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Introducing Libby: OverDrive’s Brand New Mobile App

Introducing Libby: OverDrive's Brand New Mobile App

Backstory Earlier this year, OverDrive challenged its team to create an app that reimagined the way readers search, discover, and enjoy eBooks and audiobooks from the library. The Brand Introducing Libby. A new, mobile-only tool inspired by user and library feedback and designed to get people reading as quickly and seamlessly as possible. The Rollout … [Read more…]

Storm Preparedness

Storm Preparedness

Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a major storm. To help you prepare, we’ve provided these resources containing information to protect yourself and your loved ones. Emergency Preparedness (Southampton Town website) bereadyli.org (a collaboration between PSEG Long Island, United Way of Long Island, and 2-1-1 Long Island) Be Prepared (courtesy Southampton Town) … [Read more…]

Disaster Information

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The Disaster Information Management Research Center is part of the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health. It is the world’s largest biomedical library. Below is a some of the librarian curated information provided on their website. For further information, peruse Disaster Lit @ disaster.nlm.nih.gov. Infectious Diseases: Pandemic, Epidemic and Disaster-Related Outbreaks Links … [Read more…]

Time Running Out for Suffolk Email Accounts

Time Running Out for Suffolk Email Accounts

Suffolk Cooperative Library System is discontinuing email (gmail.com)service at midnight on December 31. If your email address ends in suffolk.lib.ny.us, you will lose your contacts and messages unless you change to a new email provider as soon as possible. For more information from SCLS, click here. LibraryGeeks are ready to help you set up a … [Read more…]

Apple Announces New iPad Pro

Apple Announces New iPad Pro

On Wednesday Apple announced their newest mobile device known as the iPad Pro.  It is a larger, more powerful alternative to their current iPad lineup with the target demographic being professional users and artists. The iPad Pro packs a 12.9″ screen (2732 x 2048), a new A9X CPU, 4GB of RAM, iOS 9, and boasts … [Read more…]

Android Wear now works with iPhones

Android Wear now works with iPhones

Google announced today that Android Wear for iOS will be available in the Apple App Store for iPhones starting today.  Android Wear is Google’s smartwatch operating system which previously worked only with Android Devices.  It is a competitor to Apple’s iWatch which currently only works with iPhone devices. The new iOS compatibility will only work … [Read more…]

Upgrade to Windows 10 Today!

Upgrade to Windows 10 Today!

Microsoft’s Windows 10 update is now available.  Anyone using Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is eligible for a free upgrade during the next 12 months.  If you’re currently using Windows you can upgrade once you receive the update notification through the Windows Update utility. If you do not want to wait you can also … [Read more…]

Apple’s IOS9 and OSX El Capitan Enter Public Beta

Apple's IOS9 and OSX El Capitan Enter Public Beta

In June, Apple announced its new operating systems for phones (IOS9) and computers (OSX El Capitan).  Soon after, developers and the press received exclusive access to test this new software. On Thursday, however, Apple opened beta access to anyone with an Apple product (iPhones, MacBooks, etc). Have an Apple device? Check out the new software … [Read more…]

Google Plans to Transform NYC’s Phone Booths into Wifi Hotspots

Google Plans to Transform NYC's Phone Booths into Wifi Hotspots

Sidewalk Labs, funded by Google, is a new tech startup that plans to revitalize the payphones of NYC. The previous payphone service contracts for these booths expired in 2014. Sidewalk Labs plans to introduce free Wifi hotspots and informational kiosks into each of NYC’s 10,000 phone booths by the end of this year. Each phone … [Read more…]