Evernote App

 Posted by on October 21, 2011  No Responses »
Oct 212011
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Have you ever wished for a note taking application that would work with all of your digital devices?  That would automatically synchronize your notes between computers, smartphones, tablets, and laptops?

What if that same application could also be used to make notes from web page clippings, audio notes, photos and videos?

Meet Evernote.

I have used many note taking applications on & off through the years.  None has been as easy to manage as Evernote.  I can make a new note on the Windows or Mac  computer, edit it on the iPad, and view it on my iPhone.

Evernote functions as a digital file cabinet.  You can create multiple “notebooks” into which you can create notes.  The notes can be text, photos, audio files, and many other file types.

Here’s how it works: Continue reading »

Taming the “wild west”

 Posted by on September 22, 2011  1 Response »
Sep 222011

In a recent post on Passionate Purposeful Parenting entitled Defense in Depth, I wrote about the methods we use to protect our children from the “wild west” of the Internet.  The techniques I mentioned work very well for our computers and other devices in our home.

But what about those pesky mobile devices?

You know the ones I’m talking about: iPhones, iPads, iPods, even laptops.  How can these devices, that can “roam” to foreign wireless networks be protected with equal vigilance?  How do we ensure that the “wild west” doesn’t reach us when we’re mobile?

Our answer?  Blue Coat Systems has made its Internet filtering software available for free. They’ve created a consumer-friendly parental-control solution called K9 Web Protection that’s based on their commercial filtering technology. Any parent can get the software for free by going to www.getk9.com.

K9 is available for the Windows and Macintosh computer platforms.  Blue Coat has also made the software available for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  The computer-based software can be configured using your web browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, and Opera are fully supported).  The iOS version replaces the Safari browser and filters web browsing on iOS devices.

The best part is that K9 is free for all platforms.  You can download the computer software from their website, and the iOS version is available in the iTunes App store.  Just search for K9.