The following comes to us courtesy of Fred’s Head Companion:
A TEXT-TO-SPEECH READER FOR PUBLIC DOMAIN CLASSICS ON THE IPAD
As far as iPad ebook readers go, iBooks is probably the most beautiful one, and in terms of design there are far worse looks an aspiring reader app could ape. And that’s just what vBookz did: it took iBooks’ look, adding a few flourishes like ribbon bookmarks, and gave it the gift of text-to-speech.
For those who didn’t follow Kindle text-to-speech saga, here’s the jist: authors didn’t think that buying the rights to read their ebooks necessarily gave readers the right to listen to those ebooks. It got messy. But vBookz sidesteps that whole business by including books from the Gutenberg Project, which are public domaine. Click Here for Full Article.
Search the web and you will discover that many people who use Apple’s Mail program as an iMap client to a gMail account soon discover that they cannot see their own replies sent to mailing lists such as those hosted on Google Groups. In fact, if they try to send a message to themselves, they will not see it in the Apple Mail Inbox.
Maddening, to say the least!!!!
The following steps, discovered by Yours Truly, will resolve this seemingly inexplicable conundrum. Read the rest of this entry »
We all have a cause we care about – whether it’s finding a cure for cancer, saving the environment, finding homes for abandoned pets or so many other worthwhile endeavors. But what we don’t all have is the time or money to support these efforts as much as we’d like. So, what if we could raise money for our favorite charities and schools by doing something we do every day — searching the Internet? Read the rest of this entry »
In this approximately 9 minute episode of the Candle Shore Podcast, I list a few facts about the United States Thanksgiving holiday that you may find interesting.
Episode: Things You Should Know About Thanksgiving
One day, a man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked his
Car, and got out.
Another car pulled up near the driver, got out and said, “I always park there! You took my place!”
The visitor went inside for Sunday school, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, “That’s my seat! You took my place!” The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.
After Sunday school, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. another member walked up to him and said, “That’s where I always sit! You took my place!” The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment but still he said nothing.
Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood up as his appearance began to change.
Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet.
Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, “What happened to you?”
The visitor replied, as his hat turned into a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye, “I took your place.”
The following comes to us courtesy of Simplehelp:
FORCE FIREFOX TO OPEN NEW TABS AT THE END
This tutorial will show you how to force Firefox to open new tabs at the end of the tab bar, rather than next to the existing open tab.
This new behavior (opening new tabs next to the current one) was introduced in Firefox 3.6. Some people like it, others don’t. If you fall into the “I want it back the way it was” camp – here’s how to change it. Read the rest of this entry »
I hope you enjoy this approximately 50 minute episode of the 1970s CBS Mystery Theater radio drama, “The Last Escape”, published here as a Candle Shore Podcast.
After listening to this episode, you will always remember the old axiom, “Keep your friends close and your enemies even closer.” (Smile)
Episode: The Last Escape
Just as the title suggests, in this approximately 5 minute episode of the Candle Shore Podcast, I demonstrate how to configure gMail to allow email clients such as Outlook and the MacMail client to undelete messages when using the iMap protocol.
Episode: How To Configure Google Mail To Allow Messages To Be Undeleted In Email Clients
If you need any help using any feature of any version of Microsoft Excel on any device, spreadsheet (Get it?) on over to Mister Excel, himself, as he is the proverbial virtual oracle of all things Microsoft Excel.
In this 22 minute and 22 second episode of the Candle Shore Podcast, I discuss the finer points of expectations in romantic relationships.
Episode: Mark On Expectations In Romantic Relationships