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Boom in electronic gadgets prompts

libraries to offer more ebooks

Are iPads sending people to their local public library? Sunnyvale official Lisa Rosenblum thinks so. Just last week, Rosenblum said, she was approached at the city library by a middle-aged resident who admitted he hadn't visited there for years. The man was applying for a library card because he'd bought a new iPad and wanted to borrow electronic books. "The iPad, the Kindle, all these mobile devices are becoming more affordable and people are discovering what they can do," said Rosenblum, who is Sunnyvale's director of library and community services. "But then they realize they have to pay for downloads" from commercial sites, "and when they find out the library can provide them at no charge, they're coming back in." - San Jose Mercury News

Consumer Watch: Electronic gadgets

and summer fun

Thanks to their size and our addiction, a lot of smartphones and tablets will log time near the sun and sand this summer. A day at the beach or pool, however, can pose some serious hazards for our go-everywhere gadgets. There are a number of waterproof cases on the market, but lacking that accessory, consumer Reports said a plastic bag can protect a device from sand and water in a pinch, while still allowing you to use touch-screen functionality. WHAS 11 News

Keeping your electronics safe on

vacation

Vacation coming up? Chances are you’ll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But if you are thinking of checking them as baggage think again. Nearly 10 percent of people in a Consumer Reports’ survey reported damage to a laptop, tablet, or digital camera that was in a checked bag. Consumer Reports recommends carrying on your electronics instead and if possible use a padded bag. If you must check your devices, wrap them in soft clothing. Also about 10 percent of survey respondents said their device got wet on vacation and 19 percent said sand or dirt was a problem. It’s so easy to let a device slip from your grip. If you’re looking for a simple and cheap way to protect your electronics from sea and sand, use a zippered food storage bag. They’re just as effective as pricey waterproof cases. And you can even use your touch screen through them. WXYZ News

Passengers can now use electronic

devices on aircrafts in Canada

Those old familiar warnings from flight attendants to stow your electronic devices until the plane reaches its cruising altitude could soon be a thing of the past. Canadian airlines are preparing to let passengers use portable electronic gadgets from the time they board an aircraft until they land, as long as they do not transmit data, thanks to new Transport Canada rules. Air Canada says it hopes to be able to offer the change on its planes in a matter of days, while WestJet Airlines and Porter Airlines say the switch would likely take place in early summer. The Hamilton Spectator
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