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Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Google’s PhotoScan App: An Easy Way To Digitize Glossy Photos

Want to digitize old glossy photos? It isn’t a simple as taking a picture of the photo using a digital camera due to glare issues. Google solves this with their Photoscan app! Works the same as an image scanner but as an app on your smartphone.

Check out this post to compare pictures of glossy photos taken with a digital camera compare to the Photoscan app and learn how to use the Google Photoscan app.

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Using Public Google Waves For Personal Learning

Using Public Google Waves For Personal Learning

There’s always a shiny new toy– and with it the stampede to use. Yes that was also me once too šŸ™Ā  Nowadays I’ve learnt very slow, steady saves time and my sanity. So I’m incredibly proud of the fact that I’ve never watched ANY Google Wave videos, read ANY tutorials and avoided every invite until I stumbled across a reason for investigating. My motivation was I discovered you can set up public waves that any one can join. I decided…

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Using Your Google Calendar To Help Manage Workload!

Using Your Google Calendar To Help Manage Workload!

Using my email inboxes as my To-Do-List went so well yesterday I even managed to get through work tasks that I really hate and have a bad habit of delaying for weeks. Which made me think “How could my new skills to ensure I complete these tasks more timely?” My solution ? Create events for my Google Calendar for the tasks and schedule automatic email notification one day prior to the event to be sent to my gmail inbox. An…

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Getting Your Gmail Account Under Control And Working For You!

Getting Your Gmail Account Under Control And Working For You!

I’ve never been able to control my email accounts! Regardless of my actions emails flow in leading to major email infestation. James’s explanation of how he uses his email accounts as his “to-do-list”; archiving emails that have been actioned immediately and keeping those that need follow up labeled in his Inbox has helped me to take gmail from 3000+, home email from 1000+ and my work email account to ZERO! Let me show you how to do this with gmail…

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Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

The best blog posts, for me, are those that make me STOP, reflect, ponder and challenge my own viewpoints! Take Claire Thompson “How to turn “Me Vision Into We Vision” post where she discusses the need to ensure we don’t limit our learning by getting sucked into group thinking — by restricting our blog reading and interactions to people who think the same way that we do. There is Need For Some Repetition My belief is you do need a…

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Update On Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Update On Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Google has just added some more features to Google Reader so I thought it was appropriate to write a new post to update my post on Getting More Out of Google Reader. Thanks Martin Weller from The Ed Techie for alerting me to how recommendations have now been added to Google Reader (answer to your question — found your blog through Edublog Awards not Google Recommendations). The two new features are: Recommendations Recommendations have been added to Google Reader to…

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Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Getting More Out Of Google Reader

Managing information using RSS is an important skill to learn however it is an area that people starting out struggle with. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) means that whenever new information is added to a site (e.g. your favourite blog) it comes to you instead of you having to continuously check the site. Read more about RSS here. My preferred way of managing information is iGoogle and Google Reader. This means all my email (via gmail) and RSS feeds e.g. blogs,…

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Love iGoogle – Get iGoogle Skins!

Love iGoogle – Get iGoogle Skins!

Gabriela is an ABSOLUTE LEGEND – she knows what I am an interested in and as a member of my del.icio.us network, she adds bookmarks for web sites to my del.icio.us account that she KNOWS I WILL LIKE. If you are not familar with del.icio.us or want to learn how to use del.icio.us more effectively – check out my Getting Out of Del.icio.us information. Today she gave me a GEM – Gabriela knows I am a bit crazy about iGoogle…

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