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How to Stop Broadcasting Your Kid’s Location

Thumbnail image for How to Stop Broadcasting Your Kid’s Location by Barbara J. Feldman August 13, 2013

Did you know that unless you specifically turn it off, your phone includes exact location details with each photo you take? This means that your home address, your kids’ school, their favorite park (and so on) is being transmitted via social networks each time you post a picture of them (or anything) online. The location […]

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How to Customize Gmail Tabs

Thumbnail image for How to Customize Gmail Tabs by Barbara J. Feldman July 20, 2013

By now you probably have decided you either love or hate the new Gmail tabs, as they have been rolling out over the last couple of weeks. Either way, here are a few helpful tips, including how to turn them off completely. 1) Tabs are different from labels in that a tab view ONLY shows […]

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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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