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How to Share Grocery Lists

by Barbara J. Feldman February 7, 2012

One’s grocery list can easily be kept on a piece of paper, but when your roommate or spouse is the one doing the shopping, how do you share a single piece of paper? Say hello to collaborative shopping apps for your smart phone! Three such apps are Grocery IQ, Our Groceries and GrocerySmart, and they […]

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How to Manage Permissions Settings

by Barbara J. Feldman January 24, 2012

It’s 2012, do you know who has access to your online accounts? Throughout the year we click on pretty, sparkling new-fangled apps, and in the process give third-party software providers access to various parts of our online identities. Ready to reign in control? My Permissions provides easy access to the URLs that control the permissions […]

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Amazon Releases Price Check App

by Barbara J. Feldman December 20, 2011

Amazon.com released their Price Check app for Android and iPhone last week. Using either a scanned bar code, a snapped photo, typed input or voice command, the app will display product prices from Amazon.com (including all its online merchants.) In addition to reading reviews and buying directly from the app, you have the option of […]

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How Much Facebook Sharing is Too Much?

by Barbara J. Feldman December 6, 2011

Have you noticed news headlines showing up on your Facebook wall indicating that your friends are reading specific news articles? When you click on any of these shares, you are prompted to allow a Facebook app (such as the Washington Post’s Social Reader or The Guardian) access to your wall. If you click agree, every […]

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No Holding for FastCustomer App

by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2011

Do you hate waiting on hold for customer service? Now there’s an app for that! Simply download the free FastCustomer app for iPhone or Android, search for the company you want to reach, and click. That’s it! A customer service rep will call you back, and you will have saved yourself the agony of navigating […]

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Using Facebook Apps and a Secure Connection

by Barbara J. Feldman August 23, 2011

When Facebook started offering secure browsing, through the use of https://www.facebook.com they created another problem: many Facebook apps do NOT offer a secure connection option, and therefore to use them, you need to turn off SSL for the rest of your session. To better understand the implications, read this article from Simple Help.

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