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TEXT WALKING

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Caution_July 2008.jpgAre you looking down getting ready to send that important text message then . . . BOOM . . . you run right into that brick wall?

Doctors are saying that you are not alone in getting hurt while texting.

It seems that folks are getting injured more by not paying closer attention while communicating.

Be careful.

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Make sure you look up and don't run into the wall!

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TEXT WALKING

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Caution_July 2008.jpgAre you looking down getting ready to send that important text message then . . . BOOM . . . you run right into that brick wall?

Doctors are saying that you are not alone in getting hurt while texting.

It seems that folks are getting injured more by not paying closer attention while communicating.

Be careful.

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Make sure you look up and don't run into the wall!

:-)




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WATERPROOF YOUR PHONE

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Phone Water_July 2008.jpgHave you ever dropped your phone in the water?

Then realize that you did not get the protection plan for the phone, which meant that you would be on the hook financially to replace it.

Of course, in our present high tech world someone had to invent a product to deal with this issue.

Looks like some folks have figured out a way to protect your phone with a splash proof coating.

Looks like an interesting idea and product.

Well . . . Well  . . . What will they think of next?  :-)




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WATERPROOF YOUR PHONE

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Phone Water_July 2008.jpgHave you ever dropped your phone in the water?

Then realize that you did not get the protection plan for the phone, which meant that you would be on the hook financially to replace it.

Of course, in our present high tech world someone had to invent a product to deal with this issue.

Looks like some folks have figured out a way to protect your phone with a splash proof coating.

Looks like an interesting idea and product.

Well . . . Well  . . . What will they think of next?  :-)




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WHAT TIME IS IT AROUND THE WORLD

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Do you want to know what time it is China while you are watching the Olympics?  

I found this interesting online tool that will let you know what time it is all around the world.

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Where do folks come up these ideas?  

It is exciting and remarkable all of the ideas and applications being created to make our world better, and for me this is the true beauty of the internet and our new technical world.




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WHAT TIME IS IT AROUND THE WORLD

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Do you want to know what time it is China while you are watching the Olympics?  

I found this interesting online tool that will let you know what time it is all around the world.

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Where do folks come up these ideas?  

It is exciting and remarkable all of the ideas and applications being created to make our world better, and for me this is the true beauty of the internet and our new technical world.




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CASSETTE NO MORE

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Cassettes_July 2008.jpgFor all of you who love audio books.  Things are changing.

The end is near for books on cassette tape.

So hold on to those books on tape at least for nostalgia purposes.

Like the elimination of my beloved 8-Track tapes, the beat of technology keeps moving on.



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CASSETTE NO MORE

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Cassettes_July 2008.jpgFor all of you who love audio books.  Things are changing.

The end is near for books on cassette tape.

So hold on to those books on tape at least for nostalgia purposes.

Like the elimination of my beloved 8-Track tapes, the beat of technology keeps moving on.



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TECH TERM: VIRAL MARKETING

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What is Viral Marketing?

 

Definition: The sharing of information, especially recommendations, in an informal, person-to-person manner rather than by mass media or traditional marketing.


Includes verbal communications but also expanded Web dialogue, such as blogs, message boards, and email.



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TECH TERM: VIRAL MARKETING

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What is Viral Marketing?

 

Definition: The sharing of information, especially recommendations, in an informal, person-to-person manner rather than by mass media or traditional marketing.


Includes verbal communications but also expanded Web dialogue, such as blogs, message boards, and email.



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TECH GROOVE

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Just ran across this very cool site for all of you music lovers.

It's called "Mix Turtle", and it is yet another example of how technology has changed how we listen to music.

It is a free online music search tool, and the list of music available is incredible.

Besides any site that gives me the chance to listen to some my favorite "old school" bands like, "Con Funk Shun", "Mass Production", and my all time favorite, "Heatwave" is cool with me.

When was the last time you rode the "Groove Line"?  :-)



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TECH GROOVE

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Just ran across this very cool site for all of you music lovers.

It's called "Mix Turtle", and it is yet another example of how technology has changed how we listen to music.

It is a free online music search tool, and the list of music available is incredible.

Besides any site that gives me the chance to listen to some my favorite "old school" bands like, "Con Funk Shun", "Mass Production", and my all time favorite, "Heatwave" is cool with me.

When was the last time you rode the "Groove Line"?  :-)



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ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION

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CompSecurity_July 2008.jpgThe way we protect our computers from online viruses is about to change.  

Like everything else on the web, technology must change to meet the challenges that we all face everyday.

With millions of attacks daily on ISPs, corporations, governments, and personal networks around the world folks are working to keep up with those who seek to disrupt and shut down the World Wide Web.


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ANTI-VIRUS PROTECTION

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CompSecurity_July 2008.jpgThe way we protect our computers from online viruses is about to change.  

Like everything else on the web, technology must change to meet the challenges that we all face everyday.

With millions of attacks daily on ISPs, corporations, governments, and personal networks around the world folks are working to keep up with those who seek to disrupt and shut down the World Wide Web.


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UNDELETE

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UNDELETE.July 2008.jpegHow many times have you worked all day and night to put together that important document, and then lose everything by accidentally deleting it.

No sweat!

Just found this freeware download that could help you get that document back.

Check it out, and I hope it helps.


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UNDELETE

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UNDELETE.July 2008.jpegHow many times have you worked all day and night to put together that important document, and then lose everything by accidentally deleting it.

No sweat!

Just found this freeware download that could help you get that document back.

Check it out, and I hope it helps.


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SPAM FIGHT

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Spam_July 2008.gifTo prevent e-mail spam, you may want to consider creating disposable email addresses.

Just think of all of the passwords you will have to remember.  :-)


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SPAM FIGHT

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Spam_July 2008.gifTo prevent e-mail spam, you may want to consider creating disposable email addresses.

Just think of all of the passwords you will have to remember.  :-)


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TECH TERM: WIKI

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Thumbnail image for TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat does "Wiki" mean?
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Definition:  From the Hawaiian word wikiwiki, meaning "fast." 

A Web environment that allows visitors to quickly and easily support, refute, add to, or otherwise openly edit the content.  Collaborative content development and publishing.  (See Wikipedia)


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TECH TERM: WIKI

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Definition:  From the Hawaiian word wikiwiki, meaning "fast." 

A Web environment that allows visitors to quickly and easily support, refute, add to, or otherwise openly edit the content.  Collaborative content development and publishing.  (See Wikipedia)


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CYBER MOB

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Just when you have enough things to worry about everyday in the real world.  

People are now starting to take their criminal activities to a new level online.

New technology . . . Old problems.

Beware.



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CYBER MOB

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Just when you have enough things to worry about everyday in the real world.  

People are now starting to take their criminal activities to a new level online.

New technology . . . Old problems.

Beware.



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THE "BINKY" EFFECT

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Binky_July 2008.jpgAre you dependent on your smartphone?

Some would say that the owners of smartphones are completely tied to them.

Has your smartphone replaced your long lost "binky"?

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THE "BINKY" EFFECT

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Binky_July 2008.jpgAre you dependent on your smartphone?

Some would say that the owners of smartphones are completely tied to them.

Has your smartphone replaced your long lost "binky"?

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DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD?

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HiTech-Security_July 2008.jpgWith all of our new technology, how we secure our personal and private information has become very important. 

This means we all have to create passwords to protect our personal and private information.

For most people this mandatory creation of passwords has become job in itself.  At this point there seems to be no new technology to solve this problem

So for now you have to continue to create and remember your passwords. 

Good luck!!!  :-)

So do you remember all of your passwords?



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DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR PASSWORD?

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HiTech-Security_July 2008.jpgWith all of our new technology, how we secure our personal and private information has become very important. 

This means we all have to create passwords to protect our personal and private information.

For most people this mandatory creation of passwords has become job in itself.  At this point there seems to be no new technology to solve this problem

So for now you have to continue to create and remember your passwords. 

Good luck!!!  :-)

So do you remember all of your passwords?



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QUICK REPLY

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Email 2_July 2008.jpgJust so you know if your Parents or Grandparents send you an email, you better reply quickly. 

They most certainly expect you to get back to them sooner rather than later.  :-)



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QUICK REPLY

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Email 2_July 2008.jpgJust so you know if your Parents or Grandparents send you an email, you better reply quickly. 

They most certainly expect you to get back to them sooner rather than later.  :-)



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TECH TERM: WEB 2.0

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngFolks keep asking me . . . "What is Web 2.0"?

Definition: A term coined to loosely describe Web-based services such as wiki sites and social networks that emphasize online collaboration and content-sharing among users.

Now you know.  :-)



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TECH TERM: WEB 2.0

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngFolks keep asking me . . . "What is Web 2.0"?

Definition: A term coined to loosely describe Web-based services such as wiki sites and social networks that emphasize online collaboration and content-sharing among users.

Now you know.  :-)



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PHOTOS FOR GAS

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You know that great picture you took last week with your digital camera made you think for moment you should be a professional photographer.

You either uploaded it to an online photo service or emailed to all of your friends.  Now it seems that you a have your chance to get paid.

The online photo sharing service, Yahoo Flickr and Getty Images have created a partnership in which Getty will invite folks with interesting pictures to have them legal licensed and sold.

With $4 gas prices what great way to pick up some gas money.

Check out my photo of the U.S. Capital.

I could use the gas money!


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PHOTOS FOR GAS

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You know that great picture you took last week with your digital camera made you think for moment you should be a professional photographer.

You either uploaded it to an online photo service or emailed to all of your friends.  Now it seems that you a have your chance to get paid.

The online photo sharing service, Yahoo Flickr and Getty Images have created a partnership in which Getty will invite folks with interesting pictures to have them legal licensed and sold.

With $4 gas prices what great way to pick up some gas money.

Check out my photo of the U.S. Capital.

I could use the gas money!


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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

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Education_July 2008.JPGBack in the day, when I had to walk 10 miles in a blizzard to school, who would have ever believed that one day you would be able to turn on a computer and still be able to make it to class.

Now you don't even have to leave your home or change your clothes to go to class.  Going to school online is now a reality.

Technology has and continues to change how we are educating ourselves everyday
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Let's hope that continued innovation continues to opens doors to learning for everyone.




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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

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Education_July 2008.JPGBack in the day, when I had to walk 10 miles in a blizzard to school, who would have ever believed that one day you would be able to turn on a computer and still be able to make it to class.

Now you don't even have to leave your home or change your clothes to go to class.  Going to school online is now a reality.

Technology has and continues to change how we are educating ourselves everyday
.

Let's hope that continued innovation continues to opens doors to learning for everyone.




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TECH-TIONARY

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If you ever wondered how technology is making a impact in every aspect of our lives, there is now written confirmation of how our world is changing.


Recently, Merriam-Webster updated their dictionary to include new tech words such as webinar, malware, and netroots.


Look forward to seeing these words in my Tech Terms postings in the future.



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TECH-TIONARY

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If you ever wondered how technology is making a impact in every aspect of our lives, there is now written confirmation of how our world is changing.


Recently, Merriam-Webster updated their dictionary to include new tech words such as webinar, malware, and netroots.


Look forward to seeing these words in my Tech Terms postings in the future.



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DO YOU REALLY TEXT?

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For all my talk about texting your friends and family.  It seems that most folks don't even use the text feature on their cell phones.  A recent survey found that most people don't even text.

Go figure.


Hmmm . . . I guess that is why there will be an even greater need for "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr." in the future!   :-)

Wait a minute.  Maybe I can change the name of my site.

How about . . . "Leroy Jones, Jr. the Tech Guru"!  :-)




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DO YOU REALLY TEXT?

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For all my talk about texting your friends and family.  It seems that most folks don't even use the text feature on their cell phones.  A recent survey found that most people don't even text.

Go figure.


Hmmm . . . I guess that is why there will be an even greater need for "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr." in the future!   :-)

Wait a minute.  Maybe I can change the name of my site.

How about . . . "Leroy Jones, Jr. the Tech Guru"!  :-)




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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

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Just think about all of the modern technology that you will be using today.


Cooking and still burning up food on your new modern gas grill.  :-)


Listening to music downloaded on your iPod that you place into your iHome.  So you can listen to all of your "old school" jams!  :-)


Calling or sending text messages to folks on your new iPhone to ask them to bring the stuff you forgot to pick up at the store yesterday. :-)


There are so many more things that will touch your life today as you celebrate this day of our country's Independence.


Just remember that the most important thing you can do today is to enjoy the day with all of your family, friends, and love ones.


HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!


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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

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Just think about all of the modern technology that you will be using today.


Cooking and still burning up food on your new modern gas grill.  :-)


Listening to music downloaded on your iPod that you place into your iHome.  So you can listen to all of your "old school" jams!  :-)


Calling or sending text messages to folks on your new iPhone to ask them to bring the stuff you forgot to pick up at the store yesterday. :-)


There are so many more things that will touch your life today as you celebrate this day of our country's Independence.


Just remember that the most important thing you can do today is to enjoy the day with all of your family, friends, and love ones.


HAPPY 4th of JULY!!!


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TECH TERM: WEB SYNDICATION

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat is Web Syndication?

Definition:
Form of syndication in which a section of a Web site is made available to other sites, often by information feeds.

Subscribers receive a regularly scheduled summary of the most recently added news and posts.




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TECH TERM: WEB SYNDICATION

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Definition:
Form of syndication in which a section of a Web site is made available to other sites, often by information feeds.

Subscribers receive a regularly scheduled summary of the most recently added news and posts.




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GREEN TECH

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There seems to be some question about the commitment of the makers of all this technology to help save the environment.


A recently released report by Greenpeace has rated the efforts of these companies.


Green is good, and we can all hope that these numbers spurs those doing well to keep up the good work and those who are not to do better.



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GREEN TECH

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There seems to be some question about the commitment of the makers of all this technology to help save the environment.


A recently released report by Greenpeace has rated the efforts of these companies.


Green is good, and we can all hope that these numbers spurs those doing well to keep up the good work and those who are not to do better.



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SECURED PERSONAL INFORMATION?

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There is an increase in the number of data security breaches all across the nation.

Hackers are increasingly targeting not only banks and government agencies, but also schools and health care organizations.

As more of our personal information becomes digitized we will probably continue to see a battle to find ways to protect this important information.



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SECURED PERSONAL INFORMATION?

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There is an increase in the number of data security breaches all across the nation.

Hackers are increasingly targeting not only banks and government agencies, but also schools and health care organizations.

As more of our personal information becomes digitized we will probably continue to see a battle to find ways to protect this important information.



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