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Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone

Thumbnail image for Kid-Safe Browsing on iPad or iPhone by Barbara J. Feldman March 18, 2014

In addition to the built-in IOS parental controls, you can fine tune iPad and iPhone safety by choosing the right browser. But in order for these kid-friendly browsers to be effective, you MUST disable the native iOS browser Safari and disable the installation of new apps. To modify these two settings, go to Settings > […]

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What is a Hashtag?

Thumbnail image for What is a Hashtag? by Barbara J. Feldman March 3, 2014

A hashtag is a keyword or keyword phrase that starts with a “#” pound sign and does not include any spaces or punctuation. They are used to group tweets and status updates together that cover the same subject, for example a television show, a business conference or a trend. They can be used for discovery, […]

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How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad

Thumbnail image for How to Turn on Parental Controls on an iPad by Barbara J. Feldman February 21, 2014

The parental control settings on the iPad and iPhone are called “Restrictions” and they are hiding under Settings / General. To get there, find the Settings icon (looks like a gear) and then scroll down to General. From there, you’ll tap on Restrictions. Here’s a screenshot of what you’ll see. My instructions continue after the […]

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How to Keep Your Earbuds From Tangling

Thumbnail image for How to Keep Your Earbuds From Tangling by Barbara J. Feldman February 10, 2014

So apparently I’m not the only one with this problem, but I never thought to “google” for a solution! Today, however, I discovered these two gadget-free methods that look promising. How do you keep your earbuds from tangling?

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How to Delete Your Facebook Search History

Thumbnail image for How to Delete Your Facebook Search History by Barbara J. Feldman January 5, 2014

Remember that night you searched for your high school sweetheart? Facebook does. It records all your Facebook searches. And even though the privacy on searches is set to “only me,” you might want to periodically go into your Facebook Activity Log and clear them out. Here’s how. 1) Go to your profile page, and click […]

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How to Use Gmail’s Unsend Button

Thumbnail image for How to Use Gmail’s Unsend Button by Barbara J. Feldman December 22, 2013

We’ve all wished we had a magical unsend button at one or another. And for the last few years, Gmail has had one in their Lab. Here’s how you can enable this feature, and use it. Gmail Labs is a set of features that are “not quite ready for primetime.” It is a public beta […]

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