|This article originally appeared in 24hrs Vancouver on October 8, 2008.|
If you’re a fan of a browser other than Internet Explorer, you can also look for the Eco-Safe as alternative to SmartWeb. Instead of printing off pages you find interesting, Eco-Safe will turn them into a PDF that you can download, or email to yourself to save for future reference.
Environmental issues are being pushed aside by economic concerns in the Canadian Election campaign, but Vancouver blogger Kevin Grandia is trying to keep them front and centre. His website, Vote For Environment, is helping Canadians vote strategically, according to the candidate with the best chance of forwarding environmental concerns. And it’s not always who you might think.
Translink has launched a mobile version of their website for those with iPhones. Vancouver’s Handi Mobility developed the page for iPhones as an addition to the Next Bus texting service. Schedules and maps for all Translink services are available through the mobile website along with the ability to save routes for future reference.
The launch of the Do Not Call list last week had thousands of Canadians scrambling to get their name off telemarketer’s call sheets. However there are a number of exceptions to the list that could still call you, unsolicited. That’s why Michael Geist created iOptOut, an online tool that will automatically send requests to remove you from an even deeper list of data bases.