TechLinks: Productivity tools from old phones, a truly connected world, and Microsoft’s $100 deal

Recently shared on the NCRA’s Technology Review Committee’s email list were steps to turn an old phone or tablet into a productivity tool, thoughts from the 3 Geeks and a Law Blog on interconnectivity, and a deal from Microsoft.

PCWorld recently posted an article online about repurposing old phones by turning them into, among other tools, a second monitor, an air mouse, a dictation tool, and a full-blown server.

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Interconnectivity breakdowns might be a thing of the past thanks to a new feature in iOS7 called Multipeer Connectivity Framework (MCF) that is based upon Wireless Mesh Networking (WMN).

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CNNMoney reported that Microsoft is giving $100 to those who upgrade from Windows XP to a new Windows 8 computer.

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