Category Archives: Cool technology

Take a helicopter ride and buzz your office or home – free

Have you ever wanted to Take a helicopter ride and buzz your office or home?  Now you can and you can do it for free – in Google’s new Virtual Helicopter.

Google has added a cool 3D feature to it’s Google Maps that simulates a helicopter flight.  I just took a ‘flight’ from Clearwater, Florida (our offices) to Key West.  It was pretty interesting.
To use this new feature you have to have the Google Earth plugin installed on your computer, which you can get HERE.  Now go to Google Maps and click Get Directions.  Enter a […]

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I want one of these.

I don’t know about you, but with all of the various electronics that need to be plugged in, some plugs in our office look like they are growing appendages.

The Flipit! USB charger lets you charge your USB device even when all AC outlets are in use. Simply flip out the power tab, insert any existing AC power plug through the tab, then plug into a wall outlet or power strip. Now you’re ready to charge.
Most mobile devices are compatible with the charger, although the iPad is one notable exception. The Flipit is currently on sale […]

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Tech Tip: How to Plug In a USB Cable The Right Way Every Time

Most people have had this experience:  You pick up the end of a USB cable and go to insert it into your computer and it won’t go in, so you flip it over and try again, hoping it will fit this time.  It doesn’t so you flip it over and try again and NOW it fits.  Grrrrr!
Ever happen to you?
Here’s a tip on how to pick the right side of the USB cable that works almost every time.  If you look at most USB cables, you’ll notice a USB connection graphic on one side.  Insert […]

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Make Sure You Never Forget Your Flash Drive In Your Computer

I sometimes use a flash drive (those small portable usb drives that are so handy to use to transport files and photos to another computer) to take files from the office to my home computer.  I usually remember to remove my drive from home to take back to the office, but not always.
If you do the same, here’s a free piece of software that will make sure you don’t forget your flash drive: http://www.myportablesoftware.com/
Good computing!
Linda
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