Finding a provider to convert your videotapes to digital or DVD

How to find a quality company for your videos

In our last video I shared thoughts to help folks plan on converting their old videotapes to a digital format.  If you’re just viewing at home that’s one thing but if you plan on re-purposing old videos of you teaching, presenting, speaking into new promo videos, online classes, clips for workshops, etc then you will […]

Should I Convert Old Videos to DVD or Video Files?

Updating and viewing old videotapes

Maybe you have a bunch of videotapes of you teaching or leading a workshop that you want to see again – or even use as part of an online class, or to promote your brand, your business.  You might want to use parts of old video on YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Most people automatically think […]

Sony’s Camera Firmware Updater (computer software) may expose security risks

Petapixel.com
2/1/2018

To update the software for your hardware, like cameras or even DVD Players, etc – something called Firmware – companies either have you update the camera directly or provide software you download onto your computer and then connect that device to your computer for updating your device.   According to an aritlce on Petapixel.com this week – a security expert cautions folks with Sony cameras about the potential security risks that are inherent with the way Sony’s camera firmware updater might affect your computer.

Good collection of iPhone tips

24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about

Here’s a good collection of some useful iPhone settings – knew about most of these but to have them all in one place is helpful.   “24 hidden iPhone settings you should know about” from the folks at Popular Science 

A MIDI Controlled ring that allows musicians to provide music effects.

From CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) held in Las Vegas there is always new and innovative technology on show.  One of these that caught my eye this week is called Enhancia.  It’s a ring you wear on your finger, that is connected to a hub that integrates with an electronic instrument, like an electronic keyboard.  The musician can move their hand with the ring on it to affect the musical notes they’re playing. See the video for a sample where you can see the keyboard player moves the ring to cause vibrato in the notes.  Pretty amazing stuff – the company announced they will launch a Kickstarter campaign this Spring with an estimated price of $250-$400 US.

Santa Tracking Websites

You and your young ones can see where Santa Claus is on his route

For those who have youngsters around tonight – or who are young at heart we have two websites to help track Santa Claus on his annual trek around the globe!   In fact with the international time zones I just checked and Santa is already busy over Armenia heading to Russia.   https://www.noradsanta.org https://santatracker.google.com/tracker.html

Tips to Identify Fake News posts

EducatorsTechnology.com
December 21, 2017

I have a friend who’s immersed in Educational applications of Technology. He shared this good post to help students determine if a post or article is “Fake News” or has merit as truth. This would be valuable for a lot of us adults as well. You can read the article by clicking on the link above or visit: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/12/some-useful-tips-to-help-students-spot.html