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Handy service for file conversion: Zamzar!

Do you ever get files sent to you in, say, an old Word Perfect or Microsoft Works format that Office can't open? Check out Zamzar! It's a free online service that will convert all sorts of odd file types to more user-friendly formats. Here's a list of the file types it can handle. You can either upload the files to Zamzar (100MB file size limit) or give it a URL to the file. If the ads bug you, they do offer an upgraded service (for a fee) that will get rid of them.


Google adds bike paths to Google Maps!

This is very cool! Google just added bike paths and bicycle directions to Google Maps! Currently, the directions are available for 150 cities. To enable it, click on the More button lurking up by the Traffic, Satellite and Terrain buttons in the upper right corner of the Google map.


Michael Cart on Reading with Your Ears

podcastIn this podcast, Infopeople's book guy takes a look at the world of audio and other multmedia-type books. From Simon & Schuster's "vooks" to Playaway audio books, it's a brave new world of listening (and reading) out there. Is print dead? You decide (with some help maybe, from Michael!).



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