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Free Photo Storage with Amazon Prime

Thumbnail image for Free Photo Storage with Amazon Prime by Barbara J. Feldman November 17, 2014

Amazon recently announced another benefit for Prime members: free unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive. With Amazon Cloud Drive apps for iOS and Android, and browser access for desktops, you can save and access your photos from nearly any device. As with any new backup location, the initial task of getting all your photos […]

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Playback Changes to a Google Doc

Thumbnail image for Playback Changes to a Google Doc by Barbara J. Feldman November 10, 2014

If you use Google Docs to create and modify documents in your browser, then this tip is for you! A new Chrome extension, called Draftback plays back your modifications (like a movie) so you can see changes as you made them. “It’s like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you […]

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Better Sleep Through Apps

Thumbnail image for Better Sleep Through Apps by Barbara J. Feldman October 29, 2014

Dedicated fitness and sleep tracking devices such as FitBit and Jawbone have become increasingly popular. Now you can get similar sleep cycle functionality through mobile phone apps such as: SleepCycle (for iPhone and Android) Sleep as Android (Android only) Sleepbot (iPhone and Android). The apps use the accelerometer in your smart phone to determine and […]

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Are Some Teens Natural Multitaskers?

Thumbnail image for Are Some Teens Natural Multitaskers? by Barbara J. Feldman October 20, 2014

Previous studies have concluded that multitasking reduces concentration and has a negative effect on outcomes. A new study done by two high-school seniors, however, shows that some teens actually perform better while multitasking. Sarayu Caulfield (17-years old) and Alexandra Ulme (18-years old) analyzed more than 400 teens and concluded that about 15% of the participants […]

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Is Snapchat Private?

Thumbnail image for Is Snapchat Private? by Barbara J. Feldman October 11, 2014

No, Snapchat and all other social networks are inherently not private. And the fact that Snapchat promises to erase your photos lulls many users (especially teens) into a false sense of privacy. In addition to the ability for the recipient to take a screenshot of a Snap, there are also third party apps that can […]

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Is Your Mac Infected with the iWorm Botnet

Thumbnail image for Is Your Mac  Infected with the iWorm Botnet by Barbara J. Feldman October 5, 2014

This week virus hunters discovered a malware botnet targeting Mac OS X computers, and have named it the iWorm Botnet. The experts say that about 18,500 Macs are infected. Here’s how to tell if yours is among them. Open up Finder, and click Go > Go to Folder, and ask to find this folder name, […]

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