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April 18, 2011

2011-04-18 WSVA Show Notes

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Tech News Microsoft To Phase Out Zune
Bob, Clippy, Windows Me, the Kin mobile phone and now MS does in the Zune. What’s next Windows Phone 7? They will keep the Zune music store going but basically they will make it like iTunes for Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7. 

Zune launched in November 2006 with a lot of hype to beat Apple’s iPod. But sales never came close to reaching the iPods.

Google Video Shutting Down May 13
Since Google bought YouTube in 2006, it seems about time they shutdown the similar, older service, "Google Video".

The strange thing is they aren’t allowign people to automatically transfer their videos from one to the other. They have to download them and then upload them to…just seems strange.

Recharging Batteries in Phone & Notebooks
Battery-centric web site Battery University explains the real relationship behind battery life and charging. Lithium-ion batteries—the batteries present in most modern smartphones and laptops—don’t need to be fully discharged every once in a while to retain battery life, as many of us have been told. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

  • We used to be told to discharge a devices battery all the way and then recharge…
  • Today–> If at all possible, avoid frequent full discharges and charge more often between uses.

  1. Auction Sniper
    Auction Sniper is an eBay sniper that automates the process of placing your eBay bid in the closing seconds of any eBay bidding auction.

    They charge 1% of the final auction price with a minimum of $0.25 and maximum of $9.95 only for the auctions that you win

  2. Google Alerts
    Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (everything which is –> news, blogs, realtime (quote, "real time situational awareness" my estimate is in the last few minutes), video, discussion) based on your choice of query or topic.

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