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iPod shuffle: Are these earbuds for you?

Hi, Thanks for the comment. Yes, you would have to shell out more money in some cases, but not if you already own a pair of headphones. For instance, I have a pair of noise canceling headphones I've had for a few years, so if I bought the new shuffle, I'd want to use to them with it. If the controls were on the shuffle, I could use my favorite headphones without having to pay any more money. Etan  (Apr 12, 2009 | post #4)

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OMG! Clermont girl texts 35,000 messages in 1 month

I posted the full interview I did with Emilee Cox by text message on my blog. Read it here: http://bit.ly/L4vs (shortened link because it went over 2 lines) Etan  (Jan 14, 2009 | post #75)

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Ideal set-top box would combine DVR, wireless and remote ...

Tom, I did just that. However, the promo asking people what they wanted only showed up in the print version of my column, not the online one. In any case, here is the link to my blog post that appeared on Sunday where I ask readers to weigh in about their ideal set top boxes. http://tinyurl.com /8knqf4 Etan  (Dec 29, 2008 | post #5)

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AT&T's U-verse stages duel with Bright House cable

You can find details on the exact pricing of the bundles on my blog: http://www.orlando sentinel.com/etano ntech Etan  (Dec 15, 2008 | post #26)

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Tough times: Consumers cut expenses for phone, TV and Int...

Hi everyone, Very funny theories about why this article only had a headline. In reality, it was just a glitch with the way articles that appear in the print edition are loaded onto the Web site. I assure you there is a whole article to go with the headline and it's on here now. Etan  (Nov 5, 2008 | post #10)

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A holiday gift guide for geeks

Everyone, You are right about the headline not being descriptive enough. I was out of town and did not see the headline that was given to the online version of the column. So I just changed it to "Using technology for your holiday cards." Thanks for pointing this out Etan  (Oct 29, 2008 | post #5)

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How 2 . . . Send mass e-mails addressed to each recipient

I did write "Don't use this feature to spam people!" There are legitimate uses of this feature, like if you are a company that wants to send letters to your customers. Etan  (Sep 28, 2008 | post #2)

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Be like Noah and prepare

Yes, they do, here is a column I wrote about some of them. Etan http://snipurl.com /3jzc3  (Aug 26, 2008 | post #8)

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Comparing digital converter boxes for analog TVs

Brian, How do you connect your converter box to your TV? Using RCA or coax? Depending on the connection, you may have to go into the converter box menu to tell it what kind of connection you are using. When I did this during testing, it instantly increased the volume. Etan  (Aug 10, 2008 | post #2)

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With photo 00114340A

Thanks Chuck We fixed it earlier. His name got cut off when our CMS automatically pulled the story from the print edition. Etan  (Jul 29, 2008 | post #3)

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how 2 . . . only print the portions of a web page you want

Marijane, mjar, Donald - snipurl.com/2eq4a is the Web address you need to go to. Typing it into Google won't work. Just copy and paste it into your browser exactly as listed below (or click the link): http://snipurl.com /2eq4a I just did that myself and it took me to the right page. If you scroll down under the first window, you will see a little dark grey box that says "Free download." Click on that and follow the rest of the instructions. ljsw - Are you sure going to this site gave you a virus? It's an official Hewlett-Packard site. I've followed the instructions several times myself and it's worked each time. Hope that helps Etan  (Jun 22, 2008 | post #7)

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electronically store emergency contact numbers in your fl...

The snipurl link does work. Snipurl is just a re-direct to the official state of Florida site. I often use snipurl to shorten long web addresses because if we printed the actual address in the paper, it would take up more than one line and people would get confused. try it: http://snipurl.com /2jyor As Greg said, ICE is certainly another option. If you want to know more about using services like snipurl or tinyurl to shorten web addresses, check out this How 2 I wrote on the subject last year. http://snipurl.com /2mfrq As for security, of course there are always risks in entering personal information online, but since this site is run by the state of florida, it probably is more secure than if it was run by a third party outfit. But if you aren't comfortable, don't use it. Etan  (Jun 21, 2008 | post #10)

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expand the storage capacity of your cable dvr

Thanks Bryan. That link doesn't look like it works when you click on it, so here is a shortened version: http://snipurl.com /2avwx As Bryan said, on the blog, I explain a way to see if the external hard drive connection worked if your DVR does not show you how much space has been used/if left. Etan  (Jun 10, 2008 | post #10)

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expand the storage capacity of your cable dvr

Hi Bryan, By gauge, I just meant the place where it tells you how much space you have left or have used. it's different on different DVRs. On mine, the Explorer 8300HDC, it just says something like "65% full." Etan  (May 25, 2008 | post #4)

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Set up a home wireless network

Yes, technically, n has not gotten final approval, but that should happen soon. That's why it's often called "draft n." It's already compatible with b and g devices and from what i've been told, there shouldn't be much difference when it is given final approval. It's more of a formality than a major change from draft to final form. The folks at the Wi-Fi Alliance say any N equipment you buy now should work with other N products once N gets final approval. Etan  (May 17, 2008 | post #3)