Sites of the Week: April 19, 2014

“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”

– Desmond Tutu

Factoid: Between 1989 and 2010, the average cost of college rose by 307 percent, health-care costs by 223 percent, and housing by 85 percent. Wages only went up by 70 percent.

Now on to this week’s sites. This week, I’m sending out three ‘Site of the Week’ recommendations.


This site comes to you via my sister, Maggie. Lumosity claims several studies have shown its scientifically designed training program can improve “key abilities such as working memory, visual attention, and executive function in people of different ages and from different backgrounds.” Whether you believe this claim or just enjoy brain games, this site may be perfect for you. One practical memory track is associating names with faces. Over 50 million people use Their program is tailored to each individual. You can play (train) on any device’s browser. In addition, iPhone and iPad clients are currently available and Android support is coming soon. A limited version is available for free with individual subscriptions for $6.70/month with a 1 year commitment and family subscriptions for $10.83/month.

British Pathé

British Pathé is one of the oldest media companies in the world. Their collection includes an archive of 85,000 newsreels spanning 80 years. For those readers too young to know, newsreels were shown at movie theaters to present news items. Recently, British Pathé uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films to its YouTube channel YouTube channel.


Repair or sell your iPhone, iPad or iPod with a local technician. iCracked offers same-day repairs of broken screens, water damage and other issues by certified techs. iCracked techs set their own prices so they can stay competitive in their local markets. Once you talk with your local tech he will provide a no commitment repair quote. You can also purchase a replacement kit (parts, tools and step-by-step instructions) to repair your device yourself.

Ernie Orr sez “Check em out!”


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