Thursday, March 22, 2012

Clean your App Permissions

 Try guessing how many apps have permissions to access your private information...

Like yesterday's email notifications, we will discuss applications and all the permission you give when signing into websites, for example. This doesn't actually change any permissions. The webpage just give you quick links to go through, review, and modify the settings in your social network. There is even a link to have an email reminder. Give it a try! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clean Up Your Notifications

OK.  On any giving day I used to get hundreds of email notifications. Why do I need so many? I don't, really.  I am on many of the social networks daily.  But it takes time to change all those different sites.. or does it.

I was browsing on Pinterest (feel free to follow me!) and I found this really cool tech website. It is worth sharing!

You can modify your notifications with the click of a button on the website. Simple, convenient and amazing. Drop on by and reduce your email overload!☺

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The PC Planetarium

Photo credit: Irish_Eyes from

"The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

When I was a child, my great-grandfather showed me constellations and the planets. Only a few actually are imbedded in my memory, but the experience will last throughout my lifetime.

If you are out camping, traveling or in your own backyard, taking time to view the night sky, a window into the omniscience of God.

Stellarium is a free planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.  Just set your coordinates and go.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Containing Cords

So, I can't find my cell phone charger cord. It fell behind my desk once again. Now I have to crawl around on the floor to find it.. UGH! There must be a better way!

So on the hunt, awed by some really cool gadgets.

The first one I found was by Quirky. This little gismo, called the Cordies Desktop Cable Management sits on your desktop and holds your cables so they don't fall.  This one doesn't physically attach to your desk. This desktop accessory comes in blue, grey, pink and white.  It has a weighted base to help stabilize it and it will hold most of your smaller cables such as audio cables, iPod and cell phone chargers. Reviews seem to feel it needs a little more weight.  A little pricey for me at $12.99 but it's an option. 

Next I looked at the Blue Lounge Design CD-BL CableDrop Cable Management System. I really liked the look of these with your choice of basic black, muted or bright colors. These attached with adhesive. Unless it is a 3M, I get nervous about sticking things to my desk. These are sold as a set of 6 and come at a little more reasonable $8.99 but the reviews are mixed. It might be worthwhile but moving on.

Now, this polished satin chrome beauty is another weighted holder. The OXO Good Grips Cord Catch    has the weight plus a non-skid surface. I like this one because it isn't a attached with adhesive. It will hold smaller cords but don't expect it to handle the larger ones such as a 1/4" round cable, according to reviewers. That's ok.. I only have one cord. The cost is $7.99.  Hmm.. this made my short list.

Farther down in my search.. I think I found my cord fix:  3M Small Cord Clips. I can attach this to the side of my desk, out of sight but available without crawling on the floor. I have never had a problem with 3M adhesives. I even use them to hang up our Christmas stockings every year on the stone fireplace.  To top it off, the price is right. $4.33 for 8 clips. More than enough for my cords and extras for other family members. Although each of these have their merits, for me, I have found a winner. ☺