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How to Backup Your Facebook Account

Thumbnail image for How to Backup Your Facebook Account by Barbara J. Feldman July 2, 2013

Having a copy of all your Facebook posts and photos can be useful if your account is ever hacked or deleted. And Facebook recently added new features that make backing up super easy. To begin, click the gears icon in the upper right-hand corner, and select Account Settings. This should open up General Settings, if […]

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Twitter Adds Double Authentication

Thumbnail image for Twitter Adds Double Authentication by Barbara J. Feldman May 28, 2013

Twitter is the newest social network to add an extra layer of security to their login process by giving users the option to use double authentication (also known as two-factor authentication.) Twitter’s double auth works like this. When logging into Twitter.com from an unknown device, Twitter will text a PIN to your mobile phone, and […]

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Send Money with a Gmail Email Message

Thumbnail image for Send Money with a Gmail Email Message by Barbara J. Feldman May 20, 2013

Google is rolling out a new Google Wallet feature that allows Gmail users to send money to other Google Wallet users with an email message. Both parties must have Google Wallet accounts, and although the sender must have a Gmail account, the recipient does not have to use a Gmail address. Transfers from a Wallet […]

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What is Goodreads?

Thumbnail image for What is Goodreads? by Barbara J. Feldman April 1, 2013

Goodreads is a social network that revolves around book reviews and recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads has 16 million members, 30,000 book clubs and over 23 million book reviews. And Goodreads recently announced that they are being acquired by Amazon. For me, the best part of Goodreads is their recommendation engine. Rate just twenty books, […]

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What is Qi Wireless Charging?

Thumbnail image for What is Qi Wireless Charging? by Barbara J. Feldman March 13, 2013

Qi (pronounced “chee”) wireless (or inductive) charging is a new standard in charging mobile devices without plugging them in (hence, it’s wireless.) Instead, the phone or tablet device is laid on a mat, and is charged via induction. Not being an electrical engineer, I’m not sure exactly what induction is, but it does have something […]

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Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe

Thumbnail image for Making an iPod Touch Kid Safe by Barbara J. Feldman January 22, 2013

Because of their versatility and lower cost (as least in comparison to the iPhone), the Apple iPod Touch is a popular gift for kids and teens. Depending on the age of your child, and how much access you want to give them, there are a number of things you can do to make the iTouch […]

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