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Want to improve Your iPhone Photos? - Check out these gadgets

Want to improve your iPhone photos?  Then check out the neat lenses and Tripod mount that these vendors provide.  Very Nice! 

  • Photojojo: Smartphone camera attachments available from several manufacturers, such as a kit of three lenses (which includes a fisheyes lens to use for wide-angle images, a macro lens for close-up photos, and a telephoto lens to capture items fromfar away).
    The lenses can also be bought individually for $20 to $25 each.
  • Olloclip:   A three-in-one attachment for $70 that clips onto the iPhone 4 and 4S. Lens options include a fisheye, a wide-angle lens, and a macro lens.
  • Pixeet: A 360-degree fisheye lens for $50 that works with practically any phone or tablet. Software can be downloaded for free from its web site to improve photos too.
  • Studio Neat’s Glif: iPhone 4 tripod, which is a small rubber mount that can be used to balance an iPhone at different angles on flat surfaces. 


How to Survive a Background Check

Did you ever wonder what happens when you apply for a job, coach a team or do anything which triggers a background check?

You would be amazed at what gets turned up in a background check and the errors that exist in your background data.   Here is an excellent read describing how to do your own background check and correct errors that likely exist.  Read More »

9 Free and Safe Video Sharing Web Sites For Friends and Family

Here are 9 sites for sharing videos on line with only friends and family.
1. Videos live for 90 days on site.
2. 100 MB storage & 500 views per month.
3. 300 MB transfers
4. set up your own account and post up to 10 videos of up to 300 MB per video.
5. you can set privacy settings to limit access
6. videos up to 1 GB each with max of 10 GB
8. 500 MB storage per week
9. (the mother ship): You can implement privacy settings.

3 Valuable life lessons from Steve Jobs

Three Valuable Life Lessons Learned by Steve Jobs:   Connecting the dots, Love and loss, Death is the best invention of life.  

You will find them worth while.  Enjoy!

Stanford University Commencement Speech, 6-12-2005   

I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I've ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That's it. No big deal. Just three stories.

The first story is about connecting the dots.

I dropped out of Reed College after the first 6 months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

It started before I was born. My biological mother was a young, unwed college graduate student, and she decided to put me up for adoption. She felt very strongly that I should be adopted by college graduates, so everything was all set for me to be adopted at birth by a lawyer and his wife. Except that when I popped out they decided at the last minute that they really wanted a girl. So my parents, who were on a waiting list, got a call in the middle of the night asking: "We have an unexpected baby boy; do you want him?" They said: "Of course." My biological mother later found out that my mother had never graduated from college and that my father had never graduated from high school. She refused to sign the final adoption papers. She only relented a few months later when my parents promised that I would someday go to college.

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