Useful Information

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

USEFUL INFORMATION
Need to check the status of a flight? Google offers a free textmessage service that distributes flight status reports and other airline information. Just text message Google at 466453 (which spells Google on a cell phone’s keyboard) and enter the abbreviated airline name (for example, American Airlines is AA) and flight number, and Google will leave a text message on your phone.

The smallest, lightest projector for the traveling CPA: Toshiba’s TDP-FF1AU LED projector measures 5.5 by 2.2 by 4.0 inches and weighs 1.1 pounds (1.7 with its battery). Be advised that it needs a darkened room to produce a good image. It comes bundled with a 23-inch folding projection screen. Price: $699.

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