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EcoStylus from Shapedad

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So I was tweeting one day asking Wacom to send me a Bamboo review unit when I received a tweet from someone who said basically try out my stylus that I am selling, it's made out of Bamboo, REAL BAMBOO! Here's the guy below. So we exchanged tweets and then emails and I said send me one and let's see if we can put the stamp of approval on it. I read about it on http://www.etsy.com/shop/shapedad and saw some things about it on the web. Here's a guy who figured out how to make a capacitive stylus for the ipad and iphone which is made out of real bamboo, copper and nylon. It's not large, it's not cumbersome, it's not unwieldily, it's thin, light, easy to use, and fun to work with. It makes using the iPad fun and more accurate than using your fingertips in some cases. This I like. So in order to find all these things out, I had to receive one. It came in a nice bubble wrapped envelope which when opened yielded the following: Nice packaging, easily recycled, and…

iSpeak...Italian

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So this story is a bit of a heart grabber, but it's also a compliment to an app development company and a call to investors to reach out and corner these people and invest in them. In fact, it's a call out to Apple to invest in them to help them achieve some amazing things. I know there are some at Apple who read my postings, may this be one of them. These guys are doing some amazing stuff.And now a little soul bearing. My mother has dementia. She's 100% Italian. She's reverted back to speaking her native language after over 50 years of English and Italian. Recently my father was hospitalized and I went to spend some time with my Mother to watch over her. I don't speak Italian so this is an interesting story. I was talking to her in English and wondering how I would explain to her that Dad was in the hospital. I tried using Google's Translate program which is great, but it does not have a voice attached to it. I can type 110 wpm on the keyboard, but after readin…

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Is Warcraft Conquest for Real?

There's yet one more World of Warcraft guide on the market this week. The guide, called Warcraft Conquest, supposedly goes way beyond the normal boundaries of a World of Warcraft leveling or gold guide. But what does that mean? Do we need another World of Warcraft leveling or gold guide? There are thousands of World of Warcraft guides on the Internet and none of them really cover everything in depth. There are some very good leveling guides and some fantastic gold guides, but no true “mastery” guides for the stuff that really helps players stand out in a game like this.  That's where Warcraft Conquest is supposed to come in. From the guru who developed Warcraft Formula, Warcraft Conquest is designed to cover all the important things that a high-level player in World of Warcraft wants to excel at. The guide’s author, Max Lee, has supposedly been playing this game since the early betas.  That means he’s been able to acquire hundreds of thousands of gold, master multiple classes in…

Did you see the news? Did you catch that story?

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ogilvy for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Not if you're not an owner of the amazing new app for the iPad called the collection In this fast paced world of today it's important to stay ahead of the pack with regards to what's going on in the world. The collection is just that. It's a collection of media about various topics. We'd encourage you to go to the App Store and download this today. The app is free, and within it you can preview the issues you'd like to view. An interactive publication tends to pull the reader into the story and make them a part of what's there. This is important because it touches the reader and encourages them to engage, to become a voice for the subject to others. Every month this "appazine" will be published with new topics. It will touch on these using varying forms of media including, but not limited to: articles, audio, photography, video, 3d animation, in…

There are days...

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There are days we all remember. August 22nd, 1978 was one of them for me. Not only was Dad sporting some pretty wild sideburns, but he had gotten dressed in his dress uniform to swear me in at my enlistment ceremony for joining the US NAVY. The picture though is a tribute to my Mom. At the time and as you can see by the look on her face, Mom was proud. She was totally aware of everything that was happening in my life and what I was going to become when I took that oath. It was a great time for our family. We'd been around the globe and back. We lived in Oregon. Dad had survived a heart attack, purchased and had a home built, and life was pretty good. The next year 52 Americans would be taken hostage, I would go overseas to the Persian Gulf with many others and life on the planet would change forever. That was the beginning of interesting times. But Mom and Dad...they'd continue on. A few weeks ago I saw my Mother. She's 81 this year, has dementia and barely knows who I …