now, folks — how long has it been since your last “random act of kindness”, eh? Well whatchu waitin’ for?

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… yes, there is tech “news”. But none of it’s at all good, so.. I’ll take a pass on that today.

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Today’s quote:Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 13, 2015 Posted by | digital music, digital Video | Leave a comment

~Happy Thanksgiving, Canada

I would like to take a quick minute and wish all my readers in the Great White North a safe and a very happy holiday!

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Today’s quote:A good laugh is sunshine in the house.” ~ William Makepeace Thackeray

October 12, 2015 Posted by | blogging | Leave a comment

Fleet Week + SB 209

Folks, the Blue Angels are here performing as part of “Fleet Week”. If you’re in the S.F. Bay Area, I encourage you to take advantage of the perfect weather and go visit. If you cannot, this Hi-Def video is not too bad a bandaid/substitute (aka “Friday Fun Video”).

And for those of you who don’t enjoy such things, here’s another “interesting image”, for your weekend:

Click on image to see more by this artist.

Click on image to see more by this artist.

“The New Gene Simmons ?” by Trish Hamme, courtesy of Flickr Commons

Today’s quote:You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” ~ Maya Angelou

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.

October 10, 2015 Posted by | Digital Images, digital Video | , , , | Leave a comment