Tech Tips

How to Improve your Twitter Security Settings

Thumbnail image for How to Improve your Twitter Security Settings by Barbara J. Feldman December 15, 2014

Although Twitter has made fewer privacy faux pas than Facebook, it’s still a good idea to periodically review your Twitter privacy and security settings, as things do change from time to time. Now that Twitter is serving ads, for example, there are a few settings related to tracking that you may want to batten down. […]

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How to Calculate Your Grades

Thumbnail image for How to Calculate Your Grades by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2014

With homework, quizzes, tests, participation, reports, projects and final exams all weighted differently, calculating your grade for a high-school or college class can be an algebraic challenge. For example, suppose you got an 83 on the midterm, and 91 on class participation. What’s the minimum you need to score on the final to get a […]

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How to Cancel an Amazon Purchase

Thumbnail image for How to Cancel an Amazon Purchase by Barbara J. Feldman December 1, 2014

Ever accidentally purchase something from Amazon? I have. In the wee hours on the day after Thanksgiving, my Amazon phone app sent me a notification that people who purchase CLARK’S Cutting Board Oil also like CLARK’S Cutting Board Finish. Unfortunately, in my sleep deprived state, I must have clicked something I shouldn’t have because I […]

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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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