December Tech Tips

Tech Tip: Gifts with Strings
Planning to give a technology gift for the holidays?  Before you buy, check to see if that great gadget requires wifi or wireless!  Monthly fees to an Internet Service Provider (ISP) or cellular provider can turn your gift into an expensive proposition, so don’t let a surprise turn to disappointment.  The best electronic toys have no strings attached!
Contact the Tech Desk (techdesk@bucknell.edu, 570-577-7777) for assistance.

Tech Tip: Better than Santa
Are you a PANK with an extensive shopping list of tech toys for your nieces and nephews?  Today’s “Professional Aunt, No Kids” can’t give print books – that’s so last century!  Check out a modern ereader, like a Kindle or Nook, to deliver months or years of reading enjoyment and make you the most popular auntie in the family!
Kindle: www.amazon.com/kindlefamily
Nook: www.barnesandnoble.com/nook
Best e-book readers: http://reviews.cnet.com/best-ebook-readers/

Tech Tip:
Tablets and eReaders
Is Santa stuffing a tablet or eReader in someone’s stocking this year?  Before Santa buys an iPad, Kindle, or Nook, he should research the options and visit a store – try out the tablet in person before you buy!
Hot Gift is a Tablet, but Which to Buy?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/technology/personaltech/tablets-are-hot-holiday-gifts-but-which-one-to-buy-review.html
Gift Guide to Smaller Tablets:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=165763853
Gift Guide to Full-Sized Tablets:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=165763786
How to Pick the Right E-Reader:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ereader-comparison/
2012 Ebook Reader Comparison Chart
http://www.wireless-reading-device.net/ebook-reader-comparison-chart

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