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Beth Mende Conny of Write reviews external hard drives, including the SP Silicon Power Drive for Mac.

External drives I love, like, don’t like

I’m on a Mac, use Time Machine for backup and have four external hard drives, some off site. That probably seems like overkill. (Actually, now that I’m reading this, it really is overkill.) But if you’ve ever had an external drive die on you or suddenly hear clicking coming from one, you can get a bit paranoid. Sounds horrid, but I’m expecting one of these babies to keel over any minute. Thinking about my files and […]

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Beth Mende Conny of Write Directions and her favorite bookmarks and The Bully Pulpit by

Unique bookmarks and Pulitzer Prize books that I love

I LOVE these “Sprout Leaf Book Marks”, which were a gift from my daughter. Put them inside the pages of a book and when you open to your page, voila, they pop up. You can also use them in a more traditional way, of course. If you do, remember to wedge them between the pages because they’re quite small. It’s pretty wonderful to hold a book upright and see this sweet little plant sticking up. […]

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Yeti Blue mic for podcasting -- reviewed by Beth Conny of

Yeti podcasting mic

My new toy: a Yeti USB professional microphone (see below) that hooks up to my laptop. Even I could master it (no joke; new equipment scares me). All I did was launch GarageBand, plug the mic in and I was ready to do the voice-over for my client. If you’re thinking of doing podcasts — as I am — this is the way to go. It does stereo, omnidirectional (sounds come in from all sides; […]

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