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Q. I just read your post on how you don’t need a Kindle to read an ebook. I’m interested in trying out ebooks to have some books handy to read when I’m stuck in line somewhere, waiting for an appointment or traveling. I’d like to download some free books to my tablet and phone and am very interested in learning where I can find free ebooks.
In case you missed it, Monday’s article was the 1000th post published at The Wonder of Tech. You probably haven’t read all 1000 of them, but I hope you’ve read at least 999 of them… This site covers a wide range of personal technology including websites, apps, social media, phones, ereaders, gadgets and other tech that is useful or fun for your daily life.
If your Facebook New Feed has become a smoldering cauldron of political posts, unwanted videos and angry rants, you may be longing for the days when you saw actual updates from friends you care about the most. If you get frustrated scrolling through your Facebook feed, you’re not alone. The good news is that you can fix your Facebook News Feed to show more of the posts that i ...
Q. I was having lunch with a friend and I told her I didn’t like the idea of Kindle books because I like to highlight passages when I read. She told me that you can highlight in Kindle books. In fact, she told me that not only could I highlight passages in Kindle books, I could also see which passages other Kindle readers have highlighted. This idea intrigues me.
One of the more frustrating aspects of the Internet is when a website shuts down. You might follow a favorite blog, bookmark helpful articles, and share interesting posts on social media. But then one day you go to the site to discover that it’s gone. The site has been closed and doesn’t exist anymore. All of those articles you enjoyed are now gone like dust in the wind.
If you have an iPhone you should discover an app you already have, one that is filled with incredibly useful tools for you. The Compass app is from Apple, is free, and comes pre-loaded onto your iPhone. Because you didn’t download the Compass app, or choose to have it on your phone, you may never have opened it, or been aware of its many handy features.
Twitter once again is changing the way you find tweets. The Moments tab has been replaced by the Explore tab, designed to make it easier for you to find information on Twitter. The Explore tab is filled with features, making it important for you to explore it. In fact, if you don’t explore Explore, you may wonder where Search, Trends and other sections are in Twitter.
While it may seem as if Wi-Fi is available everywhere, sooner or later you may find that you need Wi-Fi but can’t find a connection. When you want to access the Internet on your computer or tablet, you may be stuck if you can’t find a Wi-Fi network to use. But you may have a secret tool in your pocket you didn’t even realize you had: your cell phone.
Today The Wonder of Tech turns six years old. Thanks to you, dear readers, this blog continues to grow and thrive. Tech continues to change and I delight in learning about what’s the latest and greatest tech for your life. I truly appreciate you letting me share my passion with you. I truly believe fun and useful tech can make our lives better.
“Selfie”, taking a picture of yourself to post on social media, became an official word in the Oxford dictionary in 2013. The idea seems simple, just pose and snap a photo of yourself with your cell phone camera. How difficult could that be? But in 2014, reports came of people dying while taking selfies.
As if Android and Apple fans didn’t have enough to argue about, now they can begin to compare the relative accuracy and usefulness of their digital assistants. Using your voice to command a computer used to seem like something from a sci-fi movie. Now we take our digital assistants for granted, getting frustrated when the answers are slow or wrong.
This past week was the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. While some people regard CES as a toy fair for tech fans, the tech introduced there really can give us a glimpse of our future. This year’s show was filled with gadgets, cars, computers, smartphones and more. Many of the products at CES this year are designed to make your world smarter.
2017 not only brought the promise of a new year, it also brought a new law in France that gives workers the “right to disconnect.” Beginning January 1, 2017, companies in France who have 50 or more employees now must negotiate the terms of sending work emails after hours and set forth the rights of employees to ignore such communication.
If one of your goals in 2017 is to have a tidier email inbox, then make your task easier by unsubscribing from unwanted emails. If having a tidier email inbox isn’t one of your goals in 2017, well maybe it well become one when you find out how easily you can unsubscribe from email lists. Perhaps you’re still getting email notifications about special deals from a quilting webs ...
How many terms have you searched on Google in 2016? 1.2 trillion searches done on Google around the world in 2016 and Google Trends kept track of the most popular search terms. From Brexit to the Olympic Summer Games to Aleppo, Syria to the US Presidential election to terrorist attacks to celebrity deaths, 2016 was filled with news.
As with most years in this century, 2016 was filled with news about tech. Hits, misses and new tech kept us wondering what tech would be like in the future and how it would continue to affect our daily lives. These tech stories were in the news this year, with the only constant being change. New products, updates to older products, and tech fails combined to make the tech of ...
If you or your children are eagerly waiting for Santa to arrive, try passing the time with a Santa tracker. Each year two Santa trackers help make waiting for Santa fun. This year is no exception with Santa trackers offering new ways to see where Santa is and adding some games to play while you’re trying to pass the time.
Amazon announced yesterday that it’s expanding its Prime Video service into over 200 countries. Members of Amazon Prime in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain now have Prime video included with their membership benefits. Those who don’t have Amazon Prime in their countries, or who aren’t members of Amazon Prime, can sign up for memberships in Prime Video at primevideo.com.
When you’re trying to get into the holiday spirit tech can help. Sometimes the news, your friends, work or family don’t make a festive mood for you. What to do? Turn to tech! Apps, websites, video, music and more can help bring the holiday spirit into your life, and help you spread the cheer! RACK – Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Nothing spreads good cheer like helping others.
Imagine you need to pick up a few things at the grocery store. You’re running late but figure you have enough time to get what you need and still be able to: get to work on time pick your child up at the bus stop make your meeting and/or arrive at your boss’s dinner party at an acceptable time. You grab what you need at the store and head to the checkout aisles but the lines are long.