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If you’re on Facebook, become a Fan of Small Dog (and potentially win some fun prizes) by “clicking here.”:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-Dog-Electronics/18904017006
If you’re not on Facebook, consider signing up (whether you become a fan of Small Dog or not.) Facebook is “an online directory that connects people through social networks.” I personally enjoy using Facebook to keep in touch with far-flung friends, colleagues, and relatives. Sometimes it’s more fun to reach out on Facebook than via
email or IM.
“You can sign up for for free here.”:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Small-Dog-Electronics/18904017006
Hope you join us!

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Do you have __Peladophobia,__ __Pediophobia__ or __Peniaphobia__? Well, if you’re not afraid of bald people, dogs or poverty (irrationally, people), you probably don’t!
Friday the 13th always makes us think of our fears, so here it goes:
*Moses*
“Fear of the Undead, (__Kinemortophobia__) and/or fear of decaying matter (__Seplophobia__), coupled with a fear of nuclear weapons (__Nucleomituphobia__)… so basically I’m afraid we will be attacked by mutant zombies who are made immortal by nuclear radiation, but then their matter slowly decays so that we are the only ones left on earth!”
*Kerry*
“Fear of clowns (__Coulrophobia__) and storm drains… I blame Stephen King and Pennywise.”
*Kelli*
“Fear of clowns (__see above__) and a fear of masks (__Prosopeiophobia__). And I do have a slight fear of Ceramic Clown Masks… like the Pierrot and Harlequin clown masks that were so popular for people to hang on their walls in the ’80s…”
*Damian*
“Clown paintings! Especially velvet clown paintings!” (may be referred to as __ Anatidaephobia__)
*Rob*
“Fear of Ventriloquist Dummies (__Automatonophobia__) and a fear that somewhere a Duck is watching you (__Anataiadaiaphobia__).”
*Davin*
“Fear that your roommate’s chinchilla will suck out your soul while you sleep. (__Hypochinclacleophobia__)”
*Carl*
“Mild fear of larger bodies of very deep, very dark water (__Hydrophobia__). There are Things down there and They will get you! Also, mild anxiety of crowded public places (__Agoraphobia__). Also, not quite __Xenophobia__ (which i think is limited to aliens meaning foreigners), but “these guys”:http://blog.smalldog.com/images/996.jpg definitely make me uncomfortable. If i have to move the book Communion at home, I have to cover up the cover so I don’t see it.”
*Katie*
“Antiques.”
*Liam*
“Revolving doors.”
*Joyce*
“Just a fear that a bunch of little things will go wrong. Never anything HUGE, just stupid little things.”
*David*
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…” –FDR
*Art*
“Constant fear that people’s beverages are going to spill. I have a tendency to move people’s beverages away from the edges of tables/desks, etc. as a result.”
“Browse Phobias by name here.”:http://phobialist.com/
“Browse Phobias by fear here.”:http://phobialist.com/reverse.html
Interesting Tidbit:
__Taphophobia,__ fear of being buried alive
It’s been written that write Hans Christian Anderson was afraid of being buried alive and would leave a not by his bed when he was sleeping that read __”I am only apparently dead.”__

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__Originally featured Friday, June 13th, 2008__
The MacBook Air and newest MacBook Pros include Multi-Touch-capable trackpads that let you rotate, resize, and gesture your way through many common tasks. For instance, you can increase and decrease font size in Safari by making a pinching gesture with two fingers on the trackpad.
You can use three fingers swiped left or right to go forward or back in your browser history. I very recently discovered that the three-finger trick works in Mail on my MacBook Air: three fingers to the left gets you to the previous message, and three fingers swiped to the right gets you to the next message. Pretty cool!

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Valentine’s Day seems to conjure up very strong emotions–you either love it or hate it. Either way, you’ll need a soundtrack.
We’ve channeled our emotional sides to bring you some iTunes iMixes of love and loathing (“interestingly enough, so did NPR, even naming their playlist similarly!”:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100411956).
If you’d like to check out what Small Dog employees need to get them going, “click here to view our entire playlist.”:http://www.smalldog.com/imix The link to purchase our iMix will be featured there shortly!
*How to Make Your Own iMix*
An iMix is a playlist from your iTunes library that is published for all to view and purchase through the iTunes Store. To make your own, follow these steps:
* Create a playlist of your favorite songs in iTunes
* Click “Store” from the Menu Bar and select “Create an iMix”
* Name the playlist, provide a description and select Publish
Apple will notify you when your iMix has been published!

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Yes, this is be more of an iPhone tip, but it’s a great one! If you have an iPhone and a library of music that you’d love to hear on your phone, this is for you.
* Open GarageBand and iTunes
* In GarageBand, open a new project and delete the default track (it usually opens with a Piano track; get rid of it by selecting “Track” from the Menu Bar and click “Delete Track”)
* Find the song you want to use in iTunes and drag it into GarageBand
* In GarageBand, click on the Cycle Region button (it looks like a version of a “recycle” image)
* Click the Measures button (the musical note to the right of the Cycle Region button), and select Time
* Edit the song’s length (keep it under 40 seconds) to what you want to loop as a ringtone
* When finished, select “Share” from the Menu Bar and select “Send Ringtone to iTunes”)
* In iTunes, you will see your new ringtone in the Ringtones section in the left hand column
I’ve gone a little crazy, and created custom ringtones for most of my friends and family…
__Note: This tip is for the Mac only. To get instructions for Windows, “check this article on CyberNet.”:http://cybernetnews.com/2008/08/21/cybernotes-create-free-iphone-ringtones-using-itunes-in-windows/#more-14702

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A big thank you to everyone who entered our contest with their completed Sudoku puzzle from last week! It was a lot of fun to see all the answers, and an overwhelming number of you got the phrase correct.
So what was the correct answer, you ask? Well, that’s an interesting one–we initially had just one correct unscrambled phrase, but soon realized that there were actually TWO solutions to the puzzle. To wit:
*Important Event:* Saturday, February 7 was Don’s 60th birthday!
*Correct Answers:*
MAYER IS 60
I’M 60 YEARS
Since we didn’t say that you __couldn’t__ use an apostrophe (oooh, that would have been evil), we entered all of you who had either answer correct into the contest drawing.
Congratulations to Fred L. who has won a set of Chill Pill mobile speakers and USB adapter! Thanks to everyone for playing!
“See the completed puzzle here.”:http://www.smalldog.com/sudoku
P.S. We thought it was also fitting to announce the winner today–Hapy’s birthday!

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_Dear Friends,_
It’s Kali writing for Don this week, who is on week #2 of his African Safari. Things are (literally) quiet in the office here, because Ed is also on a vacation of sorts, along with three dogs. Ed is holding down the fort at Don’s house, so hopefully he is also getting in some nice relaxation time as well as some quality time on the slopes.
There is a lot going on here, though! Last week, our Sudoku challenge gave the clue of “Important Event” and out of all of our entries, we have picked a winner! Read more about that below. Today is also Friday the 13th, and per tradition, we have a “phobia” theme. I polled our Small Doggers and had them submit their biggest fears for all to see (thankfully, public humiliation on a national scale wasn’t one of them…).
In product-related news, we’re featuring specials on Apple software, which includes instant rebates on Final Cut Studio (save $200!), AppleCare and iLife, and rebates on iWork and MobileMe. For a limited time, we also have refurbished and used MacBooks between $729.99 – $929.99, new MacBooks from $949.99 and more previous-generation Apple products on the way (more on that next week). (Apologies for the sales-pitch, but we’re pretty excited about big sales on Apple stuff!)

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