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Do-it-yourself radio station

7:09 PM Wed, Sep 23, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Last month, I told you about the new Grace Wireless Internet Radio that has replaced my old clock radio. It lets me tune in a virtually unlimited variety of radio stations from around the world. I love it.

But one person wrote in to chide me for failing to mention what he considered to be the most alluring feature of thi…



Taking the tedium out of Web browsing

4:23 PM Tue, Sep 15, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 

For years, some Web sites — particularly those linked to newspapers — have tried valiantly to mimic the familiar columnar “s…



Steve Jobs is back with new iPod products

1:19 PM Wed, Sep 09, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Steve Jobs is back after nearly a year out of the limelight.

Apple’s maestro received a standing ovation when he appeared before an invitation-only audience at the company’s…



Harlingen newspaper to start charging for online news

1:35 PM Mon, Jul 13, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Bing bids for your search requests

9:49 AM Mon, Jun 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

For People of a Certain Age, the name “Bing” conjures up the image of a crooner who presided over a golf tournament.

For others, the word is the second half of a catchphrase (“bada bing!”) made popular by “The Sopranos.”

>> Continue reading: Bing bids for your search requests



First impressions: Microsoft My Phone

2:00 PM Wed, May 20, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Cell phones are such tiny little things. One slip of the hand and your do-it-all communications device can wind up in a tub full of water or down a sewer grate; leave it on a counter at the bank and it can disappear forever.

Of course, you’ve been meaning to archive all the phone numbers, appointments, messages, photos, video clips and music downloads you carry with you on the mobile.

Now they’re gone.



Pocket-size help at D/FW Airport

3:23 PM Mon, May 18, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 It’s an hour before your flight is scheduled to depart. You got stuck in traffic on the way to D/FW and now you’re on the shuttle bus schlepping you to Terminal …



Save stamps with electronic banking

10:59 AM Mon, May 11, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

YouTube adds full-length movies, TV shows

8:42 AM Fri, Apr 17, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 YouTube has now entered the battle for the hearts, minds and eyeballs of Web surfers who thirst for TV and …



Get money for used gear

8:20 AM Wed, Apr 15, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

We had an item on the Computer Corner Blog last week about recycling your old electronics gear. That’s a great environmental option, of course, but it doesn’t necessarily put any money back in your pocket.

You can always try to unload your old cell phone, laptop or MP3 player on eBay or …



Countdown to tax time

11:47 AM Mon, Apr 13, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Attention, procrastinators: your taxes are due this week. That means it’s time to throw it into high gear sometime before midnight Wednesday if your Form 1040 is still a b…



Pricing for iTunes gets a little more complicated

1:13 PM Tue, Apr 07, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

 Apple today changed the pricing of content on its iTunes Store.

If you’re a regular user, you know that individual…



It’s new from Yahoo

2:04 PM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

Yahoo is making another attempt to position itself as a primary destination for mobile phone users.

The new Yahoo Mobile service provides search functions along with news, e-mail and RSS feeds tailored to your personal preference. There’s an iPhone App available for those who carry the Apple product in their pockets; a mobile Web version works with some other phones, and a smartp…



Google’s April Fools’ gag

6:43 AM Wed, Apr 01, 2009 |
Posted by: Walt Zwirko

The creative minds at Google have come up with a clever amusement for April 1st.

It’s CADIE’S HOME PAGE, which is purportedly produced by an advanced automated artificial intelligence system.

It borrows from all the worst-case MySpace pages you’ve ever encountered: Distracting background image, annoying music, incoherent sentence structure and transparent appeals …