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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

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Laptop shipments surpass desktops
Laptop shipments rose about 40 percent in the third quarter. For the first time, they have overtaken desktops. The popularity of netbooks boosted laptop sales. This trend will only continue, folks.

Are e-books finally taking off?
It has taken a long time for e-books to gain traction. But they may finally be making headway. Oprah Winfrey has endorsed Amazon’s Kindle. The Kindle is most popular with older adults.

Telemedicine OK for stroke evaluation
Mobile teleconsulting is acceptable in evaluating recent stroke victims, a study shows. But teleconsulting works best using hospital-based landline systems.

Plane crash survivor Twitters account
Mike Wilson survived last weekend’s fiery plane crash in Denver. He provided one of the first eyewitness accounts of the crash. How did he do it? He used the microblogging site Twitter, of course!

Stations switch to digital broadcasts early
Three TV stations in Northern California will go all-digital Monday. But many viewers may not be ready. This could presage what happens when the entire country switches. Are you ready? Find out now!

Use your iPhone to find a ride
Avego is working on a ride-sharing program for the iPhone. It matches drivers with those who need a ride. Riders pay 30 cents a mile. Drivers will earn 85 percent of the payments.

Low-brow programs rake in the cash
Low-brow humor has arrived at Apple’s Apps store. It recently allowed a program that mimics flatulence. Similar programs followed—14, to be exact. You won’t believe how much these programs are earning!

Where’s Santa now?
Santa’s yearly journey is unpredictable. But you can track his route online tonight. That’s thanks to NORAD. Its tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955. My fun Cool Site will help you track Santa!

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Video of the Day: Most people take off work to celebrate Christmas. But some have made a business out of Christmas. Meet one such family.

Cool Site of the Day: Do you have a young one at home who's interested in Santa? Surf to NORAD's Web site. Santa is tracked there.

Digital Minute, on your radio: Santa is coming! Santa is coming! Find out how your children can track his journey across the globe.

Free Download of the Day: Let's say you're in a foreign country. You ask about the restroom. But everybody talks funny. They're Torkians!

Tip on the site: Today's tip is on moving programs to a new PC. Better save this one. Santa may have a nice laptop for you in his big bag.

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Seven tips for better Christmas photos
Tomorrow is Christmas Day. And you’ll probably take plenty of photos. Make them your best Christmas photos ever! My must-read column covers easy ways to improve your holiday photos.

Read this before giving kids an iPod touch
The touch is one of Apple’s hottest iPods. Maybe you’ll give your kids one for Christmas. Before you do, read my handy tip. It will help you set up the touch’s parental controls.

Merry Christmas!
Kim :)

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