Friday Factoids

Friday’s Fascinating Factoids

Interesting Factoids I Found While Looking Up Other Things*factoid-friday3

                                                                                                             *Thanks R.E.D.

1. Nothing dies online. If you want to look up a dead website or some old posted articles, go to the Wayback Machine. Tell your teens about this as a warning that online, nothing dies.

2.  2048: A fun, free game that is addictive and doesn’t have melting chocolates to contend with. Try it online or on your phone.

3. A few more Gmail tools to make your email like a little easier. I wrote about some of them in an earlier post, but items #3,4,6 and 10 are interesting.

4. Whether you realize it or not, dozens — if not hundreds — of apps and services have access to your social accounts and can see everything you’re doing online. What’s worse, there’s a pretty good chance you unwittingly gave them permission. (Didn’t I warn you about downloading all those apps?) It’s time to do some spring cleaning to clean it all up and this NYT articles shows you how.

5. Apple users can now use Microsoft Office on their iPads, Macs and iPhones. This may not excite you but it will make sharing documents across devices much easier.

Enjoy the weekend.

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 Marcy Hoffman has over 25 years of business development background identifying market trends and building innovative businesses and serves as a consultant to startups and small businesses, helping them crystallize their objectives and build a solid marketing approach.


8 Great Summer Tech Tools and Toys

Going on a trip or going to the beach, these are great tools and toys that will make your trip easier and more enjoyable.


1. The Turtle Shell 

TurtleShell The Turtle Shell looks like, well, a turtle shell, but it’s light enough to mount on a bike or tether to a belt loop. Operating with a Bluetooth range of 30 feet, the two speakers will pump music for up to nine hours on a single charge. It even comes with a camera threading attachment, so you can mount it pretty much anywhere. And, heaven forbid, if it gets stuck in mud, run it under cold water for cleaning. At $149, the Turtle Shell is an outdoor-friendly speaker with plenty of sound behind it, so feel free to bump your favorite tunes during your summer excursions, without fear of damage.


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