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Gmail’s Send and Archive

Thumbnail image for Gmail’s Send and Archive by Barbara J. Feldman December 17, 2013

Although it’s been a feature for nearly a year, Gmail’s Send and Archive is still a frequently misunderstood feature. The first concept you need to understand is Gmail’s Archive. The Archive is a history of all your mail that is no longer in your inbox. But even though any particular email may not be “in […]

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What is Facebook Year in Review?

Thumbnail image for What is Facebook Year in Review? by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2013

Facebook Year in Review is a view of you and your FB friends’ 2013 highlights. So what constitutes a highlight? Facebook doesn’t explain the details of its algorithm, but you’ll see photos and status updates that were popular with your friends, probably measured in likes and comments. Facebook says that all existing privacy settings from […]

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Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet?

Thumbnail image for Why Did I End Up in a Facebook Closet? by Barbara J. Feldman November 21, 2013

Those of us that keep on eye on such things, have seen an increase in successful password hacks recently. It seems like there’s another high-profile site whose passwords have been exposed every week. If you have an account compromised at one of these sites, you’ll likely get an email from the affected site asking you […]

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Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn

Thumbnail image for Google and Microsoft Fighting Child Porn by Barbara J. Feldman November 18, 2013

Good news for the good guys this week, when Google and Microsoft announced that they have applied their considerable tech talents to removing child porn from the Internet. Using technology developed by Microsoft to recognize illegal photos and videos, Google’s executive chairman said, “We actively remove child sexual abuse imagery from our services and immediately […]

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YouTube Changes Commenting System

Thumbnail image for YouTube Changes Commenting System by Barbara J. Feldman November 11, 2013

Announced a few months ago, but finally rolled out this week, are Google’s newest changes to the YouTube commenting system requiring all commenters to login with their Google Plus accounts. Since Google requires a real name be associated with each Google plus account, it is now harder to remain anonymous when commenting this way. This […]

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More Free Books for Kindle Readers!

Thumbnail image for More Free Books for Kindle Readers! by Barbara J. Feldman November 4, 2013

This week Amazon added one more perk to their Prime membership. I’ve waxed poetic about my Amazon Prime membership before, so one more perk just makes it all the sweeter (especially since this is a perk I will definitely be using.) The program, called Kindle First, gives Prime members their choice of a free Kindle […]

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