Cool Stuff – The Best Android Phone Runs Ice Cream Sandwich

Word on the street is that users of Samsung’s newest phone, the Galaxy Nexus, are experiencing the best Android experience ever. Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, has breathed new life into an already lively platform.

Galaxy Nexus’s highlighted features include:

Face Unlock (lets you unlock your phone just by looking at it)
Easy-to-read data usage (limits on data usage; instant access to current usage)
A panoramic camera
Ability to have multiple web pages open at once
Improvements to auto –correction and touch recognition
Voice dictation of emails and texts

While not necessarily better than the iPhone as a whole, the Galaxy Nexus does have a faster camera with higher resolution, as well as more RAM, than the iPhone.

It’s Free – Kindle Lending Library

Got a new Kindle for Christmas? Be sure to take advantage of Amazon's new Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Amazon Prime members now have free access to over 5,000 Kindle e-book titles from 11,000 U.S. libraries. Using Amazon's Whispersync wireless network, members can borrow one book per month by going to the "Kindle Owners' Lending Library" section of the Kindle Store on their Kindle device.

Life Hacking – The 4-Hour Body Slow Carb Diet

It's a New Year, so who's NOT thinking about taking off a few pounds after the holidays!  Tim Ferriss's 4-Hour Body book is a bit thick and intimidating in size (550 pages), but it contains in the first 150 pages, a very easy to follow weight loss plan -- that even I was able to follow!   I started the diet in March and, by July, I had lost 30 lbs.

Security Corner – More Productive Employees are a Result of Web Filtering

Network firewalls and antivirus software are staples of any business place. But a third and equally vital safeguard has become just as important: Web filtering.

Over 41 percent of small businesses, as well as two-thirds of large companies, use web filtering, according to research firm IDC. At its most basic level, a web filtering tool blocks certain URLs that companies don't want employees drifting onto.

It’s Free – Zite for the iPad

Suffering from information overload?  Zite, a free app for the iPad, eliminates the relentless sifting through multiple newspapers, magazines, and websites to get only the news and information you're interested in and compiles it into one all-inclusive personalized magazine.