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It’s Not “Unlimited” (Verizon Data Plan)

We use the Internet extensively when we travel.  Many of the things I do require a high-speed connection: searches, uploads of images and video content, downloads of reference materials, email with big attachments, and updates to the software. All too often the local Internet connection is shared and congested or capped at a very low…

Ear Wire for Lavaliere Microphone

I live in a retirement community (Pennswood Village) and help with the technical side of lectures and stage performances.  We own 16 lavalier style wireless microphones to amplify the voices of performers and speakers. Unfortunately, when pinned to the lapel these mics are too far from the mouth.  Feedback and ambient noises become a big…

Creating High Resolution Google Maps

Google allows the use of the maps you create in their “My Maps” application with certain restrictions.  However, if your project needs a big blow-up of the map, a simple screen shot won’t cut it.  The computer screen is 72 dots per inch, and when you expand that it quickly becomes a mosaic of big…

How make Press-Ready PDFs with MS Word.

Those who have tried have discovered that clicking “save as” and selecting the PDF option does not necessarily produce a document that is faithful to what you saw on the screen in MS Word.  Here’s a short list of potential problems: fuzzy pictures that look over compressed and pixellated. unacceptable font substitutions. mixed RGB and…