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Are USB Chargers All the Same?

Thumbnail image for Are USB Chargers All the Same? by Barbara J. Feldman August 18, 2014

It took me many years to discover that not all USB chargers are the same.  So exactly what is it that differentiates USB chargers? Charge rates. The chargers themselves have charge rates that vary from 1A to 2.1A, and even more powerful ones that might charge multiple devices at once, such as 3.1A. Smartphones such […]

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Is the Facebook Messenger App Evil?

Thumbnail image for Is the Facebook Messenger App Evil? by Barbara J. Feldman August 11, 2014

Last week Facebook made a change to its messaging service, requiring mobile users to download (and use) a separate Facebook Messenger app, instead of being able to message through your existing mobile Facebook app. The public outcry was swift and noisy! Many didn’t like being forced to download a new app, but most of the […]

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Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

Thumbnail image for Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It? by Barbara J. Feldman July 28, 2014

Last week Amazon announced a Kindle book membership program that includes unlimited books from their Kindle Unlimited library of 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. Is it worth it? First of all, it’s certainly worth taking advantage of their Kindle Unlimited 30-day free trial. The free trial will give you access to to all the […]

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How to Delete Comments on Instagram

Thumbnail image for How to Delete Comments on Instagram by Barbara J. Feldman July 21, 2014

Yes, you can delete your own Instagram comments, whether posted on your photo or someone else’s. And (best of all!) you can delete any comment on one your Instagram posts. I recently received a hate storm of vicious comments on a post, and was quite happy to learn how to do this. On an iPhone […]

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Unbelievable Story of a 12-Year-Old Cyberbully

Thumbnail image for Unbelievable Story of  a 12-Year-Old Cyberbully by Barbara J. Feldman July 14, 2014

Melody Coffey and Julia Young are normal 12-years living in a small town in Texas. Normal excerpt for an apparently 12-year-old cyberbully that has turned their lives into a living hell. After having their social media accounts hacked, receiving death threats, and having private family conversations revealed as if the cyberbully was listening or watching […]

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5 Ways to Increase Privacy on Your Cell Phone

Thumbnail image for 5 Ways to Increase Privacy on Your Cell Phone by Barbara J. Feldman July 7, 2014

With privacy concerns all over the news, several mobile handset makers are releasing new models with extra privacy features built-in. But there’s no need to throw your current handset out, as there is plenty you can do with your current Android or iPhone to make it harder for anyone to spy on your activities. 1) […]

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