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Converting Files with Zamzar

It happens to all of us. Someone sends us a file that's written in Microsoft Works and all we have is Word. Or you created a presentation on your Mac at home, using Keynote, but the computer you're working on now only has PowerPoint. icon Zamzar may be the solution to the problem.

Installing 3M Cloud App on a Kindle Fire

“Wait a minute…if the 3M Cloud Library app is available for Android, and the Kindle Fire is an Android device, then there must be a way to install it on a Kindle Fire!”
You got it, but it’s not for the faint of heart. However, if this is something you really want to do, I’m going to give you the instructions, courtesy of the Wyoming State Library. They are current as of October 18, 2012.

Another method, using the SlideMe.org website, is described in these instructions.

There is not an easy way to install the 3M Cloud app on the Kindle Fire because the 3M Cloud Library is not currently supported by Amazon. If you would like compatibility with your Kindle device, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

So You Want to be a Digital Writer

The Internet has changed our lives in many ways, and one of those involves how easy it is for each of us to become publishers by creating eBooks. If you've ever given a thought to becoming a digital writer, then this is the icon handout (published digitally, of course) for you to take a look at.

Printing Your Photos Without Buying a Photo Printer

Did you know that you don't need your own photo printer in order to print out all those great pictures you took with your digital camera? Did you know that it might actually be more cost-effective for you to have someone else do the printing for you? If you didn't know that, then this is the icon handout for you to read.

If You Love Me, Tag Me

or, Giving Yourself a Reasonable Chance of Getting Your Electronic Device Back

Back in August of 2012, a friend of mine came to me all distraught because she had lost her iPod Touch, and didn’t know where to find it. Knowing that I was an Apple Maven, she figured that I might know a few tricks, and I did.

I asked if she had turned on Find My iPhone. No. Was she subscribed to iCloud so that she could at least get her data back? No. Did she have a name and address sticker on the back of her device? No.

I was as frustrated as she was distraught. You see, I figure that most people will try to get your stuff back to you…if
you give them half a chance. She hadn’t given them any, and now she was up the creek.

But I don’t want the same thing to happen to you, so here are a few words of advice..