July 2011

In This Issue
Whiteboard App
Electric Usage
Lightning Photo's
Technology Resources
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WhiteboardMobile on the iPad


The WhiteboardMobile App is being readied for the Apple iPad. Soon you will be able to review your personal Whiteboard on your iPad as an App available on the iTunes App Store.  Every week we make enhancements to the software. This past week, we added an WBit edit screen so you can add or remove text from a Whiteboard entry.  Set the priority of your WBit and move a WBit to the top of the list.  Mark a WBit as private for your eyes only. 

We also added automatic registration for users that would like to try using Whiteboard.  No payment or credit card is required.  Get 3 months free.  All we ask is send us an email with your likes, dislikes, needs, wants and wishes. Tell us how you use WhiteboardMobile and you will be able to use it for free. 


If you haven't signed up, just send an email to

signup@whiteboard.mobi and include your company or organization name in the Subject. A verification email will be sent and your account will be ready to use. Or visit www.whiteboardmobile.com for more information. 


Monitor Electric Usage


They say knowing is half the battle.  Well our electric bill has

always been a sore point.  Spending more than $4,000 a year

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on electricity has always disturbed me.  I just didn't get it.  Then I came upon this little device - the TED5000 - that connects up to your incoming power and reports your real-time usage. It comes with a little hand held remote that displays current kilowatt usage. With it, you can stroll around your home or office shutting things off or turning them on and instantly see the impact the appliance or device has on your meter.

If that wasn't enough, it includes its own little web server that provides a slick dashboard  that reports current usage, projected monthly usage and if you load utility rates, your to date charges.  All this for under $400.  I bet it will pay for itself in less than 6 months.

For more information on TED - The Energy Detective, click here .

Your Own Lightning Photos 


Ever wonder how they get those great pictures of lightning? 

Patience, right?  Not likely. Here is a device that connects to

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your camera and is an extremely sensitive optical flash sensor responds to lightning flashes and releases the shutter of your camera at just the right moment.   Make sure you follow the instructions and stay at least 6 miles (30 seconds away) just to be safe.


OK, so you will want to take pictures of lightning pretty badly to spend $329 for this device.  Click the picture for more information.



If any of the information here is of interest to you, please drop us a note.  If you would like to see specific information on technology issues that affect you and your business, please let us know.

Robert McKay Jones
Transportation Resources, Inc.  
50 Leominster Road, Suite #3 
Sterling, Massachusetts 01564