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Tech Savvy - February 21

Hey, Tech Savvy fans! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, and all of your questions have been great — keep ‘em coming!

This week though I wanted to bring you some information about Bluetooth speakers. We’ve glanced at them before but thanks to our friends at The Sprint Store in Baxter I had the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with two great portable speaker options.

Before we get to that though, here’s a great tip from one of our readers. A couple weeks ago we talked about contact management systems and how to stay organized. One of our awesome readers wrote in to let us know about one more email list management app for iOS that I downloaded and tried — Mailshot Pro. By far this is the easiest distribution list creator I’ve seen for this OS. At $3.99 the Pro version may seem a little steep but it unlocks larger list options than the free version. It also allows you to add lists from your mail client, rather than having to start in the app, which is a nice feature over some of the others. Check it out. If you have lots of emails to manage, you’ll love this app!

However, I say “tried to create” because I don’t think they quite hit the nail on the head. They tried to keep enough separation in each component of the system that what they ended up with was either a great mobile OS, or a great desktop OS — but not a system where they each worked nicely together.

I’d love to hear your opinions and questions on Windows 8!

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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