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Why Zipping Images Doesn’t Make them Smaller

by Barbara J. Feldman September 9, 2013

ZIP is a popular file format that is supported by many software programs on both Mac and Windows. We ZIP files for two reasons: to make them smaller, and to combine multiple files into a single file. Have you ever noticed, however, that sometimes zipping a file actually makes it bigger? The reason is that […]

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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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Add Instagram Pix and Videos to Your Blog

Thumbnail image for Add Instagram Pix and Videos to Your Blog by Barbara J. Feldman July 16, 2013

This week Instagram announced that both photos and videos can be embedded on external websites and blogs. To embed an Instagram photo, visit Instagram.com in a web browser (don’t try this with the app) and look for the “share” icon. Once embedded, your Instagram snapshot includes a tally of likes and comments, but to actually […]

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How to Remove Facebook Tags

Thumbnail image for How to Remove Facebook Tags by Barbara J. Feldman June 4, 2013

Sooner or later someone is going to tag you in a photo that you’d rather not have show up on your Facebook profile. So, you have two choices. First, you can politely ask your friend to remove the photo from Facebook. The second option is to remove your tag from the photo. In this case, […]

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This Photo will Self Destruct in 10-9-8…

Thumbnail image for This Photo will Self Destruct in 10-9-8… by Barbara J. Feldman February 25, 2013

In a world where everything you post online is archived somewhere and saved for eternity, a photo sharing app that destroys your photos/videos within seconds of being received has some appeal. Snapchat is the leader in this field (it was recently the third most popular free photo app in iTunes) and Facebook has a competitive, […]

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How to Turn Photo Stream Off

Thumbnail image for How to Turn Photo Stream Off by Barbara J. Feldman February 12, 2013

Photo Stream is an Apple cloud syncing feature of iOS that automatically uploads your latest 1000 photos to iCloud, and shares them across all your iOS devices, and with specified friends and family. While the feature can be cool, it can also be creepy, knowing that no matter what you photograph, it is also being […]

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