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14 Totally Free Things on the Internet

Mental Floss has posted this article based on another article from Reddit.  Lots of things free things on the net.  This list is what Mental Floss thinks is the best:

  1. College Courses, No Tuition
  2. Self-Destructing Email Addresses
  3. Ambient Sounds for any Occasion
  4. Learn Every Language on Earth
  5. Unlimited Access to a Mega-Library of Documentaries
  6. Someone to Spill Your Guts To
  7. Automatic Alerts or Actions for Everything You Care About (If This, Then That)
  8. Free Used Sh*t
  9. Old-School Video Games
  10. All the Fonts You Could Ever want
  11. Photo Editing with Panache
  12. Piles and Piles of Valuable Coupons
  13. Manage Your Finances and Your Future
  14. Help Feed the World

See the full article herehttp://mentalfloss.com/article/79130/14-totally-free-things-internet-everyone-should-take-advantage/

Google Provides Info on How to Vote in U.S.A.

chrome iconGoogle’s Inside Search blog in an article titled: “Your vote counts” is presenting ways to help you Register to Vote and then How to Vote in November.

The blog article is here: https://search.googleblog.com/2016/08/your-vote-counts.html

When Wikipedia Won’t Cut It

College  Degree.comAlthough Wikipedia is a great place to find information, it’s subject to incomplete citations, biased views, and inaccuracies. And when you absolutely have to have indisputable facts, that’s just not good enough. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives out there that can deliver with high quality accuracy, and we’ve listed 25 of the best here.

The 25 includes the following:

  • AmericanFactFinder: This database from the US Census Bureau is a great source for information on housing, economics, geography and population.
  • Virtual Reference Shelf: This Library of Congress site offers a number of high quality selected web resources.
  • FactCheck.org: FactCheck.org researches politics and delivers the truth on candidates and more.
  • Browse Topics: Maintained by professional librarians, this site links to Federal websites that offer facts.
  • WWW Virtual Library: Created by Tim Berners-Lee, who also created HTML and the Web, this library uses experts to compile high quality information.

GO For the full list: http://www.collegedegree.com/library/financial-aid/25-online-resources-for-reliable-researched-facts/

 

Free Music Archives

FMARecently I’ve recommended movie archives and even mentioned free music done by the same sites on occasion. This week I’ve come across a site that has 100K recordings of music available to the public for non-commercial use. It is at the Free Music Archives.

I got this via ResearchBuzz sending me to a Radio World article at:  http://www.radioworld.com/article/the-future-of-digital-radio-archives/279351. It is an interesting article about maintaining the recordings in readable format.

Go directly to the archives here: http://www.freemusicarchive.org

BTW – They do have apps for iOS and Android as well.

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

Google Drive IconWhether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.

  1. Google Drive can work offline, but you have to activate the feature first: click the cog icon on the front page of Drive, then choose Settings. On the General tab tick the box marked Sync… offline and Drive begins caching recent Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drawings to your computer. You can’t watch videos or open photos while you’re offline, but you can view, edit and create files in the native Google Drive formats when you don’t have connectivity. …

GO fieldguide.gizmodo.com

New MacUpdate Bundle includes Toast 15 Titanium

MADE IN AMERICA Traverse City, Michigan – MacUpdate, the creator of MacUpdate Desktop, has bundled 10 top Mac apps for only $49.99. Valued at over $500, bundle buyers over save 90% of the regular price.  Continue reading »

MailShot for iOS

  Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom – Soluble Apps has announced the release and immediate availability of MailShot Pro 5.0, the latest update to one of the most popular group email applications for iOS devices. Continue reading »

The 107 best Mac games

Macworld UK posted this article.   Continue reading »

6 Ways to Use Mac Automator with Your Browser

  MakeUseOf keeps coming up with good how to articles. This one is on Automator used to make your browser more efficient.  Continue reading »

On Line Free Movies

I have come across three ways to watch movies on line, that are free and legal. Continue reading »

Dropbox Enhancements

 Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.

iOS users can now scan documents directly into the service. Also can get started with creating Microsoft Office files from that app.

GO http://www.pcworld.com/

‘Google of the Bible’ goes live

Hatanakh.com, the result of five years of work by a team from Herzog College, includes the first comprehensive digital edition of the Bible, commentary, articles, religious lessons, and Google Maps that let users “tour” biblical locations.

The online Bible is the fruit of five years of work by a team of 10 researchers who wanted to make not only the Bible itself, but also biblical commentary, scholarly articles, and religious lessons accessible through a user-friendly site.

The team plans to have the site translated into five more languages in 2017, as well as integrate film clips and a GPS navigation system that will enable users to navigate key biblical sites.

GO  http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34347

15 Important Google URLs

This article on Loud Techie contains links and brief description of the purpose for each of these 15 URLs.   Continue reading »

inCider magazine archives

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inCider (AKA A+) magazine was one of my favorite Apple ][ magazines. It tried but was unsuccessful in making the transition to Macintosh coverage.  There now is an archive where you can read all these magazines.

https://ia601001.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/3/items/inCider_89-12/inCider_89-12_jp2.zip&file=inCider_89-12_jp2/inCider_89-12_0000.jp2&scale=4&rotate=0

GO https://archive.org/details/inCider_89-12

 


How to get an education discount from Apple

This article written for Macworld UK was updated on May 10th to add Apple Music 50% discount, shows how students and educators can get discounts from Apple.

Note that while this article is aimed at the UK, it also applies to the US.

Anybody who works in an education environment qualifies for a discount on Apple computers. It’s not just limited to students, teachers and lecturers, but also covers administrative workers and other staff members. Essentially it’s anybody who works for a school, college or university. More details at:

GO www.macworld.co.uk/