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Indianapolis Zoo’s Local Breeding Programme Is Elephantine Achievement She’s a baby, and just like a cuddly kitten or an inquisitive puppy all she thinks about is eating, playing and having her head scratched, but Nyah, the Indianapolis’ Zoo’s latest Pachyderm arrival is helping to propel our Zoo downtown into international fame as the leader in artificial insemination of African elephants. Weighing in at over 500 pounds last time keeper Tim Littig checked her out on the scales (on the way to an adult weight of 10,000 pounds) Nyah is famous not only with zoo guests as “the new baby”, but with her status as a natural miracle, having arrived this Summer by artificial insemination. The first (and second) African elephants in the world conceived through artificial insemination were born at the Indianapolis Zoo. The first baby, a female called Amali, was born 6th March 2000 and the second, a male named Ajani, arrived in August of that same year. The Zoo was honoured with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums highest conservation award, the Edward H. Bean Award, in September 2001 for its landmark research into elephant reproduction and since then, elephants Kedar, Zahara, Kalina and Nyah have been born right in our downtown and all through artificial insemination. But to look at and visit with Nyah, the whole complex procedure slips into the back of one’s mind as she’s like any baby and just wants attention. A loose pocket quickly finds it gets filled with a trunk sniffing for a treat. And an elephant head-butt or hug is also something to be remembered. Keepers told Up Downtown on a recent visit that Nyah is a favourite with visitors at the zoo, which sees over a million visitors each year, adding a total economic impact greater than all the city’s sports teams combined to downtown. And there are other unique features and facts to be found at the zoo, including the fact it’s the first institution in the nation to be accredited as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden simultaneously. The first two accreditations are from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the latter coming from the American Association of Museums in recognition of the outstanding and very extensive botanical work done throughout the zoo grounds by its in-house horticultural staff. Officials noted, “While the majority of the nation’s zoos have increasingly defined themselves as conservation parks, emphasizing conservation and research as their primary mission, the

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By Jill A. Ditmire / Mass Ave Wine Shoppe Tis that time of year to take a look back on the bottles sampled and savoured over the past twelve months. The local craft movement continued in the food world and was echoed in the micro brewery and spirits world, too, with dozens of home and hobby brewers deciding to jump into the beer making game for profit. The same with distilleries. The ancient art of fermenting grain gained prestige as the cocktail culture grew at a steady clip. Here are a few of my favourite finds from 2012 including the return of the ZORK cork, craft gin that I could actually drink and a bubbly for all seasons. >> Francois Montand Brut Rose — Made in the Jura region of France, just a cork’s throw from Champagne. Tastes like Champagne but priced like a cava. I’ll drink to that! >> Hey Mambo Kinky Pink — I love rose wines. I love pinot noir. Combine the two and you have this lip smacking fruit-forward bone dry minerally clean pink wine from California. >> Monte Volpe, Mendocino County, California Zin — What happens when a clever winemaker makes an “Italian Punch” of sorts by combining every red grape in the vineyard (sangiovese, carignane, negroamaro, nebbiolo) in one bottle? This lush, rich, spicy and oh so easy to drink red wine. >> Cartlidge & Brown / Leese Fitch Pinot Noir — If I didn’t know this was from California I would swear it was a Burgundy. Intense, earthy, red fruit and elegant. >> Standing Stone Chardonnay, Finger Lakes, New York — Give me Chardonnay with NO oak and I will give you my glass several times for refills. This one quenches my thirst for pure ripe flavours of apple, pear and NO wood. >> Lazzaroni Amaretto — Made from distilled almonds this liquor is the real deal. Sip it straight or blend with sour mix. Molto Bene!! >> Journeyman Distillery Bilberry Black Hearts Gin — Made in Three Oaks, Michigan just over the Indiana border. I don’t like gin. But then I tasted this one made from bilberry which is a cross between a huckleberry and a blueberry... and I changed my mind. Try it and you might well change your mind, too. >> Uncle Vals Botanical Gin — Small craft distilled. Smells like a walk thru a botanical garden. I don’t know whether to dab it behind my ears as a perfume or sip it over ice. Once again, I fell in love with GIN this year because this one isn’t all about the juniper and pine. >> Journeyman Distillery Roads End Rum — Love my rum... especially when its made from blackstrap molasses. Rich and luxurious with no gunk.

HOW MANY BIKES? CITY WANTS INFO TO COUNT ON! The City of Indianapolis recently installed three bicycle counters in Marion County to provide real-time data on the number of bicyclists using the city’s new bicycling facilities at any given time. The counters are located on the new cycle track at Shelby Street and Sanders, the bike lane at Lafayette Road and 71st Street and on the bike lane just north of 10th Street and White River Parkway. “The addition of bike lanes in Indianapolis has impacted the bicycling culture tremendously and been a great contribution to diversifying transportation options in the city,” said Jamison Hutchins, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. “By adding bicycle counters the city will be able to track bicycle and pedestrian traffic and incorporate that data into future infrastructure projects.” Each counter cost $2,500 and the installation cost was incorporated into existing resurfacing projects. The counters are able to count bicycle traffic in both directions where applicable. Currently with 65 miles of bike lanes in the city, accurate knowledge of how bicyclists are using the lanes will help with the future development of bike lanes and locations. The Office of Sustainability held its first bicycle and pedestrian documentation this Fall and results will help the city to expand its knowledge on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements throughout Marion County. The count was modeled after the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project, a national effort that provides a consistent model of data collection and ongoing data for use by planners, governments, and bicycle and pedestrian professionals. For more information on the bikeways program and infrastructure projects incorporating bike lanes visit www.indy.gov/bikeways INDYGO INTRODUCES FREQUENT SERVICE Earlier last Fall the Indianapolis City-County Council approved the 2013 IndyGo budget with approximately $6M for service improvements including more frequent and additional service, a new route and more direct routing. The first phase of enhanced service will launch 10th February with further improvements rolling out in June. “We’re pleased to have this opportunity to begin to implement some of the changes identified in the Indy Connect bus plan,” Mike Terry, IndyGo president and CEO said. “Adding capacity to IndyGo’s core routes will increase options for current customers and attract new riders.” Monday 11th February IndyGo will introduce Frequent Service on three routes, Monday through Friday, early morning through early evening: Route 39 – East 38th Street and portions of Route 8 – Washington and Route 10 – 10th Street will depart every 20 minutes or better. Route 8 connects downtown via Washington Street to the Weir Cook Indianapolis International Airport. Monday through Friday, Route 8 will run every 15 minutes between the zoo and Meijer on East Washington Street from 6.30 a.m. to 6.40 p.m.

>> Crusoe Spiced Rum — Let me be shipwrecked on an island with a bottle of this. Sip it straight or blend with some coconut milk for a super exotic getaway. Maybe you’d beter make that several bottles...or a case! >> The Zork — I shared my love of this wine closure in columns past and am looking forward to enjoying more Zork corked bottles in 2013, including Plungerhead Zinfandel, Leese-Fitch Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon and the sultry Hey Mambo Red. Drink up, come by and see me at Mass. Ave. Wine Shoppe and above all, have a great New Year and Happy 2013.

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English Ivy’s (944 North Alabama Street). They serve it Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. We will confess we step over the $10 line with our fave which is the Steak & Eggs ($11.95) but it does come with a fillet, eggs, toast or English muffin, potatoes and is huge. If you want the same sides and to come in under budget, try the build your own omelet ($7.25) or the five stack pancakes ($6.95). They also have a variety of other egg dishes plus the biscuits and gravy ($4.95 or $3.25 for a half order) are worth the price and then some. Now that it’s non-smoking Ivy’s is even better than before! Oh, and don’t miss Tuesdays when things are “two-fer” including the burgers and appetisers.

Food For Thought No matter who you wanted to win the latest election on a national level, if you read anything, watched any TV (much less the debates) then you know it was almost all about money. Who would give the most back; who would let us keep more of what we earned; who’d make or find jobs for those seeking same. It was all about dollars and cents, er, ah, sense. That’s why it’s come as no shock that recently several folks have asked me where to go “for the best deal” downtown when one is wanting food. And my answers have stayed consistent, though before I give readers suggestions I do want to say part of it has to do with what meal you are after and if you wish to, as my late dad would often say, “eat or dine”? There are huge differences here. Anyway, we have been “shopping” the restaurants a lot and decided that criteria would be no chains or fast food joints, a fair price of $10 and under for lunch and a bit less for breakfast. Remember that reviews are the reviewer’s opinion, so you might not agree, but here are some ideas for you... For lunch, we feel Punch Burger (137 East Ohio Street) is one of the town’s best buys with a great burger (Try the burned cheese, which sounds funny, but is delicious.), waffle fries and a soft drink in at a bit under our $10 limit. We also like Fresco Italian Sandwich Shop (in O’Malia’s at 320 N. New Jersey Street) where a wonderful (Order it “wet”.) Italian beef sub and a soft drink will set you back under that magical $10. You can add some potato chips and come in right at $10 for the lot if you order the bigger sandwich and know that the chips are made at City Market right here downtown by the Amazing Potato Chip Co. There are other options, too. Our Lunch at Gray Brothers

—Greek’s Pizza (15 N. Pennsylvania Street) has some wonderful specials and you can easily manage a personal and drink for under that ten. Try the double pepperoni and onion as we think they do that one best.

—Stars Sandwich Market (116 N. Delaware) is one I like a lot. They have a bent toward the “healthy” and I also like that you can pick your freshly-made sandwich from their case and see what you are getting. They also have some awesome soups, especially their Summertime Gaspacho and their Tomato Florentine. You’ll likely have to have a water to drink if you do the full sandwich and a bowl (not cup) of soup and some chips and want to stay under the $10, but they usually have a soup and half sandwich special that comes in well under the $10 and they have a great selection of soft drinks, so this one passes our muster.

Also on the same plane is Downtown Olly’s (822 North Illinois Street) which has a great breakfasts for $1.99 Greek Salad @ Santorini weekdays 6 till 10 a.m. and like Ivy’s nice lunches and specials, all well under that $10 mark. If they have any of the steak & onion soup be sure to get a bowl as it’s delish, but their chicken strips are also more than delicious and at lunch they include a free dessert with all entrees, which often is scrumptious cake! —What about some faves affordably outside downtown? Well, we love a jaunt west to Danville where you can find the Mayberry Cafe. It’s all Andy Griffith all the time...from real the squad car parked out front to the TV sets which run one episode of wise Andy and bumbling Barney after another inside. It’s well worth the 30-odd minute ride out Rockville Road (78 West Main Street, Danville) we think, and while you do have to watch to keep the tab at or under $10 for lunch, as Andy would say “it’s GOOOOOOOD eatin’!” We like the country fried steak with gravy, and they have to have what’s the region’s smallest salad bar (with great selection) and don’t miss a ride in the unique elevator out back when you visit. They have all manner of Mayberry souvenirs on the walls and some for sale at the cash register, too. Skip the appetisers which we feel come from a box and stick to the fried chicken, sandwiches and the other things you’d expect to find at a small town diner, because this is one! Also out of town but worth the 30 or so minute ride is Gray Brothers Cafeteria in Mooresville (555 South Indiana Street) but be warned, this now-bedroom community has a cafeteria battle royal underway and while some love Gray’s, others swear by Poe’s Cafeteria down the street. We happen to be Gray lovers, but to each his or her own. Save room for the pie, and come with a book or iPad as waits, especially on weekends can easily top 30 minutes even though they have hundreds of seats in the huge dining room.

—We were pleasantly surprised when we paid the first visit we have had to the Mass. Ave. Pub (745 Massachusetts Avenue) in ages recently and found that the food, which used to, in our opinion, be so-so is now excellent. We had a tenderloin with chips ($6.75) and loved it all. One can add onion rings for $1.50 or fries for $1, so they still make our benchmark and everything those at our table ordered — from the tenderloins to the Onion Jack Burger and Build-Your-Own Chicken were excellent. Definitely worth a try and on budget! —Finally in downtown area lunches, don’t let the mile ride scare you or miss Santorini for the best Greek food anywhere at real steal pricing. The restaurant in Fountain Square (1417 Prospect Street) is an easy trip from the Circle and Taki’s kitchen and Jeanette’s dining room offer some great eats and atmosphere. While the platters push our $10 limit just a bit (most are about 50¢ over) they include a Greek side salad, Mediterranean style green beans, rice pilaf and Taki’s famous Greek potatoes, plus an entree. If you want to throw caution to the wind, try the flaming cheese (Saganaki) or the Avgolemeno (egg lemon soup) as a starter though both are extra. If you’d prefer, try the Soup and Salad ($10) which includes a bowl of the soup and a medium Greek salad. Did I mention their home-made Greek dressing is to die for? —If like us you like breakfast “anytime” then we’d recommend the weekender at

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Continued From The Front Page Indianapolis Zoo also emphasizes the education of its audiences. This was the first zoo in the nation to have a building devoted solely to its education department,” a fact quite evident the day we last visited by student groups bundled against the cool weather but still enjoying the animals, though we will admit a few of them looked a bit chilly even in their own fur coats! If you get your own coat out, you can visit the zoo all year around. Hours through 30th December are Noon to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays (final days of Christmas at the Zoo), then after closing on New Year’s Eve & Day, the zoo reopens 2nd January with Winter hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays until the end of February. By the way, if you want to pay Nyah and her family a visit, head for the expansive Plains Biome. There, in addition to the elephants you will spot some of the zoo’s kudu, wildebeests, and zebras grazing in their large yard along with ostriches, vultures and other birds. In the distance, giraffes pluck leaves from trees, and Nyah and the other elephants graze on pleasant days quietly by a waterhole, complete with its own waterfall. The African Elephant Preserve, the home of Nyah and the rest of the zoo’s African elephant herd, also includes wide, grassy vistas and a towering hill, giving visitors a close-up look at natural elephant behaviours. They also are visible on their hilltop from West Washington Street, sometimes causing unaware passing drivers to slam on their brakes for a better look, though we were told there’ve been no collisions as a result — yet. Officials noted, “Visitors get a real treat on hot Summer days as the elephants frolic in their pool, diving underwater and splashing in the waterfall.” In addition, visitors in the warmer months can also enjoy bath time for the elephants each morning. Zoo officials noted that Nyah and her family, part of the Indianapolis Zoo’s African elephant herd, “are well suited for scientific investigation. Because African elephants are threatened and their habitat is being destroyed, research into assisted reproduction is of utmost importance to zoos around the nation. One focus of the zoo’s research is on tracking reproductive hormones to determine the time of ovulation. Once an ovulation schedule is established, it is easier to determine the most fertile time to artificially inseminate an elephant. “In addition, the zoo is involved in specialized ultrasound studies to learn more about the elephant’s reproductive system and is being assisted by international experts.”’ Like us, however, we’ll be willing to bet when you come visit you’ll be more entertained watching Nyah and her family having fun than thinking about how long her mom was pregnant and what all went into producing this bundle of joy at the zoo.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—The Bloomington Pride Film Festival, a fun-filled annual extravaganza showcasing the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender film, will run from 31st January through 3rd February and will feature appearances by cinema icons Christine Vachon and Brenda Webb, flash mob “happenings,” and a mass gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender wedding. The festival’s theme, “Your Story, Our History” focuses on the past, present, and the future of the gay and lesbian community and gay and lesbian film. As gay and lesbian rights are turning into the pivotal civil rights issue of our time, the festival reflects on pivotal moments in gay and lesbian history and looks at the future through film, discussion, and community events. Throughout the festival weekend, spontaneous re-enactments of key moments from gay and lesbian history will occur, telling stories from gay and lesbian perspectives. Each flash mob happening will also include a clue that audience members can identify and note for a chance to win a special prize. A new feature this year and something that makes this Pride Festival unique (and which might even make a little history of its own) is the gay and lesbian flash mob wedding set for Thursday, 31st January. As the Indiana State Legislature considers an amendment to the constitution to ban marriage equality, the Pride Film Festival offers an opportunity for individuals to make a statement by renewing their vows, popping the question or simply standing up in a history-making moment. Another highlight of this year’s festival is the annual competition, the Pride Video Shoot Out, which returns for a 4th consecutive year. The Video Shoot Out allows local filmmakers and amateurs to tell their own stories in a short film made in the week immediately prior to the festival. The films must be three minutes in length and interested filmmakers are given a prop and a line of dialog that they must include in their films. The competition is fun and the guidelines level the playing field, making the distance between amateur and serious filmmaker much shorter. This year sees a number of milestones for the fast-growing festival. Founded by two Indiana University arts administration students, Bloomington Pride celebrates its 10th anniversary. (The festival’s founders, Kevin Hudson and Sarah Beanblossom will return for this year’s event). These days, festival is a programme of downtown Bloomington’s historic Buskirk– Chumley Theatre, which celebrates an anniversary of its own this year — its 90th. And the celebrations don’t stop there. The Indiana University Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alumni Association (GLBTAA), a long-time partner and sponsor of the festival, will hold its 5th annual Celebration Weekend to coincide with the festival.

a ‘Kiss-in’ as they did in the late eighties and early nineties. You might exit the theatre one night and find the streetscape in front of you is a frozen tableau of the Stonewall Riots, and so on. We want to create the photograph or the moment that we have a memory of. That’s one way we will be carrying the theme of history into the festival.” As if to encourage the audience to be especially cognizant of the flash mobs, McClelland and the festival organisers have turned them into “something of a game or a contest,” with a chance to win a prize. “Each of the flash mobs will involve a clue,” explains McClelland. “So if you see the flash mob, you will also see a clue that will be explained a little bit more in the programme you receive as you arrive at the festival. If you collect all of those clues you can then enter a drawing to win a prize — and we are talking a big prize like a weekend away in San Francisco or that level of prize. But you have to be present to win at the matinee on Sunday the 3rd of February where there will be a panel discussion about gay and lesbian history.” Another aspect of the festival which ties in with the theme of history that McClelland hopes audiences will find exciting are the guest speakers. “There will be a panel discussion on Saturday following the screening of White Frog about the past and the future of gay and lesbian cinema,” she says. “We are bringing Christine Vachon, who is often called the ‘Godmother of Queer Cinema.’ She is the founder and producer of Killer Films which produced many of the films that broke out of the lesbian, gay, bi & trans film ghetto into the mainstream — films like Boys Don’t Cry and Far from Heaven.” Vachon will be speaking in conjunction with Brenda Webb, the founder and director of Reeling, the Chicago lesbian and gay international film festival, which celebrated its 30th year in 2011. The pair will discuss gay and lesbian cinema’s history and its future. McClelland is also excited about the festival’s annual Video Shoot Out contest. “This is the fourth year of the Video Shoot Out,” she says. “The first year we had two submissions. The next year we had seven. We think the history theme will be popular this year. The thing we love about the Shoot Out is that it gets the community involved. It’s a way in which anyone can get a film in Pride, and it’s a great equaliser between established filmmakers and amateurs who may be doing it for the first time. It’s also a fun experience and not competitive in the same way that entering a film in a festival usually is. In some ways the Video Shoot Out films are some of the more remarkable ones we show in the festival.” But perhaps the single event that excites McClelland the most about this year’s festival is the Mass Wedding on the festival’s opening night. “The final very, very special event we are doing is on Thursday night the 31st of January” McClelland enthuses. “In keeping with the historical re-enactment flash mobs we are having a ‘making history flash mob,’ in which we will hold a ‘flash mob wedding.’ We will bring in a very high level official who will officiate the wedding. And we are inviting people who want to get married. They can do it for real; they can do it for show. They can do it to make a statement. Our intent is to have a mass wedding and draw attention to the state legislature’s consideration in the upcoming year of a state amendment that will change our constitution banning gay marriage. It will be a big political moment. Anyone who comes that evening can simply stand up and come forward.

These milestones, according to Pride Festival Director (and Buskirk–Chumley Executive Director) Danielle McClelland, in part, helped shape this year’s theme: “It’s the 90th anniversary of the existence of the theatre and the 10th annual Pride so we decided to make the theme this year, ‘Your History and Your Story,’” she explains. “So there are a variety of events and facets of the festival that emphasise this fact.”

“The idea is: make a statement, make a commitment. You don’t have to be making a commitment for the first time or for any length of time. But the idea is to make big news with a whole bunch of people getting married all in one space on the first night of the festival. It will take place at the very end of the screening the first night to be followed immediately by a huge wedding reception at a nearby establishment with wedding cake and a band and all of that. And that will be the opening night party.”

While the films themselves cover a diverse array of formats, genres, and subject matters, one of the ways in which history will weave itself into the fabric of the festival is in the form of the historical re-enactment flash mobs.

Speaking of parties, the festival will close with a bang as well. The Saturday night Pride Retrospective Dance Party (2nd February) will highlight the best moments from the last 10 years and will feature celebrity DJ, Zeke Thomas.

“We have identified four or five moments in history which we will re-enact spontaneously — or seemingly spontaneously — in the midst of the festival,” explains McClelland.

Thomas travels prominently in New York, Miami and international dance party circles. He is not only a well-respected DJ, but he also happens to be the son of Indiana basketball legend, Isaiah Thomas, so he spent some of his formative years right here in Bloomington.

“So you might walk out of the theatre after a screening and see people in 1950s garb holding up picket signs, walking up and down the street in front of the theatre. And that will be the Mattachine Society protesting for the first time. In the midst of an intermission, Queer Nation may invade the theatre and launch

The Pride Film Festival runs in Bloomington from Thursday, 31st January to Sunday, 3rd February. For more information, visit http://pridefilmfestival.org or www. buskirkchumley.org.

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Hackin’ The Net By Ted Fleischaker / Up Down Town Publisher Hope everyone had a great holiday with a lot of fun, high-tech gifts under the tree or by the menorah, but now you have questions about them we’d be willing to bet. If that’s the case sit back, relax and we will try (at least as much as a column can) to help out a bit. And our first bit of advice is one word — one I often forget — PATIENCE. Too often we rip the wrapping off a tech gift, hug, kiss or otherwise thank the sender then tear into the box without stopping to find out how it works, if it works with our gear or how to hook it up. Stop! Restrain yourself!

are so in-your-face many of us forget them. Take this example: A retired Florida friend got a new iPad for Christmas. Taking it home, he was disappointed that it would not work on his WiFi. He called us to ask if we had any ideas and sent an e-mail (which arrived promptly) as a test on his computer when we asked him “Is your dsl down?” We were baffled until we got a call the next day. Turns out his dsl was up and running just fine, but the WiFi part of his modem had died and he didn’t even know it because he didn’t spot the ring of blue lights indicating he had WiFi was out as it was in a closet! Instead, he’d thought his laptop was broken as it wouldn’t work, while his hard-wired desktop computer was working fine. A quick trip to the local office supply for a new $59 modem and his old laptop was working once again, along with that new iPad. The moral? Check the obvious! This one was so obvious it even missed us and all his local friends — some of whom came by to try to help.

If you got a techie gift you asked for chances are you know how it works and you may even think you know what to do, but that does not excuse you from reading the manual. If your gift doesn’t have one in the box, chances are the manual is actually online. Regardless of where it is, you are expected to look for it, give it a read and at least follow the “quick start” instructions. If you don’t do at least the basics and you fry your gift, you stand a decent chance that the manufacturer will say it’s operator error or neglect and they may not make it right. Usually they will, but save yourself the trouble and read first, not later please. Secondly remember that tech things can and do sometimes come out of the box damaged internally. They may look perfect, but either get thrown off course by the vibration of shipping or they left the factory not quite right (which also describes many of our friends, but that’s another story) and when hooked up they just don’t work. Go back to that single word at the start of this month’s article: Patience. If you have unpacked something, read how it’s supposed to work, hook it up right and if it STILL declines to operate go back to square one. Unhook it and patiently plug everything in again. Double check hook-up cables to make certain connections are tight. Check for software, which some items need loaded on your hard drive to function. Look for loose connections and (silly as this sounds) be sure to plug the device in or use the right batteries, installed correctly. Amazing how that - and + being switched can throw a monkey wrench in the gears. Oh, and also make sure things are plugged into the correct port or connection, too. Finally, if you still can’t get anywhere, reboot. It’s amazing how often turning on and off a device resets things in a certain order so they work fine afterwards. I’ve had it work for laptops, desktops and iPhones. It’s free, quick and easy. So still no luck? Look for the card that came in the gift’s box or look online for the manual and call customer service. I know firms want you to trouble shoot with the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) online, but generally I find that a time waster and I get a lot more done with a call to what’s usually an 800 number. They have techs standing by to talk you through things that can’t, won’t or don’t function correctly. Be patient and explain in depth what’s wrong so they can try to help! Finally, keep in mind that some things really ARE broken right out of the box. Taking them back to the store for replacement or in for repairs are the only options. If that’s the case, be 100% sure your giver has the receipt or can go along to make that repair or exchange as pain-free as possible. Same if the gift was ordered online. If your broken item is from Apple and you want a tech to have a look, don’t forget you will need a Genius Bar appointment as they are most always booked so walk-ins rarely get taken — especially in this post-holiday season when a lot of folks need help with that iPad or MacBook. http://concierge.apple.com/reservation/us/en/techsupport/ is the spot to visit online then select a store location and book your appointment. They are free to consult (in or out of warranty) though be warned if your device is out of warranty, broken through neglect or abuse you will be given options which can include some cost, though their excellent staff will advise on what those are before you leave the store. OK, so what about other issues? There are many things which can (and do) happen in the high-tech world so again, patience is key. There are also a few obvious issues which

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And a word about that dsl, cable modem or U-verse, too: speed, as we often say in this space, is essential for things to work. Check yours via www.speedtest.net (shown above) and if your modem needs a reboot, then reboot it. But you also might be trying to squeeze out too much at once from a too-small “pipe”. What do I mean? Well just as even the fastest car won’t run without gas or give a smooth ride if the only road is pock-marked or gravel, all the modern gadgets in the world will not work well — or at all — on a too-slow or out-dated connection to the net. A dsl which might have been great when you had just one desktop computer or a single laptop is now strained to the limit and beyond since you have a computer, the kids play Xbox, the wife has Netflix going and you’ve added an iPad, too. Remember there’s only so much data you can download all at once and before the limit is reached. It’s the same thing as flushing the toilet while someone’s showering — a cold, nasty wake-up call to which the only solution is to see what your options are and opt for a faster (though generally pricier) internet connection if such is available where you live. Remember that even with speeds constantly increasing, many households’ usage is staying ahead of them. At our house with three people using iPads, an Xbox, watching Hulu, Netflix and downloading from Pressdisplay.com, thetelly.net or iTunes we frequently max out even our 16 Meg U-verse connection. How we ever managed with a 5 Mag dsl I will never know, and thinking back before that it was a 1 Meg dsl and before that a 56k dial-up! The moral? That new toy you got to play internet radio, watch movies on or surf with might be just fine, but your connection may be too slow for it to work well or at all. Finally, one last bit of advice if you are struggling with that new laptop, iPad or gadget: If it doesn’t work right at your house, take it to a coffee shop or a friend’s and try there. A different download speed or connection might make all the difference in the world. If that’s the case then go back to square one again (remember: patience) and find out why it doesn’t work at your place. It might be as simple as a poor connection through your network or as complex as a damaged mother board. It might also be an issue with your internet speed, password (You did check that and put it into the gadget carefully when prompted, right?) or WiFi, so check, double check and get advice if you need to until that present performs as expected. It might be a new year, but some things never change. For everything to stay up-todate and work right, you might need to do some detective work and spring for more bandwidth or other upgrades. In any case resolve to be patient & take your time!

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