Archive for June, 2013

The Basics of Converting Audio CDs to MP3s

Posted June 28, 2013 By Mom

Let me state right up front: as the title of this post says, I’m about to address the BASICS of converting audio CDs to MP3s (also known as “ripping” CDs). While there are lots of software programs and tutorials you can get to provide you with lots of advanced options for organizing, labeling, sorting and converting […]

I guess it sorta makes sense that many people think podcasts are only for iPods, since it’s got “pod” right there in the name, but it’s not true. A podcast is just a regular ‘ol MP3 audio file, just the same as an MP3 song or album, and that means any device that’s capable of […]

Virtual Museum Tours

Posted June 25, 2013 By Mom

One of the coolest, yet apparently least-known, things you can do with your computer or portable device is taking virtual tours of the world’s great museums and art collections—many of them, for FREE! Through various apps and websites, you can view famous and celebrated works of art, culture and natural history, with added benefits you […]

This is a cross-posting of a piece I originally wrote for the Kindle Fire on Kindle Nation Daily site, but I’m sharing it here in full (with that site’s permission) because part of what I try to do here is keep an eye out for digital media bargains and share those that are worth mentioning, […]

Dear Subway:

Posted June 24, 2013 By Mom

  Stop trying to rush me over to the veggie and condiments guy when I’m not done telling the bread and meat guy what I want for sandwiches number 2 – 4. I realize it makes things run much more smoothly on YOUR side of the sneeze guard, but it also makes it much more […]