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10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi

Thumbnail image for 10 Reasons Why Uber is Better than a Taxi by Barbara J. Feldman June 30, 2014

Those of you’ve who’ve never used Uber might be wondering why I am reviewing a taxi service on my Tech Tips blog. But once you try Uber , you’ll understand. Uber is a phone app that summons a driver. When the car arrives, tell him where you want to go. When you arrive, simply thank […]

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President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!)

Thumbnail image for President Kennedy Has a Twitter Account (Really!) by Barbara J. Feldman June 23, 2014

Can dead presidents tweet? It seems they can! The John F. Kennedy Library has a Twitter account (@JFKSaid) that tweets Kennedy quotes (complete with appropriate hashtags) in response to current events. Or, as they describe it, “President Kennedy’s words in today’s world.” Will you follow @JFKSaid? I just did. For #Mexico and the US share […]

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Protect Yourself from Unwanted Surveillance

Thumbnail image for Protect Yourself from Unwanted Surveillance by Barbara J. Feldman June 16, 2014

If the NSA truly wants to compile a dossier about you, these simple tips probably won’t be enough, but they certainly are a good start to avoid unwanted snooping, whether from a government agency or a rouge bad guy. 1) Install HTTPS Everywhere. HTTPS Everywhere is both a movement and a browser plugin. Installing the […]

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Google Pushes to Make Email More Private

Thumbnail image for Google Pushes to Make Email More Private by Barbara J. Feldman June 9, 2014

If you are a Google Gmail user, your email is accessed and transmitted over a secure connection. But not all email providers offer end-to-end email security (which equals privacy), and Google is calling them out with new Safer Email campaign. In this report, Gmail revealed that 71% of email they send to other providers is […]

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7 Facebook Profiles that Teach US History

Thumbnail image for 7 Facebook Profiles that Teach US History by Barbara J. Feldman June 2, 2014

1) It all started a few years ago when the White House began filling out its Facebook Timeline with photos of past Presidents. Now its timeline goes all the way back to April 30, 1789, when George Washington was inaugurated. 2) Next to catch on was the State Department, whose historian has added important diplomatic […]

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Facebook Quietly Introduces Ask Button

Thumbnail image for Facebook Quietly Introduces Ask Button by Barbara J. Feldman May 26, 2014

In a quiet move towards becoming a powerhouse in the online dating field, this week Facebook added a “Ask” button next to undeclared Relationship Statuses in select profiles. This new “Ask” button joins previous buttons for statuses such as High School, Current City, and Hometown. Upon clicking the “Ask” button, you’ll see a dialog box […]

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