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How to Keep Your Old Facebook Privacy Settings

by Barbara J. Feldman December 15, 2009

In a recent announcement, Facebook has made the default privacy setting for status updates visible to “everyone.” What this means is everyone on the Internet, not everyone of your friends. The reason behind the change is Facebook’s desire to increase it’s visibility in search engines and to compete more directly with Twitter (where public updates […]

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Should You Upgrade to Snow Leopard?

by Barbara J. Feldman September 8, 2009

Apple released Snow Leopard (a Mac operating system upgrade) last week to mostly mellow reviews. Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal said ” If you’re happy with Leopard, there’s no reason to rush out and get Snow Leopard.” Wired Magazine said “If you upgrade to Snow Leopard today, it’s not going to change your […]

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How to Find Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

by Barbara J. Feldman August 20, 2009

Free Wi-Fi hotspots can usually be found at public libraries, Barnes & Noble and McDonald’s. But there is no reason to limit yourself to these well-known spots. In her “Definitive Guide to Finding Free Wi-Fi” Gina Trapini lists free tools for Windows, Mac and smartphones for finding public hotspots wherever you may roam.

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