Hello My Fellow Looky-Loos,

I hope you enjoy this 15 minute episode of the Candleshore Podcast, in which I give a real-time demonstration of Sendero’s LookAround GPS application on the iPhone 3GS with VoiceOver, Apple’s screen reading solution for the blind and low vision.

A heartfelt “Thank You” to Sendero for making it a little easier for all of us Apple orchard-dwellers to “make a joyful noise”, as we take a look around, on our iPhones.

Most Sincerely,

Episode:  Mark Takes A Look Around On The iPhone 3GS

Ok, Mark:
Nice going, I think.  Only you very successfully blew me out of the water with this one. (grin)  So, if I understand correctly, you are using your iPhone as a wifi hotspot for your netbook?  I’ve often wondered about the possibility of doing that, though only in a very rudimentary sense.  I’m not understanding the link to Verizon here, though.  Since the networks are different, and your iPhone’s at&t. In any case, nice write-up, and I’m intrigued.  WOW do I have a lot to learn (smile).

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Hello Everyone,

Click Here to listen to a 1 minute audio PROMO  about the next episode of my new live talk show, the Secret Life of Mark Marcus, taking place on Saturday, April 3rd, 2010 at 10:00am PDT.  To participate in the live show, call (724) 898-1193.

Until Then,


Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoy this approximately 12 minute audio rendition of a tale entitled The Lavender Evening Dress read by one of yesteryear’s timeless stars, Mr. Vincent Price, published here as a Candle Shore podcast.


Episode:  The Lavender Evening Dress

Hello My Fellow iPhone and iPod Touchers,

This week I am visiting San Diego to attend the annual CSUN technology convention. 

As you may guess, I would never go anywhere without a reliable means of connecting to the Internet on one of my portable computers. 

However, since my assimilation into the Apple Orchard, it is not enough to merely have broadband access on my computer but I now insist on having it (as WiFi) on my trusty iPhone 3GS for many reasons not the least of which being that I now, almost exclusively, use it for Skype on a daily basis.   Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Everyone, 

– This summer’s worst downloads
What’s worse than downloading a bad program? Nothing. Don’t you hate it when you download a program that seems promising, only to have it turn out to be the worst thing to hit your computer since the Hamster Dance? Well, we feel your pain, and because we care, we’ve done the suffering for you. Yep, we’ve got a list of the five worst downloads, the programs from which you should run away screaming. You’re welcome. Read more


Hello Everyone, 

You know, not only do millions of blind and low vision people throughout the world owe many of the privileges that we now enjoy to Monsieur Louis Braille but also to Miss Helen Keller.  Click the following link to get to know her a little better.

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The Day It All Changed, October 20, 2009.

OK, sounds dramatic, but trust me, mark down October 19, 2009 as a day to remember.

Rarely, in my career have I been “blown away” by a demonstration.  Tonight, “blown away” doesn’t even begin to describe it.  I should have seen it coming, but, I didn’t.  I was completely blindsided.  I was blindsided by the vision of Brewster Kahle, the raw brilliance of his team, and the entire group of individuals and companies who played a role in Brewster’s convocation.  Click Here To Continue

Hello Everyone,

I hope you enjoy this approximately 45 minute episode of the 1970s CBS Mystery Theater radio drama, The Young Die Good,  published here as a Candle Shore Podcast.

After listening to this episode, I’m certain you’ll think twice before next kissing the sweet lips of your inamorata.


Episode:  The Young Die Good

Hello Everyone,

Afraid that one of your recently sent emails may come back to byte you in the proverbial binary-hind?  Click Here to read a PC Magazine article that will give you six ways to keep your emails from hurting you.




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