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Are Unsubscribe Links in Emails Safe?

Thumbnail image for Are Unsubscribe Links in Emails Safe? by Barbara J. Feldman September 8, 2014

Are email unsubscribe links safe? The answer is: it depends. If the email is clearly unsolicited spam from a business or person you have never heard of, then the safest way to get rid of it is NOT to use the unsubscribe link (nor to click reply) but rather to click the spam button in […]

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Free Twitter Analytics for Everyone!

Thumbnail image for Free Twitter Analytics for Everyone! by Barbara J. Feldman August 29, 2014

Once only offered to advertisers, marketers, and verified users, now all Twitter users have access to free analytics to view how many people their tweets reached, and how much engagement they generated. To see your Twitter analytics, just visit analytics.twitter.com. Absolutely thrilled to open up access to http://t.co/wcU6oj9hFM to EVERYONE. Check it out, and let […]

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3 Free Web Citation Tools

Thumbnail image for 3 Free Web Citation Tools by Barbara J. Feldman August 23, 2014

A bibliographic citation should supply sufficient details so that the item (book, movie, website, etc.) is uniquely identified. The most common citation styles are MLA (for the humanities), and APA style (for psychology). But many other styles exist, including CSE (for the sciences), and CMOS (The Chicago Manual of Style). Ask your teacher if they […]

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Are USB Chargers All the Same?

Thumbnail image for Are USB Chargers All the Same? by Barbara J. Feldman August 18, 2014

It took me many years to discover that not all USB chargers are the same.  So exactly what is it that differentiates USB chargers? Charge rates. The chargers themselves have charge rates that vary from 1A to 2.1A, and even more powerful ones that might charge multiple devices at once, such as 3.1A. Smartphones such […]

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Is the Facebook Messenger App Evil?

Thumbnail image for Is the Facebook Messenger App Evil? by Barbara J. Feldman August 11, 2014

Last week Facebook made a change to its messaging service, requiring mobile users to download (and use) a separate Facebook Messenger app, instead of being able to message through your existing mobile Facebook app. The public outcry was swift and noisy! Many didn’t like being forced to download a new app, but most of the […]

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Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It?

Thumbnail image for Is Kindle Unlimited Worth It? by Barbara J. Feldman July 28, 2014

Last week Amazon announced a Kindle book membership program that includes unlimited books from their Kindle Unlimited library of 600,000 titles for $9.99 a month. Is it worth it? First of all, it’s certainly worth taking advantage of their Kindle Unlimited 30-day free trial. The free trial will give you access to to all the […]

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